As pretty much everybody knows by now with the new 1.80 firmware you can now stream media to your PS3 but not all streaming programs are the same and I thought that it would be useful to have a thread where we can compare the programs that we use to stream to make it easier for other people. The information is below and the areas that I've left blank are for file types that I haven't tried yet so if you've tried the files that I haven't please let me know and I'll update the info. According to the online PS3 manual the PS3 can play the following formats: Video: * Memory Stick Video Format * - MPEG-4 SP (AAC LC) * - H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC LC) * MPEG-1 (MPEG Audio Layer 2) * MPEG-2 PS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AAC LC, AC3(Dolby Digital), LPCM) * MPEG-2 TS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2) * AVI * - Motion JPEG (Linear PCM) * - Motion JPEG (μ-Law) * AVCHD (.m2ts) Audio: * Memory Stick Audio Format(ATRAC) * MP3(MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3) * MP4(MPEG-4 AAC) * WAVE(Linear PCM) * WMA If the file type that you want to play isn't supported then you will either need to convert the file to one that is before streaming or use a program that can transcode the file on the fly. Also I've deleted information from the entries regarding file types that are not supported by the PS3 to reduce some of the bloat from the listings because if the file type isn't listed above then it's very unlikely to work any way. Please note that where video files are concerned I just played around 20 seconds to see if they worked so there may be problems that I've missed with them. WMP11 (Free to download for Windows users.) MP3: Yes. JPG: Yes. MPG: Yes but scan speeds seem to be limited to 1.5x. VOB: TS: No. MP4: No. Transcoding: Internet Radio: Notes: PC Cast on the Linkstation Live (Comes pre-installed.) MP3: Yes. JPG: MPG: Yes but scan speeds seem to be limited to 1.5x. VOB: TS: MP4: No. Tanscoding: No. Internet Radio: No. Notes: TwonkyMedia 4.4 on the Linkstation Live and PC (Free trial but you'll need to pay after thrity days) Additional information supplied by andyjenkins. MP3: Yes. JPG: Yes. MPG: Yes but controls such as pause and scan etc are not available. VOB: Yes but controls such as pause and scan etc are not available. TS: No. MP4: Depends on what codec was used to make the file as at the moment the software isn't 100% compatible with them all. Files that do work do have full video controls. Transcoding: Internet Radio: No. Notes: TVersity with the new PS3 patch on the PC (Free) MP3: Yes. JPG: Yes. MPG: Yes but scan speeds seem to be limited to 1.5x. VOB: Yes but scan speeds seem to be limited to 1.5x. TS: No. MP4: Yes but I'm not sure if it's 100% compatible with all codecs. Transcoding: Yes. Internet Radio: Notes: If you experience poor framerates whilst transcoding either lower your quality settings and resolution until it plays back smoothly or press pause on the PS3 and wait five or ten minutes to give TVersity enough time to get a decent bit of the file transcoded. If playback is still poor it could be down to network conditions such as trying to stream from a wireless PC to a wireless PS3. Nero Media Home (Not sure if there's a trial version but you do need to pay for the full version) Info submitted by Geomuss and BOC|Ethan2000. MP3: Yes. JPG: Yes. MPG: Yes via transcoding? VOB: Yes via transcoding? TS: Yes via transcoding? MP4: Yes via transcoding? Transcoding: Yes. Internet Radio: Notes: From what's been posted in this thread it looks like Nero will work with most video formats but I don't know if it passes it straight through or transcodes the lot. Either way it's not likely to be a problem unless you're trying to transcode a HD file on a low power PC. Eyeconnect on the Mac (Thirty day trial but after that you either need to pay or just use the audio side of the program) Info supplied by louishm. MP3: Yes. JPG: Yes. MPG: No. VOB: Yes. TS: No. MP4: No. Transcoding: Internet Radio: Notes: That's all that I've tried or been told about so far so please reply with information about other programs or features that I've missed so that I can update this and make it easier for people just starting out to pick a program to use. If you would like to contribute information could you please do so using the following template: Prog name here and the format it runs on (pricing etc here) MP3: JPG: MPG: VOB: TS: MP4: Transcoding: Internet Radio: Notes: I would just like to say that whilst I do my best to make sure that all of the above information is accurate programs do get updated a lot and there may be some good old fashioned errors in there as well so please take that in to account when choosing software and if it's pay software always see if there's a trial version to check out first. Thank you to everybody who has contributed so far.