This last weekend I bought a new HD ZI8 camcorder. I wanted to play the movies files on my PS3. I run a media server using ushare on my Linux box. The ZI8 camcorder saves the recorded videos in .mov format. These files would not play on my PS3. After some research, I found a solution using ffmpeg. The command I use to convert these files to work on the PS3 using my media server is below.
ffmpeg -i original_file.mov -acodec mp2 -ar 32000 -vcodec mpeg1video -qscale 14 new_file.mpg