I have transfered almost 400 movies to "GENERIC.AVI.XVID" format to a 1 TB external hard drive to hook up to my PS3. I have had a lot of little bumps along the way trying to figure out the best way and what format to do them in along with file size. Got it down pretty good now though.
Couple of things I have found that might help others if your playing movies on the PS3 like I do with a external HD.
You get a "Corrupt File" message for the movie title. Try to play it anyways, the PS3 will reconize the file name after it starts to play the movie and you can hit back and see the movie title now.
If you try to play a movie and nothing ever happens, for example, you try playing a long movie like "Lord of the Rings" well you have to re-rip it again and select the "Fixed Bit Rate" option and type in "4000" When it's done and you go to play it on the PS3 it will work now. I think this b/c the movie file is to big for some reason. This has worked for me everytime I ran into this problem. It was the same way for "Scarface" also. Did the "4000" Fixed Bit thing and it played and there was nothing wrong with the play back.
My question and problem is once you get your PS3 to read and reconize all your movie files and you have sat there hitting "play" and "back" for 30 + min. to get all your movie titles to show up you better not turn off your PS3 b/c you will have to do the same process over again. So why is this and why does it see some movies and not others. And why can't it remember that files title after you turn it off and back on again and never disconnected the external HD from it?
If I have to re-rip all of those movies................... well lets say I'm not going through that! It took long enough doing nearly 400 and I'm not about to redo 100 or more just to get the title to show. And I wasn't going to do a movie then hook to the PS3 and check it then hook it back to the computer and do the next one and so forth 400 + times! LOL
Any suggestions besides redoing them?