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Windows Media Center extended onto PS3

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We all know that Sony has big plans to make the PS3 the heart of your home theater experience, but they haven't exactly been bending over backwards to to leverage the streaming media functions of Windows Media Center. And that's where 3rd party software provider, Red Kawa, comes in:

"PS3 Media Center X allows you to stream FLV videos from the internet, or you can create your own and stream them from your Windows, Mac, or Linux desktop. You can also stream MP3s and view photos stored on your computer. The current release is an alpha, and known issues include choppy video and problems playing photos as a slideshow."

Expect to see a lot more of this type of software given the surprising openness of Sony's latest platform.

[Via PVRwire]

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1. Sony, just let us read samba shares from the ps3 and all this will be meaningless.

Posted at 5:57PM on Dec 29th 2006 by rothgar

2. Wow! FLV movies! Who needs a media center that can play DVDs, Quicktime movies, AVIs, Ogg Media, WMVs or HD Transport Streams when you've got the magic of Flash?

Posted at 11:22AM on Dec 30th 2006 by ymmv

3. Yup, and no mention in the blog postings or on Red Kawa's site that the MP3 streaming doesn't work on a PS3 or a WII (or on a PC for that matter) I don't think the photo viewer works either, at least it doesn't seem to actually load any of the pictures I click on.

Posted at 2:44AM on Dec 31st 2006 by TimBob

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