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Stream video from your PC to the PS3

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

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.

PC
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 http://www.simplecenter.com/
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.

Mac

Allegro Media Server
TwonkyMedia 
Elgato Eyeconnect

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

Mac OSX

 

Windows

 

Linux

 

Notes

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
http://twitter.com/twitlive 


Quiet Fan less PC’s and Media Centers

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

QUIET, ENERGY EFFICIENT, NO MOVING PARTS COMPUTER FOR A MEDIA SERVER

My goal is to get a fan less, solid state hard drive, HDMI and Component in/out, blue ray, media server pc for under $500.    Recommended 3.2ghz or dual core processor for blueray playback. 
Here are a few links that I found:

integrated graphics, blue ray, video games
kuro – LCT / Plasma (BLACK IS REALLY BLACK)
avchd – high cpu, need a decoder card
HD-Quicktime
WMV
XVID
PS3



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Dome Homes – John Harris

Monday, August 11th, 2008

John’s interest in Dome Homes has grown since he decided that he wanted to build a home that is off the grid.  He learned about Solar power, water wells, heating, cooling, pumps and much more in the process.  He went to a 5 day course on how to build a dome home and was able to video tape it in HD.  He is in the process of putting together a multimedia site that you can visit and watch his videos.

You can visit this site at http://mobilemediacenter.servegame.com/flash

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