PS3 Homebrew App – Movian – Great Way To Play Any Movie File Format

 

Revisions:

7-6-15: Initial release.


 

If you are a PS3 user and you are one of the lucky few with a CFW or modded (jailbroken) PS3 console, you will find out that it cannot play every single movie file format from a usb device. For example, it cannot play .mkv natively, or it doesn’t support .srt subtitle files that are in the same directory as your movie.

The old school method involved converting your videos to .mp4, and hard code your subtitles into the movie (if you want subtitles) so it can play on the PS3 properly. Well, I found a new app called Movian (formerly known as Showtime) that turns your PS3 into the ultimate home theater machine. Think XBMC, but changed for PS3.

There are so many features I could rant about, but there are my favorites:

  • Plays  variety of movie and audio formats
  • Stream online television, audio, and movies using plugins
  • Can automatically download subtitles for your movies
  • Easy to use interface

Installation is a piece of cake. Basically you download the latest .pkg file, put it on your usb fat32 device, plug it into the PS3 front usb port, run the pkg file installer, and then run Movian under the TV Services section on the main XMB screen.

It is a great program that does a lot. I highly recommend it. Don’t take my word for it, see my video tutorial below as well. Enjoy!

Movian: https://movian.tv/

Video Tutorial

 

 

Happy 4th of July – 2015!


Revisions:
7-4-15: Initial release.


For those who are celebrating this holiday today in USA, I want to say Happy 4th of July, keep safe, and enjoy the holiday!

How To Connect PS3 Controller to PC Using SCP DS3 Driver (No Motioninjoy!)

Revisions:

5-11-15: Initial release.


On my youtube channel in the past, I had two videos that discussed how to get your Sony DS3 controller to connect to the PC. The first video focused solely on Motioninjoy, which is a program/driver package that installed the proper PS3 drivers so your controller can emulate the xbox 360 game controller on the PC.

Since then, I made a second video tutorial that used a combination of Motioninjoy and Better DS3 Tool. The idea behind that video is we use the drivers from Motioninjoy, but then we use the offline Better DS3 Tool so we can use our controller without having to be connected to the Internet.

For whatever reason, I still have viewers telling me they can’t get their DS3 controller to work properly on the PC.

Henceforth, I created what should now be the final PS3 controller tutorial using the SCP DS3 Drivers. The reason this method is awesome is because once all is said and done, the SCP Server runs as a service in Windows, which means that once you turn on your computer, this is always running in the background. No need to have a program running in the background. Just plug in your DS3 to the PC, or enable bluetooth on your controller, and you are ready to have a lot of good times.

See my video tutorial for more details, and check out the youtube page for all necessary links. Thanks!

How To Connect Wireless XBox 360 Controllers for Windows Tutorial

Revisions:

3-20-15: Initial release.


 

Do you have an xbox 360 game controller (wired or wireless) and had issues connecting it to the PC? Well, worry no further because it is really easy to do.

I’ll break it down in a nutshell. Basically you install the drivers for the usb dongle. Then plug in the dongle into your computer. Press the button on the dongle so the light flashes. Now click the “guide” button on the middle of your controller so it turns on. Now press the little “connect” button on the top of the controller and your controller will be linked to the wireless dongle adapter!

Now go play your favorite Windows PC game that has native Xbox 360 game controller support and have a lot of good times. See video tutorial below for more information:

 

[How To] Play Dying Light LAN Online Using Tunngle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revisions:

1-30-15: Initial release


Dying light is the newest PC co-op zombie game and it has LAN. If you want to take your LAN game online and play with your friends or other gamers, see my video tutorial below. Enjoy!

How To Install CFW for the PS3 from OFW 3.55

Revisions:

1-23-15: Initial release.


In today’s video tutorial, I will show you how to easily update your fat PS3 that is currently on 3.55 official firmware to a custom firmware, such darknet cobra 4.66 CEX version.

To find PS3 CFW files, you can look that up on the psx-scene.com or at tortuga-cove.com.

It is a pretty painless process, and just make sure you are downloading official CFW files, and not shady ones!

How To Fix E3 Flasher NOR Clip Issues (10001100 Fix)

Revisions:

1-20-15: Initial release.


 

Hey guys,

During my PS3 modding journey, I had to attach the E3 flasher clip to my NOR clip. The first time I installed the clip, I heard a “click” so I assumed all was good, right?

Well, it turns out that after I connected my TF cover board and when I try to read a dump from the NOR chip, I got the LEDs flashing the error code “10001100” which means the NOR clip doesn’t have a good seat to the chip itself.

So I took apart the PS3, put more pressure onto the clip, reassemble the PS3, and I still got the issues? What the hell! After 6+ hours  of troubleshooting, and taking many breaks, I figured out how to fix it!

See the video tutorial below and hopefully you don’t get into the same issue as I did. :)

How to Fix PS2 Memory Card Read and Write Issues

Revisions:

1-17-15: Initial release.


So recently I tried to install FMCB to a memory card I got from a friend, and my PS2 would not read it! I almost thought it was broken, until I decided to open up the memory card and clean the contacts with an eraser. Once I did that, all my issues went away!

See video tutorial below for more details:

How To Downgrade the Fat PS3 from 4.66 to 3.55 Firmware Using E3 Flasher Tutorial


Revisions:
1-12-15: Initial release.

1-13-15: Added part 2 of video tutorial.

1-16-15: Part 3 video tutorial added.


Before Xmas holidays, I got a chance to record a lot of video footage as I took apart my PS3 and attempted to install the E3 flasher for my fat PS3 that uses the NOR chip.

Today I am proud to release the first portion of that video tutorial, where I will show you how to take apart the fat PS3, and go into detail on how to secure the E3 clip to the PS3 mobo (the hardest part of the mod).

One reason I like how I did this video is I go over in detail the steps to take apart the PS3 in such a way that it doesn’t take too much of the viewer’s time. Other PS3 videos on other youtube channels the guys either fast forward through the disassemble process without any narration, or if they do decide to talk, its a LONG video!!!

If you guys been watching me over the years, you know I hate watching LONG videos, so its always my mantra to try to record short but concise videos when I can. Anyway, see the video below and please give a thumbs up, it really helps.

If you have specific PS3 questions, I prefer you ask it on the youtube channel so other gamers can benefit from your questions.

Added on 1-13-15:

Part 2 of the video tutorial series is live:

Part 3 of the video tutorial series is live:

How To Determine the Lowest Compatible PS3 Firmware for Downgrading

PS3 Console

Revisions:
1-10-15: Initial release.


In my latest PS3 video, I will show you how to determine what is the lowest firmware that your PS3 can accept. Why is this important?

If you want to do CFW (custom firmware) and you upgraded your PS3 to the latest official firmware (i.e. 4.66) you may or may not be able to downgrade it if the original firmware loaded on the system is 3.56 or higher.

If it turns out that your PS3 model was originally with built firmware 3.55 or lower, then that means your PS3 can be downgraded through the use of a hardware flasher of some sort.

See the video tutorial for more details, and check out the youtube page for the download link to MinVerCheck.rar file.

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