PS3 Media Server : streaming media server for PS3

By | March 31, 2009

If you now only use your play station 3 to play games and you would like  to play any type of multimedia content (like movies,TV shows) in it, then today we present you a program that installs on your computer and lets you to turn your console into a media center.It’s called PS3 Media Server. This software installed on our PC will be responsible for streaming any type of Media content on your console.

If you already have a ps3 and do not have a media server setup, then you are missing out, No more burning CDs and DVDs!

Stream your content using your existing wireless network or wired ethernet network.The protocols  supported by the playstation3 are called DLNA and UPnP, This is not only available to the ps3. If your device supports these protocols you can use above software.

PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding any kind of media files, with minimum configuration. It’s backed up with the powerful Mplayer/FFmpeg packages.

Some interesting features of the PS3 Media Server are:

  • Ready to launch and play without installing extra codecs
  • Real-time video transcoding of MKV/FLV/OGM/AVI, etc.
  • ;DVD ISOs images / VIDEO_TS Folder transcoder
  • OGG/FLAC/MPC/APE audio files  transcoding .>
  • Thumbnail generation for Videos
  • Allows you to select a virtual folder for the audio and subtitles.
  • Allows Simple streaming of formats supported natively by the PS3 : MP3/JPG/PNG/GIF/TIFF, all kind of videos (AVI, MP4, TS, M2TS, MPEG)
  • Display camera’s RAW thumbnails (Canon / Nikon, etc.)
  • Supports viewing of ZIP and RAR files as folders.
  • Support for pictures based feeds, such as Flickr and Picasaweb
  • It offers support for Internet Radio and Web TV with VLC, MPlayer or MEncoder.
  • Supports Audio and Video Podcasts.
  • Supports FLAC 96kHz/24bits/5.1.

PS3 Media Server is free which is available under GPL2 license and there are versions for Windows, Mac and Linux.


Official Website : PS3 Media Server

Download : PS3 Media Server

About Ramakanth

Ramakanth is lead writer & one of the Founder of Techno360. He covers security, freebies, web-browsers,Windows OS and a variety of other subjects. He earned his degree at Anna university,worked in IT support for several years, and has been writing at Techno360 since 2008.

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  2. Cross

    Is there already anyone who inspectioned the code behind PS3 Media Server (Commonly PMS)??

    For sure I trust it, It's released under GPL2 and it's open source.

    Maybe I'm a bit paranoid… anyway, I hope someone bring me an answer.

  3. kevin

    Can I stream internet radio “USING VLC” to the ps3 with this “PS3 Media Server”.

    I currently stream a particular internet radio station on my computer without problems using VLC…..but want to stream it to my PS3. Is this even possible or am I ahead of my time….?