PS3 Media Server is an open-source Windows-based media player and authoring application that enable playback of CD-based audio and video files on modern Windows computers. PS3 Media Server is actually a cross-platform multimedia developer and authoring tool that include both a multiplicity of video and audio conversion/decompression libraries, as well as a number of image processing and visual effects processing tools. PS3 Media Server was developed by Cryptocorner Ltd., with the goal of developing the most comprehensive cross-platform CD video authoring software available in its format. With a large emphasis on backwards compatibility, PS3 Media Server can be used on any Windows-based operating system, using any Windows compatible keyboard and mouse. Moreover, this open-source software is free of charge for all registered users.
Although originally written to only support the Sony PlayStation 3, now it has been extended to support a wide range of media files, such as Xbox 360, various Philips, Samsung, and Sony PlayStation televisions, among others. With this huge list of supported devices, users are not limited anymore to particular brands or manufacturers, although support is still provided for popular manufacturers' products. For instance, Sony and Nintendo are both supported, although at a very low level (PlayStation 3 only supports DVD/CD-ROM, whereas the latter two offer full CD-DVD and Blu-ray titles). If your PC does not currently support at least one of these formats, then you will probably need to use third-party software in order to view, edit, or convert media files.
Because PS3 Media Server was originally written for the Sony PlayStation 3 itself, many different media renderers have also been created to work with this version of Windows. The main goal with any media conversion program is to produce a photo or video that is as close to the original as possible. However, while doing so, many programs allow for a greater degree of customization. This is especially true when it comes to PS3 Blu-ray movies and photos. With a huge amount of customization options available, many people are finding that the best option is to convert your PS3 media files directly to whatever format they require, whether this is a widescreen version of whatever they're viewing or to fit their new full-definition TV perfectly.