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Are you tired of transferring media from your laptop or PC to your PS3? Do you want to convert your PS3 into a fully functional media server? PS3 Media Server has come to your rescue. If you own a PS3, this fully-functional software streams the content seamlessly.
PS3 Media Server is a video streaming and transcoding app that allows you to stream video files to your PlayStation 3 from your computer, wirelessly, for Free. After setting up this application, you will be able to see your computer on the PlayStation 3 acting as a media server. Using PS3 Media Server you will be able to see files that you share on your PlayStation 3. This amazing tool supports video and audio files, and even subtitles on MKV files.
To begin with the installation, make sure all your devices are connected via Wi-Fi to your home network. Go on this link: ps3mediaserver.org, select your Operating System (Win / Mac); download the installation file and complete the installation process. PS3 Media is a Java based software, so make sure you install Java on your system when prompted. Also make sure your PC firewall allows the software to run. After launching the program, the device will automatically appear on the main dashboard.
How to Setup PS3 Media Server
Now all you have to do is simply select the folders you want to share under the Navigation tab and enjoy. The PS3 Media Server also transcodes media files while they are being streamed onto PS3, meaning that your media files will automatically be converted to a required format while they are streaming. Here are some formats that the server supports:
- Video (MKV, FLV, OGM, AVI etc)
- Audio (mp3, OGG, FLAC, MPC, APE etc)
- iTunes Library
- RAW images
When the PS3 was first released, streaming media was still in its inception. Users had limited options. Thanks to PS3 Media Server, the PS3 can now seamlessly stream various kinds of media, including picture-based feeds like Flickr and Picasaweb, internet radio and TV, audio and video podcasts, and more.
If your interested in utilizing this tool the first thing you need to do (if your a windows user) is to find out if your PC is running the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows. Here is a quick instruction guide on how to do this (takes 1 minute). If your using Mac or Linux there is no additional research needed. Then when your ready to download PS3 Media Server just click here. There are just a few links to choose from that correlate to the operating system you use.
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