PS3 Media Server on Ubuntu 9 10 karmic koala
After doing a bit of digging I was able to get PS3 Media Server running on Ubuntu 9.10 64bit, with the ability to play hd x264 mkv files. I thought I’d post what steps (I remember) I took, and hopefully this helps others in a similar situation. Prerequisites2. Install mplayer, mencoder, ffmpeg3. Compile the latest SVN of ps3 media server.5. Optionally, make PS3 Media Server start every time I log inAnd now for the nitty gritty details:1. PrerequisitesMake sure that the ubuntu restricted extras package is installed.
sudo apt get install ant 2. We are doing this because this will install various other mplayer packages, like mplayer fonts, that the compiler may require in the next step.3. Compile the latest SVN of ps3 media serverI tried with the current stable release and MKV files were still very choppy. We need this to compile PS3 Media Server. Go to Google JDK 6, and grab the latest JDK from Sun. Once it finishes the install, we need to set our Java HOME to the jre directory within the JDK we just installed. If all goes well, you should have no problem running HD Movies across your blazing fast gigabit network connection 5. This is because it uses relative paths in it’s code. Now the next time you log in, you should see PS3 Media Server start no problemo. I check “start minimized” under general configuration so that I don’t get the main window each time I log in.