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PS3 Media Server not showing on PS3

Postby babinaba » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:55 pm

Hi,

I'm very new to setting things like this up and I'm having great difficulty getting PS3 Media Server to show up on my PS3.

My connection is wireless (possible to connect PS3 and router wired but not the computer). I'm using Windows 7. Managed to download PS3 Media Server 1.90.0 and it has a big green tick. I've opened port 5001, I've allowed PS3 media server with my firewall and done a "Search for Media Servers" on my PS3 and the only one it's bringing up is my Windows one (can't get rid of that for some reason it's the guest account on my computer - though it does work and I can see my video's etc via this method on my PS3 but I don't want to use it as the playback is rubbish).

Anyway, can someone give me any hints and tips on what to do next? If you could tell me in very easy steps, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks

bab
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Re: PS3 Media Server not showing on PS3

Postby babinaba » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:15 pm

Also, to add, I've uninstalled and reinstalled PS3 Media Server a couple of times just to make sure it was all installed correctly and no luck and I've also made sure the latest Java is installed.
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Re: PS3 Media Server not showing on PS3

Postby babinaba » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:17 am

ok, seems no-one knows. Will just uninstall from my computer.
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Re: PS3 Media Server not showing on PS3

Postby taconaut » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:39 am

All known solutions are mentioned here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3507&p=32731#p34933
If you always wanted to have your most recent videos at the top of the folder in the ps3 or wished you could group all videos with the same genre in one folder, have a look at pms-mlx
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Re: PS3 Media Server not showing on PS3

Postby babinaba » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:42 pm

yes, thanks - I have looked at these - nothing has worked or I dont understand.
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Re: PS3 Media Server not showing on PS3

Postby stephanie » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:36 pm

Hello,

Im gonna help with PMS. Follow these steps.

FIRST OF ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR IP AND STANDARD-GATEWAY

1. Click 'Start' type 'cmd' and press 'enter'
2. In Command Prompt type 'ipconfig'
3. Look what numbers is next to IP-adress and Standard-gateway . Mine was 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.1
4. type 'exit' to close the Command Prompt
Done.

Now open Playstation Media Server...
5. In 'Settings' - ' Network Settings' write your COMPUTERS ip-adress.
6. Press Save and Restart Server
7. Restart Playstation Media Server and see if ps3 icon shows up

Unless doesn't work Continue with Step 2
3. Open Webbrowser and type your Standard-Gateway in adress bar (mine was 192.168.0.1)
4. Type router username and password (mine was admin/password) Just google your router to get default username/password
5. Click 'Port Forwarding' - there you will type:
'Name: Ps3 start Port: 5001 end Port: 5001 Protocal: Both Local IP Address: COMPUTER IP
6. Add rule and close the tab
7. Re-open Playstation Media Server and see if ps3 icon shows up

Unless doesn't work Continue with Step 3
8. I know what your problem is - Firewall. Here's how you fix it.
9. Click 'Start' - Open 'Control Panel' - 'System and Security' - 'Firewall'
10. Press 'Allow a program or a function to bypass firewall'
11. Press 'Allow another program' - Scroll down to 'PS3 Media Server' and Press 'Add'
12. Second we need to do is...
13. In 'Firewall' - Click 'Advanced Settings'
14. In the new Window click ' Rules for incoming traffic' -locate PS3 Media Server rules and rightclick 'Aktivate Rule' on ALL OF THEM!
15. Close all windows and re-open Playstation Media Server and see if ps3 icon shows up
Done.

PS: That did it for me hope it works for you. Love and Godd luck ;)
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Re: PS3 Media Server not showing on PS3

Postby babinaba » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:32 pm

Thank you very much - it's appearing now
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