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Postby tonydickinson » Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:28 am

The long awaited Sony PS3 has just arriveded in Singapore. The graphics (HD) and sound output is awsome. The information that the local Sony staff have about technical issues compatibility was very poor. But I went ahead and bought this thing as it is uPNP compatible.

Well it has a Upnp funcion, but nowhere in the setup can you input a domain or workgroup, and both my windows PCs and MAC do not see the PS3 as a shared device.

The PS3 support staff give me two versions when I ask them about the fact that I appear to be unable to share this device with other devices and the only way of transferring data is via a SD card or memory stick all else fails even attaching a FAT external drive (FAT32 formatted). One of the replies I got was that the PS3 does not support Network attached devices, and the second was that the NAS does not have the PS3 drivers.

I would not have bought this thing had I known what I do now, I have always liked Sony stuff cause of its looks and quality and the PS3 does not disappoint. Three cables are attached, power, Ethernet and HDMI, very neat and it the blueray reader is great, but I cannot access the internal hard disk externally to load music, movies or photos, can do by doing it with SD or Memstick, nothing else apparently.

Would be interested if any readers in the the States or Japan or anywhere else who have experience of the PS3 could give me any ideas as to how to acess the unit, and what about the drivers referred to above. Cannot believe that it is not SMB/CIFS compatible.

I wonder whether it is due to Sony BMG's obsession with piracy that is the reason, if so I am sure that desite its excellent looks and connectivity featurs many people will not buy this thing due to its apparent limitations.

Any ideas/commenst would be appreciated.

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Postby adams » Fri May 25, 2007 9:16 am

As I know, the new firmware v1.8 of PS3 has a DLNA support. I can use my PS3 to search my NAS 106e but cannot access the content. It seems the problem of Synology NAS.

For sharing my PC with PS3, once I run Windows Media player v11 with sharing the content of my PC, the PS3 can access them. But there are some MP3 music file the PS3 can read but not play them.

For accessing PS3 content with your PC, I found there is no way to do that in reverse direction.

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Postby kibby » Sun May 27, 2007 10:01 am

By default, your PS3 accesses to UPnP media servers without username/password. You may have to enable "anonymous FTP" access and assign that privledge to these folders (photo/music/video).

Let me know if it works. I haven't tested it myself.
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Postby Pseudo-Ops » Sun May 27, 2007 5:00 pm

Not sure if this works or not but I wouldn't like to enable " anonymous ftp " down to security issues.
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Postby tonydickinson » Mon May 28, 2007 7:50 am

kibby wrote:By default, your PS3 accesses to UPnP media servers without username/password. You may have to enable "anonymous FTP" access and assign that privledge to these folders (photo/music/video).

Let me know if it works. I haven't tested it myself.


Hi Kibby,

Thanks for that, I have enabled the anonymous FTP and the PS3 shows UPnP as available, but it does not appear to "see" anything. Sony in Hong Kong have advised me that the PS3 will not link to a NAS, still not sure as to whether that is correct or not.

Perhaps I am not doing something on the PS3 side that I need to be doing.

Brgds/Tony.
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Postby Pseudo-Ops » Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:07 am

Sony are probably saying that any NAS drives are not available via UPNP. But there latest release of firmware upgrade 3.60 has the utility to search for Media Servers by DLNA. Obviously this is only set for Music, Pictures and Video content and will not be able to access games storage due to software piracy.
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Postby kibby » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:10 am

Hmm, I've turned off cablemodem and enabled anonymous FTP and assigned the priviliege to three folders. PS3 tried to browse any of those 3 folders and failed.

Guess that didn't do it.. Any solution?
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Postby Pseudo-Ops » Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:34 pm

Are you trying these with specific PS3 Files ?

for example a video mp4 file that is ps3 encoded ?, or something downloaded from a specific PS3 site?

Rather than just trying a normal mpeg etc ?
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Postby Pseudo-Ops » Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:36 pm

Also just to add have you put these on the root directory of the synology drive or have you put files in directorys such as Video / Pictures / Music ?
As they are in the XMB Menu.
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Postby kibby » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:18 am

I've put files I know PS3 will read fine. Ie: JPG and MP3.

I've put them in appropriate folders (photo and music). I saw the folders in PS3 fine, when entering. I receive error saying access problem.. files not shown.

Do you have a PS3? Does it work?
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Postby bouncemeister » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:58 am

Have you changed the folder privileges? You must give "Anonimous FTP" read access to each main folder individually.
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Postby natas » Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:52 pm

I did. And it didnt work... :cry:


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Postby adams » Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:13 am

Did the change but still fail

bouncemeister wrote:Have you changed the folder privileges? You must give "Anonimous FTP" read access to each main folder individually.
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Postby Pseudo-Ops » Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:24 am

Unfortunatley the PS3 is going to require DLNA protocol from any of the Synology NAS units. Until this happens everyone will have to play the waiting game. I'm sure the synology team are working on this and we just need to give them the space to sort this one out.

There are a few NAS manufacturers that have already got DLNA compatability but I'm going to stick with Synology as I believe there is a lot better support for the products we have purchased.
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Postby tonydickinson » Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:35 pm

Pseudo-Ops wrote:Unfortunatley the PS3 is going to require DLNA protocol from any of the Synology NAS units. Until this happens everyone will have to play the waiting game. I'm sure the synology team are working on this and we just need to give them the space to sort this one out.

There are a few NAS manufacturers that have already got DLNA compatability but I'm going to stick with Synology as I believe there is a lot better support for the products we have purchased.



I quite agree, DLNA appears to be manufacture specific, as the standard is interpreted in different ways, so lets wait and I agree that the support from Synology is far better than most. They try very hard to please and yes lets wait to see what they come up with.

Thanks guyz...
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