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Bakari
05-24-2007, 17:18
I found this on Neogaf, I noticed that alot of people were having problems streaming media and I thought this guide would help. Goodluck!

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=158357


OK, since bits of info get burried in a huge FW1.80 thread, I decided to make a new thread where I will update the first post regularly with new info.
So, short notes first.

DLNA is an industry standard for media (audio,video, photo) sharing within concept of a digital home and is supported by many hardware and software manufacturers. As of FW1.80, DLNA is supported by Playstation 3 entertainment system. PS3 takes a role of DLNA Player, not DLNA server, so it can play a content of any DLNA server (source) in you digital home, but can not stream the content to other server within DLNA protocols. (Remote connect to PSP is using proprietary protocols)

What it means is that you have to have a DLNA server installed, either hardware (like some HDD storages, DVRs or set-top boxes) or as a software on your PC.

The latter is most interesting for majority of us, since DLNA certified CE equipment is not that widespread yet.

Your options for the software naturally depends on your operating system. DLNA is an open protocol based on UPnP (Universal PnP) and therefore can work on any operating system. So far we found a reasonably good solution only for Windows OSes, so I'll start with it.

Windows

WMP11

If you are running Windows Vista you have a very simple way to enable the sharing through Windows Media Player 11. If you search in Media Sharing Tab you can spot a new uknown device you can share media to:

http://www.hardcoreware.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/ps3-media-stream-windows.png

Allow sharing to it and go to your PS3. Now, after 1.80 the new icon appeared in Music/Video and Photo bars, called Search for Media Servers. Click it and if you are lucky :p, a Vista media server icon will appear just under it. Now you can click on it and navigate through you WMP11 library direct in XMB!

http://www.hardcoreware.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/ps3-media-stream-windows-1.jpg

Moreover, hit triangle on your video file and you can copy it over to PS3 without hassle!

Sounds good, right? Its not that perfect however, since you will be only play video and music files that are supported by PS3, and in some cases not even all of them. And that limits you to MP2 and MP4 (which reported to not work at some cases), so no luck with AVIs.

The only solution here is transcoding, which is basically on-fly recoding of source video/audio to target video/audio. The best (and only correctly working so far) program for it is Nero MediaHome, which is a part of Nero Digital Pro package: http://www.nero.com/eng/Upgrade_to_N...gital_Pro.html (http://www.nero.com/eng/Upgrade_to_Nero_Digital_Pro.html)

Thanks to mingeeta@PS3forums we have a quick tutorial for setting it up.


Turn your PS3 on and login, and leave it on your XMB

Run a file in Nero Showtime to unblock the firewall that pops up and ALLOW.

Run Nero MediaHome

On the left are a set of Icons.

Heres a quick setup:

SHARED DIRECTORIES > Click ADD SHARE and browse to a single shared directory for now, as it takes time to add the details, so dont go adding gazillions of media files for now.

OPTIONS: I left them at default for now, but they are self explanatory. Automatically start media home when pc is switched on is a good one to tick up, but leave it off for now till you get it going.

NETWORK: Click the box for your ethernet card on your PC. Leave port number and network name at default for now

DEVICES: Click UPnP/1.0 line and click ALLOW ACCESS box

TRANSCODING: Leave on auto detect as it will talk to the ps3 and see what it can and cant play and come up with a solution after a few seconds.
http://webpages.charter.net/rjenterprise/mediahome.jpg

TV: Set up your tv card here

STATUS: Click this ICON and you will be able to see whats going on

then click START SERVER at the bottom, and you wait a few moments. Go back to PS3 and it should show the Nero Media Home Icon. Browse as normal for your video files.

At first if you have loads of files in your shared directories it can casue the ps3 playback to come back out to the XMB. Just give Media Home some time to update the directory listings, then it will be silky smooth.

It was tested at a decent PC for SD avi files only so far, and they work fine. You might have issues if you have an old pc, as the trancoding can take up resources.

If you cant see any media on your PS3 after doing all this, try following:

Turn off the server and go to TOOLS - NERO SCOUT - INDEXING - FOLDERS and select the folders you want there. Then go back to the INDEXING tab and click INDEX NOW - this may take a while to do, if you have huge amounts of files, so as before just to get it working. When its done go to SHARED DIRECTORIES ICON in nero media home and select SHARE ALL CONTENT INDEXED BY NERO SCOUT


As it seems now it works quite fine for SD content, but stutters/fails at HD files, which is not surprising, giving the needed processor power for on-fly HD conversion.


For native HD MPEG2 files people are getting good streaming results with twonky vision media center http://www.twonkyvision.com/ (http://www.twonkyvision.com/) but as of current it full of glitches when working with PS3, so I wouldnt recommend you to spend much time with it until they deliver a patch specifically for PS3. Same can be said about another popular DLNA streaming/transcoding solution TVersity http://tversity.com/ (http://tversity.com/).

There are also a bunch of freeware UPnP software that should allow streaming to PS3 as well, such as:


http://www.gnu.org/software/gmediaserver/ (http://www.gnu.org/software/gmediaserver/)
http://ushare.geexbox.org/ (http://ushare.geexbox.org/)
http://mediatomb.cc/ (http://mediatomb.cc/)
http://www.cybergarage.org/net/cmgate/cc/index.html (http://www.cybergarage.org/net/cmgate/cc/index.html)

You can look at them if you have enough free time and some skills. Most of them can also be compiled to Mac or Linux, but I wouldnt try to do. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif

Speaking of other OSes (will follow shortly).

MonkeyClaw
05-24-2007, 17:34
You should give me some +rep for using my screen capture of Nero MediaHome that I have stored on my personal webspace! Good guide! :)

the gaming legend
05-24-2007, 17:52
thats good but i dont have vista...i have xp and am rlly stuk

MonkeyClaw
05-24-2007, 17:56
thats good but i dont have vista...i have xp and am rlly stuk

I use XP too, just use Nero MediaHome server which runs in your taskbar on your computer and allows the PS3 to pull stuff from it.

the gaming legend
05-24-2007, 17:59
nero media home server isnt free though, is it? im tight on cash and am lookin for freeware.

thanks

MonkeyClaw
05-24-2007, 18:02
nero media home server isnt free though, is it? im tight on cash and am lookin for freeware.

thanks

No it sure isn't...but if you know where to look you can find it for free! :)

3gjgr
05-24-2007, 18:05
thats good but i dont have vista...i have xp and am rlly stuk

Nope, you are not stuck. On XP, you can still download MP11, and much of the above explaination applies. The DLNA Server functionality is built into MP11, not really vista.

So for XP or Vista, MP11 is your quickest solution, for everything else, Win98, Linux, Mac OS, you either need Nero or some of the linux solutions listed above.
This is a super sweet update, no more filled 60Gb HDD

PS3fan15
05-24-2007, 18:05
But isn't this only for Windows Vista tho.. What about Windows Xp.

PS3fan15
05-24-2007, 18:06
Nope, you are not stuck. On XP, you can still download MP11, and much of the above explaination applies. The DLNA Server functionality is built into MP11, not really vista.

So for XP or Vista, MP11 is your quickest solution, for everything else, Win98, Linux, Mac OS, you either need Nero or some of the linux solutions listed above.
This is a super sweet update, no more filled 60Gb HDD

Really Sorry for the double post.. but where can you download MP11?

Gameware336
05-24-2007, 18:09
caugh:LimeWire:Cugh uh yah ill go pay for this right now

the gaming legend
05-24-2007, 18:50
ive downloaded WM11 for my xp...but i dont know what to click on, or dont think its working properly...soory im really confused

3gjgr
05-24-2007, 19:00
Really Sorry for the double post.. but where can you download MP11?

Well the official source for Media Player 11 is Microsoft's website. But if you click on windows update, and choose custom install, you should see the option to install MP 11, if it's not already on your Win XP PC. Vista came with MP 11.

LiQuiFiedArt
05-24-2007, 19:13
Does WMP11 Play all Video/audio files?

the gaming legend
05-24-2007, 19:38
will some1 cleveer please release a step by step guide on how to work it on windows xp, including download links for FREE software? ud get a hole host of rep

phranctoast
05-24-2007, 19:41
download windows media player from MS website.

then go to Librabry/media sharing.

Make sure the PS3 is tunred on,

Media Sharing will find it.

Apply, and it should work!

Landshark
05-24-2007, 19:53
do your music files have to be in the official "Shared Folder" on your C: drive?

my PS3 picks up the WMP server, but it only shows a few albums, most of which are empty. :confused:

all my music is on an external drive, as my C: drive is too small. any ideas how to get it to work?

Organic_Shadow
05-24-2007, 19:54
OMG I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!! Thanks guys for all the infos!

BTW, Does anyone know if Nero 7(that like, comes with DVD burners) has this app in it?

Oh, and before anyone comes through and tries to rain on our parade im going to go ahead and spin this negative and get it over with like a whiny fannie:
"umm...like...the 360 has SOOO been able to do this for a while...like...omg"

MonkeyClaw
05-24-2007, 20:00
OMG I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!! Thanks guys for all the infos!

BTW, Does anyone know if Nero 7(that like, comes with DVD burners) has this app in it?

Oh, and before anyone comes through and tries to rain on our parade im going to go ahead and spin this negative and get it over with like a whiny fannie:
"umm...like...the 360 has SOOO been able to do this for a while...like...omg"

I *think* it comes with the OEM version, but I am not 100% sure since I have the full out version:

http://www.nero.com/nero7/eng/Nero_MediaHome.html

*Update*

From what I can tell online, the Nero 7 Essentials (OEM version that comes with DVD recorders) should have Nero MediaHome bundled with it, so you should be good to go!

http://www.pcmicrostore.com/PartDetail.aspx?q=p:1037409;pl:1

fig
05-24-2007, 20:08
okay I've got all my files indexed and everything and I can see them, but I can't play .avi files. I tried it with it set to auto-transcode, then I set it to transcode it to MPEG-2, but when I try to play it on my PS3 it says "access to the media server has been denied, please check the settings in th emedia server." I can play MPEG files and mp3s just fine, has anyone else had this problem?

thugmuffin77
05-24-2007, 20:10
Some general hints for XP users:

If you have a 3rd party firewall go ahead and add the PS3's IP address to the "allow" category. I use Norton IS and I added my PS3's IP address just in case.

Make sure folder and file sharing is enabled.

You may try to set up a home network where you explicitly tell XP to allow other computers to connect to the one with all of your medial files on that. I have done this in the past and it has cleared up issues (not sure how but it has).

ex nihilo7
05-24-2007, 20:15
will some1 cleveer please release a step by step guide on how to work it on windows xp, including download links for FREE software? ud get a hole host of rep

I'm using XP and the guide posted here will work. Nero 7 with mediahome came out for xp first. Also to try it, nero lets you download a 30 day trial with full features at their website. http://www.nero.com/enu/Downloads.html

Exenter
05-24-2007, 20:18
caugh:LimeWire:Cugh uh yah ill go pay for this right now

you don't have to download a cracked version. You can find a fully working serial just by searching on some serial/crack sites.(will not tell where)

Vattu
05-24-2007, 20:31
what video setting should I use for SD-res Xvid?

the_m0ney
05-24-2007, 20:32
do your music files have to be in the official "Shared Folder" on your C: drive?

my PS3 picks up the WMP server, but it only shows a few albums, most of which are empty. :confused:

all my music is on an external drive, as my C: drive is too small. any ideas how to get it to work?

i have the exact problem all my files are my external hard drive and i cant get my ps3 to see them

PS3fan15
05-24-2007, 20:32
I downloaded it from a microsoft site..

But it won't recognize my PS3.. what do I do? Not even as an unknown device.

KraZe
05-24-2007, 20:32
YaY, i love this feature. Go PS3!!!!!!!!!

PS3fan15
05-24-2007, 20:36
Come freaking on.. This is pissing the freaking hell out of me.

phranctoast
05-24-2007, 20:40
have the exact problem all my files are my external hard drive and i cant get my ps3 to see them

so are mine. It can be seen.

just add the drive in the media share of media player 7.

when you search on your ps3 you may have to select "folder" though!!

Lorenz
05-24-2007, 20:41
how come my Windows Media Player can't find the PS3? I don't have a 3rd party Firewall, so I don't get it...

the PS3 is in my network...

Phaeochromoctyoma
05-24-2007, 20:49
this is a really good guide for users of PCs. wish could rep you more bakari, maybe later....

Modus Operandi
05-24-2007, 21:48
MEDIA SHARING USING WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 11 (XP)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11/sharemedia.aspx



Using Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP, you can stream music, pictures, and video from your computer to devices that are connected to your wired or wireless home network. For example, if you have a networked digital media player such as an Xbox 360, you can enjoy the contents of your Player library on that device, no matter where it is in your home.
What Equipment Do I Need? (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11/sharemedia.aspx#WhatequipmentdoIneed)
Connect Your Digital Media Player Device (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11/sharemedia.aspx#Connectyourdigitalmediaplayerdevic e)
Turn On Media Sharing (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11/sharemedia.aspx#Turnonmediasharing)
Choose Which Devices to Share Your Media With (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11/sharemedia.aspx#Choosewhichdevicestoshareyourmedia with)
Play Shared Media (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11/sharemedia.aspx#Playsharedmedia)http://www.microsoft.com/library/gallery/templates/MNP2.Common/images/note.gif Note The information that is provided below covers a basic scenario in which you share media with a digital media player device on a home network. However, you can use Windows Media Player to customize the way media is shared. For information about configuring media sharing, see Windows Media Player 11 Help.

What Equipment Do I Need?

To share your media, you need the following hardware and software:
A wired or wireless home network.
A device known as a networked digital media player (sometimes called a digital media receiver), such as an Xbox 360. Networked digital media players are hardware devices that connect to your wired or wireless network and allow you to browse and play content from your Windows Media Player library—even if your computer is in another room.http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/images/arwBacktoTop.gifBack to Top (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11/sharemedia.aspx#Top)


Connect Your Digital Media Player Device

The first step is to connect your digital media player devices or other computers to your home network.

To connect your digital media player device to your home network
Connect your digital media player device, such as an Xbox 360, to your home network.
This may involve connecting an Ethernet cable from your device or other computer to your wired network or it may involve configuring your device or other computer to use a wireless network adapter to connect to your wireless network. If you need assistance connecting a device to your network, check the do***entation that came with your device. For more information about adding a computer to your network, see Windows Help and Support.
Turn the device on, and then follow any configuration instructions that appear on the device's screen.http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/images/arwBacktoTop.gifBack to Top (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11/sharemedia.aspx#Top)


Turn On Media Sharing

If media sharing is not already turned on, you need to turn it on.

To turn on media sharing
Click the arrow below the Library tab, and then click Media Sharing.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/images/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11/sharemediahowto_mediasharing_F1.gif
In the Media Sharing dialog box, select the Share my media check box.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/images/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11/sharemediahowto_ShareMediaCheckbox_F1a.gifhttp://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/images/arwBacktoTop.gifBack to Top (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11/sharemedia.aspx#Top)


Choose Which Devices to Share Your Media With

After you turn on media sharing, you need to select the devices that should have access to your Player library.

To choose which devices to share your media with
In the list of devices below the Share my media to check box, select a device.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/images/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11/sharedmediahowto_allow_F4.gif
Do one of the following:
If you want to share your media with the computer or device you have selected, click Allow.
If you don't want to share your media with the computer or device you have selected, click Deny.For information about how to customize what media you share with the device, see "Change settings for sharing media" in Windows Media Player Help.
Note that you can also allow or deny devices by clicking the notification that appears when the Player detects a new device on your network.http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/images/arwBacktoTop.gifBack to Top (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11/sharemedia.aspx#Top)


Play Shared Media

After you have allowed your computers and devices to access your Player library, you are ready to use your device or other computer to select content to play.

To use your device to play shared media
Use the device's remote control to select the name of the computer that is sharing your content. Then use the remote control to browse for content that you want to play.
If you need assistance to use your device to select the content to play, check the do***entation that came with your device.Note that your networked digital media player might not support playback of all of the file types that the Player can share. For example, your device might support playback of audio files, but not video files or picture files. In addition, your device might be capable of playing songs that you purchased from an online store, but not songs that you've rented through a subscription service.

Darji
05-24-2007, 22:02
I have no problems with the media player on XP so far but unfortuneatly i only can stream MPG and MPG2 with it.....

So i tried Nero Mediahome. But always when i try to connect to Videos, i get a runtime C++ Error on my PC and i must cancel the connection.....

Musik and images just work fine...

Please help me....

TAGPriest
05-24-2007, 22:26
Technically you are advertising where to get pirated/copywriter material! -Cyrann


--------------------------- when you get your free vista copy if you search good enough on torrentspy. Peace

Please do not double post or ask for that (you know what you asked for), use the edit button next time! Cyrann

cdb420
05-24-2007, 22:32
i got all my pic and video's to work but i cant get my mp3's to play. any help? i have xp with wmp 11 i have all my media on a 2nd drive in my pc.

WarriorZeke
05-24-2007, 22:33
I have XP with Media Player 11. My PS3 see's video and pictures but when I try to go into the music it says "a connection to the media server could not be astablished". And it says there are no titles in the music folder. Can someone please help.

cdb420
05-24-2007, 22:35
thats the same error i get

TAGPriest
05-24-2007, 22:36
just make sure your file directory for that other drive is right, i got Music to work and pics but no video including Mpeg on Nero so im in a similar boat.

Darji
05-24-2007, 22:37
I have XP with Media Player 11. My PS3 see's video and pictures but when I try to go into the music it says "a connection to the media server could not be astablished". And it says there are no titles in the music folder. Can someone please help.

To get to your music. Be sure to go first on the music menu not to video menu/music

cdb420
05-24-2007, 22:38
just make sure your file directory for that other drive is right, i got Music to work and pics but no video including Mpeg on Nero so im in a similar boat.


what do you mean my file directory?

cdb420
05-24-2007, 22:40
To get to your music. Be sure to go first on the music menu not to video menu/music
i have and i still get that error. also i cant even get to look at folders in the music but in video and pic i can

Capri86
05-24-2007, 22:43
What do you guys use to connect your ps3 to pc an ethernet cable?
Break it down for me guys cause I used it and nothing is being detected!?

cdb420
05-24-2007, 22:45
What do you guys use to connect your ps3 to pc an ethernet cable?
Break it down for me guys cause I used it and nothing is being detected!?
i have mine wireless it poped right up for me all execpt my music

Osirus
05-24-2007, 22:48
Ok i got it all to show my sign nero scout and hitting index now, then after 15 mins or so it was all showing on the ps3.

now i can get the pics and music to play fine,
but the movies i get errors.
either access denied to server
or file type not supported.

Exenter
05-24-2007, 22:53
I posted this in the other thread, but didn't get any answer:
My PS3 doesn't detect Nero MediaHome. Nero doesn't list the console as a device. My PC and PS3 are connected wirelessly together. What should I do?
This doesn't happen on WMP11

Capri86
05-24-2007, 22:56
Damnit!!!!!!. bless me with some info my fellow PS3 owners~

GarnetandBlack
05-24-2007, 23:21
OK, can anyone help me out?

I have my PS3 connected wirelessly through my linksys router.

Under My Network Places on my laptop, I have enabled that connection to be shared.

In my firewall, I have allowed the UPnP port and the file/print sjaring port.

I have allowed sharing under WMP11, but I do not see any devices to share with, so I allowed all new devices to connect automatically under settings.

When I do my network connection test under the network settings of my PS3, it says that UPnP is available, but I can not find WMP11 as a server, nor can WMP see my PS3...

I am using XP, and as stated, WMP11.... Am I missing something?

WarriorZeke
05-24-2007, 23:33
Damnit!!!!!!. bless me with some info my fellow PS3 owners~

I am using ethernet cable to hook to my router.

sonickev
05-24-2007, 23:36
OK, can anyone help me out?

first of all, do you have the 1.8 firmware downloaded and installed?


Under My Network Places on my laptop, I have enabled that connection to be shared.
Not sure why you would do that. Connection sharing is so that another machine can connect to the internet through your Notebook. coul dget very confusing. I would suggest you undo that part first of all.


In my firewall, I have allowed the UPnP port and the file/print sjaring port.
Which firewall is this, your Linksys firewall or your PC firewall? If you are talking about your XP or Vista firewall then you don't need to do that. If you are talking about your linksys firewall then you have just breached your security by exposing file sharing to the outside world. Undo that step.


I have allowed sharing under WMP11, but I do not see any devices to share with, so I allowed all new devices to connect automatically under settings.
If you don't see any devices then you either don't have firmware 1.8 or you have messed up your networking with that connection sharing in the earlier step. Could be something else, but undo your network sharing then try it again.
do a CTRL-ALT-DEL and look in your Processes list...see if there is a wmpnetwk.exe running. take a look and see how much CPU it is using.


When I do my network connection test under the network settings of my PS3, it says that UPnP is available, but I can not find WMP11 as a server, nor can WMP see my PS3...
Make sure you are looking above and below the music icon in the XMB, you should have a new icon there that has a white box with the WMP symbol in it.

Darth2603
05-24-2007, 23:37
Has anyone managed to connect PS3 to a Mac running OSX? I'm posting this here because I can't start a new thread yet.

Any help appreciated!

BingBing
05-24-2007, 23:39
Guys I think your problems are that your Upnp thing is not enebled you have to go the network and go the list thing see if its enabled. if not the go to your router home page fore westell i know you have to type 192.168.1.1 and go to services and enable upnp thing and then put all you music and stuff into you Shared folder or you know when you click start it says my pictures and my music ETC put the stuff in there it should work then to and you guys im pretty sure enabled music sharing in your windows media player if not go to options and look for sharing and stuff under one the tabs. then it should start to work like a charm i have it working have it upscale the videos on my Pc it so cool.

and you have to under the right tab to see the stuff in you ps3 like if you want to watch vids go to your ps3 vid tab then u can watch. same for pics and music. i can copy every thing man this thing rocks.


srry that was a srry ass paragraph but if any one needs help pm me. this is only if your using windows media play 11

Hedrush
05-24-2007, 23:44
Anyone needing to get Nero Media home might want to check out torrentspy.com and download azureus from azureus.com. Then install AZ and go to toorentspy and then search Nero 7 Ultra edition with keygen and BAM its yours free of course through peer to peer sharing. I dont condone stealing thats not what im saying here to do and im not advertising im helping.

BREAKING NEWS!! Welcome to the 21st century ;)

GarnetandBlack
05-24-2007, 23:50
first of all, do you have the 1.8 firmware downloaded and installed?


Not sure why you would do that. Connection sharing is so that another machine can connect to the internet through your Notebook. coul dget very confusing. I would suggest you undo that part first of all.


Which firewall is this, your Linksys firewall or your PC firewall? If you are talking about your XP or Vista firewall then you don't need to do that. If you are talking about your linksys firewall then you have just breached your security by exposing file sharing to the outside world. Undo that step.


If you don't see any devices then you either don't have firmware 1.8 or you have messed up your networking with that connection sharing in the earlier step. Could be something else, but undo your network sharing then try it again.
do a CTRL-ALT-DEL and look in your Processes list...see if there is a wmpnetwk.exe running. take a look and see how much CPU it is using.


Make sure you are looking above and below the music icon in the XMB, you should have a new icon there that has a white box with the WMP symbol in it.

Yes, I have the 1.8 update. Thanks.

The firewall is Mcafee firewall. Regardless, if you look through WMP11's guide for enabling sharing, it tells you you need to enable these ports on your firewall to enable sharing.... That still didn't cut it, though, so I enabled file/print sharing on my wireless network, and that is the only way that the PS3 says UPnP is available.... Still does not see WMP11, nor does WMP11 see my PS3.

Thanks for trying...

Oh, and UPnP is set to "enabled" (as much good as that has done) in my PS3's network settings, just so you know...

WarriorZeke
05-24-2007, 23:53
Ok this is getting weirder. I like I said before my PS3 see's video, and pictures, but it dosen't see music. I just tried playlist for the first time and it see's and plays my playlists. This doesn't realy make sense to me.

40oz
05-25-2007, 00:06
make sure your firewall is off and UPnP is enabled.

TAGPriest
05-25-2007, 00:14
I had to reset all settings on my wireless lynksys, make sure your firmware for your linksys is up to date also that might have an affect but not real sure.

GarnetandBlack
05-25-2007, 00:19
I had to reset all settings on my wireless lynksys, make sure your firmware for your linksys is up to date also that might have an affect but not real sure.

Now that sounds as if it is worth a try... Thanks, I'll try that now, sounds like this may help me.

@40oz- I have tried with firewall all the way off. No dice. I have also tried with firewall on and the correct ports enabled. Still no dice. In fact, I have tried this with two different firewalls - Windows and Mcafee.... Neither work, and it does not work if both are off either....

tbone8546
05-25-2007, 00:37
wtf...im getting pissed now...WMP is not showing my ps3 in the media sharing thing..how do i get this to work!! its bugging me!!

Goodfella
05-25-2007, 00:41
I have the same problem as some guys here. I go to Media Sharing in WMP11 and the PS3 doesn't show up.

DEViANCE
05-25-2007, 00:44
Theres a really nice picture guide and FAQ here http://www.ps3hax.net/index.php?topic=693.0

Tucka
05-25-2007, 01:06
I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. I've read through this whole article and still can't get this thing to work. I can't even get my 360 to work. I have all firewalls off (that I know of), running XP and using MP11. My 360 shows up in the media sharing tab but it won't detect my PC, and neither will my PS3. It has to be some setting that is wrong somewhere. What are all of us doing wrong that aren't having any luck with this?

Modus Operandi
05-25-2007, 02:34
[Tutorial] Transfer files from PC to PS3
via WMP11/Nero (via DLNA/MediaServers)


This tutorial will teach you how to transfer and view Movies, Music, and Pictures from PS3 by streaming/connected to PC

REQUIREMENTS:
-Firmware 1.80 (For PS3)
-Windows Media Player 11 BUILD#:11.0.5721.5145 FINAL {DOWNLOAD HERE} (http://download.softpedia.com/dl/54bc193ddf4344b92f9cb6e792ab1798/4656093a/100039801/software/multimedia/player/wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe)
-(If you dont like WMP11 then go for this): Nero MediaHome - PRODUCT INFORMATION (http://www.nero.com/eng/Upgrade_to_Nero_Digital_Pro.html)



DLNA is an industry standard for media (audio,video, photo) sharing within concept of a digital home and is supported by many hardware and software manufacturers. As of FW1.80, DLNA is supported by Playstation 3 entertainment system. PS3 takes a role of DLNA Player, not DLNA server, so it can play a content of any DLNA server (source) in you digital home, but can not stream the content to other server within DLNA protocols. (Remote connect to PSP is using proprietary protocols)

What it means is that you have to have a DLNA server installed, either hardware (like some HDD storages, DVRs or set-top boxes) or as a software on your PC.

The latter is most interesting for majority of us, since DLNA certified CE equipment is not that widespread yet.

Your options for the software naturally depends on your operating system. DLNA is an open protocol based on UPnP (Universal PnP) and therefore can work on any operating system. So far we found a reasonably good solution only for Windows OSes, so I'll start with it.

SHARING FILES FROM PC TO PS3 VIA WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

1. Install Windows Media Player 11 on your PC (MUST BE CORRECT BUILD AS STATED ABOVE!!!)
2. In WMP11 go to Tools > Options > Library
3. Click on the configure sharing button (first time use the button may not appear until you check the allow sharing box)
(MUST BE CORRECT BUILD AS STATED ABOVE!!!)
4. Turn on the PS3 at this point. You should see Unkown Device or PS3 listed there.


http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/Agurus/ps3-media-stream-windows.png


5. Click on Allow
6. You should now be able to navigate your PC files through PS3 Tip: Hit Triangle to copy to your PS3 http://www.ps3hax.net/Smileys/default/smiley.gif


http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/Agurus/ps3-media-stream-windows.png


Known Issues and troubleshooting with Windows Media 11 and PS3:
Quote
If you have a problem with it under XP, try to manually enable UPnP service. For this do the following:

Click Start
Click Programs
Click Administrative Tools
Click Services
Scroll down to Universal Plug and Play Device Host
Double click Universal Plug and Play Device Host
Set the Startup type to Automatic and click the Start button in that window to start the service
If you don't see the Administrative Tools in the Programs you will need to right mouse click down in your taskbar and go to Properties, from there click the Start Menu tab and click the Customize... button, just check Display Administrative Tools and then click OK.


SHARING FILES FROM PC TO PS3 VIA NERO MEDIAHOME

So, WMP11 sounds good, right? Its not that perfect however, since you will be only play video and music files that are supported by PS3, and in some cases not even all of them. And that limits you to MP2 and MP4 (which reported to not work at some cases), so no luck with AVIs.

The only solution here is transcoding, which is basically on-fly recoding of source video/audio to target video/audio. The best (and only correctly working so far) program for it is Nero MediaHome.


1.Turn your PS3 on and login, and leave it on your XMB

2.Run a file in Nero Showtime to unblock the firewall that pops up and ALLOW.

3.Run Nero MediaHome

4.On the left are a set of Icons.

5.Heres a quick setup:

Quote
SHARED DIRECTORIES > Click ADD SHARE and browse to a single shared directory for now, as it takes time to add the details, so don't go adding gazillions of media files for now.

OPTIONS: I left them at default for now, but they are self explanatory. Automatically start media home when pc is switched on is a good one to tick up, but leave it off for now till you get it going.

NETWORK: Click the box for your Ethernet card on your PC. Leave port number and network name at default for now

DEVICES: Click UPnP/1.0 line and click ALLOW ACCESS box

TRANSCODING: Leave on auto detect as it will talk to the ps3 and see what it can and cant play and come up with a solution after a few seconds.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/Agurus/mediahome.jpg

TV: Set up your tv card here

STATUS: Click this ICON and you will be able to see whats going on

Then click START SERVER at the bottom, and you wait a few moments. Go back to PS3 and it should show the Nero Media Home Icon. Browse as normal for your video files.

At first if you have loads of files in your shared directories it can cause the ps3 playback to come back out to the XMB. Just give Media Home some time to update the directory listings, then it will be silky smooth.

It was tested at a decent PC for SD avi files only so far, and they work fine. You might have issues if you have an old pc, as the trancoding can take up resources.



Known Issues and troubleshooting with Nero MediaHome1 and PS3:
Quote
If you cannot view media on the PS3 try this:

Turn off the server and go to TOOLS - NERO SCOUT - INDEXING - FOLDERS and select the folders you want there. Then go back to the INDEXING tab and click INDEX NOW - this may take a while to do, if you have huge amounts of files, so as before just to get it working. When its done go to SHARED DIRECTORIES ICON in nero media home and select SHARE ALL CONTENT INDEXED BY NERO SCOUT


Please keep in mind that this works well for SD content, but stutters/fails at HD files, which is not surprising, giving the needed processor power for on-fly HD conversion




Known Issues and troubleshooting OVERALL, PC related.:

1) FIREWALL!(either PC firewall or in router) blocking a media server program (thats when you can find a media server after search on your PS3)
2) You are looking for video files in Music tab of XMB. Though sometimes they may be there, but its a bug. DLNA normally should take care that you see videos under video tab and pics under Photo..)


Other FREE UnPn software you can try out if you don't like the ones I laid out:

http://www.gnu.org/software/gmediaserver/
http://ushare.geexbox.org/
http://mediatomb.cc/
http://www.cybergarage.org/net/cmgate/cc/index.html
http://tversity.com/.
http://www.twonkyvision.com/ (Has excellent HD streaming results overall, but very glitchy - keep checking back on their site for updates)

Other DLNA Media Center information (COMPATIBILITY LISTING for PS3)

Media Class Required Format Set Optional Format Set

Image JPEG PNG, GIF, TIFF

Audio LPCM AAC, AC-3, ATRAC 3plus, MP3, WMA9

AV MPEG2 MPEG-1, MPEG-4*, AVC, WMV9Source: http://www.ps3hax.net/index.php?topic=693.0 (Needs registration)
Credit: DEViANCE

P51-SN95
05-25-2007, 02:59
download windows media player from MS website.

then go to Librabry/media sharing.

Make sure the PS3 is tunred on,

Media Sharing will find it.

Apply, and it should work!

Did step one

did step two

Tried to do step three but under media sharing it does not find my PS3 :(

burgniel
05-25-2007, 03:10
Ok guys.. Reboot your PC's... once you install WMP11 you may have to reboot in order for settings to take place.
I am guessing, but it sounds like people that are just installing it now are getting the problems.

I am using the NEro Media home right now (came free with my DVD Burner and the WMP11 did not work for me) and I found something out by accident...

At first none of my music would show up at all... I left it on while I had some friends over, and when they left I looked at my PS3 and the music was there. It takes a loooong time for the Nero to read everything in the directory before it shares it... so maybe just leave it on tonight and check it in the morning.

kwalsh24
05-25-2007, 03:22
Hey all, I aswell am having issues with VIDEO play back only.... I am using MP11 and its working for audio playback... no issues there... but when I try to play any video's I get a "A Connecetion to the media server could not be established. Check the settings for the server and network" error.... I have even done the nero Mediahome setup and i get the same error in it aswell

My PS3 is WIRED to a netgear router...
laptop running Vista home premium

Any idea whats blocking the video?

fmijohn
05-25-2007, 03:45
Mines Did Not Find My Ps3 It Just Said Unnown So I Just Checked It And Named It My Ps3 Name And It Found All My Files

Redrider
05-25-2007, 04:08
Some general hints for XP users:

If you have a 3rd party firewall go ahead and add the PS3's IP address to the "allow" category. I use Norton IS and I added my PS3's IP address just in case.

Make sure folder and file sharing is enabled.

You may try to set up a home network where you explicitly tell XP to allow other computers to connect to the one with all of your medial files on that. I have done this in the past and it has cleared up issues (not sure how but it has).

Thanks as this is probably the part I was missing last night (+rep). Man is this a fantastic new feature or what! 8)

Lord_Alda
05-25-2007, 04:11
Holy SH*t the PS3 is a DLNA server as well...please activate it through the network settings menu.... argh.... I hate misconceptions... But I love this guide REP+++.... 1.80FW is simply put mind blowing....

UPSMAN73
05-25-2007, 04:42
cool im getting media home right now...

Mega2006
05-25-2007, 05:04
Hey all, I aswell am having issues with VIDEO play back only.... I am using MP11 and its working for audio playback... no issues there... but when I try to play any video's I get a "A Connecetion to the media server could not be established. Check the settings for the server and network" error.... I have even done the nero Mediahome setup and i get the same error in it aswell

My PS3 is WIRED to a netgear router...
laptop running Vista home premium

Any idea whats blocking the video?


I'm getting the same using media player sharing with vista 64 help?

Sunfrog
05-25-2007, 05:34
I can already do all that, how do I turn it into a TiVo? lol

ex nihilo7
05-25-2007, 06:27
What do you guys use to connect your ps3 to pc an ethernet cable?
Break it down for me guys cause I used it and nothing is being detected!?

Not sure if you need this info anymore but I'm using an ethernet cable and everything works fine except for some of my videos are in the wrong format. Make sure you have the server running on your computer and the ps3 should detect it pretty fast.

sonickev
05-25-2007, 08:26
Did step one

did step two

Tried to do step three but under media sharing it does not find my PS3 :(
Do you have UPnP enabled in the network settings of your PS3?

Silent Shark
05-25-2007, 10:32
I'm on Vista and want to use Nero MediaHome because of the transcoding ability.

I've re-installed and re-installed Nero, but I can't seem to get Scout to go in, and MediaHome requires Scout to work. Does Scout not go install in Vista?

EDIT: I've fixed it. For anyone else having the problem, you should use the Nero General Clean Tool available off the website, and uninstall Nero using that before reinstalling with the latest version.

P51-SN95
05-25-2007, 13:56
Do you have UPnP enabled in the network settings of your PS3?


Yep, sure do.

I got it working last night for a bit. I had to disable my Windows Firewall, My McAfee firewall and my linksys router firewall in order for it to work.

Then I turned them all back on and it quit working. I'm going to have to figure out which one of the three is giving me the problem.

bjaelkesex
05-25-2007, 15:10
I don't have the Device tab in my Nero Mediahome menu. Running version 1.4.0.7.
http://share.xboxlife.dk/file/zwywzwuwogqymde0zwfiyzvjntcwzjq4mgi3mdrmmgm.jpg

Ragnorok64
05-25-2007, 16:54
Finally got this working. Updated to Media Player 11 but every time I would tell it to share, it would do nothing. Had to get Nero Mediahome. It indexed over night and it's now working more or less fine. Does make me wish I'd checked up all the ID3 tags om my mp3 (there's too many to go through and do it now).

Now we just need customizable soundtracks in game.

Ragnorok64
05-25-2007, 16:57
Here's a question if I change or delete stuff will the chnages take effect immediately or would I have to wait for Nero Scout to reindex them?

kwalsh24
05-25-2007, 17:29
Doh i got it to work...... Rechecked my settings in Mediahome and they were wrong I had the video transfer settings messed up..... The only thing I have seen is the video and audio dont keep in sync... geuss that be my issues with my laptop and the wifi my laptop is o

Stevekeys
05-25-2007, 17:30
Has anyone successfully got an NAS drive to stream files with the 1.8 PS3 in Windows XP? I have a Maxtor shared storage connected(about 1 1/2 years old) to my Linksys router and I'm using WMP 11 with XP. I can "add to Library" a directory on my NAS in WMP 11, but what I don't have is an option to 'share this folder on the network' for the directories on the NAS(ie right clicking on an NAS directory, I don't see this option on the folder like I do on my PC folders). What's strange is with the Maxtor NAS software, there's an option to "Enable Media Server' and when I do this, I can see the drive appear on the PS3 screen under Photo, Music, Video, etc. This is UPnP based, so I'm not sure if that's enough to see files on my PS3 from it....DLNA is the key here as I understand. The fact the icon appears on my PS3 screen for this NAS drive seems to be a good sign, so not sure what part I'm missing. When I select the NAS drive on the PS3 under Photo, Music, Video, etc, there are no files in the folders.

I do have a firewall open for this to work. Just to be sure, I disabled it temp and still couldn't see files in the NAS. UPnP is also enabled on my router. BTW, I was able to set up sharing folders from my PC via WMP11 just fine....added the folder to the WMP library, enabled sharing, and worked just fine.

Any ideas would be great to get an NAS streaming to a PS3 (if it's even possible)! Thanks.

DayWalker
05-25-2007, 17:32
so... does this mean...

that i can transfer pics and music etc to my ps3 through this new feature...
or
does it mean that I can VIEW pics and music etc on my PS3 from my laptop...

Ragnorok64
05-25-2007, 18:02
Here's another oddity. I can stream Music and Pictures pretty much fine. But when I try and view all videos, I get a C++ runtime error in Windows (1'm using Nero Mediahome) and then I get the connection refused error from the media server and have to restart.

Does it have anything to do with the fact that some of the videos are avi? They are supposed to be getting converted on the fly (I've got the settings right) but I just seem to be getting a crash for my efforts.

monkeybags
05-25-2007, 18:27
How exactly do you enable UPnP setting?
I have Mediahome up and running great but can't get WMP 11 to work. I went to network/network settings/internet con. settings. I went through everything and it said UPnP "enabled" but when I test the connection is says it's "not available" Is this right?
by-the-way, the PS3 is really starting to kick ass.

h-townballa
05-25-2007, 18:59
can someone tell me how to turn on upnp and i am having the same problem about not being able to see the ps3

eclipticrider
05-25-2007, 21:56
ok, with WMP11 after I check the box for share my media, and click ok, it thinks for a bit then does nothing... If I click ok again... same thing it just doesn't do any thing...

thanks in advance for any help with this, I'll also try nero later

Ragnorok64
05-25-2007, 22:44
ok, with WMP11 after I check the box for share my media, and click ok, it thinks for a bit then does nothing... If I click ok again... same thing it just doesn't do any thing...

thanks in advance for any help with this, I'll also try nero later
mine does the exact same thing

fabianvs
05-25-2007, 23:44
Works great for me. took a little while to get everything setup and perfected.
GREAT UPDATE!

keisukeMamoru86
05-26-2007, 00:20
Great writeup, thanks to you and the original guys at NeoGAF who posted it!!

wasas9
05-26-2007, 06:39
I don't have the Device tab in my Nero Mediahome menu. Running version 1.4.0.7.
http://share.xboxlife.dk/file/zwywzwuwogqymde0zwfiyzvjntcwzjq4mgi3mdrmmgm.jpg

X2. wtf? I got version 1.3.0.3 and it will play a short video, but nothing long.

*edit* got Ultra 7 on my home Vista system...PS3 sees if perfect. Just need to index the files

arjun2005
05-26-2007, 06:51
hey guys ,
this only works for those who have xp ,wmp 11 and didnt connect to ps3.
after u follow all the steps by going to
liabray>media sharing.....e.t.c.u dont find the ps3 in wmp 11.


then follow this instruction.if u using wifi internet connection.
double click your wifi setting.
click general>properties
>click advanced
click setting
unclick (dont allow exception)

click exception
click window media player
now goto wmp 11 and goto liabrary,click media sharing
u will see unknown devicewhich is your ps3.
now goto ps3 and srch the pc.


psn id:
punguy
just bought 360 ,but i see ps3 way much better

Kyo.
05-26-2007, 09:33
ok, i have windows media server running and nero media home running.
i can play music just fine though the windows media server (havnt botherd to try with nero)

ok i goto nero server under videos on my ps3 i find all my videos im sharing on my pc it all comes under unsupported data, i hit X and it flashed black then goes back to the XMB, it loads an icon and the name of the file eg. Familt Guy Season 3 Ep 01.avi i try to play it i allways get this error message.

a connection to media server cannot be established check the settings for the media server.

what ami doing wrong, i have Upnp enabled on both my router and ps3, im running vista
i only have windows firewall and iv tryed to turn it off but still no luck....

please help.

fuzzy075
05-26-2007, 12:35
you don't have to download a cracked version. You can find a fully working serial just by searching on some serial/crack sites.(will not tell where)

piracy is bad. I know ps3forums doesn't support piracy so please don't encourage people.

FREE software that streams content to your PS3 will be TVersity and you can grab it from TVersity.com. Download it and Select MPEG1/2 profile. Oh yeah it transcodes on the fly and it supports PSP and other devices.

prisoner_of_war
05-26-2007, 12:52
I will donate 3/4 of my points to the first one who can post a pic showing me where to click on windows MC11. I know I sound like an ass but I'm desperate!!!!!!!! :shock: please help.And theres not that arrow under my library.

Stoney2k7
05-26-2007, 13:13
hi , guys ive set everything up, my ps3 connects to pc but when browsing folders thru my ps3 none of my music(mp3) and videos(mp4) are appearing. do i have to put them in a certain folder or what? ive tried adding a new playlist etc but still no sign of them. what am i doing wrong?

Andy_ps3
05-26-2007, 13:42
Windows Media Player 11 works fine for me i can connect to it from my Ps3 but i cant see any of the files? all i get is "There are no titles"

Can anyone help me here please, Thank you in advance.:)

EDIT: I've fixed it now, still doesnt see my pictures but music is working fine

eclipticrider
05-26-2007, 14:03
hi , guys ive set everything up, my ps3 connects to pc but when browsing folders thru my ps3 none of my music(mp3) and videos(mp4) are appearing. do i have to put them in a certain folder or what? ive tried adding a new playlist etc but still no sign of them. what am i doing wrong?

it's the little arrow that appears when you put your mouse over the Library tab

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/eclipticrider/screenshot.jpg

The--Beast
05-26-2007, 17:20
I have a problem , I install WMP 11 and everything works fine pc see's ps3 and ps3 see's pc .
However if I restart the pc the pc can see the ps3 but the ps3 can no longer find any media servers , I have to reinstall WMP 11 to get the ps3 the find the server again .
Any thoughts ?

Thanks

ShammyNoor
05-26-2007, 17:26
can anyone help ?

I have set up my PS3 to play music/video over the network using media player 11.

Everything was pretty straightforward in the setup and it generally works fine.

However, a great deal of my music collection is purchased as a download from iTunes or Napster. These files come up as "unsupported data" when using Windows Media player as the media server.

When using Nero as the server software the names of the track appear but it says "unsupported data" once i attempt to play them.

The tracks are purchased at (approx) 79p per track and are in WMA format. Music that has been transferred to the computer from a CD works fine (these also seem to be WMA format ?).

I also have a Napster subscription which allows unlimited downloads from their library. These downloads are licensed files which expire if i stop the subscription. Neither these files nor the "paid for" tracks seem to work on the PS3.

Is it possible to play these tracks on the PS3 ? Is there something I need to do to make them work or is it just not possible?

thanks for any help...

ps. whilst i am trying to work on this problem i am getting my ass whipped on a daily basis on R:FOM on line :cry: :cry:

UPSMAN73
05-26-2007, 17:38
got mediahome and its working fine.. now will it also be able to play movies ..

Papethova
05-26-2007, 21:46
Just wondering what the need is for nero. Does it do something beyond what you get with XP and WMP11?

the_king
05-26-2007, 22:09
I have nero 7 and in media home i dont have the device as aoption why is that please help me. Im running under xp

madgunplay@hotmail.com
05-26-2007, 22:27
Ok Here is my problem. My UPnP on my PS3 is enabled but shows as Not Available even though I have enabled UPnP on both my router AND my computer. I am running XP Media Centre 2005. I am usign this NetGear wireless/wired router. My computer is wired and my PS3 is wireless. To all the people that are able to use the Media Sharing feature, is your UPnP ENABLED and AVAILABLE under Network Settings > Settings and Connection Status List???

I am try to get my computer to recognize the PS3 but neither WMP11 nor Nero MediaHome seem to recognize it. I have put the firewalls down on my computer for both of those media sharing programs. Id much rather use Nero MediaHome since a lot of my video files are .wmvs. Do I have to mess around with any port forwarding for these programs and my PS3? I tried adding my PS3 to my routers firewall exceptions (kinda like azureus) by using the PS3s IP address. Does the PS3 even have a static IP? This stuff is ridiculous. Ive been trying since the update came out lol. Some people get it to work in a matter of minutes without any problems.

Any help would be great.

Undead_Elvis
05-26-2007, 23:43
So...I got Nero Home running and playing everything.I had to set a static ip address for the ps3 and set it at type 2 nat.
I've got a linksys wrt54gs router and connecting to the ps3 wirelessly (I've got a 10mbs cable internet connection) but the transfer is still jerky and juddery. My ps store access is quite slow but I can live with that.
The media streaming though is a bit sticky and degrades over time.
I've got upnp enabled on the ps3 and the router but the connection settings come up with upnp not available.
Is there any site anyone can recommend to optimise my ps3 internet connection? Is there possibly something basic I'm missing to give such crap speeds?

Redrider
05-27-2007, 02:03
Ok Here is my problem. My UPnP on my PS3 is enabled but shows as Not Available even though I have enabled UPnP on both my router AND my computer. I am running XP Media Centre 2005. I am usign this NetGear wireless/wired router. My computer is wired and my PS3 is wireless. To all the people that are able to use the Media Sharing feature, is your UPnP ENABLED and AVAILABLE under Network Settings > Settings and Connection Status List???

I am try to get my computer to recognize the PS3 but neither WMP11 nor Nero MediaHome seem to recognize it. I have put the firewalls down on my computer for both of those media sharing programs. Id much rather use Nero MediaHome since a lot of my video files are .wmvs. Do I have to mess around with any port forwarding for these programs and my PS3? I tried adding my PS3 to my routers firewall exceptions (kinda like azureus) by using the PS3s IP address. Does the PS3 even have a static IP? This stuff is ridiculous. Ive been trying since the update came out lol. Some people get it to work in a matter of minutes without any problems.

Any help would be great.

Iím having the same problem; however I was able to get UPnP available on my PS3 by:

1. Media Server Connection enabled in the network settings menu of the XMB.
2. Going into my router admin setup functions and Enabling UPnP and allowing users to make configuration changes.
3. Cycling my PS3 off and on using the power switch on the back.
4. Going into network settings in the settings menu on the XMB and disabling UPnP and the enabling it again. Once I enabled it again and tested the connection it finally said UPnP was available!

However my PC still can not see my PS3 as any kind of device! Here is a list of things I have tried (Btw running WIN XP Pro):

1. Followed the instructions for WMP 11 and no devices are showing in the Media Sharing screen. Checked the all new devices box on the setting screen and this did not work!
2. Turned on file / printer sharing on my PC LAN network adaptor.
3. Set UPnP to automatic in the Win XP Control panel admin settings.
4. Configured Nero as per the posts earlier in this tread with no luck (my version of Nero does not have a device config menu like the pics in the OP post (wtf?).
5. Turn off the Windows firewall and added the IP address for PS3 as a trusted device (using Nortonís).
6. Changed the settings in the Norton Security config menu to allow both WMP 11 and Nero internet access.
7. Deleted WMP 11 and installed the latest version of available in the Win catalog (still nothing happening!).
8. Updated the firmware for my router.
9. Checked my LAN devices in the router config utility, sees both the PC and the PS3 with the same IP addresses as seen from both devices.
10. Added additional network services for the PC LAN adaptor (big mistake! Had to do a rollback to get my PC config straightened out!). :roll:

Here is what Iím working with:

1. Linksys 4 port router model # BEFSR41 modem.
2. Cable Internet service (Comcast).
3. Nortonís Internet Security w/ System Works (both the latest editions).
4. An Intel Pro /100 VE network adaptor.
5. PC with 1GB memory (Rambus 1080), 2.8 Pentium Intel processor, 120GB hardrive, BFG 7800 GS, DVD drive, and CD drive.

PC diagnostics shows no errors, both the PC and the PS3 have had no issues connecting to the internet. PC gets regular maintenance (HDD defrag, virus scans, etc) and has no issues. PS3 has been a rock since I got it. Anyone have any ideas on what the next step is or what Iím not doing? Some are reporting that they got this to work within a couple of minutes and I have been working on this since the update (wtf??).:suspect:

BingBing
05-27-2007, 03:12
guys some people are still making threads about this i think its cause the name is to technical and people think its something else try changing the name to something simple like how to stream videos to you ps3 with new update or something.

UPSMAN73
05-27-2007, 04:33
will my puters internet is wireless and so is my ps3 so they find each other. but my wired puter will not find the ps3. use a linkysis 54trgv4(i think) how can i make my wired puter find the ps3..

GameSpawn
05-27-2007, 05:04
I got MediaHome running and damn this is freakin' sweet! I had trouble getting MediaHome started at first as it would keep crashing. Apparently it can't handle 60-80GB of stuff spread over 15 or so folders or something in one of my folders is causing MediaHome to bail. I'm going to slowly add folders until I find the culprit, but so far it works like a dream. I'm liking this better than XBMC on my modded Xbox (not a 360, the original) with it's stream server. Part of what makes it better is that I think the PS3 is upscaling the video content.

Wormiez
05-27-2007, 11:06
Hey guys. Great thread.

I am having alot of diffculties in setting up a Nero Server. I can't seem to get my PS3 to detect it. I believe it may be a problem with how my Computer is setup.

I am currently using the following:
PS3 in Wireless Mode - Nat Type 2 etc...
Windows XP
Nero 7 Ultra Edition
LinkSys WRT54G Wireless router - UPnP Enabled
Ethernet Card with a direct cable to my Router
Zone Alarm Firewall

The PS3 connects well to the internet and detects the wireless router. I have had not an issue with it. I tried connecting my PS3 directly to the router via cable but somehow the PS3 crashes when I want to try a direct cable hence it is stuck in wireless mode.

I have followed all the tutorials posted only recently but I still can't detect my PC on the PS3. Do I require a wireless card on my PC? I always thought by having the connection to the router via ethernet card, cable to router would use the router as an access point for the PS3 to connect into.
Or is this an XP network issue?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Mit321
05-27-2007, 11:13
Hi, I'm running Nero Media Home 7 and I can connect fine to it from my PS3 and watch .AVI's on it because it transcodes on the fly, but that might be the problem after about 10 minutes of the .AVI playing the dubbing gets really bad about 2 seconds behind the video and becomes unwatchable! Anyone got a fix??


Also, what is NAT Type because on my PS3 it says NAT Type: Failed but it seems to connect fine to my computer anyway i'm using a Wireless setup with a Netgear DG834GT, i think thats the one.

Nekromantik
05-27-2007, 17:23
I got a problem with Media Home, WMP11 can see my PS3 but Media Home has no devices listed under the devices tab.

Can someone help?

Janv1er
05-27-2007, 17:36
The ps3 wouldn't show up in WMP11, I checked my uPnP status and it said "not available", I'm connected wireless to an Apple router connected to a Wanadoo Livebox, cos it won't connect to the Livebox, I don't know why. so I created the biggest mess in my house trying to connect it by cable to the Livebox, thus making all the other connections impossible. uPnP is available, but now my windows computer won't connect by cable !!!! Arrgh
Why won't it just...WORK !! Like a Mac.
I give up, same crap with Linux on Ps3, I hate technology now !!!

mgillespie
05-27-2007, 20:01
I have some Sony DLNA server software, but it's an older version.

Vaio Media Integrated Server Version 4.1.05

Works OK for music, and is supposed to transcode movies to MPEG2 on the fly... However I can't get it to work.

There is a newer version, V5.0, but my Vaio laptop did not come with it, so I can't use it. Anyone got a new Vaio, with the latest version? I am wondering if it works well with the PS3...

I also suspect Sony will release a version for use with PS3 (hopefully free, but maybe pay). Seems an obvious oppertunity, as they already have this package..

If anyone has a Vaio, I can tell you how to extract the server installation from the backup media (PM me)

Redrider
05-27-2007, 20:09
Anyone have any new info that could help those of us that canít get this to work? Iím pretty sure that itís not the PS3, but more than likely a Windows / PC thing. This would be a great feature to have but until there is more info on possible PC conflicts Iím done trying to make this work!

UPSMAN73
05-28-2007, 14:48
my ps3 is wireless and i also have 1 puter that is also wireless and they find each other fine.. my other puter is wired and the ps3 will not find it @ all.. so maybe that is some your your all's problems.. im using linkysis router. using nero mediahome and it works great...

UPSMAN73
05-28-2007, 15:42
one problem i have is i cannot play videos cause the ps3 does not support the type they are in my question is can i get tversity and use it for my videos without conflicting with my nero mediahome for my music....

Mika Mo 25
05-28-2007, 16:07
I'm sorry but someone said the media sharing can be accessed on XP with Windows Media Player 11 but I have trouble finding it. Any help? Thanks

UPSMAN73
05-28-2007, 16:56
I'm sorry but someone said the media sharing can be accessed on XP with Windows Media Player 11 but I have trouble finding it. Any help? Thanks

yes click on library and click options and then click to share files...

kasper
05-28-2007, 23:09
i'm using nero home media and like some ppl said earlier, if you have lots of stuff, it takes FOREVER to "import" it or whatever to your ps3. now, the question i have is that after leaving my ps3 open all night, i manage to have all my music show on my ps3 and i thought i wouldn't have to do that again. but the thing is i closed the ps3 before going to work and now that i've come back, nothing is showing anymore and i have to "re-import" it again. i would have thought that the ps3 would have saved your "playlist" or something like that so that you wouldn't have to do that again. anyone else is having the same problem or is there anything that i'm doing wrong?

also, not that it's a big problem, but my album covers and other random pictures show up when i check my pictures on the ps3, does anyone knows if there's a way to configure either nero or the ps3 so that only pictures from my pictures folders would show up in the pictures xmb.

ink124
05-28-2007, 23:52
i'm using nero home media and like some ppl said earlier, if you have lots of stuff, it takes FOREVER to "import" it or whatever to your ps3. now, the question i have is that after leaving my ps3 open all night, i manage to have all my music show on my ps3 and i thought i wouldn't have to do that again. but the thing is i closed the ps3 before going to work and now that i've come back, nothing is showing anymore and i have to "re-import" it again. i would have thought that the ps3 would have saved your "playlist" or something like that so that you wouldn't have to do that again. anyone else is having the same problem or is there anything that i'm doing wrong?

As far as I know, it is not a matter of the PS3, but of your server. Your media server must have all the media that you "want" to be accessible, indexed. So leaving your PS3 "on" all night, should make no difference. This is how I understand it anyway. As soon as I forced the indexing using Nero Scout, I was able to access all my media with my PS3.


also, not that it's a big problem, but my album covers and other random pictures show up when i check my pictures on the ps3, does anyone knows if there's a way to configure either nero or the ps3 so that only pictures from my pictures folders would show up in the pictures xmb.

Again, this has to do with what Nero is set up to index, which can be configured in the Scout or Home Media options.

dundeebat
05-29-2007, 12:13
i got this working last night,
excellent,
i can view my pictures and play my music,
however i cant get my videos to work,
it says data unsupported ....................

any ideas guys ?
why wont my videos play ?
please advise

Besieged
05-29-2007, 12:56
heres my experience with nero 7
firstly there are multiple versions of nero 7. one version does not have a device tab, the latest version does,and can be downloaded from the nero site, this is afree download, with a default trial key. you can simply enter your existing key, to make it a fully registered app.

one thing you may have to do is remove nero from the registry manually before installing the new version

the mediaserver when run for the first time should prompt the windows firewall popup. choose unblock.

you must run nero scout on the directories that you want to share otherwise your ps3 wont see anything

if your ps3 sees the files but shows as unsupported then try changing the transcode type, choosing mpeg1 low bit rate works well for wireless streaming

my ps3 has a static ip, with mediaserver option switched on, network settings with upnp switched on,

dundeebat
05-29-2007, 13:08
i got this working last night,
excellent,
i can view my pictures and play my music,
however i cant get my videos to work,
it says data unsupported ....................

any ideas guys ?
why wont my videos play ?
please advise


ps: i am using windows media player 11
running on windows xp

Hac-Hunter
05-29-2007, 18:16
heres my experience with nero 7
firstly there are multiple versions of nero 7. one version does not have a device tab, the latest version does,and can be downloaded from the nero site, this is afree download, with a default trial key. you can simply enter your existing key, to make it a fully registered app.

one thing you may have to do is remove nero from the registry manually before installing the new version

the mediaserver when run for the first time should prompt the windows firewall popup. choose unblock.

you must run nero scout on the directories that you want to share otherwise your ps3 wont see anything

if your ps3 sees the files but shows as unsupported then try changing the transcode type, choosing mpeg1 low bit rate works well for wireless streaming

my ps3 has a static ip, with mediaserver option switched on, network settings with upnp switched on,


I've been having issues with Nero indexing my media files. It won't see anything, even when I go in with Nero Scout and select the proper directories to index. Need help, any ideas?

chrisw26308
05-29-2007, 19:26
try tversity.. I gave up nero too many crashes and it doesnt seem to work on avi's .. tversity works perfectly streaming avis with no lag on a wireless g connection

MoneyMakinJoe
05-29-2007, 20:00
For everyone having trouble with nero about a connection error, try deleting your ps3 from wmp sharing and try again

CBJammin103
05-30-2007, 02:31
I've got streaming working great for music, but I have one problem. To note, I'm using WMP11 with Windows Vista Ultimate. Yes, everything's 100% legit.

Everything's out of order! All the album artists are there, but once I get to the song level, none of the tracks are in any discernible or changeable order.

Is there a way to sort the way songs appear? On the PC or PS3 side?

jackal09
05-30-2007, 04:29
I used MediaHome, and followed all of the above instructions, however my PS3 is not showing the icon on the XMB. When I go to devices on mediahome, it shows uPnP, but it says OFFLINE under the ip adress. This is most likely the problem, how do I fix this? Also, under network settings on my PS3, is says UPnP - Not Available...why is this?

[SIKALB]
05-30-2007, 05:29
well heres my problem, i have nero mediahome with nero scout.. but when it comes to TOOLS & INDEXING, I DONT BLOODY WELL HAVE IT!! WHATS THE DEAL HERE?! :confused: :confused: :confused:

Element77
05-30-2007, 13:24
Hey guys, got a quick question. I was able to get streaming to work, with both MediaHome, and WMP11. WMP seems to work faster, but MediaHome does the on the fly transcoding. But my question is basically a cosmetic one. At first, and I don't remember which one, but at first the PS3 was displaying album art as the song played, as opposed to the generic music note icon, now it's not. Which one was it that will display that? And has anyone else had this issue? Thank you for the replies!

dundeebat
05-30-2007, 17:08
can anyone help me ?
i cant get my movies to work on the streaming,
my music and pictures are working fine.

i am using windows media plaey 11 running on windows xp
please advise, really need help

kasper
05-30-2007, 18:00
Hey guys, got a quick question. I was able to get streaming to work, with both MediaHome, and WMP11. WMP seems to work faster, but MediaHome does the on the fly transcoding. But my question is basically a cosmetic one. At first, and I don't remember which one, but at first the PS3 was displaying album art as the song played, as opposed to the generic music note icon, now it's not. Which one was it that will display that? And has anyone else had this issue? Thank you for the replies!

when it's working, nero does display most of my album covers.

ink124
05-30-2007, 18:57
With Nero Media Home, I've noticed that when I transcode on-the-fly and stream an AVI video to my PS3, I can not rewind, fast forward, or pause the stream. I'm assuming this is the case for other media server software, but I'm just not sure. Anyone know if this is the case for all other media servers? If so, then I'm better off encoding the AVIs to a format that the PS3 will recognize. :suspect:

UPSMAN73
05-30-2007, 20:22
ink124 how are u transcoding the video. my nero will only do my music it says my videos are not found...

ink124
05-30-2007, 21:38
ink124 how are u transcoding the video. my nero will only do my music it says my videos are not found...

I have Nero Media Home setup to handle and detect videos "automatically". Nothing special there. You've probably gone and made sure that Nero has indexed your videos, right?

UPSMAN73
05-30-2007, 22:51
I have Nero Media Home setup to handle and detect videos "automatically". Nothing special there. You've probably gone and made sure that Nero has indexed your videos, right?

i believe i not quite sure. i actually took the avi file of a video and put it in my shared folder and it still wont play says not found..

Tolchr
05-30-2007, 23:30
I use ORB, and it works pretty good. You just need to mess around with the configuration and add the folders you want to share. www.orb.com (http://www.orb.com) is where you need to go. It's actually pretty easy.

Oh yeah, it's FREE and my PS3 recognizes it.

ink124
05-31-2007, 00:29
i believe i not quite sure. i actually took the avi file of a video and put it in my shared folder and it still wont play says not found..

That may actually be the problem. Nero needs to index it before you can access the media. If you have a newer version of Nero, you can force an index to occur using Scout. Otherwise, you'll just need to have Nero Media Home run for some time since it indexes in the background.

melacon
05-31-2007, 05:01
I have enabled media sharing on my vista pc and ps3. I am able to see the vista pc from my ps3, however, none of my music is visible on the ps3. All my music is stored on a network drive, not in the default windows vista folders. Is there a specific folder which the music must be stored, or is there another setting that must be enabled to see the music on the network? The music is visible and playable from the vista pc, just not the ps3. Thanks.

update 1.8 Rocks!

alextegg
05-31-2007, 11:13
I have the same issue, video is working fine, my pictures work spuriously, and music has only ever appeared once. I have huge collections of pictures and music on a second drive in my Vista PC delivered through WMP11.

I found this post http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3media&message.id=47801

and others alluding to this. If I point WMP11 at directories for music and pictures with a few files, all is fine. Use my main library - "no files found", even though they are there.

Anyone have a fix/workaround for this?

Alex

UPSMAN73
05-31-2007, 15:24
That may actually be the problem. Nero needs to index it before you can access the media. If you have a newer version of Nero, you can force an index to occur using Scout. Otherwise, you'll just need to have Nero Media Home run for some time since it indexes in the background.

ok thanks ill try that....

alextegg
05-31-2007, 15:30
Nero Scout refused to install on my Vista box when I tried using Nero.

I checked the box during the install labelled 'configure nero scout at first usage' but it still wasn't on the menu, or anywhere else to be seen.

Therefore I couldn't get it to index anything, and therefore nothing was found :(

So I removed it and went back to WMP11, which doesn't work as above.

If anyone knows how to get scout onto Vista, then I could try again to avoid my WMP11 lack of music due to volume issue.

Thanks

dundeebat
05-31-2007, 17:06
can anyone help me ?
i cant get my movies to work on the streaming,
my music and pictures are working fine.

i am using windows media plaey 11 running on windows xp
please advise, really need help

can anyone help me, please !!!!! :( :( :( :(

Jubae
05-31-2007, 18:43
Also post more info on using Nero to streaming content from the pc.

Sticks4Legs
05-31-2007, 18:54
Quick Question
I am having no difficulty playing music or video, took awhile to get it just right, but cruisin now.

Is there a way to make the video any larger. When I set the video to original its Tiny, and on 50" its a waste of screen. I can switch it to full screen but the quality takes a nose dive.

Thanks

Katfish711
05-31-2007, 19:17
Another cool benefit is that you can access your DLNA systems via Remote Play!!!

So now I am keeping whatever music and movies I want (that won't fit on my 8GB memory stick) over on one of my DLNA compliant PCs.

Streaming PSP formatted movies through my PS3 over the Internet and onto my PSP... Very, very sweet!!!

ink124
05-31-2007, 22:41
If anyone knows how to get scout onto Vista, then I could try again to avoid my WMP11 lack of music due to volume issue.


With Nero Media Home, you don't necessarily need Scout to index your media. If you just let it run, it should index (in the background) the files in the folders that you ask it to. This takes quite a bit of time especially if you have lots of media.


Quick Question
I am having no difficulty playing music or video, took awhile to get it just right, but cruisin now.

Is there a way to make the video any larger. When I set the video to original its Tiny, and on 50" its a waste of screen. I can switch it to full screen but the quality takes a nose dive.

Thanks

I have a feeling that what you're seeing is a result of the resolution of the source video. If the video you are trying to view is low resolution and you're blowing it up to fill a 50" screen, you will see a degradation of the quality.

FrankieG889D
06-01-2007, 05:31
Really confused....

Do you actually have to have a TV card in order to do this or no?

I have Nero btw.

kwalsh24
06-01-2007, 05:36
Has anyone yet figured out which is the best video codec to re-encode video files that either fail to play on the PS3 via MediaHome or have bad video/audio sync?

FrankieG889D
06-01-2007, 05:39
This is pissing me off now.. wth am i doing wrong.. I have 2 folders shared.. one music and one video, and its not showing up... all i am getting is "no tracks available" WTH why isnt this USER FRIENDLY!

FrankieG889D
06-01-2007, 06:13
Bumb.. need help fast.

5 word.. there it is!

FrankieG889D
06-01-2007, 13:44
Bump again, anyone care to help?

melacon
06-01-2007, 17:31
This is pissing me off now.. wth am i doing wrong.. I have 2 folders shared.. one music and one video, and its not showing up... all i am getting is "no tracks available" WTH why isnt this USER FRIENDLY!

Hey, do you have your music and video stored in another directory besides the windows default? I have the same problem, and I store all my music on an external USB drive. The PS3 recognizes the PC (I'm using Vista btw), but there is no music in any of the folders! I'm wondering if there is something we have to do to point the PS3 in the right direction of the music.

Maybe my assumptions of Media Sharing through WMP11 are wrong, but I thought that what ever was accessible to the sharing PC would be accessible to the recieving hardware (i.e. my PS3). Any help out there would be awesome, I know we aren't the only people with this problem.

FrankieG889D
06-01-2007, 17:38
Hey, do you have your music and video stored in another directory besides the windows default? I have the same problem, and I store all my music on an external USB drive. The PS3 recognizes the PC (I'm using Vista btw), but there is no music in any of the folders! I'm wondering if there is something we have to do to point the PS3 in the right direction of the music.

Maybe my assumptions of Media Sharing through WMP11 are wrong, but I thought that what ever was accessible to the sharing PC would be accessible to the recieving hardware (i.e. my PS3). Any help out there would be awesome, I know we aren't the only people with this problem.

Well, i know i have .avi files... mpeg files and all that.. its in a folder on my desktop. You would think all you have to do is go into videos in the ps3 and it would be there.. but nooooo they have to make it sooo hard.

melacon
06-01-2007, 17:43
Well, i know i have .avi files... mpeg files and all that.. its in a folder on my desktop. You would think all you have to do is go into videos in the ps3 and it would be there.. but nooooo they have to make it sooo hard.

So your music isn't in the Windows default folder? I think that's where our problem is. There has to be some way of making it show up to the PS3 without copying my 40GB of music to my hard drive. Grrrr.....:???:

FrankieG889D
06-01-2007, 17:46
So your music isn't in the Windows default folder? I think that's where our problem is. There has to be some way of making it show up to the PS3 without copying my 40GB of music to my hard drive. Grrrr.....:???:

Well i figured let me put it on the desktop to make it easier... so i guess they want you to do it the hard way.. im doing something with nero scout now.. I bet all my points that it still wont work.

melacon
06-01-2007, 17:53
Is nero scout a free program? Does it come with Nero Burning Rom? I have an OEM cd of Burning Rom that came with a dvd drive i bought. I've heard the scout thing may fix it up.

FrankieG889D
06-01-2007, 17:56
Is nero scout a free program? Does it come with Nero Burning Rom? I have an OEM cd of Burning Rom that came with a dvd drive i bought. I've heard the scout thing may fix it up.

I don't know if it's free... Well it could be free if ya know what I mean.. I actually downloaded Nero 7 Premium last night, hoping to get this to work, i guess not though.

melacon
06-01-2007, 18:58
I know what you mean. I'm not too into that kinda thing. I just meant is it something you could get off of download.com or something. I'll check it out when I get home from work. I've read so much about all this DLNA and Media Sharing and nowhere have I found the specifics of the required location of your music.

FrankieG889D
06-02-2007, 05:40
I know what you mean. I'm not too into that kinda thing. I just meant is it something you could get off of download.com or something. I'll check it out when I get home from work. I've read so much about all this DLNA and Media Sharing and nowhere have I found the specifics of the required location of your music.

I don't think so... won't help reguardless because it doesn't work, and i guess nobody else knows how to get it to work as we are the only ones with this problem.

AtticusTRD
06-02-2007, 06:33
how can i add all my itunes music through WMP11?

ink124
06-02-2007, 07:00
Is nero scout a free program? Does it come with Nero Burning Rom? I have an OEM cd of Burning Rom that came with a dvd drive i bought. I've heard the scout thing may fix it up.

Nero Scout is a part of the newer versions of Nero Burning Rom. And no, it isn't free. As far as I know, with Nero Media Home, Scout is NOT necessary.

Tolchr
06-02-2007, 18:16
So your music isn't in the Windows default folder? I think that's where our problem is. There has to be some way of making it show up to the PS3 without copying my 40GB of music to my hard drive. Grrrr.....:???:

Whatever folder your music is, you need to share it on your network, and if you have Vista, you need to make your network Private and not Public.

Tolchr
06-02-2007, 18:19
I have enabled media sharing on my vista pc and ps3. I am able to see the vista pc from my ps3, however, none of my music is visible on the ps3. All my music is stored on a network drive, not in the default windows vista folders. Is there a specific folder which the music must be stored, or is there another setting that must be enabled to see the music on the network? The music is visible and playable from the vista pc, just not the ps3. Thanks.

update 1.8 Rocks!

With Vista, make sure your network is set to Private and that you have WMP shared. Your PS3 will see it, but if it's not set up to share nothing will be accessible.

Tolchr
06-02-2007, 18:22
Ok, last post I swear... For Xp(haven't tried this on Vista yet), go to www.orb.com (http://www.orb.com)

It is free and works great. Just make sure your network is set up appropriately, and that in the preferences for Orb, the folders including all your stuff are in there to be shared. I hope this helps as I've seen a lot of people complaining about Nero. You actually payed for that??? I like free stuff that works.

FrankieG889D
06-02-2007, 21:13
Ok, last post I swear... For Xp(haven't tried this on Vista yet), go to www.orb.com (http://www.orb.com)

It is free and works great. Just make sure your network is set up appropriately, and that in the preferences for Orb, the folders including all your stuff are in there to be shared. I hope this helps as I've seen a lot of people complaining about Nero. You actually payed for that??? I like free stuff that works.

Nero is good, but i dont know how to work it. And I didnt pay for it.

EDIT: I have orb working, see the folder.. cant play the movie i desire though, says to check media settings?

Tolchr
06-02-2007, 22:31
Nero is good, but i dont know how to work it. And I didnt pay for it.

EDIT: I have orb working, see the folder.. cant play the movie i desire though, says to check media settings?

Yeah, I have gotten that message a few times. Sometimes it works to restart orb. Also, make sure you have those folders shared over the network. Hope that helps.

mcnaire2004
06-03-2007, 01:55
Do I need a USB cable to connect my cpu to my ps3?

AtticusTRD
06-03-2007, 03:52
So im guessing the ps3 and WM11 dont read MPEG4?

melacon
06-03-2007, 17:45
Whatever folder your music is, you need to share it on your network, and if you have Vista, you need to make your network Private and not Public.

Ok, so here's the set up. I have an XP desktop wired to the lan. Attached to it by USB is an external 320GB HDD. I have 2 other laptops wirelessly attached to the lan, and I use a program called Network Magic to establish the sharing connection. It works great, all the network machines can access the shared music on the external drive.

I checked my setup on the Vista laptop, and it says the network is private and WMP11 is set to share my "unknown device". The PS3 can see the connection, but when I go into the folders on the PS3, there is "no tracks found".

I tried sharing the music directly from the XP desktop, but when I started exploring the folders from the PS3, it gave me a "check your media settings" error.

Any help out there? Should I try to share the music directly from the Desktop with XP, where the drive is attached? I'm pretty computer savvy, but networking is my weak spot. That's why I use that Network Magic program. It works great and its super simple.

alextegg
06-05-2007, 13:13
See my post over here, I think network shares and large file counts break this.

I've proved it all works with small volumes locally, then the addition of more files and remote locations makes it turn into a load of pants:

http://www.ps3forums.com/showpost.php?p=1497618&postcount=18

ink124
06-05-2007, 19:02
See my post over here, I think network shares and large file counts break this.

I've proved it all works with small volumes locally, then the addition of more files and remote locations makes it turn into a load of pants:

http://www.ps3forums.com/showpost.php?p=1497618&postcount=18

Hmm, that's strange. Nero Media Home works for me with my gigabytes of media spread across a variety of folders and subfolders. Okay, sometimes I get the "Denied Access" message, which I think might be related to the wireless connection. But for 80% of the time, everything works fine. :-?

alextegg
06-06-2007, 08:52
You running XP or Vista? I have Vista ultimate, if that's the difference?

elsocplayer
06-07-2007, 00:40
If you guys have Nero, I think its your best option. I only read the basic steps on how to do this and everything worked great. I mostly have all of the media on my external hdd and the ps3 even reads it off of there....Nero 7 is the way to go. way easier then WMP 11 plus if you're like myself that you haven't updated to wmp11 because of the poor compatability to video files and music then its your best option.

ink124
06-07-2007, 00:41
You running XP or Vista? I have Vista ultimate, if that's the difference?

I am running Nero Media Home on Windows XP.

alextegg
06-07-2007, 08:10
Maybe that's it then. I know that running WMP11 or TVersity, or Nero Media Home or anything else isn't working for me on Vista with network shares and large volumes, though all work as a "proof of concept" with small numbers of files in the local default directories.

Perhaps I should just put a 500Gb drive in my PC and be done with it ! ;)

andyvaillant
06-09-2007, 18:23
Hey, using Nero, i can play all my music, view all my pics, play mpeg movies...... but not avi

Is this because the ps3 doesn't support avi, only mpeg?

Or do i have a setting out of place.

Andy

mastershake86
06-12-2007, 07:54
Does anyone have trouble with their PS3 picking up their PC. I use WMP 11 and the PS3 will sometimes pick up my pc and everything works great, but about half the time there is no connection between either and the PC doesn't get touched at all. I will be watching stuff via DLNA turn off the PS3 and then when I turn it back on it doesn't link up again and it is bugging me.

Kasuko
06-12-2007, 21:20
EDIT: I Have found the solution and I have posted at bottom of post (as double posting is bad) so If you have the same problems Try my solution.

I have been having trouble as many other people had, the one I saw slightly referenced where WMP11 would not detect the PS3 and they were all shot off believing they were doing something wrong. Well I have read this entire post and found no solution. So here is my pictorial diagnosis.

First I did everything mentioned

I got to HERE (http://zetagamedevelopment.com/images/images/ps3%20issues%20001.jpg)
then I clicked ok blanking it out as SUCH (http://zetagamedevelopment.com/images/images/ps3%20issues%20002.jpg)
where it then unblanks doing absolutely nothing shown HERE (http://zetagamedevelopment.com/images/images/ps3%20issues%20003.jpg)

I have a D-Link DI-624, which I have my computer hooked via a wired ethernet cable and my PS3 using wireless g.

HERE (http://zetagamedevelopment.com/images/images/ps3%20issues%20005.jpg) I have enabled all LAN to LAN traffic in my router for all ips for all protocols and for all port ranges, it may not be safe but it should work.

HERE (http://zetagamedevelopment.com/images/images/ps3%20issues%20006.jpg) is my PS3's network settings where you can clearly see UPnP is enabled

Media Server Enabled, Proof of v1.80 (http://zetagamedevelopment.com/images/images/ps3%20issues%20008.jpg)


No Media Servers Found. (http://zetagamedevelopment.com/images/images/ps3%20issues%20009.jpg) I tried this when I had the grey ok button clicked, didn't work.

UPnP started and automatic shown HERE (http://zetagamedevelopment.com/images/images/ps3%20issues%20010.jpg)

No Firewall (http://zetagamedevelopment.com/images/images/ps3%20issues%20011.jpg)

If I have forgotten to do anything feel free to flame me I don't care as long as you tell me what stupid mistake I made so I can fix it. I will NOT use Nero so do not post that as a solution.

Thanks to all who have read this, and thanks to all those who try to help

EDIT: Here is the Solution I found Worked With Pictures, Im using XP!

Short Form: Enable Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
If you cant do that on your own, dont fret, I'll tell you

Step 1: Getting the administrator tools to show up (if you can get to them skip to step 2)
Click the start bar, right click and select properties (http://zetagamedevelopment.com/images/images/ps3fix%20001.jpg).
This screen will appear click customize (http://zetagamedevelopment.com/images/images/ps3fix%20003.jpg)
Go to the advanced tab (http://zetagamedevelopment.com/images/images/ps3fix%20004.jpg)
Scroll all the way down(1), then check the "Show Administrator Tools in All Programs Menu (2) (http://zetagamedevelopment.com/images/images/ps3fix%20006.jpg)
Ok and Apply out. (You can do that without a picture)
Step 2: Using the Administrator Tools to Enable Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
Start(1)>All Programs(2)>Administrator Tools(3)>Services(4) (http://zetagamedevelopment.com/images/images/ps3fix%20007.jpg)
Scroll Down to the Ws and right click Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service(1), then click properties (2) (http://zetagamedevelopment.com/images/images/ps3fix%20009.jpg)
Make sure to set startup type to Automatic(1), Start the Service(2), and make sure its considered started (3) (http://zetagamedevelopment.com/images/images/ps3fix%20010.jpg)

Step 3: Follow The Guide HERE (http://www.ps3forums.com/showthread.php?t=74559), if it still doesn't work then I'm sorry it worked for me, keep trying you'll get it.

alextegg
06-12-2007, 22:15
That's a fix I saw on some other forums for XP, I believe, which presumably you are running, as not all XP installs run that service by default.

Unfortunately it doesn't apply to Vista :(

Anyone had an issue with Vista not working on remote drives with large volumes, and managed to fix it?!?!? :(

TheN1Armyguy
06-12-2007, 22:21
Most people have Windows XP. You should make a guide on that. I saw a guide on PlayStation Underground, but it didn't work when I tried it.

Silverti
06-13-2007, 00:38
I’ve been banging my head against the same WM11 problems that everyone else is posting about for the past week. I have been in IT for a good 20 years and I can tell you that my setup is flawless (router, PC's and Play Station). It just doesn’t work right.

I have received every single error people have posted here at different times after hacking it for hours.

Right now the system is in a state that it can see pictures perfectly fine but wont let me see MP3's.

It may be size related; I do have 50 gigs of family pictures and a good 100 gigs of MP's in thousands of folders. I have 400 gigs worth of home videos.

The most success I have had is doing nothing more then renaming my media player share on occasion and having the PS3 research that one after rebooting everything. This seems to refresh the Ps3 connection and allows me to see something new and yet not be able to see something old.

Sometimes I can see it all until I make a minor change and I lose something.

Its just buggy. I don’t think its Media player 11.

alextegg
06-13-2007, 09:03
@Silverti - I concur !

Glad someone else is hitting the same brick walls as me. I have only fifteen years in the IT industry but similarly I know what I am doing :D

If you have seen any of my other posts, I've done various testing and if I run a few MP3s, a few JPGs and a few MPGs in the default directories then video, music and pictures work reliably with WMP11. As soon as I try and involve network shares, or my full volumes of media, it all goes flakey and unreliable.

I get the network connection error many others have posted, I get "no files" errors, and other things.

I've tried at leasy TVersity, Nero Home and Orb and they all give the same effect, so it seems to be an issue between the PS3 and DLNA.

I am hoping it will be fixed in the next release.

However, if I find a workaround I'll post here, perhaps you can do the same.

Alex

Silverti
06-13-2007, 19:24
@Silverti - I concur !

Glad someone else is hitting the same brick walls as me. I have only fifteen years in the IT industry but similarly I know what I am doing :D

If you have seen any of my other posts, I've done various testing and if I run a few MP3s, a few JPGs and a few MPGs in the default directories then video, music and pictures work reliably with WMP11. As soon as I try and involve network shares, or my full volumes of media, it all goes flakey and unreliable.

I get the network connection error many others have posted, I get "no files" errors, and other things.

I've tried at leasy TVersity, Nero Home and Orb and they all give the same effect, so it seems to be an issue between the PS3 and DLNA.

I am hoping it will be fixed in the next release.

However, if I find a workaround I'll post here, perhaps you can do the same.

Alex



I had a good night last night! I fired everything up and I was able to see all my mp3's for the first time in days. I was enjoying it so much that I kicked my wife out of the room and listened to the music on my PS3 for hours. Hopefully the random variables come together tonight also :)

rbgrn
06-13-2007, 22:21
I wrote an article on how to set up media servers for your PS3 here (http://www.rbgrn.net/blog/2007/06/using_your_ps3_as_a_media_exte.html), but I haven't included the info on using Nero. I'm going to test it out this week. I have Mac options and other PC options do***ented as well. Please let me know what you think and feel free to append my test results to this guide.

chartwel
06-13-2007, 22:47
tversity is running good for me, except when i try to stream HD files. im pretty sure my computer is the problem there. once i upgrade to dual core, i will be set. cannot wait. i just hope tversity allows for more HD files to be able to be streamed soon, like .mkv, etc

alextegg
06-14-2007, 11:12
I had a good night last night! I fired everything up and I was able to see all my mp3's for the first time in days. I was enjoying it so much that I kicked my wife out of the room and listened to the music on my PS3 for hours. Hopefully the random variables come together tonight also :)

Hmm, wish that were the case for me. Fortunately I have a Squeezebox that I use for my music at present, so I'm coping on the music front, I'd just really like to be able to do pictures for when I want to show things to friends / family. I now have video working by just pointing WMP11 to the default video directory and dropping a few files in from my network share whilst I watch them.

I can't get it to work reliably at all for music or pictures, or large volumes of video, on any config or media server :( :(

Rudedog678
06-17-2007, 13:43
Hello. I have been having a problem getting the PS3 to show up on Media Player as well as alot of ppl in this forum. I pretty much did near everything that was stated in numerous posts and threads but I'm still stuck. The only thing I can come up with is that in my PS3 the UPNP is not available while the NAT is Type 2. Other than the 1.80/1.81 version update, is there anything that needs to be installed to the PS3? Such as Linux or another OS, since I've heard ppl posting that they installed other OSs other than the built in standard. Also, here is what I have tried doing so far:

Step by Step for Windows Media(XP)...nothing
Disabling Firewalls(Windows, McAfee, and the Linksys router)...nothing
Opening ports recommmened by Windows in the firewalls(same as above)...nothing
Luck based turning on/off PS3 and PC...nothing

There are probably other things but off hand I forget. Only thing I can say is that I did practically everything that was mentioned (if applicable) and I did read TONS of posts before writing this one. Any ideas? Thank you and hopefully this topic isn't so dead that my post won't get noticed.

AstroLander
06-17-2007, 15:48
For some reason I can't even get past the setup on WMP11. After I click on "allow media share" wmp freezes up and wont accept it. Any ideas?

voom99
06-17-2007, 16:03
I was able to get my PS3 to show up in Windows Media Player only after enabling Media Sharing then going into services.msc (Start-Run.. or if it isn't there, add a Run command - rightclick-properties-customize - as Vista doesn't have the Run command on the Start menu by default) and enabling 'Windows Media Playing Network Sharing Service' and setting it to automatic. Being a faithful follower of the Black Viper's tweaks (http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm) it pained me to re-enable these otherwise dormant services and immediately you could see the effect it had on the cpu usage, leaping up to 80%-100% (wmpnetwk.exe) so I set the priority to Low in the Task Manager otherwise it was just going to suck up more juice than it's worth and grind Vista to a halt.

For browsing pictures, this is brilliant. For accessing playlists, it's fantastic. The only thing it won't do - and someone has already mentioned this - is handle large mp3 collections. It refuses to see my mp3 collection as a whole (well over 100 gigs organised A-Z by artist) and times itself out or chokes with some 'cannot make connection' excuse.

But it can see my shared folders on the Network (PUBLIC folder) fine and that's great; I'm going to keep tinkering with this and see how well I can get this to work.

Rudedog678
06-18-2007, 23:05
That run code for services actually did help me a bit. Only because I can't find another way into it other than that. Administration tools on mine doesn't list services...no clue why and up till now I had no reason to use it. Well, I'm still stuck but among the mess I did inadvertently fix an issue with my web browsing.

Right now my concern is the UPnP showing up as "Not Available" on my PS3. Is this because Windows cannot see it or is it the cause of Windows not seeing it?

It's pretty obvious to me that my computer skills are not up to par since it seems that I have the basics of 5 years ago. Thank you for your time.

voom99
06-19-2007, 01:23
The Services icon in Administrative Tools should be here:
http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/4857/servicesqe4.th.jpg (http://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?image=servicesqe4.jpg)
and should be in the same area in XP too as well as Vista. That's one of the things that hasn't changed from XP.

I've found that I have to go in and disable it when I'm not running the PS3 though, because it tends to suck up a lot of cpu usage even when not in use. Perhaps I should set it to 'manual' instead. What do you think, networking gurus? :?

GRT
06-19-2007, 02:42
Probably a dumb question but...

If I want to convert videos to play on the PS3 (without transcoding, I just want to stream via WMP11) what's the best format to use? mp4 files don't seem to be picked up by WMP and I can't figure out how to add them to my library, so the PS3 doesn't play them. Ditto .mov files. And the PS3 can't play wmv files, even though it can see them...

Is there a good choice for 'universal format' the WMP can see and the PS3 can play?

EDIT: Nevermind. I installed TVersity and it rocks... thanks to those who mentioned it. I tried streaming a high-def wmv file via TVersity and it played smooth as could be at 720p, except for twice when it paused for maybe 1/2 a second.

Rudedog678
06-19-2007, 17:04
The Services icon in Administrative Tools should be here:
http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/4857/servicesqe4.th.jpg (http://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?image=servicesqe4.jpg)
and should be in the same area in XP too as well as Vista. That's one of the things that hasn't changed from XP.

I've found that I have to go in and disable it when I'm not running the PS3 though, because it tends to suck up a lot of cpu usage even when not in use. Perhaps I should set it to 'manual' instead. What do you think, networking gurus? :?


Well it's not that I'm saying that it shouldn't be there...but I was trying to say that it really isn't there under Admin Tools on my PC. Like I said though...I never had a reason to use it till now so it's not like it affected me. Pretty much a moot point since I can just use the Run function to get in.

Also, as far as your PC usage...I'm not sure how the connection works when one(being the PS3) or the other(being the PC) is actually turned off...but have you tried dissabling the media connection from your PS3 when you're done using it? Just a thought but I would think that by doing that the PC wouldn't be able to find it and may give you some of that usage back. Couldn't hurt to try...simpler to turn that function off anyway.

subz789
06-21-2007, 19:48
Ive tried WM11 - CRAP
Ive tried NERO - BETTER
...

Then i tried TVERSITY.... OMG this beats BOTH of the above hands down. Its SOOO VERY EASY, with the top 2, i had dubbing issues with the transcoding,qual was ****e n jerky...

tried TVERSITY for the 1st time, no need 4 indexing, just select the folders, configure the settings (which u can play with) and walla... the AVI's PLAYED PERFECT on the PS3... no glitching, no lagged audio, low qual, so then i changed the qual to higher >resolution etc and now i get perfect video.

AND i can pause/forward/rewind SIMILAR to BLUERAY... where on NERO u cudnt even do that...

This may work for some of you, the rest of you, it will also work but you need 2 sort out the router/firewall issue.

Ensure ur ps3 comms to the router thru connection test.
Disable your firewall (for now if you not confident) if u r make sure filesharing is in the ALLOW list, and also ensure that the ip add of the ps3 is allowed access.. it should be something like 192.168.1.2 or .3

everything shud b ok now... when u START THE SERVER, the TVERSITY sign should come under the SEARCH MEDIA SERVERS on the PS... it should be instant... shudnt be any need to search,

(when u add folders, the swirly loading thing indicates files are being added (indexxed) in background)

Try it - its free also... less stress

Roco
06-21-2007, 19:56
Can anyone test if AVIs with the H.264[hi-def?]codec stream fine from PC to ps3 using TVersity. Also HD videos stream fine to PS3 w/out lagging like WMVHD or HD AVI Rips????Thanx

GRT
06-21-2007, 23:01
hey subz789:

Did you do anything special to get TVersity streams to be able to rewind? That's my one problem...can't rewind.

Roco, streaming hd to the PS3 seems to depend a bit on the PC. If I leave a lot of junk running on the PC, the stream might pause now and then. If I shut everything but TVersity down, HD streams fine.

So really it isn't the streaming that's glitching a little, it's the PC not being able to keep up with the transcoding.

alecf
06-23-2007, 12:21
Anyone know if it is possible to steam atrac3 audio files directly from Sony's own sonicstage software directly to the ps3 via DLNA or am i best giving up on atrac3 and or sonicstage and just use windows media play 11 and mp3 instead?
thanks

subz789
06-24-2007, 20:29
didnt do anything special to make rewind to work...
FORWARD: 1.5
REWIND: 1.5/10/30

there the speeds i can do, cant forward more than 1.5 speed so thats a bit crap but 2 be expected

BUT... I CANT PLAY .MKV files (HD files)... it just comes up as unknown format... but AVI's/MPGs work fine...

there is summat to do with the PC with regards to quality, a faster pc will obv help... but what i did was put everything to LOW on tversity, then try it... if it works, start increasing one setting at a time 2 c its still working...

any1 know how i can play mkv files?

arcticreaver
06-27-2007, 00:32
okay i have a question, if i have a sony vaio that has the media center program, can i hook my PC to PS3 with that?

GRT
06-27-2007, 15:48
Yeah, that shouldn't be a problem. In fact as of Windows Media Player 11 I don't think you need anything else. Not that I'm an expert...

alecf
06-28-2007, 12:12
But what format do people recommend to stream to PS3? mp3, wma or other

mikelip
07-19-2007, 02:34
Need Help!!!

I have my mediahome hooked up and its reading my music files on my PS3. However when i try and search for the music thru all albums or all artists it wont allow me to play the music, even though it lets me play it when i go thru all music. even the file of the music changes to pcm when i go thru all music or all artists.

also i tried to use WM11, it shows up on my ps3 but there is no music showing. do i have to have my music in a special folder to get the ps3 to read it.

pls help!

flamesnm
07-22-2007, 10:22
Hi all.

I've seen this mentioned a few times on here, but I haven't seen a solution posted.

My PS3 sees the shared media folders on my PC, but when I browse to the folders on the PS3, it says 'There are no titles'.

All the music is mp3 format, so it's not a format issue.

Has anyone had this problem and resolved it ?

flamesnm
07-22-2007, 10:54
Forget it. I'm an idiot.

On the PS3, I found the media server, but I was searching under Video. Quite rightly, the PS3 was telling me there was no video under the music folders :oops:

babydog
09-02-2007, 18:25
one more interesting application for PC-less streaming. NAS sounds like a good option as well.

http://www.qnap.com/images/products/Application/TS109AP08.htm

Wortex
09-13-2007, 18:19
I'm trying to get Nero MediaHome to work. On my PS3 I get some folders and stuff to show up, they just don't contain anything. Tried sharing folders with Nero Scout as well, but the exact same thing happens there. I get folders, but folders only

unchipu
09-18-2007, 03:40
I'm having trouble with my computer recognizing my ps3. It doesn't show up as a UPnP device at all. I am getting really frustrated with this, because it seems everyone else is able to get their media servers to work. Right now I can access files on the computer using the ftp like feature of TVersity, but it doesn't work as a media server. I really have no idea why it's not working. I've also tried using Nero MediaHome and WMP11, but neither was detected by the PS3. UPnP has been enabled on my router, and that is detected by my PS3 (UPnP Available in the internet connection test).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I'm using WinXP with SP2 (doesn't work even with the Windows Firewall disabled).
My router is Linksys BEFSR 41v4.
And my PS3 is up to the latest update.

ericnoel
09-28-2007, 00:15
I use SimpleCenter (http://www.simplecenter.com)and this guy also recommends it. He's got a step-by-step if you need that:

http://www.rbgrn.net/blog/2007/06/how-to-set-up-media-servers-for-your-ps3-or-xbox-360.html

adubsounds
09-28-2007, 08:56
Hey

I've been streaming AVIs to my PS3 through Nero

Everything seems to be working fine, but certain Divx files i have dont stream properly, either the audio is out of sync, or the movie is very jerky.

I download movies on torrent from that dude Axxo, and all of his files are jumpy, also some episodes of Heroes i've downloaded are out of sync

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Tj-Max
09-28-2007, 16:56
I just wanted to share an expereince that others may be having and explain how I fixed it.

I could not enable the Media Sharing option in WMP 11, After checking the Share My Media box and clicking OK, the window would just freeze up for a while but not enable it.

The problem I had was that the "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" was disabled. You can find it at START/RUN and type services.msc When the Services windows opens look for the "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Services" Goto the Properties and make sure the services that the Start-Up is Automatic AND Started.

This was actually my fault, because I disabled it long ago, but I forgot about it. :p


Some other tips are to
Make sure your PC and your PS3 are on the same network.
From your PC trying to ping the IP of your PS3. Unlike the XBOX360 the PS3 will accept Ping request. SO if you can'nt ping your PS3, then your network is misconfigured.

Wireless connections can be tricky. I've seen people try to connect to a wireless device and can't because thier computers were actually connected to a unsecured wireless network in the area, and they did'ntt even know. So make your both the PS3 and the PC are on the same network.

bigbossakajack
09-28-2007, 20:03
I can't seem to get the unknown (ps3) icon to show up on my pc, I've tried tversity, wmp11, en nero meda home. anyone here knows how to set up your xp pc/router to allow mediasharing? I am already using DMZ on my router for my ps3.

I'm going to try that simplecenter thing now. hopefully that'll work.

Tj-Max
09-28-2007, 20:53
I can't seem to get the unknown (ps3) icon to show up on my pc, I've tried tversity, wmp11, en nero meda home. anyone here knows how to set up your xp pc/router to allow mediasharing? I am already using DMZ on my router for my ps3.

I'm going to try that simplecenter thing now. hopefully that'll work.

Since your PS3 and your computer are on the same network, you don't (or should'nt) have to configure your router for anything. Make sure that the router supports upnp and its enabled.

See if you can get ping replies from your PS3.
get to a command promt and type Ping <ip address> of PS3. If it says ping has timed out then you have a connection problem, that mostly likely isn't on your computer.

bigbossakajack
09-28-2007, 21:26
whoeps, I had Block Anonymous Internet Requests switched on, now I got all 4 pings back, but still no sharing ;(
I think that the problem is that my ps3 is on an other network then my pc, but how can I check what kind of networks I've got and how can I change it?

btour99
09-28-2007, 21:30
Thanks very useful post! +rep.

Tj-Max
09-28-2007, 21:46
****, I got time-out 4 times. what should I do now? I lready have upnp enabled on my router. do I have to get my ps3 on the same network as my pc or something? I just plugged a kabel in my ps3 to my router, don't I have to set up a server/custom network for the two?

edit: whoeps, I had Block Anonymous Internet Requests switched on, now I got al 4 pings back, but still no sharing ;(

Since you can now ping your PS3 then that means you're at least getting somewhere.
Did you manual add and IP address to your PS3 or did you confiure it to automatically obtain the information?
I'm thinking you manually did it, and the subnet mask is wrong.

Hmm can your PS3 find your computer? What happens when you choose search for server from the PS3?

I don't know if its making any difference, but I also have the Music folder I'm sharing as a shared Folder on my network as well. That is I've right clicked it and chose Sharing, and also enabled the sharing in my WMP 11.

See if that help.

hoddog
09-28-2007, 23:08
make sure the media server option is enabled in network settings on the ps3. sometimes my wmp dosnt show up straight away, so i just leave my ps3 on for a while and then its there.

for aXXo movies i use ps3 video9, its a free download on the net and it recodes in top quality and solves all audio sync problems.

bigbossakajack
09-29-2007, 13:11
Since you can now ping your PS3 then that means you're at least getting somewhere.
Did you manual add and IP address to your PS3 or did you confiure it to automatically obtain the information?
I'm thinking you manually did it, and the subnet mask is wrong.

Hmm can your PS3 find your computer? What happens when you choose search for server from the PS3?

I don't know if its making any difference, but I also have the Music folder I'm sharing as a shared Folder on my network as well. That is I've right clicked it and chose Sharing, and also enabled the sharing in my WMP 11.

See if that help.

my subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 (both on my pc and ps3). I can see that my pc doesn't have proxy server , ip routing or dhcp activated. does that interveen with my connection? and my ps3 doesn't find any media server what so ever.

Tj-Max
09-29-2007, 16:17
Well using DHCP would make things easier, but if you have the right subnet mask and can ping, then you should be able to connect.
I admit that I am stumped. When I set up my PS3 for the first time, it worked automatically, I did'nt have to change anything on my PS3, on my PC I just enabled the Media Sharing from WMP 11, and it found the PS3 by itself before I had even realized it.

When you're in the Media Sharing window where to Ps3 should appear as an unknown device, and click settings, is there a check mark in "Allow new devices and computers automatically?"

If you have a firewall is UPNP Framwork listed as an exeption?

Trying setting up Media Sharing on another computer in the house connected to the same router and see if it works.

bigbossakajack
09-29-2007, 16:41
Well using DHCP would make things easier, but if you have the right subnet mask and can ping, then you should be able to connect.
I admit that I am stumped. When I set up my PS3 for the first time, it worked automatically, I did'nt have to change anything on my PS3, on my PC I just enabled the Media Sharing from WMP 11, and it found the PS3 by itself before I had even realized it.

When you're in the Media Sharing window where to Ps3 should appear as an unknown device, and click settings, is there a check mark in "Allow new devices and computers automatically?"

If you have a firewall is UPNP Framwork listed as an exeption?

Trying setting up Media Sharing on another computer in the house connected to the same router and see if it works.

I checked the box "Allow new devices and computers automatically", and I have upnp enabled on my firewall, altough I can't see the framework part.
now that I think of it I alsow can't access ps3video9 because of a .NET framework problem. any idea of what that could be?

Tj-Max
09-29-2007, 16:48
I've never understood what the .Net Framework is.
But take down the firewall completely just to rule it out.

Also I'd try a different computer.

EDIT: I just thought about something, Turn off the media sharing completly and then reenable it with the PS3 turned on. Something you said earlier about not being able to ping at first has got me curious.

bigbossakajack
09-29-2007, 16:52
to bad I don't have an extra computer... I'll deactivate the firewall.

I just saw that my router has an other subnet mask than my pc, but I tried both and it still doesn't work.

EDIT: nope that didn't work either, well I think I just have to do without. I'll have to split files in half and put them on an external hdd. (fat32 only supports files smaller than 4 GB, which is pretty little in HD terms), unless somebody suddenly gets some form of devine revelation.

Tj-Max
09-29-2007, 19:41
EDIT: nope that didn't work either, well I think I just have to do without. I'll have to split files in half and put them on an external hdd. (fat32 only supports files smaller than 4 GB, which is pretty little in HD terms), unless somebody suddenly gets some form of devine revelation.

Maybe heres some good news, read the first post on this forum. Some guy claims have solved the problem.
http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3media&thread.id=65284

lled
09-30-2007, 00:06
I was just wondering if wmp would transcode the files it is streaming.

bigbossakajack
09-30-2007, 16:00
I can't find the drm map, even with the show hidden maps on, when I search for drm I get a page filled with drm files but no map.

bigbossakajack
10-10-2007, 20:49
Well, I just bought a 250 GB harddisk and with ps3video 9 working now that's fine for me. and thanks Tj-max for your support.

Bakari
10-25-2007, 06:41
Although the video playback for the Xbox 360 is superior (No thanks to Microsoft :P Transcode 360), I am really turned off by the systems noise. I've been trying to convert some xvid .avi files to a file type recognized by the Playstation 3 using Windows Media Player 11 with no success.

The Playstation 3 is only capable of reading mpeg2 and mpeg 4 files when using Windows Media Player 11. I am using Super © to convert my avi into my desired file type, I've tried both with no success like previously stated. Does anyone have any suggestions? Am I selecting the wrong options when converting?

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/2810/supercxv4.png

Which options would I select?

h-townballa
12-19-2007, 01:35
Maybe heres some good news, read the first post on this forum. Some guy claims have solved the problem.
http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3media&thread.id=65284

this method works but make sure you make a copy of the files that you will delete before doing this

Blade_Beam
01-04-2008, 22:39
Hi, New here, though not exactly a computer idiot, just kinda confounded. Got the media sharing settings all done set up for the PC to PS3, running Vista Ultimate and WMP11, got the music to work, but no photos or videos. Everything is in the WMP library, and I can access folders on the PS3, but it says there are no titles there. Any ideas? I have my firewall down and it the MP3's worked with it up because I set the port settings, so I have no idea on the photos and the videos.

inciartejose
01-17-2008, 22:51
Can somebody help me??? my ps3 is able to find the media server win11, but when i select it, it says that the ps3 is not registered.... of course is not.. my windows media player 11 does not detect the PS3 at all when i go to media sharing on the library, I put the Ps3 on DMZ and disabled the pc's firewall and nothing, UPNP shows unavailable on the PS3, but I have a friend who was able to make it work without having UPNP available... any sugestion???? HELP!!! SOS

Live25
07-13-2008, 20:35
The biggest problem that I've had with this is that I can only play one song at a time with the PS3. Is there a work-around or am I just stuck with that? The PS3 is wired into my HTS, so it would be much nicer if I could play all music through the PS3 instead of plugging the laptop (Vista) in with a cable.

murmur
07-13-2008, 22:54
PS3 can be very picky about the exact MPEG format and metadata, but its understandable. It cannot provide same broad of variance than fullsized 2Ghz/1GB RAM computer box.

convertFFMEG.zip (http://koti.mbnet.fi/akini/ps3/convertFFMPEG.zip)
I transcode most of my files to MPEG4 (h264/AAC) files using ffmpeg commandline tool, see link for my .bat scripts. You can clone it to linux .sh scripts. Three example scripts are provided. Loop iterates all *.ts (transport stream) files, but edit it to process any files ffmpeg can understand. Ask anyone and they say h264 files are the future :-) so please prefer it for all video files.
* convertFFMPEG.bat: very high quality two-pass conversion, 3 min file may take +20 minutes to complete
* convertFFMPEG-1pass.bat: very high quality one-pass conversion, slightly faster
* convertFFMPEG-1pass-4.3.bat: expects source to be 4/3 material, is resized to 640x480 frame size

Adjusting parameters will speed things up but I prefer high quality results. Changing -subq 7 value to -subq 5 will run faster and quality is still good.

Windows box:
Install ffdshow (http://fin.afterdawn.com/ohjelmat/video_ohjelmat/videocodecit/ffdshow.cfm) directx codecs.
Install Haali Splitter (http://haali.cs.msu.ru/mkv/) .mkv and mp4 decoder.
Install Illiminable OGG (http://illiminable.com/ogg/) codec. (optional)
Download ffmpeg windows binary (http://arrozcru.no-ip.org/ffmpeg_builds/)

Then can play .mp4 files in MSMediaPlayer or any directx filter compatible player. My ffdshow link is a finnish afterdawn site, feel free to find site closer to you. ffdshow sourceforge site provides only source distribution. Installing ffdshow+haali is all you really need to make directx understand basicly any video file.

FFMPEG transcoding scripts produce files than play directly in Playstation 3. You can use MSMediaPlayer to share files if not using a transcoding-on-the-fly DLNA servers.

Why I do not like WMAPro audio tracks
There is currently only one files ffmpeg cannot transcode and its WMV VC-1/WMAPro. I use mencoder tool to transcode those .wmv files to VC-1/MP3 avi container. Then use my ffmpeg script to make final .mp4 h264/aac files. I really don't like a new proprieatry MS WMAPro audio tracks, they are evil from the open source point of view. Using a reverse engineering mencoder team succeeded. Later this year ffmpeg team may reuse same decoder source to patch own package.

murmur
07-13-2008, 22:54
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