IMac/MacBook Pro to PS3 streaming

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mskorup8, May 9, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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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  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Try downloading Vuze
     
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    sammich

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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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    bcburrows

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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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    Donar

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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)
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    +1 on ps3mediaserver

    it's java and a bit ugly, but it works great and is free!
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Vuze makes a good transcoder...certainly for converting .avi files and putting them on iPhone.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    um help...

    anyone? :confused:
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    sammich

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    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).
     
  15. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wireless

    I have everything connected wirelessly with my 1tb time capsule. Should I wire it to the ps3? :confused:
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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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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    Weaselboy

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    +2 . Not pretty, but it is free and works well.
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    I'm with you nothing i do seams to works.... movie files are jerky. What is the perfect setup...
     

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