Over the years, you would have collected tons of photos, music and video on your PC. Here is a quick how-to to get the content onto your PS3, Nintendo Wii, XBox 360, iPhone, PSP, iPod Touch, WAP 2.0 + Streaming supported mobile device like the Blackberry Curve, select DirecTV receivers, DLink DSM series, the Philips Streamium series, any media player supporting streaming such as Windows Media Player / Realplayer / Quicktime and several other similar devices.
The best part is that this will keep your content centrally, making it easy to re-organize and manage. What’s more – it even lets you stream different formats that may not be natively supported by the device. I found this to be an excellent way to share content across rooms wirelessly without hassle.
What you need:
1. Your Windows PC with admin rights
2. An amazing software called TVersity (download it here)
3. Wireless or wired router (depends on the streamed devices like PSP, iPod Touch etc)
4. 5-10 minutes of your time (if you have a good download speed)
Here is the How To:
1. Download Tversity. Its about 11MB in size
2. Install Tversity on you machine. The default options are good enough, unless you are the slightly smarter variety
3. This will be followed by an automatic install of FFDShow and various codecs. Again use the default options
Configuring your firewall to allow Tversity connections
4. Allow mediaserver.exe access through your firewall (Windows firewall, Comodo, Norton, ZoneAlarm etc.). If your firewall requires you to point out this file, you will find it in your TVersity program files folder (Usually
C:\Program Files\TVersity\Media Server)
Configuring your wireless router:
Usually you will have no blocks within your LAN and this may not be needed. However if you face issues, here is what needs to be done
5. TVersity is configured on port 41952 by default. (This can be changed in TVersity admin)
6. You will have to port forward 41952 to 41952 on your router. Please refer your wireless router manual for this if you are not sure
7. Load up TVersity Media Server. The default settings are good enough
8. Click the + symbol on top or use the Sharing tab to add your folders to be shared. Depending on the content, TVersity takes some time to make a note of all the files there.
9. You may want to change some of the settings under the Settings tab. Most of the options are good by default. You may want to check “Automatically stat sharing the media when the computer starts” here
10. You can test TVersity by selecting any of the locally shared content under the Library in the left navigation panel. This should open up your browser and play in your default streaming client on your PC
Viewing in PS3 or other devices
11. Once you confirm that Tversity is running, switch on your PS3, Wii or other device. Some already on devices may require to be switched-off and restarted.
12. Check / configure for streaming content and you will now be able to view and listen to the shared content. Enjoy!
Note: Some devices may require advanced settings to be configured in TVersity. Please refer to the TVersity documentation for additional help.
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