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How To: Play ThunderBolt media on a PS3 via DLNA
Thanks to htowngtr in another thread, I found out that the PS3 can act as a DLNA client. Since the ThunderBolt can act as a DLNA server, you can connect the two to play ThunderBolt media on any TV connected to a PS3.
The online PlayStation3 user manual has detailed instructions on how to do this, so I thought I'd post them here for easy reference. Once the ThunderBolt launches, I'll come back and update this thread with the steps you need to take on the ThunderBolt's side to enable this feature.
PS3™ | Media Server Connection
- 02-12-2011, 09:23 AM #2
Unless there is some new technology in the TB that I'm not aware of, you will need to have your PS3 and your TB connected to your home network (i.e. WiFi via a wireless router); when the media server software is running on the TB you will be able to browse and view the media stored on your TB through the PS3.
As mentioned previously, many newer TVs have DLNA functionality built in so that you can do the same directly through the TV.
- 02-12-2011, 11:13 AM #3
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- Bamf Paradigm
most of what i'm seeing requires a computer + 360/ps3 & tv
if that's the case--this sucks b/c my computer is slow/old as hell and i'm not about to install something like TVersity and 20 other programs for sharing.
am i missing something stupidly simple?
Thunderbolt and a ps3 with wifi network, connected to a tv...this sounds like it should be all i need for DLNA. am i wrong?
- 03-20-2011, 02:18 AM #11
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I don't think you can. The TB would have to act as a DLNA server, I haven't found an option for it to do that, all is does is act as a DLNA client. The PS3 also has a DLNA client, it doesn't have a server.
I get this to work because my TV has a DLNA server, but I'm curious to see if people get this to work with a PS3 without requiring another machine in between.
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You should be able to share the TB picture and video folders on the network. Once you those folders are shared with the network. You will be able to view/play them on the PS3. I have a WD TV Live Media Server. Same basic deal. I just don't get my phone until tomorrow.
- 03-20-2011, 11:44 PM #15
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Good news: I downloaded the free version of IMediaShare and was able to hook up to my ps3 without issues. Just choose something to share and then follow the instructions on screen.
Bad news: Videos recorded by the thunderbolt are .3gp format, which is unrecognized by the ps3, so no showing home movies over DLNA through a PS3.
- 03-22-2011, 12:10 PM #17