PS3 Media Server – How to make your XBOX or PS3 into a Media Hub
Tired of transferring media from you PC/Laptop to your PS3? Tired of going back and forth till you find out that the file-type was wrong in the first place? Ever wanted to convert your PS3 / Xbox 360 into a fully functional media server? Read on to find out…
Whether you own a PS3 / Xbox or any other DLNA compliant device, the PS3 Media Server is a fully-functional software that streams content on the fly. Though primarily designed to be used with the Sony Playstation 3, recent updates have made it compatible with other UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) devices, media renderers, smartphones, televisions, music players and more Although the above might sound a little complicated, it basically means that you can play media off your PC on your Xbox / PS3.. LIVE.. No cables or exchanging USBs involved…
To begin with, ensure that all your devices are connected via Wi-Fi to your home network. I’ve had issues trying to connect it via cable. Wi-Fi is my preferred choice. Click on this (http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/) and select your OS (Win / Mac); download the installation file and complete the installation process. Since this is a Java based software, make sure you install Java on your system when prompted. Your device should automatically appear on the main dashboard once you launch the program. Give it some time to search for your uPnP device. Make sure your PC firewall allows the software to run. (Optional: make sure you have enabled the media server option on your device). Now, all you have to do is select the folders you wish to share under the Navigation tab. Browse through and have fun!
The PS3 Media Server transcodes media files while they are being streamed onto your device, which means that your media files will automatically be converted to a proper format while they are streaming. Popular formats the server supports:
Video (MKV, FLV, OGM, AVI etc)
Audio (mp3, OGG, FLAC, MPC, APE etc)
iTunes Library and lots more..
Have fun and let me know how it goes…
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Short video on how you can do it; step-by-step