Play AVI on PS3 Solution: Convert AVI to PS3 Supported Format

Many of us have been asking "does PS3 play AVI videos?" The short answer is: PS3 can play some AVI, but not all of the AVI files, so does the new PS4. In this page, you will get detailed tutorial on how to convert various AVI videos to PS3 compatible format.

Can PS3 Recognize Videos in AVI Format?

AVI, a container format support multiple streaming audio and video, is one of the most popular and widely used video formats and compatible with many players, devices and software such as PlayStation 3, a famous home video game console. However, PS3 doesn't support all kinds of AVI files: only AVI files with Motion JPEG (Linear PCM) or Motion JPEG (u-law). If your PS3 can not play AVI files, it must be because the imported AVI files contain other video and audio codecs. Now you know the answer "Can PS3 Play AVI", "Does PS3 Play AVI" and "Why PS3 Won't Play AVI". 

Get the Best AVI to PS3 Converter for Windows 10

In order to successfully play all kind of AVI files on PlayStation 3, a recommended solution is to convert AVI to PS3 more supported video format. Anyway, no matter you want to play AVI videos on PS3, PS4, PSP, iPad, iPhone or any media player, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate could be the best solution to convert AVI to various formats that compatible with different devices or players. With it, you can complete the conversion from AVI to PS3 supported format with only three simple steps. Before converting, you can crop, trim, add watermark or subtitles to the video if you want. Moreover, this App can deal with all most video formats, like MTS, MXF, MOV, MP4, MKV .etc. Here is review.

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How to Play Any AVI on PS4 or PS3 Successfully? - Use Pavtube AVI to PS3 Converter

HThe following will introduce a step by step guide on how to convert AVI to PS3 more supported video format. This also applies to convert AVI to PS4 video format. For Mac users, you can turn to iMedia Converter for Mac which is specially designed for you. (including El Capitan). 

Free Download AVI to PS3 Converter: 


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Step 1: Load AVI video files to this AVI to PS3 Converter

Download the Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate on your computer, install and run the program, add AVI videos. You can also load MKV, WMV, M2TS, MOV files an so on.

You can choose to import videos or the entire folder by clicking the top left two icons.

Step 2. Choose output format 

Click Format bar and choose “PS3 Video(AC3 5.1)(*.avi)”, “PS3 Video(480P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)”, “PS3 Video(720P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)”, “PS3 Video(1080P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)” from PSP/PS3, which can also be recognized by PlayStation 4well. 


Step 3. Set parameters: (Optional)

If you need, you can go to "Settings" to select the video parameters like Video&Audio Bitrate, Video Size, Frame rate, Audio Channels .etc to meet your personal demands.

Note: As we know, PS3 cannot support importing single video file over 4GB directly. Thus, please remember that the higher bitrate and the larger video size, the larger output video you will get.


Step 4. Start AVI to PS3 Conversion

Finally, hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to start to convert AVI to PlayStation 3 recognized video. When everything is done, you can stream converted files to PS3 from PC/Mac via USB for infinite playback. 

Learn>>How to use PS4 as a Media Streamer without DLNA?

Tips to Deal with PS3 Freezing

People often complain that their PS3 get freezing and don't know how to deal with it. Here are some tips for you:

1. Keep the device in a cool area and not run it for too long;
2. Disable the media thing on the Internet settings;
3. Blow the vents;
4. Turn the device vertically.

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