How to Play MKV on PS3

As a great home video game console, PlayStation3 (PS3) gets you more of everything: hundreds of games, free playable demos and tons of add-ons. Another feature is to play particular videos. Unfortunately, MKV is not one of them. So what if you really want to play MKV on PS3?

Here an easy solution - Wondershare Video Converter is highly recommended. It features the Media Server function which enables you directly stream MKV videos to PS3 without conversion. Here I'll show you the whole process of how to transfer your MKV files to PS3 for smooth playback in detail. Before taking action, learn more information about this powerful video converter.

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  • Supports up to 150 different file formats, including MKV.
  • The Media Sever plugin helps you directly stream MKV videos to PS3.
  • Built-in online downloader also helps you download and stream MKV files directly.
  • Other functions like edit, author and burn DVDs.

Step 1: Connect your PC and PS3 to the same network

First set up your PS3 and make sure that your PC and console are connected to the same network.

Step 2: Launch Media Server

Double click the shortcut icon of Media Server on your desktop. When it opens, the Media Server will automatically detect the available streaming devices in your network. Here you can choose you PS3 console from the bottom of the primary window.

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Step 3: Add MKV files to Media Server

Then you can hit the "Add Files" button to browse and import your MKV files. You can also navigate through the Computer option to directly locate you files with Media Server.

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Step 4: Start streaming

Hover over the a file and the "Play on TV" icon will appear. Just click the icon and the Streaming window will pop up. After a few seconds, your MKV file will be streamed to your PS3. Then you can control the playback process by adjusting volume or skipping chapter. You can also click the "T" button to choose subtitles or even download and embed subtitles automatically.

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