Set Up A Linux Playstation 3 Media Server (Ubuntu Hardy Heron)

The Sony Play station 3 is a DLNA compatible device, DLNA is a framework where home electronics can share digital media and content seamlessly. This tutorial will provide instructions on setting up your Ubuntu hardy computer to share your video, music and photos, allowing you to play them through your DLNA compatible devices. Although several other open source media servers exist, i chose to use Fuppes due to its built in support for transcoding.


  • Sony Play station 3 console (or other DLNA capable console/device)
  • Computer running ubuntu linux with working WLAN interface
  • Wireless LAN
  • Working internet connection (to download package)
  • Media to be shared