sorry guys, seems like i caused a bit of confusion here, and tbh after a bit more research i'm confused myself now !
I tried to play downloaded avi files on my ps3 today , you know the ones you get off torrents and places like that.
ps3 doesnt recognise them if i drag them onto the harddrive, although i can stream them from pc. so i googled my problem which in turn led to the above post.
After reading comments above and researching a bit more i see that this is old news and divx is already supported apparently .
So why dont any of my avi divx files work then ?
any help would be appreciated
ok, getting somewhere now. the usb drive i was using to transfer avi files was coming up blank but press triangle and then view all and hey presto ! as if by magic they suddenly appear !
most are working now, although not all. some come up blank and a couple got wierd sounds coming from them instead of the soundtrack, obviously using a sound codec not supported .
sorry about confusing you all, sometimes i get over excited about something i have just found out and forget that not all press releases and posts are current. Some of the posts i was getting info off turned out to be from 2006 lol !!