I have just finished crafting my sisters wedding video and the resultant M2T file generated by PE9 is 10GB - and looks great on the computer. However,the file size has presented a problem, how on earth do I get it onto a PS3? For my home PS3, I can transfer it over wireless. But my plan to ship it on a USB stick for my sister to put in her PS3 has come undone thanks to the FAT file size limitations.
So apart from reducing the video quality or buying a bluray burner (neither option attractive), how can I do it? If I could split it the file up into smaller parts I could create a playlist on the PS3 to join the parts together but I'm not exactly keen on rendering lots of small parts with PE9. I guess I'm looking for some 3rd party tool to split the M2t file?
You could try hjsplit a free utility.
This will break it up into parts small enough to put on memory sticks or normal DVD disks
Then she would have to reassemble them with a copy of hjsplit on her computer into one file.
dont know if this would work on PS3 or not
Alternately copy the project three times and delete a part of each, leaving one third on each.
You would then have 3 smaller projects that should fit on a normal DVD.
This will also play in most Blue ray players just like a Blue ray disk (does on my Pioneer).
Set each going when you go to bed and it will only take you 3 nights!
The splitting will certainly work, with a bit of effort and downloading two copies (one for you and one for her) of the free utility - great utility, BTW.
You could also pick up an external with USB connections, Convert it to NTSF, and then the file size limitation goes away. Now, whether a PS3 will read NTSF is beyond my knowledge. Also, I do not know if a memory stick can be Converted. Just in case, this ARTICLE will give you tips.
Were it me, I'd opt for the BD burner route, but even with the prices falling, I understand why one might not run that out instantly.