Setting Up A MediaTomb Server For PS3 Streaming

Having a PS3 hooked up to an HDTV is great and all but if all your media is on your server you need a way to get the content to where it needs to be. This is where MediaTomb comes into play.

MediaTomb is an open source (GPL) UPnP MediaServer with a nice web user interface, it allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices.

Your PS3 is a UPnP compatible device so MediaTomb is perfect for the job.

Setting Up A Samba File Share Server

Setting up a Samba file share is the easiest method for connecting a media server to a variety of computers of differing operating systems. It also provides easy access to the server for adding and removing files; especially for those not familiar with the command line environment.

This tutorial assumes that you have basic knowledge of the command line environment and have a Ubuntu server already running with SSH installed.

Setting Up A SheevaPlug Media Server

Over the next few days I will be posting a series of tutorials on setting up a kick ass media server that is cheap, powerful, tiny and dead silent. For about $100 USD and an external hard drive you can set up a media server that streams to all the computers and gaming consoles in your house providing you with media wherever you are.

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