What is a good media server for Ubuntu and how do I set it up?
Question by tony kennedy /

I need a media server for Ubuntu. I have seen the ones you posted in the article 5 Great Linux Media Center Distributions To Transform Your TV. I was wondering if any of them will work for my PS3? I tried TVersity on Ubuntu. Too much work, I need some help with this.

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  • Anonymous

    Well
    1) install ubuntu on the PS3 into a 10 GB Partition
    2)In Ubuntu, instal the codecs and the vlc Player
    3)Now ican stream directly from the DVBViewer on the PC to the PS3 Ubuntu “Media Center

    PS3 Media Server
    http://ps3mediaserver.blogspot.com/

    PS3 Media Center X
    http://www.redkawa.com/mediacenters/ps3mediacenterx/

  • Tim Brookes

    Hi Tony,

    I’d personally recommend XBMC, as it has a great interface and supports UPnP streams. Your PS3 also supports UPnP, and there’s information about setting up XBMC for UPnP sharing here, on the wiki.

    From the Wiki:
    “XBMC also have a built-in UPnP-server (since the 24th of January 2007) which enables you to share your video/picture/audio files to all XBMC Xboxes on your local-network. XBMC’s built-in UPnP-server can also stream those same video/picture/audio files to other UPnP-clients (“UPnP AV MediaServer ControlPoint” devices)”

    In terms of quickly installing XBMC on Ubuntu, open a new terminal and type/paste

    sudo add-apt repository ppa:team-xbmc
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install xbmc

    Once you’ve set everything up, you should have a functioning PS3 media solution and a very pretty media centre frontend for your PC/server/HTPC!

    Good luck, if this isn’t quite what you’re after then let us know :)