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PS3 Path is very long to get to my media folder

Postby Rickinfl » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:50 pm

Hi,

I've got PS3 Mediaserver running on Linux CentOS 6. The problem I'm having is when I get to my PS3 and click on Media Server I have to click through the whole path to get to my Music.

Example: (The X is the button on the PS3 Remote)

Media Server X / X (Entire root listing) usr X local X share X Media X (My folders are here )

The first X going into the directory listing of my Linux box I see the whole root folders. I just want to go straight into Media. It's a pain to scroll through to get to my media.


Thanks for the Help.

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Re: PS3 Path is very long to get to my media folder

Postby meskibob » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:59 pm

You need to configure the PMS.conf file.
Where it's at - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3507&start=20#p32731
How you should configure it - https://github.com/ps3mediaserver/ps3me ... .conf#L369
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Re: PS3 Path is very long to get to my media folder

Postby Rickinfl » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:18 pm

Hi, I've done that. Mine looks like this:

folders = /PS3/Music,/PS3/Movies,/PS3/Pictures

Still shows the full path on the PS3 :(
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Re: PS3 Path is very long to get to my media folder

Postby meskibob » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:22 pm

Isn't your folder path /usr/local/share/Media?
This a configuration for the files you want to share on the machine running PMS, not the folder structure on the client.
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Re: PS3 Path is very long to get to my media folder

Postby Rickinfl » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:44 pm

Yes I tried that and it didn't work so I did this... ln -s /use/local/share/media. /PS3/ to see if that would shorten it up.
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Re: PS3 Path is very long to get to my media folder

Postby meskibob » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:41 pm

Add just the regular folder path to the PMS.conf, and then provide both the PMS.conf file and the debug.log per the FAQ - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3507&start=30#p38484
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Re: PS3 Path is very long to get to my media folder

Postby Rickinfl » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:01 am

Here is my pms.conf file. I changed the folders = to the actual path and still in the PS3 menu I have to click on the / > scroll to usr, scroll to local, scroll to share, scroll to Media to get to my folders.



# ---< General Settings >-----------------------------------------------------

# Profile Name
# --------------
# An optional identifier used to distinguish this profile (i.e. collection of settings)
# from other profiles. The profile name is displayed in the renderer in square
# brackets after the software name e.g.
#
# PS3 Media Server [myprofile]
#
# See the FAQ for details on how to create and use multiple profiles:
# viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3507&p=49895#p49895
# Default: the server's hostname.
name =

# Interface Language
# -------------------
# GUI option: Language (selector)
# The language to use for the GUI and other dialogues.
# The following translations are available:
# ar = Arab
# bg = Bulgarian
# ca = Catalan
# zhs = Chinese (Simplified)
# zht = Chinese (Traditional)
# cz = Czech
# da = Danish
# nl = Dutch
# en = English
# fi = Finish
# fr = French
# de = German
# el = Greek
# is = Icelandic
# it = Italian
# iw = Hebrew
# ja = Japanese
# ko = Korean
# no = Norwegian
# pl = Polish
# pt = Portuguese
# br = Portuguese (Brazilian)
# ro = Romanian
# ru = Russian
# sl = Slovenian
# es = Spanish
# sv = Swedish
# tr = Turkish
# The short-form code (e.g. = en) is used to set the language.
# Default: empty (""), which means PMS will follow the locale.
language =

# Operating Mode
# --------------
# GUI Option: Start Minimized (toggle)
# Sets whether the GUI should start when the program is launched.
# On headless systems, this should be "true".
# Default: false.
minimized = true

# Check for updates
# -----------------
# GUI Option: Check automatically (toggle)
# Default: false.
auto_update =

# ---< Network Settings >-----------------------------------------------------
# Generally these settings should not need to be changed from their defaults or
# settings determined automatically by the system. Changing them may make your
# PMS server disappear from your other devices.

# Interface
# ---------
# GUI Option: Force networking on interface (selector)
# Specifies the (physical) network interface to attach to, should only be
# relevant when the server has more than one network interface and PMS picks
# the wrong one. The selector displays all available network interfaces.
# E.g. network_interface = eth0
# Default: empty, which means PMS will automatically select a network
# interface.
network_interface = p2p1

# Specifies a comma separated list of network interfaces to ignore when
# scanning for a suitable network interface to attach to. This is typically
# used to ignore virtual interfaces created by other applications.
# Default: "tap,vmnet,vnic", which ignores interfaces named "tap0",
# "tap1" and "tap2", but it allows an interface named "eth0".
skip_network_interfaces =

# IP Address
# ----------
# GUI Option: Force IP of the server (string)
# A network interface can be have multiple IP addresses associated with it.
# This sets which one should be used.
# Default: empty, which means PMS will automatically select an IP
# address.
hostname =

# Server port
# -----------
# GUI Option: Force the port of the server (string)
# Sets the port PMS will listen on; usually should not need to be set unless
# another service has already grabbed the port.
# Default: empty, which means PMS will automatically pick port 5001.
port =

# Client Filter
# -------------
# GUI Option: Use an IP filter (string)
# Set the IP address(es) and/or IP address range(s) of the clients permitted to connect.
# When no filter is specified, PMS will allow any IP address to connect to the
# service.
# Multiple IP addresses and/or IP address ranges can be separated with a comma
# or semicolon e.g.: 127.0.0.1,192.168.0-1.*
# Default: empty.
ip_filter =

# Max Bandwidth
# -------------
# GUI Option: Maximum bandwidth in Mb/s (string)
# Set the maximum bandwidth to be consumed by the server.
# Leaving the setting blank or zero switches off bandwidth throttling.
# Default: 0.
maximumbitrate =

# ---< Advanced HTTP and system settings >------------------------------------

# HTTP Engine v2
# --------------
# GUI Option: HTTP Engine v2 (toggle)
# Default: true.
http_engine_v2 =

# Do not sleep
# ------------
# GUI Option: Prevent OS from sleeping while streaming (toggle)
# If your host server has a power-saving mode, use this option to prevent
# the server hibernating or sleeping while it is streaming data.
# Default: false.
prevents_sleep_mode =

# GUI Option: Default renderer when automatic detection fails (selector)
# PMS can recognize many renderers automatically. Sometimes a renderer will
# connect which PMS does not recognize. This option defines which renderer PMS
# should assume.
# Default: empty, which means PMS will assume the "Unknown renderer".
renderer_default =

# GUI Option: Force default renderer (disable automatic detection) (toggle)
# By default PMS tries to automatically detect what renderers try to connect
# to it. By settings this option to true, PMS will assume any renderer that
# connects is the default renderer.
# Default: false
renderer_force_default =

# ---< Plugins >--------------------------------------------------------------

# The directory where PMS can find the plugins.
# Default: "plugins".
plugins =

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Navigation/Share Settings Screen
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

# ---< Thumbnails >-----------------------------------------------------------

# Generate Thumbnails
# -------------------
# GUI Option: Generate Thumbnails
# Set whether or not to generate thumbnails of media files for the client.
# Default: true.
thumbnails =

# Thumbnail seeking position
# --------------------------
# GUI Option: Thumbnail seeking position (string)
# Amount of time (in seconds) to skip in video media before generating
# thumbnail data, designed to pass over usual black screen before movies
# start.
# Default: 60 seconds.
thumbnail_seek_pos =

# Use MPlayer for Thumbnails
# --------------------------
# GUI Option: Use MPlayer for video thumbnails (toggle)
# Whether or not to use MPlayer to generate the thumbnails for video;
# can produce better results than built-in method.
# Default: false, which will use the built-in method.
use_mplayer_for_video_thumbs =

# DVD thumbnails
# --------------
# GUI Option: DVD ISO thumbnails (toggle)
# Choose whether or not to show thumbnails of ISO images.
# Default: false.
dvd_isos_thumbnails =

# Image thumbnails
# --------------
# GUI Option: Image thumbnails (toggle)
# Choose whether or not to show thumbnails of images.
# Default: true.
image_thumbnails =

# Album cover art
# ---------------
# GUI Option: Audio thumbnails display (selector)
# Choose how to get thumbnails for audio files (cover art), value is a
# number from the following list (equivalent to GUI dropdown order):
# 0 - Alphabetical (A-Z) - search local filesystem
# 1 - download from Amazon
# 2 - download from Discogs
# Default: 0.
audio_thumbnails_method =

# Source of video cover art
# -------------------------
# GUI Option: Alternate video cover art folder (selector)
# Specify a folder below which appropriate cover art for videos might be
# located. Providing no value (default) effectively disables video thumbnails.
# The GUI offers a file-system navigator which generates an absolute path.
# Default: empty.
alternate_thumb_folder =

# ---< Navigation/Parsing settings >------------------------------------------
# Instructs the system on how to find media and various controls on giving
# clients access to transcoding facilities and features.

# Compressed Archives
# -------------------
# GUI Option: Browse compressed archives (toggle)
# Should the system browse compressed files looking for media? Files are
# extracted only when selected for viewing.
# Supported formats: cbr, cbz, rar and zip.
# Default: false.
enable_archive_browsing =

# Hide Video settings
# -------------------
# GUI Option: Hide Video settings (toggle)
# Control visibility of the Video Settings folder on clients; contents
# of the folder allow direct editing of PMS settings for video.
# Default: false.
hidevideosettings =

# Hide Transcode folder
# ---------------------
# GUI Option: Hide Transcode folder (toggle)
# Control visibility of the Transcode folder on clients; contents of the
# folder provide control over transcoding of video.
# Default: false.
hide_transcode_folder =

# Transcode Folder Name
# ---------------------
# Assign a different name to the #--TRANSCODE--# folder e.g. "Subtitles" or "Languages".
# Default: the localized version of "#--TRANSCODE--#".
transcode_folder_name =

# Hide file extensions
# --------------------
# GUI Option: Hide file extensions (toggle)
# Choose whether or not to show file extensions when showing file name in
# client listings.
# Default: false.
hide_extensions =

# Hide engine names
# -----------------
# GUI Option: Hide engine names (toggle)
# Choose whether or not to show transcoding engine names for video; see
# also "Hide Transcode Folder" setting.
# Default: false.
hide_enginenames =

# Hide non-media folders
# ----------------------
# GUI Option: Hide non-media folders (toggle)
# Choose whether or not to show folders which contain no viewable content.
# Switching this on can slow down browsing in the client (folders must be checked
# for content first before showing them); using a cache (see below) can help.
# Default: false.
hide_empty_folders =

# Show iTunes library
# -------------------
# GUI Option: Show iTunes library (toggle)
# Choose whether or not to show the iTunes library as a folder in PMS.
# Default: false.
itunes =

# Show iPhoto library
# -------------------
# GUI Option: Show iPhoto library (toggle)
# Choose whether or not to show the iPhoto library as a folder in PMS.
# Default: false.
iphoto =

# Show Aperture library
# ---------------------
# GUI Option: Show aperture library (toggle)
# Choose whether or not to show the Aperture library as a folder in PMS.
# Default: false.
aperture =

# Enable cache
# ------------
# GUI Option: Enable cache (toggle)
# Without a cache, when the client browses a folder, content is listed in
# real-time. With a cache, additional information becomes available and
# the cache can be browsed directly.
# Default: false.
usecache =

# Hide cache folder
# -----------------
# GUI Option: Hide cache folder (toggle)
# Controls whether or not the cache can be browsed directly by the client.
# Default: false.
hide_media_library_folder =

# File ordering
# -------------
# GUI Option: File ordering (selector)
# Determines the order of listed content when a client browses a folder; the
# GUI selector generates a numeric indicator according to the following.
# 0 - Alphabetical A-Z
# 1 - By date (newest first)
# 2 - By reverse date (oldest first)
# 3 - ASCIIbetical (i.e. using ASCII code values)
# 4 - Alphanumeric (AKA natural sort e.g. "Season 2" before "Season 10")
# Default: 4.
key_sort_method =

# ---< Shared folders >-------------------------------------------------------

# Media Locations
# ---------------
# GUI Option: Shared folders dialogue (list)
# Either define a list of specific folders containing media to be shared or
# allow the system to browse the whole disk of the server. The GUI provides
# a system navigation to generate a list of folders.
# The list should contain a comma-separated list of absolute path names, or
# leave it empty to let the system find media.
# Default: empty.
folders = /usr/local/share/Media/Movies,/usr/local/share/Media/Music,/usr/local/share/Media/Pictures,/usr/local/share/Media/Music Videos


# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Transcoder Settings
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

# Transcoder engines
# GUI Option: Ordered list of engines (selector)
# System generates list of available engines, list depends on host.
# Default: "mencoder,avsmencoder,tsmuxer,ffmpegvideo,ffmpegaudio,mplayeraudio,tsmuxeraudio,ffmpegwebvideo,vlcvideo,mencoderwebvideo,mplayervideodump,mplayerwebaudio,vlcaudio,ffmpegdvrmsremux,rawthumbs"
engines =

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Transcoding Settings: Common settings
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

# Transcode buffer size
# ---------------------
# GUI Option: Transcode buffer maximum size (string)
# Size of buffer in MB before transmitting to client. Maximum value is 400.
# Default: 400.
maxvideobuffer =

# Cores for Transcoding
# ---------------------
# GUI Option: Number of cores for transcoding (selector)
# Choose the number of processor cores that should be used for transcoding.
# Default: empty, which will make PMS figure this out itself.
nbcores =

# Chapters #--TRANSCODE--# folder support
# -----------------------------------
# GUI Option: Chapters #--TRANSCODE--# folder support (toggle)
# Makes PMS create virtual chapter markers in a video file. These let
# you jump to a specific point in a video.
# Default: false.
chapter_support =

# Chapters #--TRANSCODE--# folder support interval
# --------------------------------------------
# GUI Option: Chapters #--TRANSCODE--# folder support interval (string)
# Determines the interval time in minutes for virtual chapter markers.
# Default: 5.
chapter_interval =


# ---< Audio settings >-------------------------------------------------------

# PS3 Media Server decides what to do with the audio track by checking options in the following order:
# 1. (AC3 and DTS tracks) Keep DTS track / Keep AC3 track => remuxes track as-is
# 2. (all tracks) Use LPCM transcoding => transcodes track with LPCM transport (lossless)
# 3. (all tracks) Use AC3 transcoding => transcodes track with AC3 transport (lossy)

# AC3 transcoding audio channels
# --------------
# GUI Option: Maximum audio channels (selector)
# The maximum number of channels used for AC3 transcoding.
# Do not change this value even if you use 2.0 speakers because of an MEncoder downmixing bug!
# Default: 6.
audiochannels =

# AC3 transcoding audio bitrate
# -----------------
# GUI Option: AC3 re-encoding audio bitrate (string)
# Specify the bitrate for AC3 transcoding; do not exceed the quality supported by the
# AV receiver or amplifier.
# Default: 640.
audiobitrate =

# Keep AC3 track
# ---------------
# GUI Option: Keep AC3 track (no re-encode, may cause inaudible dialog and A/V sync issues) (toggle)
# Default: true.
mencoder_remux_ac3 =

# Keep DTS track
# ------------------
# GUI Option: Keep DTS track (no re-encode, compatible with AV receiver through optical or HDMI output) (toggle)
# Default: false.
embed_dts_in_pcm =

# Use LPCM for audio
# ---------------------------
# GUI Option: Use LPCM for audio (no re-encode) (toggle)
# Choose whether or not the Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) audio format should be
# used instead of AC3 with the MEncoder transcoding engine. Offers lossless transcoding quality but higher bitrate.
# Bandwidth requirements are about 1.5 Mbit/s for 2.0 and 4.6 Mbit/s for 5.1 audio.
# Not suitable for Wi-Fi streaming!
# Default: false.
mencoder_usepcm =

# Use LPCM only for HQ audio
# ---------------------------
# GUI Option: none
# Limit LPCM audio transcoding to high quality audio tracks (DTS, TrueHD, etc) only. Use AC3
# transcoding for others.
# Default: false.
mencoder_usepcm_for_hq_audio_only =

# Remux DVD
# ---------
# GUI Option: Remux DVD ISO video track (toggle)
# Default: true.
mencoder_remux_mpeg2 =

# ---< Video quality settings >-----------------------------------------------

# MPEG-2 options
# --------------
# GUI Option: MPEG-2 options (string)
# Sets the quality for MPEG-2 conversion; MPEG-2 is the fallback format if the client
# does not support a video format natively.
# Default: "keyint=5:vqscale=1:vqmin=2"
mencoder_encode =

# ---< Misc options >---------------------------------------------------------

# Definitely disable subtitles
# ---------------------------
# GUI Option: Definitely disable subtitles (toggle)
# Default: false.
mencoder_disablesubs =

# Skip transcode for extensions
# -----------------------------
# GUI Option: Skip transcode for extensions (list)
# Do not transcode files with an extension in the list.
# Default: empty.
notranscode =


# Force transcode for extensions
# ------------------------------
# GUI Option: Force transcode for extensions (list)
# Always transcode file with an extension in the list.
# Default: empty.
forcetranscode =

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Transcoder Settings: MEncoder
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

# ---< Video/Audio decoder settings for MEncoder engine >---------------------

# Use Multiple cores
# ------------------
# GUI Option: Use multiple CPU cores (toggle)
# Choose whether or not to use the multicore variant of MEncoder.
# Default: empty, which lets PMS figure this out itself.
mencoder_mt =

# Skip loop filter
# ----------------
# GUI Option: Skip loop filter
# Default: false.
skiploopfilter =

# A/V sync alternative true
# -------------------------
# GUI Option: A/V sync alternative
# Default: true.
mencoder_nooutofsync =

# Use Video Scaler
# ----------------
# GUI Option: Use Video Scaler
# Default: false.
mencoder_scaler =
# GUI Option: Video scaler width
# Default: 0.
mencoder_scalex =
# GUI Option: Video scaler height
# Default: 0.
mencoder_scaley =

# Force framerate
# ---------------
# GUI Option: Force framerate
# Default: false.
mencoder_forcefps =

# Deinterlace filter
# ------------------
# GUI Option: Deinterlace filter
# Default: false.
mencoder_yadif =

# Codec specific parameters
# -------------------------
# GUI Option : Use application default codec parms
# Default: true.
mencoder_intelligent_sync =

# GUI Option: Codec specific parameters (text)
# Sets additional codec-specific configuration options for MEncoder.
# Default: empty.
codec_spec_script =
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Re: PS3 Path is very long to get to my media folder

Postby Rickinfl » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:02 am

it all didn't fit but most of it's there.
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Re: PS3 Path is very long to get to my media folder

Postby Pikmin » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:50 am

I'm new here, not sure if this will help but in my config there's no space between the equal sign

folders =/home/Pikmin/Downloads,/home/Pikmin/Music

Are you running this as a normal user or root?

I'm running ubuntu server and the log is in /var/log/ps3mediaserver/Pikmin/debug.log

my pms.conf is in /home/Pikmin/.config/ps3mediaserver
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