YDL, PS3 and Samba

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  1. richdgrant

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    Hi all. Tomorrow I shall be installing Yellow Dog Linux onto my brand new PS3 :) I have downloaded the bootfiles, the YDL iso etc.

    I do have a question however. Once YDL has been installed onto my PS3, how to I access my videos and mp3s on my pc? (I will be connected via. ethernet).

    I have read on other threads that I will need to use Samba. Is this program easy to install/configure?

    Could somebody provide me with a guide on how to install it correctly?


    Thanks very much. :clap:
     
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    Best of luck,unless you REALLY know your stuff you might find Linux very difficult.
    There are details for installing it here

    http://us4.samba.org/samba/

    doesn't look straight forward to me :D
    The other easier option is to use the Red Kawa program,you install it on your PC,it gives you an IP address which you can enter in the Firefox broswer in Linux and that gets access to your files to copy them over.
    Playing media in Linux is another thing,I tried WMV and MPEG in the standard media player and it didn't work.
    I then tried to install another media player to play them with and that was just as difficult.
     
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    Follow the instructions for VLC found here and you'll be able to install it easily :)

    http://tbreak.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38117
     

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