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I've seen a lot of blu-ray players being advertised as having wifi now. I know they can stream Netflix, but are there any good ones out there that can stream video files straight from my PC like mp4, mkv, avi, etc?
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Ps3
Really PS3 can do this??
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Really PS3 can do this??
Yeah, as long as you have a media center setup.
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PS3

I use the PS3 Media Server. With wireless 720p isn't a problem but 1080p won't work. Haven't tried wired yet though. Mainly I use Xvid4PSP v5 to convert video files for the PS3. With my setup most files convert in near realtime but some movies can take 2-3 times realtime to convert.
Edited by Philistine - 6/3/11 at 12:32am
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Really PS3 can do this??
Yeap, I use Tversity, install that on your PC and then you can then stream to the PS3, Happy Dayz
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PS3

I use the PS3 Media Server. With wireless 720p isn't a problem but 1080p won't work. Haven't tried wired yet though. Mainly I use Xvid4PSP v5 to convert video files for the PS3. With my setup most files convert in near realtime but some movies can take 2-3 times realtime to convert.
My TVs are only 720p anyways, but some of the movies I have stored are in 1080p so I would have to convert them to 720p for it to work? If I had wireless N would it make a difference?

My old roommate finally just took his PS3 back which is why I'm in the market for a blu-ray player in the first place. I most likely wouldn't use it for games but I guess I could buy another one anyways. All the time it was here I had no idea I could stream movies to it, lol.
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Samsung has "All-Share", a PC application for media streaming to various components... I haven't set mine up yet, but I don't think they'll do mkv files.
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I currently have a ps3 and I use my wireless router to stream to my ps3. It auto detects it for you and you simply put the video on 'my videos' for default. You can setup a different sub folder through windows media player. The quality is awesome and if your t.v. only shows 720 and you're running a 1080 moving, you'll only see 720. You don't have to downscale it.

So, to answer your question. No and no.

Oh, however some video files you download won't work (the codex) all you have to do is re-code them which takes a few minutes. (rarely the case)
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