My query is how to facilitate storing and playback of my HD videos. I want to retain top quality, 1080 etc, as they come out of my Canon HV20 HDTV camera. Most of my edited video files are larger than 4GB each, so it seems I cannot use an ext hard drive formatted to FAT32 (4GB limit per file) to connect to a PS3 via USB. I could swop out the internal drive in the PS3 to, say 250GB, to get room for storage, but then how do I load the video files into it since I run into the same 4GB/file limit? I tried media sharing but I could not get the PS3 to share with my PC. With enough attention and a waste of many days I probably could manage it one day, but before going there, I want to be sure that the result will be worth it. The issue I foresee is that the streaming speed may not be sufficient. I tried media sharing between 2 PCs and that works fine for music but HD 1080 video breaks up. Recall that I want full 1080, mpeg2 quality, etc. Could of course be that one of the PCs is simply too slow (old video card) and possibly the PS3 will not show breakups. Has anyone successfully shared media between the PS3 and a PC at 1080 without breakups with m2t files larger than 4GB? How? I use a wired LAN connection to a home router.
I have no problems putting an m2t file with 1080 edited video on a USB drive or on an ext hard drive through USB to playback beautifully through the PS3, as long as each file is under 4GB (that FAT32 limitation).