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Frosty: that error happen to me its about the updated version, i just downloaded the new version and installed it, i think its built in auto update does not work right
 

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New update 1.10.51 is out. I am really liking the new DTS patching feature that allows direct streaming of DTS / DTS-HD audio to my receiver. No more transcoding DTS to ac3. Awesome!
 

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I installed today, and this is way better than TVersity. I like that I can stream from the ts folder.

Couple questions:
I get the odd stutter while streaming a movie. I have a AMD athlon 3200+, 512mb ram, and 2.2ghz. do I need to upgrade? FAQ said it should be fine for regular DVD;s. I cannot run any other programs while streaming, computer freezes.

I ripped Batman, and it has subtitles on, and no option to turn them off. anyone else have this problem?

other than that great program. maybe I should look at building a new PC.

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You need way more RAM than 512MB. No wonder your PC is stuttering and freezing on you, it's writing to disc during streaming because all your RAM is used up running your OS and background applications. Throw in 2 Gigs and you'll see a considerable improvement in performance. :)
 

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You need way more RAM than 512MB. No wonder your PC is stuttering and freezing on you, it's writing to disc during streaming because all your RAM is used up running your OS and background applications. Throw in 2 Gigs and you'll see a considerable improvement in performance. :)
worked like a charm, added 2 gig.

My dvd drive died, so gotta get a new one of those.

when the dvd is ripped why does it not have subtitle options through the ps3? I cannot get the subtiltes off on Batman Begins.

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Tversity or MP11

I am currently streaming w/ MP11 over a wireless connection. Is there a benefit to using Tversity (heard both good/bad) to one or the other or is the new software being discussed on this thread the 'real deal'?
 

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I was using MP11 till I discovered this PS3MediaServer....works great, I really liked the fact that I can stream .TS files without converting them first....so I put all my movies in the same folder on the PC and run PS3MS to stream them to the PS3 downstairs and watch them on the home theater, great software...there are some hiccups streaming wireless but not enough to make me run a CAT5 cable through my house...

Using a Q6600 CPU with 4 GB RAM on XP 32bit
 

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I downloaded PS3 Mediaserver - great application!! Does exactly as advertised by everyone and is very user friendly.

I tried to stream a 1080P version (.mkz) of Planet Earth last night and the playback was jittery. I have read that there is typically issues w/ computers of lower spec but I think I have a strong enough machine to handle it:

Intel Core2 Duo E4600 (2.4GHz 800FSB) w/ Dual Core Tech
4GB DDR2 SDRAM @ 800MHz
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8300GS

Does anyone else have this problem w/ 1080P?
Solutions?
 

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.mkz or .mkv? If it's a Mastroka container you may have it at too high a profile. The PS3 has a problem with video streams higher than Profile 4.1 (which is still very high quality). That could be the issue. Look for a tool called TSMuxer to reduce the profile from 5.0 to 4.1 if that's the problem (it can also tell you what the profile is).
 

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What is your network? Is it wired or wireless, wireless can't handle the bandwidth of HD - I have a simlar spec computer; Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz, 2Gb DD2 with nVidia 8800 GTX 768Mb (but I doubt the video card has anything to do with it, all the streaming processing is done in the CPU and completely in memory). With my specs I have no problems streaming 1080p DTS-HD MKV files to my PS3 three floors away in the basement. I suspect it's something else, maybe your network or firewall issues.
 

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That should have read MKV.

I am on a wireless (WRT150N) router connection.

The video plays but is choppy - thus not really enjoyable to watch.

I downloaded MKV2VOB last night and converted the file (1080P) in question - I read that is program does a great job. I will test this afternoon.

Not sure what my settings on the router are - what are your settings?
 

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my two cents...

If you want to stream HD video, you really have to have a wired connection. I have tried streaming HD (using different codecs including DivX) wirelessly on multiple devices using G and N routers.

The performance was never satisfactory.
 

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Yep, that's it - its the network. I originally had WiFi too and it could only handle SD material (under the best circumstances) but switching to 10/100 solved it for me (you don't even need 1000 Gigabit, I could stream even while my computer was downloading something - couldn't tell the difference).

I had to run a 100' ethernet cable from 2 floors away, but it was worth it. No real router settings, it just worked when I plugged in the PS3. I had MAC address filtering on, so I had to allow the PS3's MAC address - but I don't think you need to do that with a wired network.

After using WMP11, TVersity this PS3Media Server is the best of the bunch, although I still have the two other programs running so I get all 3 appear on my XMB, I never really use the others anymore, just sometimes to test out if a weird codec file plays.

Good luck!
 

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i first tried this with wireless, then 100mbit ethernet, and then a gigabit cat6 cable, and with my pc (core i7 920 6gb ddr3 512mb radeon 4870), 1080p mkv files were choppy until i switched to the cat6 cable... 720p ran fine on 100mbit ethernet, but 1080p needed the extra bandwidth, in my experience.
 

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I'm going to settle on the issue being with wireless and not bother to try and stream 1080P.

I'll convert the 1080P (seems like most the files use MKV) using MKV2VOB and then burn them onto disc for playback in the PS3.

Another question though - how can I tell if a claimed 1080P file is really 1080P sourced? I have a file that claims it is a 1080P but a bunch of the review comment that is more likely 720P source w/ modification.

When I look at the TV (Sharp D92U - 52") it says its 1080P but I see some flaws in the playback.

The movie is 57mins long and the file is 4.4GB, would a true 1080P be of this size?
 

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I usually just grab the 720p files instead of the 1080p. There is hardly any difference visually, especially when the source is already being compressed, and it saves the strain on bandwidth.
 
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