Val Killmore wrote:pawnslinger wrote:Val Killmore wrote:If her computer is visible, why not install PMS on her PC, and share your network folders ?
At least until you can sort out why your PC is not visible.
But streaming via PMS over a double wireless bridge, regardless if it's "N" or not, might be tricky and troublesome. In my experience PMS likes to have nice open highways to run on, and the less wireless involved the better. I know you might say "well everything else works" . But streaming with PMS over wireless can be tricky, especially if you involve transcoding.
Okay, I got this setup. And, for the most part, it works well. I had to change permissions on some of the files, and re-setup PMS... but that didn't take too much effort. Most of the videos play fine, a few stutter a little, but not as bad as when using the 2 ghz band. I don't know a lot about media sharing with the PS3, but it seems like the PS3 does buffer the stream, as it stutters less if I pause the playback for a little bit. Or am I just dreaming?
I am not sure about whether the PS3 caches.
Now, I am assuming all your files are native to the PS3 as you stated in iPad ready format. So I assume mp4 or m4v
- Make sure 'switch to tsmuxer' is enabled under MEncoder settings
- Enter : mp4,m4v into the "force transcode for the following extensions"
Save settings and restart PMS.
Now, your mp4's and m4v files should be forced to transcode. If the video specs are PS3 compliant as you say, tsMuxer will take over. This will give you a buffer but also keep your bandwidth usage down by muxing the video rather than transcode. AAC audio should be re-encoded to AC3.
You may lose your ability to FF or RW, but you should be able to use "Go To" function and hopefully have stutter free streaming. In effect, you are presenting a buffer to the PS3, with as little altering to the file as possible......ie no full video transcode. Verify by hitting triangle and going to the info icon. Check that the video codec is coming thru as : AVC . Then you know tsMuxer is working.
Can't hurt to try
If you don't like this method, simply delete the mp4 and m4v values from the "Force transcode......" box, save settings and restart PMS.
Val Killmore wrote:If you don't see the #Video Settings# folder onscreen of your TV when you navigate the PMS server, then go to the Navigation tab on the PMS GUI on your computer:
disable (untick) "Hide #Video Settings# Folder"
Save then restart PMS. The folder should now be visible.
As far as your bandwidth, there's nothing I can suggest other than trying to use the tips to minimize your bandwidth footprint when streaming to the PS3. Or googling online to find tips for increasing your wifi N's capabilities.
You could also try this with vids that don't want to work with my method:
1-Make sure the #Video Settings# folder is visible.
2-When you run into a PAL video that won't work, go into the #Video Settings# folder
3-disable (untick) Default H264 Remux with MEncoder
4-go down to Save Configuration
5-exit the #Video settings# folder and try to play the movie using "Play from the Beginning" option.
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