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Friday, 4 October 2013

ps3 new releases

ps3 new releases

This article is under construction. Please come soon to get information about ps3 new releases.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Best media server software

Best media server software

Getting your music and movies from one computer to another computer across the house or across the world has never been easier. There are tons of apps designed to make the process simple and painless so you can watch movies on your smartphone when you're out, or just listen to the music on your desktop downstairs in your upstairs bedroom. This week we asked you to name some of those great apps, and here are five of the best based on those nominations.

Earlier in the week, you told us which apps you thought were the best desktop media servers. We tallied up your nominations and picked out the top five based on the number of votes. The vast majority of you centered on a select few, but there are more options than we could possibly highlight here. Here are your five favorites:

1. Plex
2. Ps3 media server
3. Serviio
4. Sub Sonic
5. PlayOn

Plex (Windows/Mac/Linux)

We expected Plex to get some love in the nominations, but we didn't expect it to be as overwhelming as it was. It's true, Plex is a stellar media server and media center application, with mobile apps that let you take your music and movies with you on virtually any mobile device or operating system without worrying whether that system can play them. 

PS3 Media Server (Windows/Mac/Linux)

The PS3 Media Server started out as a project to just transcode and stream media from a computer to a PS3 somewhere on your home network, but it's grown to be much more than that. The app is DLNA compliant, so it supports just about any device on your home network that's DLNA or UPNP compatible, and it doesn't take a ton of configuration to do it. You'll need to do some heavy lifting with port forwarding and dynamic addressing to get access to your media outside of your home network with a DLNA-compatible device, but we've shown you how to do that before.

Subsonic (Windows/Mac/Linux)

Subsonic has been around for a long time, but it's still an excellent option. It's most often used for music, but it also supports video. As long as the video format you have supports streaming over HTTP, Subsonic can show it to you on almost any device. After you get it running on your home network, Subsonic can also be configured to allow remote access to your media, so you can enjoy it on your mobile device or sitting at a laptop far away from your media collection. 

Serviio (Windows/Mac/Linux)

Serviio is a contender we weren't terribly familiar with until those of you who nominated raved about it. Not only does Serviio stream across your home network to connected TVs from a variety of manufacturers, it also supports Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, and the PS3 and XBox 360. It's also DLNA compliant, so it works seamlessly with supported devices on the same network, but it doesn't stop there. Serviio transcodes video and audio on the fly in both standard and high definition, can stream from online sources, live TV streams, RSS feeds, and more, and can be configured to stream to the internet—assuming you're using the supported web-based media player or the Serviio Android app.

PlayOn (Windows)

PlayOn is a simpler take on a media server that focuses on two things: the media you already own, and web-based television from streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Video On-Demand, ESPN, CNN, NBC, and many others. PlayOn supports streaming from the server app to any DLNA-compliant TV, set-top box, or game console. There are apps for iOS and Android that allow you to enjoy your media on the Wi-Fi or 3G/4G, once paired with your computer. PlayOn doesn't transcode (correction: PlayOn does transcode on the fly) or offer remote management features—as long as the app is running and your computer isn't sleeping, it works. It's biggest benefit is access to web-only programming.
The five best media server software is based on the ratings of the users.
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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Ps3 media server

Setting up the ps3 media server

The Sony PlayStation 3 has many interesting features beyond being able to play PS3 games and Blue-Ray DVDs. One of these features is the ability to stream media content from your PC to your PS3. This allows you to select pictures, music or video files stored on your computer and have them being displayed on your big screen TV without having to copy any of the files to your PS3 console, hence saving you some valuable time. Once setup properly, streaming media content is almost as fast and easy as powering up your PC and your PS3. The good news is that this can easily be done without having to purchase any software or messing up with your console. I will guide you through an easy 4 step setup process and you'll be streaming away in no time!

Step 1: Equipment.
The first requirement is that you have a computer with WiFi capability. If your computer does not have WiFi, you will need to connect your computer directly to your PS3 using a network cable, however if that is the case I believe that it would likely be less of a hassle for you to simply copy your media content to a USB key and have your PS3 read the files from it. The advantage of streaming your files over WiFi is that you can get going 'on the fly'; spending time connecting your PS3 to your computer sort of defeats the purpose of it. That said, it's your call.

Step 2: Enabling the Ps3 Media Server on your PS3 console

Your PS3 console already comes with the ability to stream media, however this feature is usually disabled on new consoles and needs to be turned ON. To do so, log on your PS3 and select 'Settings' from your main screen. From the main PS3 menu, select [Settings] and then scroll all the way down to [Network Settings]. From there, scroll all the way down again to [Media Server Connection] and enable it. By doing this, you have now instructed your console to be aware of any other electronic devices in its vicinity that are setup to share media content.

Step 3: Setting up your computer
There are multiple software applications available that will allow you to stream media from your computer, however all computers equipped with Windows Media Player already have that ability. I will first explain how to stream using Windows Media Player and then I'll show you another way using a free software available for download.

a) Using Windows Media Player
Note that I am using Windows Media Player version 11. I would also like to mention that although streaming can be done through Windows Media Player, I find that this method is more complex and less reliable. I'm putting it here as a mean of information but I strongly suggest that you consider option 'B' as it presents less hassle to setup. First, start your Windows Media Player and from its menu select [Library] and then [Media Sharing]. Under the [Sharing Settings], select [Find Media that others are sharing] and [Share my media with]. From that same window you are currently in, you should then see your PS3 and other devices appear in the white box below the two options that we just enabled. Select your PS3 console and then select [allow] from the options underneath. Follow the on-screen instructions to identify which folders on your computer contain you media files. For some folks your 'video' and 'picture' folders will already be selected by default. You should now be all good to go and move on to step 4.

b) Free software setup
One of the best known software to stream media is called 'TVersity' and lucky for us they offer a FREE version in addition to their fully featured 'Pro' version. The advantage of using this software is that it will automatically do all of your sharing settings for you. You should be able to find TVersity without any problem by typing it in your favorite search engine. Download the free version and follow their setup instructions. With your PS3 already enabled for media sharing, the software should have no problem installing and getting everything ready for you. Now on to the final step!

Step 4: Stream baby stream - ps3 media server
After all your efforts you are now ready to stream your media files from your PC to your PS3. To do so, first select either [Photo], [Music], or [Video] from your PS3 main menu based on what type of file you want to stream. For the purpose of this article, lets assume that we want to stream videos (instructions are the same for all three media types, so no worries). Now, since we have enabled the ps3 media server in Step 1, you should see [Search for Media Server] as a selectable option under: select it. Your PS3 will now scan its environment for media servers and if all goes well (fingers crossed!) it will find your computer. If you get a 'No Media Servers were found' message it means that something is not right with your computer settings. If you are lucky, your PS3 will now say '1 Media Server Found'. Close that window on your PS3 and now scroll all the way down until you see the name of your playstation media server, which is usually the 'name' of your computer. Select it from the list and bingo, you can now browse through the folders, select your media file and stream it to your TV. Now remember that to steam music you need to go through the PS3 'Music' menu, and 'Photo' for images, etc... or otherwise the PS3 may not be able to detect your files.

At last, I hope these instructions will help getting you setup to stream files from your computer to your PS3 If you encounter problems, support is available online (another good reason to use Tversity or other media sharing software as they will often provide you with useful FAQ and tips on common known issues).

Thursday, 16 February 2012

The Upcoming PS3 Games

Upcoming PS3 Games for 2012

We've crunched the numbers, digested the data, are available up with four of the upcoming ps3 games for 2012. These games are some of the most anticipated titles to be released for the PlayStation 3 console, so we are as excited every gamer around to get our practical them.

We couldn't really decide which in the following games ought to be on top of the heap, and we all thought, what... nobody asserted all lists needs to be ranked, right? With that all settled, allow me to share four of the items we believe may be the upcoming ps3 games for 2012:

Twisted Metal

A much-anticipated reboot in the popular car combat franchise, this place deserves to be on everyone's top PS3 games for 2012. The fans were disappointed when Twisted Metal's scheduled release for 2011 didn't push through, but we're completed with the whining and now we're just happy it's going to be finally released (hopefully). With new characters, new weapons, and new vehicles, farmville is expected with an explosive comeback.

Final Fantasy XIII-2

This direct sequel to Final Fantasy XIII looks to correct everything that was wrong using its predecessor, which will appease lots of gamers who were downright displeased using the first title. Final Fantasy XIII-2 is set three years after the events in FF XIII, but this time around, Square intentions to deliver improved RPG and exploration elements for eager fans.

Hitman: Absolution

The first 2 "Hitman" titles could be considered as milestones inside development of stealth-action games. The sequel was notably a delight to play, but punished people that preferred to get in with guns blazing each time instead of performing a tactical approach to accomplish the mission. The next two titles, however, seemed a lot more like spin-offs as an alternative to sequels.

More upcoming ps3 games for 2012

We feel that this title deserves a devote our list of the upcoming ps3 games for 2012, primarily because Hitman: Absolution is expected to bring back the franchise to its former glory. Players looks forward to improved gameplay elements (such as being able to utilize more objects as improvised weapons), and better visuals (smoother action, kill animations, and a more realistic world).

Mass Effect 3

In the first couple of weeks after its release, Mass Effect 2 sold over two million copies and grabbed a bunch of awards within the process. Several gaming publications gave it perfect scores in their reviews, and was considered as (arguably) the top game for 2010. So is it any wonder the upcoming release of its sequel has generated such excitement?

The third and final chapter (we assume) within this action-RPG trilogy sets us up for that completion of Commander Shepard's saga. Everything you loved about Mass Effect 2 has arrived, using a refined movement and cover system, and also instant melee kills and a 4-player multiplayer mode. Its grand reputation as well as finely-tuned gameplay makes it a no-brainer to incorporate ME3 as one in the upcoming ps3 games for 2012.