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How to Convert MKV for Playing on PS3


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MKV is a well-known container format which is wildly used for delivering HD video content which up to 1080P. Meanwhile, PS3 is an ideal movie player, though it is initially a game console. Therefore, it is no wonder that you might want to play HD MKV movies on PS3 for relax after playing games for several hours.

However, can PS3 play MKV? The answer is "NO". When I tried playing MKV on PS3, the device refused to open it. If you encounter the same problem, I must tell you that the simplest way to get MKV with PS3 is to convert MKV to MP4 or other formats that PS3 supported.

Here, I recommend Video Converter Ultimate to help you finish the job. This professional video converter can not only transcode MKV files to PS3 with fast speed, but also it helps you stream converted videos to PS3 via Wi-Fi. Moreover, this program can convert videos to PS4, PSP, Xbox one, Xbox 360, Nintendo's Wii, etc.

Video Converter Ultimate – Convert and Stream MKV Video to PS3

Video Converter Ultimate can convert all kinds of MKV files to PS3 such as converting HD MKV to PS3, converting 720p MKV to PS3, and converting 1080p MKV to PS3.


Part 1 How to Convert MKV to PS3 MP4

Step 1. Import MKV files

Launch Video Converter Ultimate on your computer after installation. Then, click "Add" button on the left-top of the main interface to import MKV videos to the program. You can also drag the files to the program directly.

Add MKV Files

Step 2. Select PS3 compatible format

This great MKV to PS3 Converter has the preset devices and you can directly set PS3 as the output device. Select "PS3" as output format by clicking "Output Format" on the right side and then going to "Device" > "Game" > "PS3".

Choose PS3 Format

Step 3. Set parameters (Optional)

As we know, PS3 cannot support importing single video file over 4GB directly. Thus, if you need, you can go to "Settings" to select the video parameters like resolution, bit rate, etc. to compress your video.

Custom Video and Audio settings

Step 4. Finish MKV to PS3 conversion

Just click the blue "Convert" button to start converting MKV for playing on PlayStation 3. When the conversion process finished, click on "Open Folder", you can get the converted videos.

Converting MKV to PS3

Step 5. Stream video to PS3 (Optional)

Video Converter Ultimate allows you to stream video from PC to PS3. For the detail guide, you can read our article: How to Stream Videos from PC to PS3/PS4.

Stream MKV to PS3

Part 2What Video Formats Does a PS3 Play

Supported Video File Formats

  • Memory Stick Video Format


- H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)

- MPEG-2 TS (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AAC LC)

  • MP4 file format

- H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)

  • MPEG-1 (MPEG Audio Layer 2)

  • MPEG-2 PS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AAC LC, AC3(Dolby Digital), LPCM)

  • MPEG-2 TS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AC3(Dolby Digital), AAC LC)

  • MPEG-2 TS (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AAC LC) AVI - Motion JPEG (Linear PCM)

- Motion JPEG (μ-Law)

  • AVCHD (.m2ts /.mts)

  • DivX

  • WMV

- VC-1(WMA Standard V2)

Supported Disc Formats

PS3 supports Region A Blu-ray discs. It can also read BD-ROM, BD-R and BD-RE discs, though it cannot write to them. To play copy-protected discs at 1080p, the output must go from an HDMI cable to an HDCP-supporting device.


Now, you must have got the idea on how to convert and play MKV on PS3. If you have a need, you can also use Video Converter Ultimate to convert videos to your iPhone or Android devices, so you can enjoy videos while waiting or on the go.

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