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PS3 Media Server on Linux

PS3 Media Server - subtitles

If you are interested in watching movies, tv shows, and videos in AVI, MKV or other video formats on your PS3, then you should consider PS3 Media Server. I’ve already recommended MediaTomb as uPnP server, but PS3 Media Server has something MediaTomb doesn’t: it shows subtitles on .srt, .sub and other formats. As the project’s home page says, “PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding any kind of media files, with minimum configuration”.  Here you can see some of its features:

  • Ready to launch and play. No codec packs to install. No folder configuration and pre-parsing or this kind of annoying thing. All your folders are directly browsed by the PS3, there’s an automatic refresh also.
  • Real-time video transcoding of MKV/FLV/OGM/AVI, etc.
  • Direct streaming of DTS / DTS-HD core to the receiver
  • Remux H264/MPEG2 video and all audio tracks to AC3/DTS/LPCM in real time with tsMuxer when H264 is PS3/Level4.1 compliant
  • Full seeking support when transcoding
  • DVD ISOs images / VIDEO_TS Folder transcoder
  • OGG/FLAC/MPC/APE audio transcoding
  • Thumbnail generation for Videos
  • You can choose with a virtual folder system your audio/subtitle language on the PS3!
  • Simple streaming of formats PS3 natively supports: MP3/JPG/PNG/GIF/TIFF, all kind of videos (AVI, MP4, TS, M2TS, MPEG)
  • Display camera RAWs thumbnails (Canon / Nikon, etc.)
  • ZIP/RAR files as browsable folders
  • Support for pictures based feeds, such as Flickr and Picasaweb
  • Internet TV / Web Radio support with VLC, MEncoder or MPlayer
  • Podcasts audio/ Video feeds support
  • Basic Xbox360 support
  • FLAC 96kHz/24bits/5.1 support
  • Windows Only: DVR-MS remuxer and AviSynth alternative transcoder support

Installing and running on Linux

  1. Download and extract pms-generic-linux-unix-1.51.0.tgz file.
  2. Enter into pms-1.51.0 folder.
  3. Run program in a terminal:
./PMS.sh

If you get this error:

bash: ./PMS.sh: /bin/sh^M: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

Just remove all carrier return characters. One way of doing this is by using :set ff=unix on vim.

Screenshots and pictures

Here you have some screenshots of the application running on Linux and some pictures I took to the PS3:

PS3 Media Server PS3 Media Server - Shared folders PS3 Media Server - transcoding settings PS3 Media Server

 PS3 Media Server - movies list PS3 Media Server - PS3 thumbails 

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How to install firmware 4.11 on PS3

Official firmware 4.11

If you have a PS3 with firmware lower than 4.11 and you want to update to this firmware, here I leave the directions for upgrading your PS3 to firmware 4.11

Warning

If you update your PS3 to firmware 4.11 there won’t be any way to downgrade it, so if you have firmware 3.40 or 3.55 think it twice, because you will not be able to run homebrew or backup-ed games.

Procedure

  1. Download firmware 4.11.
  2. Copy 411.PUP file to /PS3/UPDATE folder. Create any folder if necessary.
  3. Rename 411.PUP file to PS3UPDAT.PUP.
  4. Unplug the pendrive nicely from the PC, and connect it to the PS3.
  5. Go to System Update and select Update via Storage Media.
  6. Accept the license agreement and follow the installing directions.

Reference: [Recopilación] Firmwares Oficiales PS3 (in Spanish)

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How to install firmware 3.40 on PS3

 

Update PS3 firmware

If you have a PS3 with firmwares lower than 3.40 and you want to update to this firmware, here I leave the directions for upgrading your PS3 to firmware 3.40:

  1. Download firmware 3.40.
  2. Copy 340.PUP file to /PS3/UPDATE folder. Create any folder if necessary.
  3. Rename 340.PUP file to PS3UPDAT.PUP.
  4. Unplug the pendrive nicely from the PC, and connect it to the PS3.
  5. Go to System Update and select Update via Storage Media.
  6. Accept the license agreement and follow the installing directions.

Reference: [Recopilación] Firmwares Oficiales PS3 (in Spanish)

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Installing Custom Firmware 3.55 Kmeaw on PS3

With this firmware you will be able to run third-party apps (homebrews) and backup games without a USB dongle like the PS3Break. You can be interested in installing this version because you won’t need to turn off your PS3 from the back swtich, plug and unplug the USB dongle on the PS3 (sort of annoying if you only have two USB ports), and because it is one of the most stable firmware at the moment.

Requisites

Warning

Do the following steps at your own risk.  Remember that only you are responsible of what you do to your console. Although I followed this method successfully, I won’t take responsibility if you brick your console.

Installing

  1. Download oficial firmware 3.55. Rename file 355.PUP to PS3UPDAT.PUP.
  2. Download and extract custom firmware 3.55-Kmeaw. This should create a folder called Patch-Kmeaw-3.55
  3. Copy file PS3UPDAT.PUP into folder Patch-Kmeaw-3.55.
  4. Patch file PS3UPDAT.PUP:
    • Windows: If you are in Windows just double click on supplied file run.bat.
    • Linux:In Linux follow these steps:
      sudo aptitude install bsdiff
      bspatch PS3UPDAT.PUP CFW_PS3UPDAT.PUP patchfile
  5. When it finishes the file CFW_PS3UPDAT.PUP would be created. Copy this file into folder /PS3/UPDATE in a pen drive. Create any folder if necessary.
  6. Rename copied file from CFW_PS3UPDAT.PUP to PS3UPDAT.PUP. You should have this file /PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP in the pen drive.
  7. Unplug the pendrive nicely from the PC, and connect it to the PS3.
  8. Go to System Update, then select Update via Storage Media, and follow directions as explained on the video.

Reference: [Tutorial] CFW 3.55 Kmeaw para PlayStation 3 (Spanish)

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Version spoofer for PS3

3.66_Spoofer_2.0

If you have a custom firmware 3.55 or 3.41 and you don’t want to upgrade your PS3 by mistake, you can install this spoofer into your PS3. I put two versions: one for firmware 3.55 and the other one for firmware 3.41.

Installing

  1. Download the Spoofer for 3.55 or the Spoofer for 3.41, according to your firmware.
  2. Extract and copy 3.66_Version_Spoofer_2.0_355.pkg or 3.66_Version_Spoofer_2.0_341.pkg file into a USB device (pendrive, hardrive, etc)
  3. Connect the USB device to the PS3 and go to Game > Install Package Files option.
  4. Once installed, go to Game > 3.66 Version Spoofer. A screen will appeared, and you will asked to press L1+X to install and then L1+X one more time to enable the spoofer.
  5. Ready! Now you can breath because you PS3 won’t be upgraded by mistake!

Unstalling

If you want to uninstall the spoofer go to Game > 3.66 Version Spoofer and press L1+O when the application is loaded.

Can I run games requiring firmware 3.66?

No, thi only fool the PS3 to avoid upgrades by mistakes. If a game requires firmware 3.66 you will need to instal it to be able to play that game.

Reference: 3.66 Version Spoofer 2.0 (in Spanish)

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Installing Custom Firmware 3.55-Waninkoko v2 on PS3

With this firmware you will be able to run third-party apps (homebrews) and backup games without a USB dongle like the PS3Break. You can be interested in installing this version because you won’t need to turn off your PS3 from the back swtich, plug and unplug the USB dongle on the PS3 (sort of annoying if you only have two USB ports), and because it is one of the most stable firmware at the moment.

Requisites

Warning

Do the following steps at your own risk.  Remember that only you are responsible of what you do to your console. Although I followed this method successfully, I won’t take responsibility if you brick your console.

Installing

  1. Download oficial firmware 3.55. Rename file 355.PUP to PS3UPDAT.PUP.
  2. Download and extract custom firmware 3.55-Waninkoko v2. This should create a folder called CF355Waninkokov2.
  3. Copy file PS3UPDAT.PUP into folderCF355Waninkokov2.
  4. Patch file PS3UPDAT.PUP:
    • Windows: If you are in Windows just double click on supplied file Aplicar parche.bat.
    • Linux: In Linux follow these steps:
        sudo aptitude install bsdiff
        bspatch PS3UPDAT.PUP CFW_PS3UPDAT.PUP CFW_v3.55_V2.patch
  5. When it finishes the file CFW_PS3UPDAT.PUP would be created. Copy this file into folder /PS3/UPDATE in a pen drive. Create any folder if necessary.
  6. Rename copied file from CFW_PS3UPDAT.PUP to PS3UPDAT.PUP. You should have this file /PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP in the pen drive.
  7. Unplug the pendrive nicely from the PC, and connect it to the PS3.
  8. Go to System Update, then select Update via Storage Media, and follow directions as explained on the video.

Reference: [Tutorial] CFW 3.55 v2 Waninkoko para Playstation 3 (Spanish)

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How to install firmware 3.55 on PS3

Many custom firmwares are based on the official firmware 3.55 (for instance, Waninkoko’s), or if you wan to upgrade your PS3 to the lastest firmware maybe you have to update the this version before. Thus, let’s see how to install official firmware 3.55 on the PSP.

Installing

  1. Download firmware 3.55.
  2. Copy 355.PUP file to /PS3/UPDATE folder. Create any folder if necessary.
  3. Rename 355.PUP file to PS3UPDAT.PUP.
  4. Unplug the pendrive nicely from the PC, and connect it to the PS3.
  5. Go to System Update and select Update via Storage Media.
  6. Accept the license agreement and follow the installing directions.

Reference: [Tutorial] CFW 3.55 v2 Waninkoko para Playstation 3 (Spanish)

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FB Alpha RL emulator for PS3

If you are feeling a liitle nostalgic about Arcade videogames and you have a PS3 jailbroken with any of the availables devices (like the PS3Break), you can give it a try  to FBANext, a program that emulates the following platforms:

  • Capcom CPS-1
  • Capcom CPS-2
  • Capcom CPS-3
  • Cave
  • Neo Geo
  • Sega System 16
  • Toaplan
  • Taito
  • Psikyo 68EC020
  • Misc others

On the video you can see some CPS-2 games on the previous version (FBANext), but other platforms run as well.

Installing

  1. Download the file FB Alpha RL.
  2. Extract it and copy it to the root directory of a pen drive or external USB hard drive.
  3. Copy the ROMs into the /dev_hdd0/game/FBAN00000/USRDIR/roms/ folder of the PS3’s hard drive.
  4. On the PS3, plug the pen drive or external USB hard drive and run the file from the XMB using the Game > * Install Package Files option.
  5. Once installed you can run it from Game > FB Alpha RL

Version 1.0.0

In version 1.0.0 option can be changed in the /dev_hdd0/game/FBAN00000/USRDIR/fbanext-ps3.xml file, for instances you can add some extra paths:

        /dev_hdd0/game/FBAN00000/USRDIR/roms/
        /dev_usb/FBANext-ROMS/

On the other hand, now you can leave a rom without quitting the emulator!!

Considerations

To display the games properly it might be needed to adjust the image of your TV set.

Reference

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How to upgrade the PS3Break

 

PS3Break 1.2 ENG - Web

The Ps3Break is one of many devices that allows to load unsigned code by Sony, I mean, third-party programs. Thus you can run homebrew applications like games developed by amateurs programmers . emulators for consoles such as NES or SNES, programs for loading your game backups from the PS3’s hard drive or and usb external hard drive. or even to run a FTP server to manage your file in the console from a remote host.

Why to upgrade?

The main feature of this dongle is the fact it’s upgradable, meaning you can upgrade it. But why would you be interested in upgrade it if it already works from factory? It happenst to be that some developers (or as they ar refered “the scene”) are always fining new feautres and making tghe device compatible with more games, or even gain access to the PlayStation Network (PSN)  by faking the PS3’s firmware version. The latter not always works because Sony is always working a lot to avoid this.

These changes are load them to the device through a file know as payload. Every device has its own way to upgrade, and here I explain how to do it using a PS3Break v1.1 o v1.2.

The procedure

  1. Download the program for upgrading the PS3Break. Extract the file.
  2. Download the paydload to upgrade. The PS3Break guys always have  a version tested on they devices. If needed, extract the file.
  3. Run the program PS3Break Loader v1.1.exe. ONLY WORKS IN WINDOWS (in fact, on Linux the device its not recognized)
  4. If you have the PS3Break v1.2 press the upgrade button. If you have  PS3Break v1.1 then press don the upgrade button by using a clip or a roller ball pen.
  5. In he application, choose the payload to load and do a click over “Program”.
  6. After some secs, you will be able to use the PS3Bren on the console.

The above image shows the interface for the PS3Break v1.2, and below it’s the PS3Break v1.1.

PS3Break 1.1 ESP - Web

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How to run homebrew apps and game’s backup on PS3

If you are interested in a new world of possibilities, opened by the execution of third-party applications and backups of your games  on your PS3, then you are lucky because here I explain what I did to make it work on my PS3.

PS3Break

An exploit on the PS3 with firmware 3.41 or lower allows the execution of no-signed by Sony code with an special hardware. This hardware can be an iPod Nano (first generation), iPod Video (fifth generation), a phone running Android , a Nokia N900 phone, a hardware with a microcontroller or pic, or you can use a specific pen drive for this matter.

After reading several pages I decided to use Ps3Break. It’s a pen drive alike device, but in deed it has a microcontroller. It seemed a good option to me because I hadn’t to weld anything at all, and I hadn’t have orther devices where to run PSGroove. Moreover, this pend drive can be upgraded with other payloads, I mean,  other software compatible with the exploit that gives it more features to running programs and game’s backups.

PS3Break dongle

Requisites

How to use

  1. Turn off the console as usual.
  2. Switch off the console with the back switcher on PS FAT model, or unplug it if you have a PS3 Slim.
  3. Switch it on with the back switcher (PS3 FAT), or plug it back (PS3 Slim).
  4. Turn on the console and inmedialty after press down the ejct button. You will hear three beeps.
  5. The console will boot and the pen drive will star to blink.
  6. If the green led is still, that means everything went well. If not, you have to repeat the procedure until it works.

Now you can run homebrew applications like NES or SNES emulators, FTP servers or play your game’s backups from the PS3’s hard drive, an external drive or even from pen drive!!

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