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Old 2009-08-14, 01:36 PM
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I am trying to allow is so that my PS3 can play my media files from my computer. I got the connection working, but the file format isn't working. It would appear that .mp3 and .wav are what my files need to be in for my PS3 to play them. Is that correct?
PS3 can play lots of different files. What software are you using to do the streaming?
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Old 2009-08-14, 01:40 PM
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Re: Network Media Player

Windows Media Player 11, I used this tutorial

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Old 2009-08-14, 02:28 PM
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Re: Network Media Player

xbmc on my haxed gen1 xbox works great for all of the above for me. it can't do hd/1080 video, but thats about it. it supports shn, flac, wav and is gapless!

also, it is network smart. all my windows shares are belong to xbmc!
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Old 2009-08-14, 02:33 PM
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Windows Media Player 11, I used this tutorial

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Hmmm...never tried it. You might want to give PS3 Media Server a try. It's a small download and should only take a minute to set up. I can't do a nifty video for you though.

http://ps3mediaserver.blogspot.com/
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Old 2009-08-14, 03:18 PM
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Windows Media Player 11, I used this tutorial




Hmmm...never tried it. You might want to give PS3 Media Server a try. It's a small download and should only take a minute to set up. I can't do a nifty video for you though.

http://ps3mediaserver.blogspot.com/
Thanks for that link, I got it to work.

How secure is this link? I've noticed it allows me to browse my computer files? Can anybody else view this? Is it a security risk for my computer?
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Old 2009-08-14, 03:18 PM
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Re: Network Media Player

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If one went the PC route and aesthetics were important, I would build my own computer in one of those tiny boxes or they also have black horizontal cases that could probably fit in with the stereo.

My wife would not go for a regular PC case in the living room. Too ugly.
I really think the shuttle cases are the way to go. They come with a better than decent video card, you can slap a blu-ray drive in there, a couple of TB of HD space, and its DVR ready out of the box as well. 7.1 ready off the shelf, and can DVR any over the air HD plus HDMI off of the included video card. They have been available like this for almost two years now. When it comes to media center pc's, I really think shuttle is about to leap into the market with a great product that for whatever reason has not been advertised or marketed as of yet. You can order from them built to suit (like a Dell or whatever) and you can get cases with video and sound cards built in that you can finish off however you like, from places like tigerdirect.com. Still a tad pricey, but worth it.

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Old 2009-08-14, 04:07 PM
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Yep, shuttle cases, I forgot that's what they were called. Those are sweet and good looking too.
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Old 2009-08-14, 08:37 PM
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Shuttle cases are nice, but a bit expensive for what you get. I just priced out a "reasonable" home theater PC buying parts at newegg.com (means you build it yourself) for about $500 including Windows Vista Home Premium. I picked an Antec HTPC case (very nice looking, includes a power supply as well), a low-end AMD dual-core processor, 2 GB of memory (enough for an HTPC), and a blu-ray player. The case includes a Windows Media Center remote which can also be used with other media player programs. I think this is a highly flexible alternative as the one unit can support all your audio playback needs as well as function as a blu-ray player (you could save about $50 by installing a DVD burner instead). I built my own media center PC and am very happy with it, I find it's an excellent way to keep all of my audio in one place, the case I bought (a Silverstone) looks like a stereo component and my wife even approves of the whole thing (she was sick of discs all over the place).
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Re: Network Media Player

One negative about using the streaming to PS3 method (at least with the software I've used) is that you can't browse your collection while a song is playing.
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Old 2009-08-25, 12:38 PM
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Just hit the market

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The Onkyo TX-NR807 connects directly to the internet or a home network via a rear-panel Ethernet port. The receiver's on-screen user interface allows users direct access to Pandora, Rhapsody, Sirius Internet Radio, and vTuner streaming radio services, or to access MP3, WMA, FLAC, Lossless, Ogg Vorbis, and AAC files from any computer or storage device on the network. The receiver is Windows 7 compatible, and its Ethernet port can also be used for firmware updates.
http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/10/o...dates-rolling/

nice features for $1k.
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Old 2009-08-25, 01:13 PM
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Just hit the market


http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/10/o...dates-rolling/

nice features for $1k.

I wonder what the on screen interface looks like?

Now, bring down the watts per channel a bit for a lower price and smaller case and I'm just about there.
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^ that Onkyo will not play gapless FLAC (1sec gaps).. major issue with almost all streaming devices. (wd hd tv/wd tv live, xbox360, etc..etc.)

for this reason, a small/silent desktop is still the best solution for streaming HD Video/HD audio

Here is the new Dell Zino
custom config to suit/HDMI 1080p video out/Gapless HD audio playback/Blu-Ray ..etc..etc..

The Acer Revo looks an excellent choice (if you can get one..sold out!)
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Old 2009-11-21, 11:27 AM
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Re: Network Media Player

I never thought I would reach this point, but I'm beginning to think that there could be a day when I don't have a bunch of CDs and instead have everything flac. Why do I need all these objects?
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