Solved PS3 External Tags: Console Gaming Playstation HD Video Games Last response: June 22, 2012 8:55 PM in Video Games Share hijaxhfx June 22, 2012 4:52:01 PM I was wondering if you can hook up a external hd to the ps3 to watch video and and music and pics. instead of using the hd in it or using a media server? More about : ps3 external Best solution fulle June 22, 2012 6:59:56 PM Personally, I use PS3 Media server. It was easy to setup, and transcodes things, so I don't have to worry about converting video formats. I think it's awesome. But... if you want to do things the hard way, you would want to make sure the external drive is formatted to FAT32, and tweak the folder structure. Here's a forum post explaining how: http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/1662488?star... But... I'd still strongly suggest you go to this link instead, for PS3 Media server: http://www.ps3mediaserver.org hijaxhfx June 22, 2012 8:55:24 PM Best answer selected by hijaxhfx. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPs3 external hard drive useless?? ForumWhat external Hard drive should I buy for my PS3 ? ForumPS3 external HDD issue Forum40gb WD Hard Drive In External Case Won't Show Up On PS3 ForumCan i use an external hard drive instead of the ps3 one ForumExternal enclosure for SATA HDD to work as an external source on ps3 ? ForumPS3 slim, audio via external speakers? ForumPS3 setup help. ForumHD recording of PS3 / WII U to PC ForumPS3 Hard drive clone? ForumXbox 360 or PS3 for Birthday ForumWatercooling a PS3 ForumCan I install a new Harddrive in my ps3 ? ForumCopying PS3 save files. ForumPS3, and Wii adding to wired network. ForumMonitor for ps3 ForumLooking at ps3 buy ForumBF3 - Skill transfer from PS3 to PC? ForumPS3 to Computer Monitory + Speakers ForumPS3 game for my 7 yrs old cousin (girl) More resources Read discussions in other Video Games categories Console Gaming PC Gaming Handheld Gaming Nintendo Playstation Servers Sims World of Warcraft Xbox 360 !