picman123 wrote:karnaG3, You have done much more on figuring out how Tversity works with Vista than a lot of people and I thank you for sharing and helping many people on the fourm. I hope you can help me as well. I have a simple use for my Vista Home Preimum sp1 PC (Duo core 2.66 and 4 gigs of ram) and that is to stream my Blu-ray DVD colection to my PS3. The files are all *.ts files with LPCM audio and Mpeg2 or AVC video on a wired connection. I do not have transcoded on for Tversity as these files stream correctly without transcoding. I have 2 issues, having the PS3 see Tversity without having to restart the media server everytime I turn on my PS3 and stuttering if I connect my PC to the internet. If I don't connect to the internet I have no stuttering and all my files play great. The router I am using is a DIR-655 dlink with the wireless shut off. What would be helpful is a shorten version of your first post for setting up my PC/PS3. Please let me know if you need more information or if you prefer separate PM to work these issues out.
Additonal PC setup information, I have a separate administrator logon I use for Tversity, the media server does come up automatically on the PC.
I have the SSDP Discovery service disabled. I use Norton's personal firewall with the Tversity and media server process's set to Allow. The UAC is disabled as well. I have a Realtek gigabyte NIC on my motherboard that I use to connect to a Netgear gigabyte switch and from the switch to the 80gig PS3 (2.36 version)
Thank you for any help. picman123
1) Well thanks for being detailed! That makes it easier. I can safely say that I don't think you have a codec problem at all.
2) Network issues:
a) Firewall: Norton is a problematic virus scan/firewall program so I cannot get too detailed as I don't use it. However, enabling your program in the firewall as "Allow" will allow it to access your network by giving it out/inbound access to the *internet*. This does NOT open the port in the firewall. Most uncommon ports are NOT open by default in a firewall, so you need to open port 41952 (or whatever you assigned in Tversity) in your firewall. (please try ONLY this first, then tell me what happened)
b) Why do you have a router AND a Netgear switch? Switch is a generic term; is this a router or hub? Either way, you also need to ensure that port 41952 is open on any router in the network. Also make sure that UPnP is enable on all routers and that the PS3 is allowed to access said routers for UPnP. In some routers you need to enable UPnP for individual devices, usually based on MAC address, which it should auto-identify.
c) It sounds like if you are experiencing issues AFTER you get online on your PC but not before you may be sharing an IP with the PS3. Make sure your routers are set to "reserve" the IP used by your PC *for* your PC, and the same for your PS3.
I found that my router would assign IP 192.168.1.A (a being whatever the next free IP was) to whatever device connected first. So if I connected my PS3 first, it would get assigned 192.168.1.2 and the PC would in turn get .3 . If the PC connected first, it would flip-flop. Tversity does not like this, and it may also cause issues with UPnP operating correctly on your router in regard to the PS3.
One last thing I like to do with my Netgear router is to allow access ONLY to certain devices, by MAC address. It automatically identifies the MAC and the IP currently used by that MAC. It will ONLY allow those devices to connect, even if you have my router security PW. This means your PC can't even attempt to connect unless I assign your personal MAC address myself. This is a very easy way to setup security and to help your router identify which devices are used for what (ex. UPnP).
Try this and make sure to try *1 thing at a time* and let me know the results of each and I'm sure we can figure it out.
**edit** it just dawned on me that you noted you are on the 2.36 firmware on your PS3. 2.40 is out.
BEFORE YOU TRY ANY OF THIS, PLEASE, upgrade to 2.40.
I'm not aware of ANY updates in particular to DLNA protocol with this update, but I have heard TONS of issues that seemed to pop up with 2.36 and Tversity.
I have had NO issues w/Tversity since DL the 1.0 RC1 version & update to 2.40, so I have to recommend it and prior to the update, I had everything working about 95% of the time with NO DLNA errors. I did still have some minor playback issues, here & there, but I NOW have NO DLNA or Playback issues since the 2 updates.