I’ve been streaming media from my computer to my PS3 for awhile now. In the past I’ve used Windows Media Player’s media server which has done a decent job. A few weeks ago, however, my friend rob suggested a new “improved” media server for me to try out. Well, improved it was.
The aptly named PS3 Media Server not only streams your media but transcodes it in real time. What this means is that a normally not supported file format (such as MKV) can now be streamed with no problem what-so-ever. If you watch a lot of anime, or do other, more nefarious things that involve downloading video this media server is a must.