PS3 Media Server

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A Java powered UPnP media server dedicated to the Sony PlayStation 3 gaming console

editor's review






PS3 Media Server is an open source and cross-platform application that provides users with a DLNA compliant UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) media server specifically designed to stream audio and video files to a Sony PlayStation 3 gaming console.

Features at a glance

The latest version of the application supports many other media renderers, including smart TVs, smartphones, music players, etc. It is based on the well known and powerful MPlayer/Mencoder video player and encoder utilities, FFmpeg multimedia framework, AviSynth frameserver, as well as the tsMuxeR transport stream muxer program.

Key features include support for all PS3 native formats, real-time video transcoding, support for lossless 5.1 PCM transcoding with DTS audio, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis and MPC audio transcoding, DVD ISO image and VIDEO_TS folder transcoder, as well as video thumbnail generator.

Its graphical user interface is comprised of multiple tabs, allowing users to view the application’s status, modify various settings related to transcoding, navigation, sharing, or configure general aspects of the program.

It is also possible to modify various settings related to the MPlayer, FFmpeg, tsMuxeR, MEncoder, dcraw thumbnailer, or VLC media streaming.

Dependencies and availability

It’s available for download as binary archives on GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X operating systems, allowing users to run the program without installing it, as well as installers for the Microsoft Window OSes.

The program is written entirely in the Java programming language, which should be installed and fully functional before you try to run the application. Several distributions of Linux include this application is their default software repositories.

Bottom line

Overall, PS3 Media Server is a decent UPnP media server for GNU/Linux and UNIX-like operating systems. It supports a wide range of media renderers and hardware platforms. We also recommend users to try the Universal Media Server application, which is based on PS3 Media Server, but includes more features.

PS3 Media Server was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on April 8th, 2014
PS3 Media Server - The main tab shows the status of the media serverPS3 Media Server - General configurationPS3 Media Server - Transcoding settings

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