How to Add YouTube to the PS3 Media Server

by Alexander Poirier ; Updated September 22, 2017

The PlayStation 3 Media Server application allows PS3 owners to stream content from their computer to their console. By default, the application lets you stream music, photos and videos to the system but, through the use of plugins, the application's features can be expanded. One such plugin, known as PMSencoder, even lets you stream YouTube playlists directly to your PS3.

Open your computer's Web browser and navigate to github.com/chocolateboy. Click the "pmsencoder" link, followed by the "Downloads" button. Click the "pmsencoder-1.5.7.jar" link under the Installation menu to download the .jar file.

Click the "Start" button and select the "Computer" option. Double-click on the computer's hard drive icon, followed by the "Program Files" folder icon. Double-click the "PS3 Media Server" folder icon, followed by the "Plugins" folder icon.

Drag the .jar file you downloaded in Step 1 into the Plugins folder.

Click the "Start" button and select the "Computer" option. Double-click on the computer's hard drive icon, followed by the "Users" icon. Double-click on your user icon, followed by the "AppData" folder. Double-click the "Roaming" folder, followed by the "PMS" folder.

Double-click the "pms.conf" file to open the file in Notepad. Locate the section of code that reads "engines = mencoder,avsmencoder,tsmuxer,mplayeraudio,ffmpegaudio,tsmuxeraudio,vlcvideo,mencoderwebvideo,mplayervideodump,mplayerwebaudio,vlcaudio,ffmpegdvrmsremux."

Add "pmsencoder" to the list of engines. The code should now look like this:

"engines = pmsencoder,mencoder,avsmencoder,tsmuxer,mplayeraudio,ffmpegaudio,tsmuxeraudio,vlcvideo,mencoderwebvideo,mplayervideodump,mplayerwebaudio,vlcaudio,ffmpegdvrmsremux."

Click the "File" menu and select the "Save" option to save the .conf file. Now the plugin is installed and PS3 Media Server application can stream YouTube playlists to your console.

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Alexander Poirier began writing professionally in 2005. He worked as the editor-in-chief of the literary magazine "Calliope," garnering the magazine two APEX Awards for excellence in publication. Poirer graduated from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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