I am trying to share music, pictures and video to a PS3 over a wired network. I have enabled Media Server on the MSS and am currently struggling with the folder names, which seem important, as I cannot view all files of the MSS on the PS3.
As the DLNA-standard doesn't seem to be open, can someone please shed some light on what would be the correct folder layout for sharing music to a PS3?
Hello, I've the same problem. My PS3 is able to detect the DLNA server but not the shared files.
You writed that folder names are important, I'm not sure because, if you try to start a DLNA server like Windows media player or Nero, the PS3 is able to view all shared files without special folder names.
I've open a support request on Maxtor support about that. If They found the cause, I will give you more info about it.
Eric, I think I have found how to make pictures, music and videos to appear:
1. Place music in "My Music", pictures in "My Pictures" and videos in "My Videos" (it appears to be case sensitive) 2. Access the MSS Shared Folder Management and click "Manage Digital Photos, Music, Video"
Assuming you already have shared the folder containing your media: 3. Click "Refresh" and the content in your folders should appear on your PS3.
Note from the help file: "By default the Media Server automatically searches for new media files every two (2) hours. To perform an immediate update to the Media Server database, you must refresh it." - meaning if you add new content it might not appear in another two hours. No wonder I had problems finding media when I tried moving it along all the time
I've find the cause of my problem. I've got a french version so folder names are also in french. I had stored all my files into a public folder but into the wrong subfolders. In the public folder there was My Pictures, My Musics ... but also Our Pictures, Our Musics. All my data was into "Our ..." folders and those one are not viewable from the PS3. I've moved my files to the "My ..." folder and it's working fine.