streaming?

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  1. iFish
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    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    Heya, folks!!

    I was wondering, can i stream movies from my laptop to the PS3? i know you most likely can on the Xbox 360.

    that is one of the things that i want for my PS3 to do [​IMG] since i have many on my laptop already.

    okay, so if i can, tell me. oh and how [​IMG]

    thanks

    ~ifish [​IMG]
     
  2. The Pi

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    you used to be able to with linux (on the ps3) and vlc streaming
    but no idea how to do it now
     
  3. luke_c

    luke_c Big Boss

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    PS3 Media Server works wonders, and supports alot more file types than Sony's own one.
     
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    I Agree. It's intuitive and easy to use. Also, it supports practically every file format I throw at it. Quality is fantastic, too.
     
  5. iFish
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    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    Thanks, bro.

    Luke_c that goes on my pc or mah ps3? [​IMG]
     
  6. luke_c

    luke_c Big Boss

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    You install it on your PC and it will pick up your PS3 over the wireless network, then a PS3 Media Server Icon should pop up on your XMB over Music, Videos and Photos which you can click on, browse through your hard drive and access and open files.
     
  7. blueskies

    blueskies GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Can vouch for PS3 Media Server too on the Mac. I had some issues at first streaming 720p videos, it would stutter, buffer, skip around, but after playing the with settings and slightly reducing some quality, it streamed beautifully. I think it also had to convert on the fly because they were al MKV, so that might have caused some slow-down...
     
  8. iFish
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    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    So... This works on mac!?!?!? :yaymac:
     
  9. ComplicatioN

    ComplicatioN Broken Barriers

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    Does PS3 Media Server use up net usage?
     
  10. syko5150

    syko5150 GBAtemp Syko!

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    although a lot of people seem to hate it i use Windows Media Player to stream from my PC to PS3 it works just fine all you have to do in WMP is click the options toolbar under library and click media sharing then click share my media to and then select devices to share it to.
     
  11. luke_c

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    Problem is you can't browse your drives and you can play sod all files
     
  12. syko5150

    syko5150 GBAtemp Syko!

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    im able to browse through thousands of music/videos/pictures that way
     
  13. luke_c

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    You can't browse through your drive though, they have to be in /user/music/ etc.
     
  14. syko5150

    syko5150 GBAtemp Syko!

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    well all of my files are ripped straight to my wmp library so i can see everything i have on my PS3.
     
  15. luke_c

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    Well that doesn't seem to be the case with 99% of people, I really can't see why you would use built-in one, it has far less support for files and is alot harder to get working.