What am i missing (web streaming)

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What am i missing (web streaming)

Postby Svalg » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:04 pm

Sorry had to make a new post here, i've spent over an hour reading and gotten no where.

Im trying to stream from either youtube or twitch.tv using PS3 media server. I Started trying with just youtube. I have only used ps3 media server before to stream downloaded movies from my library. So had 0 knowledge.
From google and searches here i did the following

Have latest PS3 media server & PMSencoder installed and afaik working.
Have edited the WEB.conf and it is in correct folder.

RIght now on my ps3 i see all the folders i created with links and the default ones that should 100% work - but it just says 'there are no titles' when i browse into them.
I know i'm missing something obvious and important but all the tutorials and guides i see skip that part out and just tell you how to install that specific plugin.
Is there something else i didn't do on my computer itself? to stream web videos must i use other software to download/scrape it first etc.how would this work with live channels? or perhaps enable/dl something else.

Any help or a link to a step by step guide with EVERYTHING would be appreciated thanks
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Re: What am i missing (web streaming)

Postby Raptor399 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:57 am

Tip: you really want to watch YouTube on your PS3 with the updated YouTube app on PS3.

Don't know about twitch.tv, sorry.
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Re: What am i missing (web streaming)

Postby chocolateboy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:19 am

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Re: What am i missing (web streaming)

Postby Svalg » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:50 pm

I managed to get it kinda working it was infact py4j missing from my system that was causing the problem.

What has happened now though is that i am able to see the twitch streams and run them on ps3, but all i get is a black screen for 20 secs then 1 second of video then it pauses for 5sec then i get another 1 sec of video etc.
Seems like a lag issue. I have set the addon in xmbc to default at 480p quality but it made no difference, any lower would be unviewable tbh. I dont see how it is a bandwidth issue as i can stream video off sites supported by ps3 browser at decent quality and they buffer well ahead of the part i am on. On my pc i can stream at above 720p with no issues what so ever.

I am using wireless atm, maybe i could try phsyical connection to router from PS3 but not sure how much that would help. I will try youtube streaming later when the channel i want has something on.

EDIT: i tried 360p same lag/stutter as higher qualitys. Also if i add a youtube video like in your faq
'Individual YouTube videos can be added as video streams e.g.:

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replacing the url with one i find on youtube it just says no titles found still when i go inside the folder i created with it
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Re: What am i missing (web streaming)

Postby cskinner » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:05 am

wifi causes massive lag.. I had pms running on windows 7 x64 for a bit by wifi.. could play for 10 seconds to 2 mins at a time then it would lag, hooked both pc and ps3 wired to router, all problems solved.

Configuring on linux was much easier although i have yet to find a way to make it a global application on ubuntu. In process of making a .desktop file any ideas where to find the icon png?.
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