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Best Server Software for PS3

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by ishamy, 15 Apr 2010.

  1. ishamy

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Oct 2006

    Posts: 931

    Location: Isle Of Lewis

    Hi all, I'm very new to the world of PS3. Wife bought me one for Christmas and only ever played the few games I got with it at the time. I'm looking however to use my laptop as a server for all our photos, music and films, but I really don't know where to start with it, whats the best software for this and do you have to pay for it? It will be running on windows XP.

    Will hopefully be getting Play TV for it as well soon so I can pretty much be using the PS3 for everything in our living room.

    Cheers
     
  2. craptakular

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Jan 2007

    Posts: 10,615

    Location: Sussex, UK

    PS3 media server
    WMP11/12
     
  3. DJDaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

    Posts: 1,177

    Location: Essex

    another vote for ps3 media server, solid bit of software and it's free
     
  4. Streeteh

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Mar 2007

    Posts: 12,676

    Location: Nodnol

    PS3 media server is by far and away the best as it transcodes for you and has the smallest memory footprint out of all of the other transcoding media servers.


    ... I have a sudden urge to watch mad max now.
     
  5. ishamy

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Oct 2006

    Posts: 931

    Location: Isle Of Lewis

    Nice one thanks all, now then, to get DVD's stored on the laptop, is there a bit of software that will do this and what format is best for it? I've converted a dvd for an Ipod before but the program to do it was horrible, had to decode it onto laptop then re-encode that to a format for the Ipod took hours for one dvd.