How to add YouTube to the PS3 Media Server

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How to add YouTube to the PS3 Media Server
Setting up Youtube on PS3 (Courtesy of Google)

The PlayStation Media Server is a very useful tool for advanced Play Station users, but it still lacks an easy native solution to stream YouTube videos from your computer to the PlayStation console. With a little bit of tweaking on the PS Media Server settings and with the help of a good plugin, we can manage to stream YouTube videos in few simple steps.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

Things you need

  • - PlayStation 3
  • - Controllers
  • - Internet connection
  • - Computer

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    How to add YouTube to the PS3 Media Server

  1. 1

    On the computer where PS Media Server is installed, open the web browser, go to and download the file pmsencoder-1.6.2.jar (this is the PMSEncoder plugin). Go to the folder where you downloaded this file to, right click the file and select "Copy."

  2. 2

    Open "Windows Explorer," navigate to your local hard drive, open the “Program Files” folder, or “Program Files (x86)” if you are using a 64bit version of Windows, locate the “PS3 Media Server" and once you are in it, right click on the folder “Plugins” and select Paste, this way the file you downloaded in step 1 will be copied to the PS3 Media Server plugins folder.

  3. 3

    Go to your user profile’s PMS settings folder, to make this easy, copy the following address and paste it in a Windows Explorer address bar or run it from the Taskbar “Run...” button: “%systemdrive%\%userprofile%\appdata\roaming\PMS”.

  4. 4

    You’ll see a file called "pms.conf", double click it and open it with Notepad. Once you are in Notepad, press Control+F to open a Find window and paste the following line: "engines = mencoder,avsmencoder,tsmuxer,mplayeraudio,ffmpegaudio,tsmuxeraudio,vlcvideo,mencoderwebvideo,mplayervideodump,mplayerwebaudio,vlcaudio,ffmpegdvrmsremux."

  5. 5

    Add the following text “pmsencoder,” between the first two words “engines =” and “mencoder,”. Close Notepad and click on "Save" when asked about saving changes.

  6. 6

    Reboot your computer and PlayStation console to make sure the PlayStation Media Server loads the new plugin. Now you can stream YouYube videos to your PlayStation and even save them on the PlayStation’s hard drive so you can play them any time you want.

Tips and warnings

  • Be patient and carefully copy and paste the links, one typo could cause an unsuccessful plugin download.

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