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Right now I am using my XBMC for viewing media, but with the 1.8 firmware update tomorrow the PS3 is looking better and better. I saw people in the 1.8 firmware update thread asking about DLNA and I thought I would make a separate thread for it. That way it will be easier to find the information.

It seems like DLNA servers are a stricter version of UPnP servers.

Are there any OS or cheap programs that work on Windows/Linux/Mac?

There is one by Twonky Vision for $40 (30 day free trial)
http://www.twonkyvision.com/Products...dia/index.html

Any others out there? Any information on DLNA in reference to how it works and usefulness with the PS3 would be appreciated, thanks!
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This is all greek to me, so forgive my ignorance.

What I would really like to know is if this will play my collection of DVD .TS backups that I have on 4 500GB MyBook drives and how to get it to do it.

I'll keep reading here for any help.

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THis is exactly what I am looking for as well... You can apparently buy NAS devices that are DLNA/UPnP so those would work, but if I can run some software on my PC that accesses the local hard drives and turns them into the same thing, then that would be a much nicer solution.
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I dont really understand what's going on behind this announcement.

If I connect my pc to my receiver, doesn't that act as a media hub and serve the same purpose? (output video/audio to tv from computer)

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I dont really understand what's going on behind this announcement.

If I connect my pc to my receiver, doesn't that act as a media hub and serve the same purpose? (output video/audio to tv from computer)


but your receiver can't access the media over a network (wireless or otherwise) using its own interface... you must use the PC and queue up the media there. DLNA inherently involves devices acting as remote players that connect wirelessly to a media server and use their own interface for access.
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this is very intriguing, but i wonder how it works.

do we install this program on our pc (mine is winxp) and it'd recognize the ps3 on the network? or is there some other way and this prog needs to be installed on the ps3?

wonder if the ps3 will even have something similar installed via the 1.8 update. the rest of the week will be very exciting for ps3 owners.
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The media server, or program needs to be able to stream media in multiple formats over the network using UPnP... I am guessing that DLNA provides some sort of framework for this transport mechanism and the PS3 will then be able to recognize the server and access media from it.
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this is very intriguing, but i wonder how it works.

do we install this program on our pc (mine is winxp) and it'd recognize the ps3 on the network? or is there some other way and this prog needs to be installed on the ps3?

wonder if the ps3 will even have something similar installed via the 1.8 update. the rest of the week will be very exciting for ps3 owners.

I think it may be more like you install the SW on your PC, and when the firmware update comes, it will give the PS3 new SW to be able to access your PC. Then from your PS3 you could somehow "browse" all of your files. The PS3 needs some sort of SW installed on it though to manage the interface. I doubt Sony will provide such a thing.
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I'm even more confused, but as long as some of you guys benefit from it, it's all good.

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I'm even more confused, but as long as some of you guys benefit from it, it's all good.


at the very least I am hoping I can stop having to use my laptop and itunes hooked up to my receiver to get music from my desktop PC upstairs to where I have my HT setup downstairs...
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$80 is too much IMO, I like the sound Twonky one better.

Anymore out there, free ones?

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at the very least I am hoping I can stop having to use my laptop and itunes hooked up to my receiver to get music from my desktop PC upstairs to where I have my HT setup downstairs...

yep, and i'm hoping to not need to build a htpc for that purpose as i need to save money for hdmi receiver.
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I believe that's free.
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We wont know for sure until the update hits and it can be tried, but here is a free server...

http://www.slimdevices.com/su_downloads.html ** update, tried it, doesnt work

This one is geared toward music though and I dont think it does video.
DLNA and UPNP are very close, and its likely that some UPNP servers will work as well. There's a very outside chance that the XBMC software might work, if it supports the right standards...
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Don't buy or install anything yet, wait for the update and see what is actually needed and what works well for people.
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here's a couple of linux based open upnp servers. i'll have to see if these work with the ps3
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I believe that's free.

that also says supporting ps3 already, anyone try it?
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that also says supporting ps3 already, anyone try it?

That's the old web browser interface, nothing about the new XBM yet.

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that also says supporting ps3 already, anyone try it?

Well it works, but it's through the PS3 web browser. It's OK for playing MP3s or low resolution video.
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Playing my dvds would b great. I rip them to a Video_Ts folder for each one, with the standard ifo, bup, files etc... Would the server have to support streaming this type of material specifically? Using my pc to watch movies gets old.

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So with this we should be able to play files that are larger than 2gigs?
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im getting confused by this thread. For DNLA compliance, dont you need a DNLA server? What will the upnp servers do or are they close enough to DNLA?

Looks like Windows Home Server is DNLA 1.0 compliant.
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DNLA and UPNP are similar. I have a few DNLA devices that are able to see some UPNP servers also. Its just one of those things that will have to be tried once the update is out.
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I think it may be more like you install the SW on your PC, and when the firmware update comes, it will give the PS3 new SW to be able to access your PC. Then from your PS3 you could somehow "browse" all of your files. The PS3 needs some sort of SW installed on it though to manage the interface. I doubt Sony will provide such a thing.

I disagree. I think that Sony will provide some generic or XMB-ish system as the interface because no one else can put it on the PS3 (at least not in game os). If they don't make the interface then it wouldn't be able to do anything.
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I disagree. I think that Sony will provide some generic or XMB-ish system as the interface because no one else can put it on the PS3 (at least not in game os). If they don't make the interface then it wouldn't be able to do anything.

and most console users don't know their way around a pc enough to know what to install and configure to make everything work right.
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Windows Media Player 11 has a DLNA server built in. Click Library -> Media Sharing. I'm going to try that first before downloading anything else.
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I disagree. I think that Sony will provide some generic or XMB-ish system as the interface because no one else can put it on the PS3 (at least not in game os). If they don't make the interface then it wouldn't be able to do anything.

I hope you are right.
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Windows Media Player 11 has a DLNA server built in. Click Library -> Media Sharing. I'm going to try that first before downloading anything else.

that's useful if u have a htpc downstairs and all the content is on ur main pc in a different room on the the network. u can use wmp11 on the htpc to stream content and output to ur home theater.

most of us are trying to stream media from pc to ps3 tho, not from ps3 to pc.
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that's useful if u have a htpc downstairs and all the content is on ur main pc in a different room on the the network. u can use wmp11 on the htpc to stream content and output to ur home theater.

most of us are trying to stream media from pc to ps3 tho, not from ps3 to pc.

Not sure what you mean by the last part. The PC is the server, PS3 is the client.
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Not sure what you mean by the last part. The PC is the server, PS3 is the client.

yes but the ps3 doesnt have wmp11, so what i gathered from your earlier post was would make pc the server rather than the ps3 if ur using wmp11 as the player.
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