Set Up a PS3 Media Server
Edited by Yuliya, Eng
Hi, everyone. This is Sean from VisiHow, and this is going to be a video about the PlayStation 3's Media Server and how to set it up with the basic programs and tools that they already have in there, and also how to use programs through your computer that will also set it up as a media server, in case you have problems with wireless like I've often had, in which case often the tools and programs on the PS3 will not work perfectly well. I'm going to be showing this all in Windows 7 because that's what I have on my computer, so that's the main reason why.
- 5The next thing you need to do while you're still on your computer is open up Windows Media Center, and that's going to ask you to set it up if you've never done it before.You can do that by going into Tasks on the bottom, and clicking on Media Libraries, which you'll probably need to do even if you've used it for other stuff.
- 9The very last part of this setup is to go to your actual PS3, turn it on.Make sure you're connected to the internet, and you want to go to the same Settings area anyway. So on the far left of your PS3 is going to be the settings menu. You're going to have a bunch of different settings, like video settings and music settings. On the bottom of that is the Network Settings.
- 10In there you can check to make sure you're connected to the same wireless network that your computer is going to be connected to, because that's important.And at the bottom is Media Server Connection. It's going to be Enabled or not enabled. Enable the media server and save all those settings, and then go out to the other menus of the PS3.
- 12Do that, and if everything went well, it'll say "one media server found," and an icon will pop up with whatever you named your media server on your PC when you were in your media streaming options earlier.Then you can click on that and it should open up and show you whatever files you shared with those folders through Windows Media Center.
- 14Universal Media Server doesn't just work on PC, I'm just going to only show it for that because that's what I have - but it also works for Linux and Mac.What you want to do is open up your web browser and go to Google or Bing or whatever, and search for Universal Media Server, or just type in www.universalmediaserver.com It's just that straight address.
- 16When you download it and install and open it up it's going to be similar to Windows Media Center, where it's going to ask you where you want to locate your files.If it doesn't do that for whatever reason, just scroll on over to that top menu that has Status Logs, General Configuration, Plugin Management. Go to Navigation and Share Settings.
- 20Between Universal Media Server and the PS3's own built-in media server, you should be set.One of those two options should work. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask on the article and we will get back to you. Thank you for watching this VisiHow video!Advertisement
Video: Set Up a PS3 Media Server
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