PS3 Media Center??

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Old Reprobate, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Old Reprobate

    Old Reprobate Member

    Apr 15, 2009
    United States
    With all this talk about CFW's, I thought I would talk about something different so, I am really excited to see what transpires with turning the PS3 into a Media Center. every console that is out only plays proprietary video formats. Currently the PS3 wont play a .MKV natively unless you setup a server on a PC and trans-code the video or bootleg Linux onto the system. Now that the system is open I would love to see VLC or, a VLC like program made; one that a person could browse a network with and play a file right through the console. This would be reason alone to buy a PS3 for $300, Google TV is running like $300 alone with no blue ray; not to mention most media centers are around $500. How say you?
  2. DirtyMetis

    DirtyMetis Newbie

    Mar 16, 2009
    United States
    If this came about, it'd probably be the deciding factor for me finally purchasing a PS3.
  3. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

    Sep 29, 2008
    United States
    It will probably happen sooner or later just be patient. The PS3 has so much untapped potential that has yet to be taken advantage of.
  4. misteromar

    misteromar GBAtemp Regular

    May 17, 2009
    PS3 would be a great media center with xbmc or something.
  5. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Former Staff

    Former Staff
    Aug 29, 2008
    Hiatus Hell
    Ive heard rumors about a media player app with MKV and full subs support in the works, but I have no idea if it's just that, a rumor.