Plex and PS3 Media Server are two extremely popular packages that transcode file formats the PS3 doesn’t natively support. Following installation you’ll need to add media to your library. MAC: After you’ve successfully installed the Plex Media Server, an icon in the shape of a black chevron should appear in your menu bar. You can either drag folders into the list or click the button to browse your folders in Finder.For instance, the Play Station 3 doesn’t natively support playback of lossless FLAC files, but Plex will transcode them into other compatible formats on the fly. If you have media on either a Mac or a Windows computer (or both), we recommend Plex for its cross-platform compatibility, its clean and easily navigable interface and all the advanced connectivity features you can get. Click on it to access a drop down menu and then choose Plex Media Manager. Find the right folders for your media and click Open to add them to Plex.
This can be a lifesaver when you’re copying lots of files to your PS3 over a network.
: Windows users have a number of useful options when it comes to serving media files from their PCs. The Plex Media is optional, but if you’re in the market for a new media center, it’s definitely worth a look.
The latest version of Windows Media Player is generally the easiest option because it comes preinstalled with Windows, but a number of third-party applications also exist that offer better file compatibility and more advanced features. After you’ve downloaded the Plex Media Server, click through all the necessary setup windows to install it. From here, you’ll need to tell Plex where your media is located.
WINDOWS: After a successful install, a Plex icon will appear in your taskbar in the lower left.
Select it and then click Plex Media Manager in the popup menu.