Thread: PS3 Media Server and FTP help?
12-12-2010 #11darthsnake Guest
should that be fine? the problem is that even an mp3 doesn't start running,i am having to copy them and for movies they take a bit to start
i am able to transfer files but have some problem in transfering them.
12-12-2010 #12Natepig Guest
You need to manually set the ip addresses of both your ps3 and pc, this is called fixed ip addresses. Then you need to forward the port 5001 to your ps3 and pc. It can be a bit of a pain if you've never done it before, but once done you will have a stable connection between the two. If you google "how to set fixed ip addresses" and "port forwarding for ps3mediaserver", plus have time and patience, it will solve your problem.
You will never get smooth playback of 1080p content wirelessly though, you will need to copy to the ps3 first then watch. If they are mkv's you can use mkv2vob to convert them to a format accepted by the ps3
12-12-2010 #13barrybarryk Guest
maually setting the ips wont help! the problem is your wifi link is dropping packets so the transmissions are arriving garbled, thats why you have to try copying a few times to get it to work
either your pc is too far away from the router or the ps3 is or there's interference, either way you need to switch to ethernet or move some things around
12-12-2010 #14Natepig Guest
You sound like you know what your talking about. From my experience fixed ip addresses are essential for stability between pc and ps3, and for port forwarding, but I have been hard wired for years so you must be right.
12-14-2010 #15darthsnake Guest
there is no firewall in my router so is forwarding ports required? anyways i figured out the problem..
my router's first lan port was faulty which was connected to my PC, so there were data problems.
i replaced my router and 720p mkv2vob converted file is smoothly working on WMP media server, not tried 1080p.
when i tried to use PS3mediaserver and try to run 720p MKV, it needed a lot of buffering time. is this a problem with my pc or just standard mkv file problem, note that my PC is old.
12-14-2010 #16Natepig Guest
Ps3 does not support mkv's, so ps3mediaserver has to transcode them as they are being streamed, hence the buffering. If you use mkv2vob you can convert mkv's to a format natively accepted by your ps3 and eliminate the need for transcoding on the fly.
12-14-2010 #17darthsnake Guest
i know that but is this a bandwidth issue or my PC unable to transcode it faster?
12-14-2010 #18barrybarryk Guest
since the converted file ran ok it sounds like a transcoding issue, normally its the processor doing it instead of the GPU but it depends on your setup. either way not enough grunt.
If you have lots of mkv's you should just convert them unless you need the multiple audio streams or multiple subtitle languages, thats the only reason you should be using them anyway.