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Old May 9, 2009, 06:28 PM   #1
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IMac/MacBook Pro to PS3 streaming

I have th emost recent firmware on my ps3 and most recent OS on my macs. However, I am struggling to find a good program that works that allows me to stream with my PS3. I could buy an Apple TV but I would have to have another "box" in my home theatre set-up. Can anyone help?
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Old May 9, 2009, 08:40 PM   #2
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Try downloading Vuze
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Old May 9, 2009, 08:45 PM   #3
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Vuze works? I thought it was a transcoder, and a horrible one at that?

If you want something that just works, buy MediaLink.
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Old May 9, 2009, 09:35 PM   #4
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medialink

I have been using Nullrivers media link for some time.... seems quite good
I can access all my itunes and folders straight from the PS3 SMB

However PS3 is 802.11g which means streaming video can take a little time to get across... what I generally do is usb the stuff over - much quicker.

I have also used Vuze which works fine and is free.
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Old May 10, 2009, 04:54 AM   #5
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My colleague uses PS3 Media Server on Windows but there is also a Version for OSX and Linux (and it's free)
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Old May 10, 2009, 04:59 AM   #6
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My colleague uses PS3 Media Server on Windows but there is also a Version for OSX and Linux (and it's free)
+1 on ps3mediaserver

it's java and a bit ugly, but it works great and is free!
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Old May 10, 2009, 06:51 AM   #7
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Vuze works? I thought it was a transcoder, and a horrible one at that?

If you want something that just works, buy MediaLink.
Vuze makes a good transcoder...certainly for converting .avi files and putting them on iPhone.
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Old May 10, 2009, 09:25 AM   #8
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Rivet!!

I use it for my Xbox 360, and my girlfriend has it at her place for her PS3.

It does everything I want it to, though I wish it would pick up episode ID sorting rather than name.
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+1 on ps3mediaserver

it's java and a bit ugly, but it works great and is free!
Can you use that to copy video to PS3 HDD as well? I've upgraded the HDD on my PS3 to 320gb and I'd rather have the blu-ray stuff on the PS3 rather than streaming.
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My vote goes for Rivet. It streams to my ps3 and 360. I think I can copy files from it to the Ps3's HD as well.
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hmmm

I been using medialink and I burbed a couple of dvds using handbrake and i cant even watch them via streaming they stutter too much. I have a 1tb time capsule. Perhaps ATV is a better option for streaming?
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um help...

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medialink is awesome, but you need to plug the PS3 into the router!!!!!!

getting your activation code is a bitch though... http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=702010

and one medialink, just press triangle to copy things across.
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I been using medialink and I burbed a couple of dvds using handbrake and i cant even watch them via streaming they stutter too much. I have a 1tb time capsule. Perhaps ATV is a better option for streaming?
How is your PS3 connected to your mac? Try to go wired if you can, you can use medialink to copy the file to the PS3's hard drive (triangle to bring up menu -> copy).
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wireless

I have everything connected wirelessly with my 1tb time capsule. Should I wire it to the ps3?
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Old May 17, 2009, 11:45 AM   #16
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Vuze is epic!, So easy to do, I'm useless when it comes to something slightly complicated, such as Streaming hahaha, But it took about 30 seconds for me to set up streaming between my macbook and PS3!!!
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+1 on ps3mediaserver

it's java and a bit ugly, but it works great and is free!
+2 . Not pretty, but it is free and works well.
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anyone?
I'm with you nothing i do seams to works.... movie files are jerky. What is the perfect setup...

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