How to: Stream Any Type of Video To Your Playstation 3

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Looking for a way to watch any movie or TV show on your multimedia powerhouse, Playstation 3? Here’s a step by step, if not a bit convoluted, method of getting nearly all your standard and high definition movies on your computer to play on your big screen using your PS3 (fair warning: this isn't an easy install and click solution...not for the faint of heart)...

UPDATED instructions:

1. Uninstall any codec packs you have on your computer.

2. Download and install TVersity, but don't install their included codec pack.

3. Install ffdshow.

4. Install the Haali Media
Splitter
.

5. Go to ffdshow video decoder settings. Enable Subtitles.
Make sure the following are checked:

  • Accept embedded subtitles
  • Accept SSA, ASS, and ASS2 subtitles (experimental)
  • Decode closed captions

6. TVersity Tweaks
  • General > Media Sharing Device > Playstation 3.
  • Transcoder > Always Transcode
  • Use 1280x720 resolution, optimize for Quality, Wired, and Minimum compression.

7. Further Tweaks
  • Edit profiles.xml in install directory with Notepad.
  • Search "Playstation" and look a few lines below it.
  • Change the following from mpeg16 to mpeg2.
  • video="video/mpeg2" photo="image/jpeg"
  • onlineAudio="audio/mpeg" onlineVideo="video/mpeg2" onlinePhoto="image/jpeg"

8. Even More Tweaks
  • Start > Control Panel > Windows Firewall Settings/Security Settings > Exceptions Tab > Add Program > Search your TVersity directory for Mediaserver.exe

9. Last Tweak, I Promise
  • Right click My Computer > Manage > Services & Applications > Services
  • Find "TVersityMediaServer" and double-click to open Properties.
  • Click on "Log On" tab and change the login from Local System account to an account for the computer.
  • Click "Find Now" to make things quick and easy.

10. Enjoy yourself some streamed media of your choice!

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