Has anyone else had problems trying to stream media to their ps3 using only windows media player 11 and vista?
I have, its been really doing my head in for 2 days, i googled and googled only to find the same info over and over about opening media player, going to library and selecting to config media sharing. My Ps3 would just not appear under the devices as it was supposed to, as an unknown device. So i had to mess about until i got it. And i now have it working, and this is what got it working for me..
My initial problem was my ps3 wouldnt appear in the devices to share to, so eventually i uninstalled Zonealarm, as even though i was switching it off i was still not finding my darn ps3. So, uninstalled, and with windows firewall on i switched on file sharing through network center and then again in media player, i then restarted my laptop. i kept my ps3 on the whole time. when i restarted i went back into media player and went to media share and it had me configure it again, and this time my 'unknown device' was there!! i can only assume Zonealarm still has an effect even though it is switched off.
after removing it completely i got streaming working on my first attempt, even with windows firewall on! and it is working perfectly, i am watching a divx file right now.
Hope this helps someone, and feel free to message me or add me as a friend no-ice through your ps3.