Just bought a PS3

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  1. chaddi_90

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    Hello!


    I just bought a ps3 slim, I already own a xbox 360(elite) which I mostly use to play games with nothing more. I want to use the ps3 as a multimedia center(stream video etc. but also play games) and I was wondering if anyone could recommend settings or applications you can download.

    btw It's not jailbroken and I don't want to Jailbreak it.
     
  2. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good TFW2005 Supporter

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    I wouldn't worry about this right now. With all the security problems going on with PSN currently, sit back and enjoy some Blu-Rays or something.
     
  3. mineraljane

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    PS3 Media Server is a free application that enables you to stream video from a computer to the PS3 (and the Xbox 360, too).

    Do you use a Windows or OSX based computer?

    I use a program called Rivet and it has worked wonderfully. It's a paid program for Apple computers and won't work with MKV files, but it's very stable for video, pictures, and music.
     
  4. Secretcode

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    Does that work on .MKV files? I'd love to watch Sunred on the big screen.
     
  5. mineraljane

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    PS3 Media Server does work with MKV files, though it actually transcodes them on the fly from your computer so they can be played on the PS3. (The PS3, like the Xbox 360, cannot play MKV files natively.)

    I was never happy with it because my media server is an older computer and couldn't adequately handle the task, but it's definitely worth a try if you're interested.
     
  6. chaddi_90

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    I am think about buying Transfomers: The Movie and Revenge Of The Fallen, I want to see what the playstation is capable of.
    I use Windows 7 on my laptop, is it possible to stream .mkv or do you have to convert it to
    .avi or something?
     
  7. Gatehawk

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    There are games that don't require online status to play
     
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    You could stream it straight from the laptop with PMS (yeah yeah funny). Depending on how powerful your PC is, you could stream HD stuff directly over.

    If you do want to convert before hand, you could use a program like MKV2VOB.
     
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    silentdarth Josie's Daddy

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    Welcome to the club, check the userid thread for a plethora of people to add as friends. Well, once PSN gets back up that is...
     
  10. chaddi_90

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    I have a acer aspire 5943g, inter core i7, 500 gig harddrive, 4 gig ram.
    Do you have to bug pms(haha) or can you download it for free?
     
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    I've been having some problem playing some torrents I've downloaded on my TV. I've never heard of this program before you posted this info. I've tryed it, and now I can play everything on my PS3. Thanks!
     
  12. chaddi_90

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    I think I haven't registered a userid yet not so sure, but will do:D 
    When I went thru the settings I saw that you can connect your phone to the ps3.
    What can you do with that?
     
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    Call in an air strike?
     

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