Video lag when watching video from external HDD on PS3 Slim

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Kazekai, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Kazekai
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    Kazekai GBAtemp Regular

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    Ok, so I have a bluray rip of the first Pokemon movie and I used a program called Any Video Converter to change it to MPEG4 so my PS3 could read it. When I played both the rip and the converted rip on my computer, they worked fine, but if I play the converted rip on my PS3 the video lags about 2 seconds behind the audio. I've been all over the internet looking for answers but it's either full of nerds talking far over my head about editing video scripts or whatever or problems concerning laggy audio instead of laggy video.

    I'm using a PS3 Slim, I have no idea which model, only that it came with a Move and Sports Champions as well as Tumble pre-installed on it and I only bought it because my old phat one died a horrible death from too many PS2 games so all I can say for certain is that it neither has a giant ass or a Jenny Craig body, it's just a normal Slim circa 2010 maybe?

    I'm using regular composite cables, no HDMI (and if anyone gets on my case about it it's because my eyesight is crap and I couldn't care less about HD since I wouldn't notice the difference anyway), and my external HDD isjust a slightly older Western Digital formatted to FAT32 by default. I should note that playing anything else seems to work just fine as I also have a rip of FMA Brotherhood from abluray and experience no audio lag as well as a non-HD Paranoia Agent a nerdy anime friend helped me locate online.

    Apparently blu-ray quality just runs into problems sometimes as my mom has the same issue with her Korra rips on her computer which uses an HD monitor so that could also be my issue.

    If anyone has some kind of fix I'd greatly appreciate it. This has kind of ruined my movie night and now I have to find some other campy anime to watch.
     
  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    First of all, stop using crap software such as Any Video Converter.

    Second of all, what I'm about to say is a bit nerdy, but if you want to mess video ripping you need to start learning.

    You only need two softwares for a novice, MakeMKV to rip Bluray and Handbrake to compress.

    MakeMKV will make a 1:1 copy of Bluray movie in a single mkv file. Make sure to use FLAC profile to convert any lossless audio into FLAC, allow easier handling.

    Once you done that open it up with MPC-HC, then File > Properties. It will show you the detail of the rip. In Bluray, videos are either in VC-1 or MPEG-4 H264 format. Audio will either be in Dolby AC3, DTS, or FLAC. Note down whether it is stereo, 6ch, 7ch, or 8ch.

    Next open up Handbrake and open the mkv file you have ripped. You only need to change a few things here,
    * Under Video change Variable Framerate into Constant Framerates. You may change RF scale. It defaults at 20 but you may increase the number to reduce file size or decrease the number to increase video quality.
    * Under Audio change Mixdown into Automatic. Keep bitrate at 256 if your audio is stereo, 640 if it is anything else.
    * Change container into .mp4

    Then click start. Handbrake will take some time to re-compress the video. Handbrake should take care of any audio delay if original Bluray has them.
     
  3. Kazekai
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    Kazekai GBAtemp Regular

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    The problem with that is that even if I convert a file to Mpeg4 which is the only file format my PS3 will register off my external HDD, it doesn't recognize it unless I convert it with allegedly crappy software that has worked for literally everything except pokemon movies.

    So I'm wondering if your process is tested on a PS3 and if so I'll try it.
     
  4. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Here is the thing. MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14) means absolutely nothing in video world. MP4 is just a file container. Think of it as a package. What is inside the package matters the most, not the package itself.

    MP4 can contain variety of video files, ranging from MPEG-2 used in DVD to H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) used in Bluray movie. H.264 further more divides itself into various flavors, defined by various level, profiles, color depth, color sampling, etc.

    The program I taught you (assuming you followed my step), will produce a H.264 video stream with Main Profile, 8-bit, Level 4.0, 4:2:0 color sampling, etc wrapped in MP4 container. This is exactly the same H.264 format found in Bluray disc, and will work in PS3.

    Let me know if this still doesn't fix audio delay.