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[ Completely Workable ] How to Solve the PS3 AVI Playback Issue?

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Updated on Aug 11, 2023

As a famous home video game console, PS3 supports playing games, watching videos, shopping online, and doing other entertainment activities. However, when playing AVI videos, some people have found that this kind of video can’t be recognized. Why? This article will explain the reason and give you solutions to the PS3 AVI playback issue.
Get the recommended AVI to PS3 converter here and keep reading to find the best solution.

What Video Formats Does PS3 Support?

Can PS3 play AVI video files directly? AVI is a video container format that stores and streams video, which can contain various video codecs. In terms of playing videos, PS3 is capable of playing most video formats, such as MP4, MPEG, AVCHD, WMV, Divx. Nevertheless, not all AVI files can be played by PS3 successfully - only some of the AVI files are encoded with Motion JPEG (Linear PCM) or Motion JPEG (μ-Law). Therefore, if you find your AVI files can't be played by PS3, which means the codecs within AVI cannot be recognized by PS3. Thus, if you want to play AVI on PS3 smoothly, the most recommended solution is to convert AVI to the format supported by PS3 firstly. You can use the following two methods to solve the PS3 AVI playback problem.

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Method 1 - Using the Most Practicable PS3 AVI Video Converter to Convert AVI to MP4

The most straightforward method is to convert AVI to the most common video format, MP4. In order to achieve this goal, first, you need a professional video converter. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a foolproof program that can not only convert AVI to MP4 but also convert MKV to MP4, MOV to MP4, MPG to MP4, and so forth. Meanwhile, its lightning mode function and hardware acceleration support help users save conversion time as well.
Get this converter right now and follow the guide on converting AVI to MP4 to learn how to deal with the PS3 AVI playback issue.

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The Simple Guide of Playing AVI on PS3

Import AVI video file

Before converting AVI to MP4, please free downloadfree download and install this video converter on your computer.

Step 1. Import AVI Video Files

Launch the program to head to the Converter area. Hit Add Files button to input your AVI video files or drag & drop the files into the conversion window.

Choose MP4 format

Step 2. Choose MP4 as the Output Format

Click the Output Format button on the right side of the conversion interface to choose MP4 format under the Video tab. The Parameter Settings option below the Output Format button offers parameter customization tools for media files. You can change the video resolution, output quality, frame rate, aspect ratio and so on.

Start to convert AVI to MP4

Step 3. Start to Convert AVI to MP4

You need to set the output path for the target videos. Well, click on the inverted triangle icon below the conversion window, then press Run button to start to convert AVI video files. After the AVI videos converted, remember to check them according to the destination folder. Finally, you can connect your PS3 to PC with a USB cable to transfer the MP4 videos to PS3 for smooth PS3 AVI playback.

TIPS: WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro provides the best preset profiles for devices. You can select PS3 device under the SONY Devices preset tab to convert AVI to PS3 directly. This way can also remove the PS3 AVI playback issue. By making use of this method, you can convert other videos to PS3 device, too.

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Method 2 - PS3 Plays AVI Files with the Help of VLC Media Player

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If the VLC Media Player is installed on your computer, you may as well try to use VLC to convert AVI to MP4 supported by PS3. VLC is not only a media player but also a free video & audio converter. But the conversion process may be relatively complicated. Let's go on reading.

Step 1. Open VLC Media Player and hit the Media option on the top-left corner.

Step 2. Click the Convert/Save... button, and you can also use the keyboard shortcut of Ctrl + R. On the new dialog, hit Add button on the right side under the File tab to add your AVI files. Next, press Convert/Save to enter the other new window.

Step 3. Choose MP4 output video format in the drop-down list next to the Profile. Then, hit the Browse button on the bottom to decide the save folder. Finally, click on the Start icon to start the conversion process.


Can PS3 play AVI files? If you master all the recommended steps, it's easy to play AVI on PS3. Besides playing AVI, other video formats like MKV, MOV, WMV, etc. can be played by PS3/PS4 as well. Get this fabulous video converter and try it yourself!

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