The PS3 Media Server was born out of a group of people who wanted to do more with their PlayStation 3, due to Sony's lack of support for high definition format videos which were unplayable on the system. High definition formats include files like MKV, and additionally the lack of support for live streaming formats.
PS3 Media Server has become quite handle among both Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 users as users of the PS3 Media Server are now able to playback compressed high definition movies without having to burn them to costly Blu-ray discs which subsequently require expensive software to convert MKV high-def files to a format playable by the PS3 Blu-ray drive.
PS3 Media Server also completes the task of playing back region-restricted DVD discs as it can stream the content of those discs directly from your PC and over the network to which the PS3 is connected.
PS3 Media Server is fully DLNA-compliant and also generates thumbnails that you may view from the XMB. You're also able to seek through movies while the Media Server Transcoding is taking place. PS3 Media Server will also support any type of file that would normally be played with VLC Media Player such as high definitation movies downloaded off of the Internet or even live television streams and web radio. Unfortunately at this time, there doesn't seem to be support for Hulu or Netflix, though alternatives are available.
As an added bonus, PS3 Media Server also supports picture-based feeds such as those from Flickr accounts. Compressed archives such as WinZip and WinRar files are also supported and treated as they are in Windows 7 as folders that may be browsed.
PS3 Media Server is software which can stream media on DLNA devices.PS3 Media Server features and highlights:
PS3 Media Server is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from media servers without restrictions. PS3 Media Server 1.90.1 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this media server software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from SubJunk.
We have tested PS3 Media Server 1.90.1 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]