Yesterday night I just had to put the new 1080p Star Trek and Watchmen trailers on my PlayStation 3 so I could enjoy the new trailers on my 40” 1080p TV at near Blu-Ray quality. The best source for 1080p trailers is Apple.com/trailers. (If you don’t have QuickTIme pro to save the trailers you can use this site http://www.davestrailerpage.co.uk)
I use MediaLink to get my video files onto my PS3 from my Mac. The only issue is that the PS3 does not support QuickTime .mov files. After a bit of research and a few failed attempts at re-encoding trailers in MP4 format I discovered that you don’t need to re-encode the trailers if you use the right tools.
MPEG Streamclip is all you’ll need. Just drop the downloaded .mov trailers in MPEG Streamclip and select “File > Save As..” and pick MP4 as the format you want to save as. It will only take a moment to save the file and the trailer will be ready to play on your PS3.
Note that if you are using MediaLink over WiFi; your router is likely too slow to play the HD videos from your Mac over the network without sputtering and skipping, you should copy the file to your PS3 before playing.