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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #770 on: April 05, 2011, 12:39:20 PM »
EDIT: Also, does the roku also play files off a computer such as AVI and MKV? Because that is the kind of functionality that would be the tits. I know Boxee has that.

No, Roku does not speak to your computer. I can see the appeal of that functionality.

I can see the appeal, but I don't need it. MY PS3 has everything I need though, it is really the best multimedia machine I've ever had, and it speaks to my computer, if I ever needed that.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #771 on: April 05, 2011, 12:58:48 PM »
The PS3 is great, but it doesn't have MKV capability, which is very annoying.
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #772 on: April 05, 2011, 02:28:27 PM »
The PS3 is great, but it doesn't have MKV capability, which is very annoying.

If I even knew what MKV capability was, I'm sure it might be.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #773 on: April 05, 2011, 02:37:04 PM »
You can work around that if you use something like Tversity to set up a computer on your network as a media server. It's really simple. PS3 recognizes it automatically and then you can play any file on that pc through your ps3.
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #774 on: April 05, 2011, 02:43:41 PM »
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #775 on: April 05, 2011, 02:46:49 PM »
You can work around that if you use something like Tversity to set up a computer on your network as a media server. It's really simple. PS3 recognizes it automatically and then you can play any file on that pc through your ps3.

The problem is it then gets the computer to decode the MKV file, which makes it all very slow, at least with my setup it does. It would be amazing if the PS3 could simply play those files.
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #776 on: April 05, 2011, 03:48:24 PM »
why not get an actual computer?

I assumed the goal was watching the video on a TV screen rather than a computer monitor.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #777 on: April 05, 2011, 03:51:28 PM »
I think he means why not get a computer to hook up to the home theatre system. Which is an option, but it's also an expensive option. And computers are loud.
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #778 on: April 05, 2011, 04:28:45 PM »
My computer monitor is a TV screen...

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #779 on: April 05, 2011, 04:36:29 PM »
Yeah, but is you computer hooked up to a full home theatre system?
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