How to Play MKV on PS3
Can PS3 play MKV files? No, PS3 can't support MKV natively. You need to convert MKV to a PS3 supported format. To do this, a professional MKV to PS3 converter is essential. Next, in this article, I'll show you the whole process of how to transfer your MKV files to PS3 for smooth playback in detail.
Before doing this, you need to download and install this great MKV converter for PS3, Wondershare Video Converter (Video Converter for Mac). It can help you convert MKV files to a best format for PS3 just with a few clicks. Now, you can follow the tutorial below step ty step to play MKV on PS3.
1Load MKV to this great MKV converter for PS3
Just choose any one of the two ways below to import your MKV files. The one is to hit the Add Files button at the top left corner of this window to select the MKV files you want from computer and then import them to this app. The second is to load MKV files by drag-and-drop. It means you just drag the files you want from the computer to this app's conversion app.
Note: This app allows you to add subtitle files to MKV, so that you can watch them with subtitle on PS3. To do it, you just click Edit button and choose Subtitle option in video editing window.
2Select an appropriate format for PS3
As far as I know, many people may not know what format (including codec, bit rate, frame rate, etc) is best for PS3. Fortunately, this app directly offers you an optimized presetting for PS3, so you don't have to set any parameter manually.
Click the format picture on the Output Format pane. Then, in this app's output format list, you just go to Device tab and choose PS3 device from the Game category.
3Convert MKV to PS3
At the bottom right corner of this program's window, you just click the Convert button there to start MKV to PS3 conversion. After that, you can get some PS3 supported output files and you can find them quickly by hitting the Open Folder button.
At last, transfer these output files to a USB flash device, and then plug the USB device to your PS3 for file transfer. Now, you can watch videos on PS3.