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!


  1. looks good am having stuttering problems with windows media this looks like the idea solution

  2. it looks like its working a treat thank you

  3. Please, could you plublish your installaiton guide on Ubuntu for the PS3mediaserver app. I don't why, but i'm not in the same situation than you. I have to download a lot of configuration app (like MPlayer etc..) and the transcoding is not very easy with this application from my PS3