What I've got:
A bunch of .mkv files I'd like to play from my desktop to my PS3.
The software I've assembled:
PS3 Media Server 1.23
PS3 Media Server latest version << I am told this is shit and not to upgrade
Handbrake (for transcoding to mp4 as a last fucking resort)
Audacity + MKVToonix (for all my Rifftrax remuxing needs)
a 16GB thumbdrive
A 4 year old laptop that is correctly identified by my PS3 as a media server thanks to PMS 1.23
A recently assembled desktop machine that is not correctly identified by my PS3 as a media server with either version of PMS I have
So far the connection from my laptop to my PS3 seems a little unstable. Twice while playing lengthy movies it'll lose connection and list the file as 'corrupted path.' This is temporary and it comes back but it will 100% happen when I try to fast forward through the .mkvs
Handbraking down to an .mp4 file (after tweaking audio in Audacity and downmixing to stereo so levels aren't completely off) works but the PS3 randomly stops playback like the thumbdrive got yanked. This is irritating but at least I can 'chapter advance' 1 minute at a time to where I was before.
The guide I tried to follow: http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/forum/...tart=20#p34933
This didn't help me get my desktop working and it's kind of a pain to run everything off my laptop since it's a much less powerful machine. As far as I can tell I'm in the 'post UDP Broadcast' stage but nothing in that list seems to work. My PS3 does think I have Windows Media Player 11 handling my shit but...
Anybody have a lot of troubleshooting experience? Should I try something other than PMS? Anybody use WMP11 and be happy with it as a media server to the PS3?