[SOLUTION] PS3 filenames ending with an * not [*]

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[SOLUTION] PS3 filenames ending with an * not [*]

Post by phibertron » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:09 am

This solution is not for files that end with an [*], that is a twonkys way of showing a bad file
On the PS3, videos have always shown an * at the end of the file name

This is what sony has to say about it
http://manuals.playstation.net/document ... tdlna.html
(near the bottom in the Hints section).
File names for data that is stored on servers that are not compliant with DLNA may have an asterisk appended to the file name. In some cases, these files cannot be played on the PS3â„¢ system. Also, even if the files can be played on the PS3â„¢ system, it might not be possible to play the files on other devices
It has never hindered my from playing my videos, it was just an annoyance

Recently, I stumbled across a solution in getting the PS3 to work correctly with Twonky Server 7.2.x and 7.3.x
Something is different with them since 7.0.x and 7.1.x
that caused my mp4 videos to no longer work
after some trial and error, I discovered that adding this quirk to the PS3.xml made things work again

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In addition to making my mp4's work again
I immediately noticed that there was no longer an asterisk at the end of the file name
So I tested this quirk out on 7.0.x and 7.1.x and it works there also

If you do make the change the ps3.xml
you MUST restart the server for changes to take effect

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