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Windows 7: Sharing Issues - WMP12 and PS3


21 Sep 2009   #1

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Sharing Issues - WMP12 and PS3

Ok.

So it has been an extraordinarily rocky road to get sharing up and running with my PS3 since I moved to Windows 7 / WMP12. Heres a brief synopsis:

Couldn't share at all. Went in, set media streaming to allow to all devices. Some files showed up on PS3, counted partial success.

Removed all folders from WMP12 Libraries and rebuilt libraries with folders I wanted to show up. Also went in and had shared the folders to all users on the network with read permission, made sure that the WMPservice had read permission in security on those folders too. At this point, all my videos showed up exactly as i expected them to. I could browse by playlists, folders, or the various catergories. Music refuses to show up, all the playlists show up, but not the music itself. Can still play music by creating playlists on the pc then running them from the PS3.

Went in, created music playlist for 3 folders, plays fine. Hour later, came back, created another playlist, this playlist does not show up at all on the PS3, even if i navigate to the folder that the playlist is in. Every other playlist shows up, just not this most recent one. Clear all libraries, rebuild, wait 2 hours, playlist suddenly shows up.

Check every Windows Firewall setting for UPNP streaming, and everything is allowed. Removed myself from the homegroup, in case that was stopping things, made sure everything was still shared. Still no dice. Playlists, but no folder, album, artist, or catergory views for my music.

I'm pulling my hair out here. I've put in almost 12 hours now on this problem, 12 man/working hours, spread across a week, and I cannot get my bloody files to show up on the PS3. Everything worked fine and kosher on XP SP3 with WMP 11. No issues, no problems, none of these headaches or hurdles.

I was hoping, if I got selected for a House Party, to show off how easy it was to stream files using windows 7 to devices in your home and now I'm gnashing my teeth over it.

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21 Sep 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Install TVersity. Disable SSDP discovery service and also UPnP Device Host service and you're set.

If you want to stream HD .mkv files, remux them to .m2ts with tsMuxer. Make sure there is no DTS audio or you will have to encode that to AC3 before remuxing to .m2ts. You can keep both audios by muxing DTS and AC3 together with the x264 video.
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21 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Had I wanted to install TVersity, PS3 Media Server, or any other program, I would probably be over at that respective programs websites/forums asking for help getting them up and running.

I am trying to get WMP12 to operate correctly.
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21 Sep 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Alright, well, cancel the house party until you install TVersity, revert to XP3 SP3 or go bald. lol
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29 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Alright, well, cancel the house party until you install TVersity, revert to XP3 SP3 or go bald. lol
This is upsetting to read, as in my experience Windows Media Player has much better support for playlists, and is easier to navigate when playing music.

OP, your post is fairly old, but I was having the same problem and seem to have figured it out.

In WMP12, under Media Streaming Options, when I click Customize on my PS3 (usually shows up as Unknown Device), there was a check-mark beside Use Default Settings.. I removed that, and placed a check mark beside "Make all of the media in my library available to this device". IT FIXED IT!! Everything is working fine now!

NOTE: not sure if this made a difference, but I also made this change by clicking on Customize on my host computer at the same time.

Hopefully this helps some people out, as it has been frustrating me for the last 2 weeks since I installed 7.

To the above poster: PS3 Media Server has its purposes, and works very well, but WMP is a much cleaner interface when using playlists.
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29 Nov 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hi and welcome.

I don't think you understand the point of my post. It was to solve his issue as immediate as possible so that he could have whatever party he was having.

As for Tversity, of course it's only an opinion and everyone has one, but I find it best of all DLNA servers available.
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29 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Hi torrent, you're right, I did misread your post, as you made no mention of PS3 Media Server. I've tried both, and find PS3 Media Server was much easier to set up and use. Though I've heard good things of TVersity, I just didn't like it.

Only reason I posted on such an old forum is I've been unable to find any resources for this issue, and I seem to have finally found the fix. Maybe some lucky souls will find this forum before going bald next time. I'm quite sure Benedict is out of luck for his party lol.
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29 Nov 2009   #8

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Ya ya. I actually forget to say good job on that because I meant to. I got distracted, actually.

So good job on that. heh heh +rep
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30 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry if I came off kind of angry. I appreciated your post linking to programs for my party. However, my party was specifically a windows 7 launch party, to show off various windows 7 features, hence why i wanted to get wmp12 streaming up and running. Torrent, I made the changes you suggested, dont have the time right now to check on the ps3, but will check on it tomorrow and get back to this thread.
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