The last few months has seen a number of significant updates released for the Playstation 3, all of which have increased the console’s functionality. Like the Xbox 360, you can use Windows Media Player 11 to share your media and view it using the Playstation 3.
You can stream all your media with ease. Don’t let the Microsoft fanboys have all the fun.
Like the Xbox 360, you can use Windows Media Player 11 to share your media and view it using the Playstation 3.
However, just as with the Xbox, Windows Media is a temperamental beast and can cause irrational anger and the urge to chuck the controller at the TV when it stops working properly. In our experience, you are much better off using Tversity (www.tversity.com), which also works with the Xbox. However, you will need to configure your router to make it work correctly, but it’s a two-minute job and is pretty simple.
First of all download Tversity and leave all the settings at the defaults. You may want to download FFDShow (sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow) and any other additional codecs you use regularly. You’ll need to change your Windows or third-party firewall settings to allow mediaserver.exe, which is found in the Tversity folder, access to the internet.
Configure your router, by typing its IP address into your web browser’s address bar, it’s usually 192.168.0.1, but if it isn’t, run ipconfig from a command prompt to determine your PC’s IP address and use the first IP in that range for your router. Within your router’s control panel you find that you’ll need to edit the section for virtual servers or port-forwarding, and allow access to port 41952.
In addition, just as with the Xbox, you can use Orb with the Playstation 3, although instead of using the folder sharing, you use the built-in browser and navigate to mycast.orb.com.