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Streaming XM or Sirus Radio on your Playstation 3

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

How to stream Sirius or XM radio from your pc to the PS3

1. Tversity 0.9.10.7 or later
2. Usirius or UXM
3. Run Tversity on XP or Vista as your streaming server.
4. An active Sirius or XM online account
5. Sony Playstation 3 update 1.80 or later

Install Tversity

SETTINGS > INTERNET FEEDS >  under FEED MANAGER, change items to show per feed to 150 or larger. If not, you will only see the first 10 XM or Sirius channels.

Vista users: You don’t need turn off your already existing WMP media server. Vista can run multiple media servers and the PS3 will have no problem picking up either one, simultaneously.

Install Usirius or UXM and enter your login/password information.
Now click START to start the USirius or UXM server.
Click URLS and then click FEEDS make sure the pull down tab says ALL CATEGORIES and then copy that URL to the clipboard (it will look something like this
http://192.168.1.101:19080/feeds/lineup.xml?bandwidth=high&r=1186072387)

Next, go back to Tversity and click the green plus arrow to add a PODCAST/RSS FEED.
Paste the URL you copied from Usirius or UXM in the AUDIO FEED field. Under title type SIRIUS or XM. Click submit and save your settings.

On the Ps3 – open your TVersity media server, under internet audio you should see your Sirius or XM channels! It may take a few seconds for the audio to get going after you open whatever channel you want to play. Plus with Tversity you can pause, ff and rw your satellite radio on your Ps3!!


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 


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