Help me watch my games on my TV, as it was meant to be.
April 29, 2012 6:40 PM Subscribe
Looking for programs that will reliably change .mkv files to files watchable on a PS3 or iPad.
posted by Ghidorah to Computers & Internet (23 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been using various programs for a while, and they all have shortcomings. I've used MKV2VOB, aura, and several other programs, but they all sort of suck. MKV2VOB has pretty much stopped working (I need to use MKVmerge to remux the file before I even put it into MKV2VOB), and now every time I try to use it, I get a message that tsmuxer.exe has failed, and the program crashes. Aura seems to keep crashing too.
What I'm looking for is a simple, no frills program that I can just click on an output profile. I want to be able to say "This one will be played on my iPad. This one will be played on my PS3." If there's a good, free player out there, I'd love to hear about it, but at this point (after years of dealing with the annoyance) I'm willing to pay for a program, rather than lug my laptop downstairs and plug it in to the TV over HDMI.
Nuts and bolts: Windows 7 64 bit, yes, I know about PS3 Media Server, but my PS3 runs off of wifi, and I don't think it can handle streaming a 720p file for two hours.