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« on: July 02, 2011, 11:41:39 AM »

So what's the easiest/best way to do this now?  A couple of years ago I was streaming from my PC to my PS3 using Windows Media Player but that was with XP and I can't figure out how to set it up again.  Any advice or useful links?
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 11:44:37 AM »

Use PS3 Media Server. That's about as easy as it gets.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 11:50:52 AM »

Using Win7, I just set my video folders to shared.  I think I may have turned something on using Windows Media Player 11, but I don't remember.  I only use a media server program (PlayOn) to push Hulu to the PS3, but none of the rest of my videos go through it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 12:17:20 PM »

The regular media player doesn't support enough formats and isn't tailored for streaming to the PS3. I wouldn't use it unless you know for a fact that everything you need to stream works perfectly with it.
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2011, 12:30:58 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on July 02, 2011, 11:44:37 AM

Use PS3 Media Server. That's about as easy as it gets.

Seconded!
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2011, 02:01:39 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on July 02, 2011, 12:17:20 PM

The regular media player doesn't support enough formats and isn't tailored for streaming to the PS3. I wouldn't use it unless you know for a fact that everything you need to stream works perfectly with it.


I just convert everything over to the supported format.  Hardly takes any time.  I suppose I could set up a separate program, but I really haven't felt the need to yet.
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2011, 03:06:52 PM »

ok I tried the PS3 media player thing and it works great.  MKV files and everything!
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2011, 01:52:19 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on July 02, 2011, 03:06:52 PM

ok I tried the PS3 media player thing and it works great.  MKV files and everything!

Any tips for doing this wireless?  Well my Pc is wireless but my PS3 is hardwired.  I tend to get choppiness and stuttering trying to watch anything of decent quality.
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2011, 04:54:58 PM »

Connect a cable from the PC to your router. slywink
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2011, 02:02:25 AM »

Quote from: morlac on July 07, 2011, 01:52:19 PM

Quote from: Canuck on July 02, 2011, 03:06:52 PM

ok I tried the PS3 media player thing and it works great.  MKV files and everything!

Any tips for doing this wireless?  Well my Pc is wireless but my PS3 is hardwired.  I tend to get choppiness and stuttering trying to watch anything of decent quality.

You can choose to transcode it using ps3 media server instead of just streaming so just choose one of the transcoding option when playing it on PS3. Also remember to set ps3 media server to compress to a lower bandwidth version when transcoding (if I recall correctly, there is a drop down arrow in the encoder setting where let you choose a suitable setting for lower bandwitdh connection.
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2011, 05:04:59 AM »

When it comes to streaming movies, I strongly recommend using a wired connection on both ends. Wireless can barely cope with non-HD movies. If you start bringing HD into the mix, it will chug and stutter at best unless you compress it back to regular quality again. With a wired connection you can stream 1080p-movies with no issues.
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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2011, 12:01:53 PM »

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on July 08, 2011, 02:02:25 AM

Quote from: morlac on July 07, 2011, 01:52:19 PM

Quote from: Canuck on July 02, 2011, 03:06:52 PM

ok I tried the PS3 media player thing and it works great.  MKV files and everything!

Any tips for doing this wireless?  Well my Pc is wireless but my PS3 is hardwired.  I tend to get choppiness and stuttering trying to watch anything of decent quality.

You can choose to transcode it using ps3 media server instead of just streaming so just choose one of the transcoding option when playing it on PS3. Also remember to set ps3 media server to compress to a lower bandwidth version when transcoding (if I recall correctly, there is a drop down arrow in the encoder setting where let you choose a suitable setting for lower bandwitdh connection.


It was intimidating at first but after looking around online and fiddling with some settings I think I got it to work pretty good.  Started with a HD video but had to degrade it slightly to smooth it out.  Thanks all!.

Oh wired isn't really an option the way I am set up so can't go that route.  Well  I could but the wife would be pissed with wires running all over the living room.
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2011, 06:11:51 PM »

Quote from: morlac on July 08, 2011, 12:01:53 PM

It was intimidating at first but after looking around online and fiddling with some settings I think I got it to work pretty good.  Started with a HD video but had to degrade it slightly to smooth it out.  Thanks all!.

Oh wired isn't really an option the way I am set up so can't go that route.  Well  I could but the wife would be pissed with wires running all over the living room.

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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2011, 03:24:03 PM »

I hear ya purge but is juts not possible with how my living room is setup.  Townhouse on concrete slab so can't go through floor.  Walls won't work either.  Got one that is fully mirrored (Go seventies!) and french doors on the other and then a firelplace it would have to go through smile.   Oh-well, its not that big a deal to burn them on DVD's if need be.
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2011, 05:32:27 PM »

You could always try using a power line router. They don't work for everyone, but it's been great for me. It eliminated all of the hitches and dropouts I suffered with when I was using wireless.
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