Home networking protocols like UPnP, SMB help us share files and media seamlessly through different devices. It saves space and prevents you from copying or transferring media files from one device to another, e.g. from PC to PS3. It is great to know that XBMC support UPnP server and PlayStation 3 (PS3) supports UPnP client. Both tools are claimed to support AVCHD .m2ts files now. But when you tried to use XBMC to stream the .m2ts file, which was shot by Sony/Canon/JVC/Panasonic camcorders to PlayStation 3, it does not work.
So how to stream and play AVCHD MTS/M2TS to PlayStation 3 with XBMC via UPnP? I know that MP4 files can be perfectly played on TV when connected to PS3. So MP4 could be the most suitable format for PS3. Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter as the best solution for converting AVCHD .m2ts to .mp4 for PS3, and setup UPnP between XBMC and PS3 for streaming. Follow is the step-by-step guide:
Part I. Convert AVCHD camcorder video .m2ts to PS3 MP4
Step 1. Load M2TS files to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter.
After capturing .m2ts video from camcorder to hard drive, just run the AVCHD camcorder video converter to load the .mts, .m2ts videos by clicking the Add button.
Step 2. Choose PS3 MP4 output format.
Click the Format option and choose PSP/PS3 > PS3 Video(720P) MPEG-4(*.mp4) as the output file format.
Tips: There are several options for PS3, but I choose 720p, as 1080p videos sometimes do not work on PS3.
Step 3. Convert M2TS to MP4 for PS3.
Click the convert button to start the conversion of .m2ts to .mp4 for PlayStation 3.
Part II. Setup XBMC with UPnP for streaming video to PS3.
Step 1. Make your PC as UPnP server.
Setup Windows Media Connect from Microsoft to make your PC works with UPnP protocol. You can select the folder you would like to share with XBMC.
Step 2. Enable UPnP network for XBMC.
After installing XBMC on Windows, run XBMC and find System > Network > Service, and enable UPnP shares.
Step 3. Setup UPnP shares for XBMC.
Go to the home UI of XBMC by clicking the home icon on the top-left corner, and click Videos > Add Source > Browse, and then find the Add Network Location option from the bottom of listed options. Then choose Windows Media Connect as Protocol, and click Browse to select UPnP:// option with your computer's name.
Then you can stream the output mp4 from XBMC on computer to PS3 for watching on TV. With Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter, your camcorder videos will be accessible to XBMC and PS3 for streaming over UPnP, and the streaming process is smooth without problem.
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