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How to stream TVUPlayer to your Playstation 3 using TVersity

Posted by techhackz-admin Tuesday, August 25, 2009


In this article I'll describe how to watch TVUPlayer on your TV using your Playstation 3.
I'll not cover how to install TVersity, VLC or TVUPlayer, if needed I will add it later.
For now, I assume you can connect to your computer from your PS3 using TVersity and you know how to use TVersity, VLC and TVUPlayer.


- Playstation 3 already connected to your home computer.
- TVUPlayer ( - free download)
- VLC Media Player ( - free download)
- TVersity ( - free download)

I used TVUPlayer 2.4.5, VLC 0.8.6e and TVersity 1.6 and Windows Vista.

The screens are a little bit different in VLC 0.9.9, you can look at this article to see the updated VLC steps with Sopcast and the Xbox 360:


TVUPlayer is an application that lets you watch hundreds of channels on your computer for free, it is using a P2P technology to stream the content to the end users. It is great especially if you want to watch foreign channels or sport events.
Out of the box it cannot be streamed to the Playstation 3 directly but using VLC and TVersity it becomes possible!
Basically you start TVUPlayer then use VLC to broadcast it on your home network and finally TVersity makes the link between the feed and the PS3. It sounds more complex than it really is ;)
Let me try to make it easy for you!!


1. TVUPlayer

Launch TVUPlayer and select the channel you want to watch. If you don't know what to watch you can find many TV guides for TVUPlayer online, simply google it.

2. VLC Media Player

With TVUPlayer running in the background start VLC Media Player. VLC is an excellent media player that can play any file out there!
When you start VLC, you should see something similar to this:

Now click on File and select Open Network Stream:

The following screen will appear:

Click on HTTP/HTTPS/FTP/MMS and enter http://localhost:8901/ as your URL.
Note: should also work fine.
Check the Stream/Save checkbox at the bottom of the screen and click on Settings...
You should now see this screen:

Click on MMSH, the Target MRL at the top should default to :sout=#duplicate{dst=std{access=mmsh,mux=ts,dst=:1234}}, this is fine. Just click OK to close the Stream Output window and click OK again to close the Open... window.

To make sure VLC is streaming correctly, click on View then Streaming and Media Info and go to Statistics to see some information about the stream:

You're done with VLC!

If you feel like it you can completely automate that process using a batch script, I created one that starts VLC and the streaming for me.
To create a batch script:
- open Notepad or any other text editor.
- type:
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" http://localhost:8901/ --sout "#duplicate{dst=std{access=mmsh,mux=asfh,dst=:1234}}"
- save the file in any directory as a bat file (tvuplayer_vlc_stream.bat for example).
- execute the batch script, it should open VLC for you and stream the output to port 1234.

3. TVersity

We're almost there, the last step is to add an entry for the VLC stream in our TVersity library.
First start TVersity (keep TVUPlayer and VLC up and running), you should see something similar to this:

Click on Library, then expand Internet Media on your left and click on Internet Video.

Now click on Add Item to add the VLC stream, a new window should pop up in TVersity.
Enter the following information:
- Video URL: mms://localhost:1234
- Give a Title (TVUPlayer for example)
- click on Public

Once the item has been added to the Library, click on it to highlight it and select Open Item.
Windows Media Player (or another media player associated to mms) should open up and you should see the feed, sometimes I only get the audio but it still works fine on my Xbox 360 or my Playstation 3 (ie Audio+Video).

I always perform that extra step to make sure everything works fine on my computer, if it works then it should also work on the Xbox 360.
4. Playstation 3

Go to your Playstation 3, from the XMB go to Video and select Search for Media Servers.

Your PS3 should find your computer, you should see '1 media servers were found'

Now under the Video menu you should see a TVersity icon, select it to start browsing your media files.

Select your video and start watching it!!

That's it, you've done it ;)

In some cases it can be useful to restart the TVersity Media Server if you have some troubles connecting to it.

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