ok then don't listen, you must have that magic new wifi that doesn't drop packets, keep trying..
i am listening but just adding in what i think the problem is..
Originally Posted by natepig
I would suggest giving your Pc and Ps3 fixed ip addresses and then forwarding ports on your router, this should solve your dlna errors. As others have said using wireless is not ideal, but once you have a stable connection between your pc and ps3, just copy anything you want to the ps3's hdd. A full 1080p movie takes between 30mins to an hour, to transfer wireless, but copying is the best way unless you have gigabit ethernet.
my pc and ps3 have an ip adress in the same range like
should that be fine? the problem is that even an mp3 doesn't start running,i am having to copy them and for movies they take a bit to start
Originally Posted by costocart
If your ps3 and pc is near to each other why don't you try to connect them both directly using ethernet cable (crossover if you have old pc) without using the router. This config works when im transferring files using FTP. Media server... i haven't test it yet.
For the media server issue, try using windows media player and see whether the problem still persist. If yes then try asking in the media server forum.
my ps3 isn't close to my router or my pc so no good. i used wmp only at first, i was not able to play anything, then i tried ps3mediaserver.
i am able to transfer files but have some problem in transfering them.
You need to manually set the ip addresses of both your ps3 and pc, this is called fixed ip addresses. Then you need to forward the port 5001 to your ps3 and pc. It can be a bit of a pain if you've never done it before, but once done you will have a stable connection between the two. If you google "how to set fixed ip addresses" and "port forwarding for ps3mediaserver", plus have time and patience, it will solve your problem.
You will never get smooth playback of 1080p content wirelessly though, you will need to copy to the ps3 first then watch. If they are mkv's you can use mkv2vob to convert them to a format accepted by the ps3
You sound like you know what your talking about. From my experience fixed ip addresses are essential for stability between pc and ps3, and for port forwarding, but I have been hard wired for years so you must be right.
Ps3 does not support mkv's, so ps3mediaserver has to transcode them as they are being streamed, hence the buffering. If you use mkv2vob you can convert mkv's to a format natively accepted by your ps3 and eliminate the need for transcoding on the fly.