Does PS3 play avi files?

  1. I have seen at a few different places that the PS3 plays avi files, but then other places only say mp4 etc. I was wondering which is the case, and also how to play them. Can you play from a CD, or can you copy an avi file from CD to the hard drive without linux and play it?

    User Info: joelralph21

    joelralph21 - 8 years ago

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  1. * Memory Stick Video Format
    * - MPEG-4 SP (AAC LC)
    * - 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)

    but just because it says AVI doesn't mean it will play them, AVI is a container, and the PS3 will only play certain codecs held within the container. Hope that makes sense

    You can copy the files over to the PS3 on a USB device

    But if they wont play you could burn them to a disk (not a data disk but as a video disk like an actual DVD) and then play them, at a guess ones that don't play should play on a disk, haven't tried that though

    User Info: matt_lewis15

    matt_lewis15 (Expert) - 8 years ago 2 0


  1. Playstation 3 will play most any of these without problems.

    User Info: unplaystation

    unplaystation - 8 years ago 1 0

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