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Old July 15, 2010, 11:48 AM
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If you have a decent working knowledge of Linux, I would recommend going that route. I've got my CentOS server running samba and MediaTomb and it's fantastic.
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Old July 15, 2010, 11:53 AM
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If i were to go to XBMC...as my mind is now working crazy with ideas...then i need a very strong computer is this correct?
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Old July 15, 2010, 11:55 AM
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No you dont with xbmc, depends if you run it on windows of linux but this isn't a file sharing program its a media centre viewer/player program
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Old July 15, 2010, 11:56 AM
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also i was doing some research and it looks like XBMC supports UPnP not sure if that will allow the PS3 to see it in that case...need a genius to let me know that one
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Old July 15, 2010, 12:00 PM
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also i was doing some research and it looks like XBMC supports UPnP not sure if that will allow the PS3 to see it in that case...need a genius to let me know that one
I haven't had trouble getting my PS3 to see most UPnP servers I've used (MediaLink, MediaTomb, etc.). I imagine that compatability with PS3 is something the XBMC project had in mind.
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Old July 18, 2010, 01:59 AM
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I had FreeNAS and i had it working using UPnP streaming to my PS3. I only had it for 2 weeks until i decided to use WHS.

Im currently going to rebuild the FreeNAS from old PC parts to back up my WHS.

But UPnP does work on FreeNAS.
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Old July 19, 2010, 02:25 PM
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I was seeking around 8TB in a RAID 5/6
And what hardware will you be using to drive this raid array.
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Old November 24, 2010, 02:30 PM
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I have a wireless network at home, with a few external USB hard drives hooked up to my PC where I store all my media files. (Presumably a NAS acts similarly to my external HD's???) I have a PS3 wirelessly connected to the network. The PS3 is connected to my Denon AV Receiver via HDMI. I have both TVersity and PS3MediaServer installed on my PC, and they both work very well for streaming content to the PS3 and then on to my plasma TV and 5.1 speakers thru my Denon receiver. I personally prefer PS3Mediaserver as it's interface on the PS3 mimics a Windows PC in terms of navigating through the folders.

In my experience, streaming HD content can be a little choppy, due to the limited bandwidth from the wireless network. It's hit and miss - last nite for example I watched a streaming one hour Tudors episode (apx 550 MB) without any choppy effects using PS3MediaServer.

I normally avoid wireless bandwidth issues by copying larger HD video files from my external HD over to the Playstation. This can take maybe five minutes for a 1.2 gig file, but once it is copied onto the PS3, it will play flawlessly.

I gotta say, the PS3 is a versatile machine.
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