streaming divx files from mac to ps3

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Jamnsam, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Jamnsam macrumors newbie

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    G'day I have been searching the internet with rather confusing results regarding the following.

    What i want to do is this. I have a new iMac 24" in the study with a whole load of Divx movies on it. I want to watch them on my big screen TV in the lounge room. Currently I am streaming the video to the TV using on of those AV senders which is O.K. but occasionally there is a lot of interference.

    I have been contemplating buying a PS3 and want to know whether I can stream Divx movies to the ps3 and watch them on the big TV in the lounge room. OR can I store the divx files on the Ps3 and use them like a movie library?????
     
  2. jonnos macrumors regular

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    you can use a program called medialink which is $20usd to stream your stuff.
    today i put some avi movies on my portable hdd and connected it to my ps3 all of them worked fine but i couldnt copy them over to the internal hdd though not sure why. the copy button wasnt lit.
     
  3. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    I've used MediaTomb to stream music, photos, and videos from my PowerBook to my PS3. The biggest problem I ran into was the buffer for the videos running out and everything getting choppy. Music played without a problem though.

    Probably the easiest method is to, like jonnos, just put the movies on an external hard drive and play them off it.
     
  4. Chic0 macrumors 6502

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    I use medialink too.
    My ext HD is connected to to my Airport Extreme so accessible over network. My PS3 is connected to Extreme via Ethernet. To play movies i just use medialink which allows me to stream movies from network drive to ps3.

    Works fine. No choppiness.
     
  5. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    Another vote for MediaLink. My roommate had a PS3 and he never had a problem with it.
     
  6. OZMP macrumors 6502

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