Reading HD-DVDs with the Xbox external HDDVD player... with a PS3

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by QueenKong, May 20, 2014.

  1. QueenKong
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    QueenKong Advanced Member

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    Hi !
    As many of you guys do, I use my PS3 as a media center. However, I also have a huge collection of HD-DVDs that I'd like to keep. As it is just an external accessory that is also Windows compatible, I'd like to know if it would be possible to create a homebrew that would allow to read HDDVDs with a PS3 ?

    Thanks ! ;-)
     
  2. julialy

    julialy Homebrewer

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    1. copy HD-DVD to PC
    2. Convert HD-DVD to MP4
    3. Put MP4 on external storage device
    4. Plug external storage device into PS3
    5. Play MP4 and enjoy :-)
     
  3. WiiCube_2013

    WiiCube_2013 GBAtemp Guru

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    That's some horrible advice you've given him, unless you meant it to be uncompressed which I'm not sure it'd be.

    Now, QueenKong, you can't really watch HD-DVDs on PlayStation 3 but if you rip them to your PC's HDD it'll work, you could try MakeMKV which is compatible with DVD and Blu-ray so it may work.
     
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  4. codezer0

    codezer0 Gaming keeps me sane

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    The first and most glaring issue is that the DRM engines for BluRay and HD-DVD are different enough that trying to handle that real-time might be enough to make it not possible. Heck, I'm surprised that Microsoft cracked it so that it could be decoded over a USB cable in the first place.

    I suppose with the master key, someone could try to make a homebrew to do it, but they'd also have to code a working driver.