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How to Turn Linux into a PS3 or Xbox 360 Media Server

Jan 26, 2009, 18:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

"The PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant UPnP Media Server for the PlayStation 3 gaming console. PS3 Media Server is written in Java, therefore it can be used on Linux, Windows and Macintosh platforms. It doesn't require any installation! Even if the PS3 Media Server is able to play all the video files out there, some of them (the ones that are not supported by the PlayStation 3, yet) will require real-time video transcoding. For the transcoding operation you will need to have at least an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 1 GB of RAM, especially for 720p/1080p high-definition files, such as the MKV ones.

"Installing PS3 Media Server in Ubuntu:

"As we've mentioned above, the PS3 Media Server does not require any installation, just grab the latest version from here and extract the archive on your home folder. It is written in Java, so make sure that you have a valid Java installation in your PC. For an easy usage, we will create a desktop shortcut of the PS3 Media Server executable (otherwise, you will always have to open the home folder and double click the executable, in order to start it)."

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