Stream video from your PC to the PS3

ps3-clear-black-front.jpgWith the Playstation 3 firmware update (1.80) from Sony not only gave us HDTV owners great new resolution-scaling options, but they slipped in support for media servers as well! Here are a couple of options for setting up a DLNA-compliant media server.

Microsoft’s Windows Media Player 11 and Simplecenter are two options. With Simplecenter you don’t need WMP11. Both require that you already have your Playstation 3 connected to your home network as well as your PC. Sony’s help for network configuration is here.

Using Windows Media Player 11 as the server

Open Windows Media Player 11
From the toolbar, select Library then Media Sharing
Check “Share my media”
On the PS3 – Under Video, Photos or Music, select “Scan for media server”
Go back to the PC, and you should see a pop up showing an unknown device trying to connect.
Allow the device, and everything should work.

Using Simplecenter as the server

Download Simplecenter from
Install – If you only want the basic version, just click next when it asks you to create an account.
Select your shared media folders and let it scan.
Click next one last time.
Check your PS3 and your media server should now be visible.

Other Windows Notes

Nero MediaHome is considerd to be the most feature-rich server

Buffalo also provides UPNP solution with its external network hard drive.


Allegro Media Server
Elgato Eyeconnect

Comprehensive list of known DLNA-Compliant and UPnP media server applications








Some of these apps are known to handle things like trans-coding and specific X-Box or PS3 features better than others.

For help deciding which software to use, read How to choose a DLNA Media Server for Windows, Mac OS X or Linux


More info can be found here: Leo laporte 

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