Streaming Media to PS3

Discussion in 'Gamers' Pulse' started by Derek173, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    9,795
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Chicago
    I am pretty sure you can stream media to the PS3, but I am wondering if you have to use some outside program like tversity to do it or not. Can you just stream it like the 360?

    I am thinking about putting one in my bedroom and it would be used mostly for streaming videos. I tried Tversity Before the 360 did streaming vids but my computer is too slow and everything was choppy, but now that the 360 handles it I have no problems even with HD content.
     
  2. pbcustom98

    pbcustom98 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,787
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    at a theater near you!
    plenty of guides on the google.

    plenty of guides in TGP.

    search is your friend.

    use it.

    i havent setup 360 streaming, so i am not sure if it is the same. i have used tversity on ps3 though and it worked quite well.
     
  3. FunkyMunniez

    FunkyMunniez Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    17,918
    Likes Received:
    1
    ps3 media server
     
  4. pbcustom98

    pbcustom98 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,787
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    at a theater near you!
  5. pbcustom98

    pbcustom98 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,787
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    at a theater near you!
    yes
     
  6. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    9,795
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Chicago
    I did search both.. all old info mentioning using other programs.
     
  7. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    9,795
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Chicago
    Searching...


    Is this a program you install on your PC? or is it something built into the PS3 and you just tell it where to find files?
     
  8. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    9,795
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Chicago
    So the PS3 media server is a similar program to Tversity?

    I would like the PS3 to handle the conversion and not a program since my PC is slow as shit and I had problems running tversity on my 360.
     
  9. FunkyMunniez

    FunkyMunniez Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    17,918
    Likes Received:
    1
    you install it to your pc, open the program and your ps3 will automatically dectect the server. from your ps3 you can then access all your files.

    bam, fingers in pussy.
     
  10. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    9,795
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Chicago
    Thanks,

    So I guess the PS3 does not do the streaming on its own? I was looking at another thread on OT from 11/3 and it seems like the PS3 media server uses the PC to decode. They were discussing how choppy his 720p videos were. This is the same problem I had on Tversity for 360. With the last major 360 update I am able to just go into my PC folders and play vids directly.
     
  11. FunkyMunniez

    FunkyMunniez Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    17,918
    Likes Received:
    1
    I have no problems with streaming, but I also take the files directly from my pc and save them to my ps3 as well.
     
  12. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    9,795
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Chicago
    Thanks alot for your help.. I kind of wanted a PS3 since I have a 360 in the other room. Really wish it did the decoding on its own, I am surprised the 360can do something the PS3 can't.
     
  13. FunkyMunniez

    FunkyMunniez Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    17,918
    Likes Received:
    1
    you can also always try tversity or other media servers
     
  14. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    9,795
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Chicago
    My PC is too old to play 720p on its own, let alone streaming to a PS3/360 :wtc:
     
  15. Skyline22GTR

    Skyline22GTR OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    9,080
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Orlando
    if your PC is too old to handle it what makes you think its going to be able to stream the files correctly to your PS3? By using tversity or ps3media server you are just adding another program that is already running on your pc. The video bandwidth still has to run through your processor along with running your ps3media server as well. Its going to bog it down some more.

    ...I don't really know I am just making an assumption

    I wish you luck. I use PS3Media Server and have it hardwired to my router. Streams 1080p movies with no problem. I can fastforward and rewind with no lag at all. Its fucking great. Although my computer is beastly.
     
  16. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    9,795
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Chicago
    I know my PC has troubles playing HD movie files and it would give me alot of trouble streaming video to my 360 when I used Tversity. Since the last big update on the 360 I can just locate the file I want to play on the PC and the 360 streams it with no problems.

    So I am assuming when I use Tversity/PS3 media server it transcodes the file using my PC. When using my 360 I think the 360 does the work since I have 0 Problems using it that way.
     
  17. spiffitz

    spiffitz New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    780
    Likes Received:
    0
    Media Server is nice, so far it's played everything I've tried including DVD ISO files. You can tweak some settings on it if it's choppy. It worked for me playing some 720 .mkv files and it was flawless. Just browse through their faqs and forums. Some options I can't see though, since the option page can't scroll and I see some more settings at the bottom.

    The FF is a known problem and will give you a stream error. The "Go to" function on the PS3 works well if you want to skip to another part of the movie.

    Transcoding is done on the PC. Some movies move my PC CPU usage to near 100% so a dedicated media server is ideal, which it is anyway regardless on how you do it.
     
  18. greaser lee

    greaser lee New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Messages:
    2,994
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    El Paso, Texas
    i didnt have to d/l an extra program to get the pc to stream vids to the ps3.

    start up your ps3, then on your computer open up windows media player 11. find 'media sharing' on the drop down menu of 'library'. you should see your 360 in there and the ps3 (it'll call it out as an unknown device). click it and choose allow. you should be done.

    this is basically the same steps i took to stream media to the 360.
     
  19. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    9,795
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Chicago
    That is how I am doing it on my 360 and it works flawlessly, so the PS3 shows up the same way as the 360.? Does it show up as a media extender on windows like the 360?

    Can anyone confirm?
     
  20. 3dfx!

    3dfx! New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    32,173
    Likes Received:
    0
    All the files play?
     
  21. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    9,795
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Chicago
    Everything but MKV, but I just get HD WMV.
     
  22. 3dfx!

    3dfx! New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    32,173
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ah ok.
     

Share This Page