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Published on January 17th, 2008 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

PS3 MegaBox: MediaCenter for the PS3

Sick of your PlayStation 3 not playing as much of your media as you’d like? Of course, there’s not many of those right?

If you’re in the former camp, you’ll be happy to know that the PlayStation 3 now has a media center beyond the capabilities of XBMC! What’s even cooler than that is that there’s no need to install it. That’s right, it can run off either a LiveCD or a USB stick.

If you’re interested, check out the features:

Video:
1-Reproduction in the premises of almost all the formats of video, including the MKV.
2-Reproduction in Streaming (from Internet or the local network) reproduces just like in the point 1 that if, the MKV would cost to him more but, depending on the bandwidth of Internet, since in local network we have all 100MB.
to 3-Encoder and to decoder of DivX, DVD, TDT and others.
4-Recording to CD’s/DVD’s etc. (Necessary external recorder USB)
5-Possibility of using compatible digital cameras with Linux. Audio:
1-Reproduction of all the habitual formats. (Local and streaming.)
2-Encoder and decoder of CD’s and other formats.
3-Recording of CD’s/DVD’s etc… (Necessary external recorder USB.)
4-Possibility of using compatible reproducers MP3/MP4 with Linux

TV/Radio: (compatible with multiple models and marks of devices USB TV)
1-Reproduction of TDT, TDS, TDC and IMAGENIO. (Necessary USB capture device.) “one in pack MegaBOX PS3 will be included”
2-Radio and TV in streaming by Internet.
3-Recording of programs of TV “to the hard disk of the PS3, external Hard disk or to record it to CD/DVD “with possibility of programming the hour and date of recording.

Software:
1-FireFOX. (Formed with all plug-ins for its perfect operation.)
2-System P2P.
3-System VoIP and instantaneous mail.
4-Emulation of games of almost all the platforms. (Reading of ROM’s from any unit, even from local NETWORK.)
5-Game for LINUX in 3D (to still not contrasted.)
6-Possibility of launching PS3 games directly from MegaBOX.
(In the future possibly ISO loader)
“Software requests are accepted”

Appearance:
1-Skins Manager so that you modify to your taste the appearance of MegaBOX in your PS3 (Necessary knowledge of XM)

Components needed:
1-Playstation 3 sixaxis (PS3)
2-Any compatible PS3 device

Screen Resolution:
1-1280×720 (720P)

Now you definitely want to keep in mind that this is BETA software, so it’s very likely to have bugs. More like “your chances of hitting bugs are very high.” Now it’s extremely easy to use. Here are the download locations and installation instructions:

Easy Instructions by StreetSkaterFU:
ISO Download (OS): http://www.rapidshare.com/files/82297965/k3b_0.rar.html
Petitboot Loader Download: http://ozlabs.org/~jk/projects/petitboot/
(PS3Hax mirror will be up soon for all those RS haters )

Installation (easy way):
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1. Install the Petitboot Loader
2. Burn the ISO (from the dl link) as image on a cd
3. Start petitboot loader (Download this loader here)
4. Put in the cd
5. Choose CD icon with petitboot
6. Start the second icon
7. TADAAA… works

So what are you waiting for? Give it a try!

PS3 MegaBox Homebrew Project – PS3HaX Network

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Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at GAMINGtruth.com, streaming at http://www.twitch.tv/deejayknight and teaching.



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