How To Share Media Between PlayStation 3 and Linux

A while ago I have posted on How To Share Media Between XBOX 360 and Linux. It also can be as easy with PlayStation 3 and Linux, with PS3 Media Server. Below are the steps that can let you achieve that.

Install necessary codex or media player:
sudo apt-get install vlc ffmpeg mencoder mplayer

Install Sun Java:
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts

Download PS3 Media Server. Then extract the downloaded tar to any location:
tar xzf pms-generic-linux-unix-1.20.412.tgz

Go to the folder that you have just extracted:
cd pms-linux-1.20.412/

Run the PS3 Media Server simply by:
./PMS.sh
Command above will open the PlayStation 3 Media Server user interface.

Movie Subtitles on Ubuntu 10.10
For some reason, the subtitle broke for Ubuntu 10.10. This is due to Mplayer needs to know the location of a TrueType Font to show movie subtitles. Command below will fix it:
sudo apt-get install ttf-bitstream-vera

ln -sv /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-bitstream-vera/Vera.ttf ~/.mplayer/subfont.ttf

Disable ASS/SSA subtitles:
1. Go to PS3 Media Server user interface. Go to “Transcoding Settings” tab.
2. Uncheck ASS/SSA subtitles checkbox.

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