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#333698 - 01/06/11 03:04 PM Streaming Music Question
Stereoguy99 Offline
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Hi to everyone here wishing all of you a Happy/Healthy 2011!!!(yes I'm 6 days late)The question I have is I want to stream music from my PC to my PS-3 looking at foobar2000,PS-3 media server and a few others what is the general consensus as to the best one? Thanks and again hope 2011 is a great year for everyone!! grin
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#333704 - 01/06/11 03:31 PM Re: Streaming Music Question [Re: Stereoguy99]
jakewash Offline
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No idea, but welocme back and a happy New Year to you too! smile

Chris, any thoughts for this gentleman?
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#333706 - 01/06/11 03:37 PM Re: Streaming Music Question [Re: jakewash]
ClubNeon Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Since my music collection is in wave file format, I've just used Windows Media Player as the DLNA server. But I wouldn't recommend it to others, it isn't really a good solution (but it is free, and already installed).
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#333734 - 01/06/11 07:36 PM Re: Streaming Music Question [Re: ClubNeon]
Dduval Offline
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Registered: 01/14/09
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PS-3 media server is the way to go, I've been using that for over a year now. Excellent server. What's cool is, now that I have a networked AVR, I don't even need to turn my PS3 on anymore.

PS-3 media server streams my Flac files directly to my avr, very cool.

Dana
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#333735 - 01/06/11 07:39 PM Re: Streaming Music Question [Re: Dduval]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Can the PS3 play flac files? I didn't think it could.

I use TVersity media server which streams all of my Flac files to my denon 3808. Works great, but the denon interface is a little slow.

I highly recommend looking into TVersity. It is also free.

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#333736 - 01/06/11 07:41 PM Re: Streaming Music Question [Re: terzaghi]
terzaghi Offline
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link to Tversity, check it out.

http://tversity.com/
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#333741 - 01/06/11 08:19 PM Re: Streaming Music Question [Re: terzaghi]
ClubNeon Offline
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Some media servers, I'm guessing PS-3 Media Server, can transcode unsupported formats into supported ones on the fly. That's especially easy for audio, since DLNA supports PCM streaming, all the server has to do is decode the file and send the resulting data over the network.
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#333744 - 01/06/11 08:43 PM Re: Streaming Music Question [Re: ClubNeon]
bdpf Offline
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I use Tversity as well, works pretty good for music, I have trouble with mkv files though.
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#333746 - 01/06/11 09:17 PM Re: Streaming Music Question [Re: bdpf]
terzaghi Offline
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Yeah, TVersity can do the transcoding thing for music and video but I leave it turned off. I'm not sure what the point of having files in flac format would be if you transcode it into mp3 to play on the PS3 or 360...
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#333747 - 01/06/11 09:18 PM Re: Streaming Music Question [Re: bdpf]
ClubNeon Offline
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I use MKV2VOB and sneakernet the files over the the PS3. But the resulting MPG files should be able to served up by any good media server after that.
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