Set Up Your Windows 7 Computer As Media Server for Your PS3

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Grimm

This is a tutorial for setting up your Windows as a media streaming device for your PS3. There are a lot of ways to enable this feature and we're going to show you the easiest way to do this on Windows 7.

Setting Up Windows 7 as a Media Streaming Device

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    First you have to open Windows Media Center
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    Now go to the Settings
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    Click on Media Libraries
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    Choose Music and click OK
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    Note that this method works for any other file types so if you want to stream Pictures just choose Pictures and so on.
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    Now since we're adding directories to the streaming server you have to tick Add Folders To The Library and click next
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    Tick On This Computer and click next
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    Next you choose the directory of the media you're going to stream
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    Now just agree by ticking Yes
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    The Media Center setup part is complete and you can close that window
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    From here on you'll need to set up your streaming options.
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Setting Up Streaming Options from Windows

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    Open the Control Panel
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    Search for Media Streaming and click on Media Streaming Options under Network And Sharing Center
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    If you have not turned this feature previously then this window will open and you just have to click Turn On Media Streaming
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    Now a warning will pop up and just go ahead and agree to that.
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    You want to make sure that you have enabled to show devices on all networks
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    Now you will see an Unknown device which actually is your PS3
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    All you have to do here is to allow access.
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    Now the Windows setup part is complete
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Setting Up Your PS3 to Play Media from Windows 7

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    Turn on your PS3 system and go to Settings
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    Scroll all the way down to the Network Settings
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    Note that if you already have an internet connection with your local network you can skip to step 8.
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    Go to Internet Connection Settings.
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    Just click OK here
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    In most cases you can just choose the easy setup here.
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    The PS3 will try to find the easiest way possible to setup your connection
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    Just wait for it.
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    Now choose your type of connection and follow the onscreen instructions.
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    Since the internet connection is established you have to enable the Media Server Connection option.
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    Now go to the desired media
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    In our case we used Music. Choose Search For Media Servers.
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    This is going to take a little while so be patient.
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    The screen will show you that a media server has been found
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    Now you will see your Streaming Device here
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    Press X.
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    Next you can choose what media to play.
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    This step is all up to you
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    You'll see all the music files that you're streaming from your Windows.
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    And Voila
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    You're done. Congratulations. You've now set up our PS3 as a Media Server.
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  • Tips and Suggestions for Setting up your PS3 Media Server

    • For faster connections it is better to use a wired connection.
    • Avoid using long names for files. They might not be read on PS3

    If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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