Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Silver Bullet for PS3 Streaming and transcoding

A while ago I bought a Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) to use it as a gaming and media box. But finding a decent video streaming solution on the linux platform turned to be quite a hassle. After a lot of time searching for the ultimate solution supporting all kinds of codecs and transcoding to the ps3, I landed on Fuppes. It wasn't the perfect solution but it solved most of my media issues.

But then I found the ps3mediaserver-project. The feature list is huge, it supports all kinds of codecs through a ton of libraries. Runs on Java, and therefore platform-independent, Yeay!

Current features (from

* Ready to launch and play. No codec packs to install. No folder configuration and pre-parsing or this kind of annoying thing. All your folders are directly browsed by the PS3, there's an automatic refresh also.
* Real-time video transcoding of MKV/FLV/OGM/AVI, etc.
* Direct streaming of DTS / DTS-HD core to the receiver
* Remux H264/MPEG2 video and all audio tracks to AC3/DTS/LPCM in real time with tsMuxer when H264 is PS3/Level4.1 compliant
* Full seeking support when transcoding
* DVD ISOs images / VIDEO_TS Folder transcoder
* OGG/FLAC/MPC/APE audio transcoding
* Thumbnail generation for Videos
* You can choose with a virtual folder system your audio/subtitle language on the PS3!
* Simple streaming of formats PS3 natively supports: MP3/JPG/PNG/GIF/TIFF, all kind of videos (AVI, MP4, TS, M2TS, MPEG)
* Display camera RAWs thumbnails (Canon / Nikon, etc.)
* ZIP/RAR files as browsable folders
* Support for pictures based feeds, such as Flickr and Picasaweb
* Internet TV / Web Radio support with VLC, MEncoder or MPlayer
* Podcasts audio/ Video feeds support
* Basic Xbox360 support
* FLAC 96kHz/24bits/5.1 support
* Windows Only: DVR-MS remuxer and AviSynth alternative transcoder support

Go get it now!