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Ps3 found media server(linkstation) but cannot see any of the video files? can see video files thru windows xp. how do i get ps3 to see the video files?

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There is no one blanket answer to this problem that could have many causes. It could be the DLNA server on the linkstation, it could be the version of the firmware on the PS3 or it could be the files that you have on the linkstation, BUT this link on the sony forum touches on some of these and offers some solutions http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-Media/My-Buffalo-LinkStation-experience-so-far/m-p/29300220 However most people seem to install something called twonky server, which i am planning to do...... hope this gets you started. Peter

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Windows (XP-7)
A recent router system
Internet cords
PS3(obviously)
Television
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2+ cores and you can playback files as large as 4Gb-20Gb.

The PS3 is compatible with a wide range of files like MKV, AVI, M2TS and WMA.

You can even enjoy your music and edit photos. Turning your gaming system into a media entertainment centre.

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