on 09-03-2009 01:45 AM
I hate to be a whiner, but is it just me that finds media streaming in the PS3 a tad archaic? I mean when we download something off of the 'net your computer actually downloads it as you watch it - I believe this is called caching.
The PS3 does it when we download media from the internet. So why not do it when we are streaming over a network? I'm tired of having to copy the file to my PS3 for jitter-free playback and rewind.
09-03-2009 06:48 AM - edited 09-03-2009 06:55 AM
You must be one of the LUCKY 50 Mb/s ISP Users. As most sites won't give above 10 Mb/s unless the browser fakes multi connections.
I don't know What your streaming but my 1080p h264 files require over a minute of buffering in my browser. As it can take over 3 mins to buffer a 2 min 1080p trailer. Real H264 video is over 100MB in size per min with an average bit rate spike of 25Mb/s.
There is nothing wrong with the DLNA client, that a change of media server will fix or You need a better LAN router.
I could show you a video of the Media servers working but your set up would ruin the video any way.
on 09-03-2009 08:22 AM
I have sky broadband with a wireless router. I've been trying to steam my video files which are larger than 4.7gb to my ps3 with the media server option, But it seems to take such a long time that i stop and give up.
I have resulted in spliting the files with mk2vob and using a usb drive, but i really would prefer the full file.
I am using my wireless network as ps3 is in room next to where wireless router is positioned.
on 09-03-2009 08:57 AM
on 09-03-2009 11:09 AM
google 'ps3 media server' blogspot.
With that i can stream full 1080p movies stutterless and easily.
copying the file takes bout 20 mins or so.
In regards to the ps3 browser... just use it to browse text tbh lol
on 09-03-2009 12:19 PM
yeah i don't mind waiting for the file to buffer, but what i would like is to effectively copy a file and view it as it copies, like you can do if you download a file from the 'net.
i mean when i'm watching quicktime vids on my pc this is exactly what my PC does, whereas the PS3 seems to play the frames and then forget them. this makes rewinding a real pain in the butt
on 09-03-2009 12:55 PM
Yea, but until the browser gets a major overhaul - the workaround (for me) is a media server.
Its actually not time consuming either - download and save files for ps3 whenever im on the pc , then transfer it
wirelessly to ps3 before i turn off the pc.
Of course only files that i think will look great in hd and on a 42'
on 10-03-2009 11:05 AM
'ps3 media server' blogspot.
A very good program. I get seamless streaming even with 25-30mbs HD movies. It encodes videos really well so can keep mkv files and not have to convert to m2ts. It also uses very little processing power unlike tversity which can be a huge drain.
For those getting stuttering when streaming, are you doing this wireless? If so there may your problem. I can't stream anything over 5mbps with stuttering occurring. Hard wire it all!
on 10-03-2009 12:41 PM
on 10-03-2009 12:57 PM
Hardwiring isn't an option for me I'm afraid - router is in a seperate room and running wires down the hallways like I used to do in my student days is a no no
I use wireless, and using that media server yesterday i streamed a 1080p movie with zero stutter.
But it all depends on your signal strength
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