"I have some 4:3 TV shows on DVD-9s that I want to convert and watch from my PS3 HDD. What are the highest bitrate videos I can make with Handbrake that will be compatible with the PS3? I'd like to have the video as close to the VOB quality as possible and AC3 sound. Anyone have the exact settings they use? Or if anyone can suggest another Mac program that they use for this."


PS3, PlayStation 3, is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment and the successor to the PlayStation 2 as part of the PlayStation series. If you have a large storage of DVD movies and want to play DVD movies on your PS3, you need to rip DVD to PS3 supported format first.


Part 1 : PS3 supported video format:

  • Memory Stick Video Format
  • MPEG-4 SP (AAC LC)
  • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)
  • MPEG-2 TS (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AAC LC)
  • MP4 file format
  • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)
  • MPEG-1 (MPEG Audio Layer 2)
  • MPEG-2 PS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AAC LC, AC3(Dolby Digital), LPCM)
  • MPEG-2 TS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AC3 (Dolby Digital), AAC LC)
  • MPEG-2 TS (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AAC LC)
  • AVI
  • AVCHD (.m2ts / .mts)
  • DivX
  • WMV
  • VC-1 (WMA Standard V2)

Part 2 Rip DVD to PS3 on Mac

Step 1: Download iFunia DVD to PS3 Video Converter and Run it

iFunia Video Converter for Mac works as a great DVD to PS3 Video Converter is an easy use DVD converter, Which convert DVD to PS3 compatible videos with extremely fast conversion speed and superior output quality. To install it, simply mount the .dmg archive by double-clicking it, and copy the application to your applications folder (or wherever you want).


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Step 2: Load DVD to rip and play on PS3

Run iFunia DVD to PS3 Converter for Mac and insert DVD into your DVD-ROM. Click the media icon at the upper right corner of this app to open the Media Browser and load your DVD. After the movie is imported, there is a list showing each DVD chapter/title. From the table, you can know about the Name, Duration, Video Size, etc about the DVD movie.

import DVD via Media Browser

Step 3: Select output format for PS3

Select any PS3 supported format as the output format from the drop-down menu. Here you can find all of the PS3 supported formats. What you should know is that the video quality mostly depends on the bitrate of the video you set. The larger bitrate you set, much more clear the output video is, but the larger file size.

output formats of ifunia video converter for mac

Step 4: Start Converting DVD to PS3 on Mac

When the settings are done, click the conversion button and then the Mac DVD Ripper will automatically start to convert DVD to PS3 on Mac. That's all. This app fully supports macOS 10.13 High Sierra.