Can’t detect media renderers in PS3 Media Server? Try this

UPDATE: PS3 Media Server has been superseded by Universal Media Server (from the same developer), which has the same UI and hence the same instructions as below.

So you just installed PS3 Media Server (PS3MS), have your DLNA clients up and running, but PS3MS can’t find them. All the restarting, rebooting, and power cycling in the world isn’t helping, so what now?

PS3 Media Server selects a single network interface on your machine on which to operate. Unfortunately, it can select one that isn’t active or even connected to anything, e.g. one belonging to a virtual machine on your PC. Here’s how to check for and fix this problem on Window 8.1:

  1. In the PS3MS window, click on the Logs tab.
  2. Look for a line with the string “Created socket:” in it. If the log is too long to look for this manually, copy it into a text editor and CTRL + F for the string there.
  3. Right-click on the network interface icon in the Windows system tray.
  4. Click Open Network and Sharing Center.
  5. Under View your basic network information and setup connections and View your active networks, look for the network with Access type: Internet.
  6. Click the network name to the right of Connections: for the network from Step 5.
  7. Click Details… in the window that pops up.
  8. Note the IP address to the right of IPv4 Address in the Network Connection Details window that pops up.
  9. For PS3MS to work, the IP address in that line from Step 2 should match the physical network interface your PC is using to connect to the LAN your DLNA client devices are on (usually the IP address in Step 8).  If it doesn’t, click the General Configuration tab in PS3MS.
  10. Under Network settings (advanced) in the Force networking on intereface: drop down menu, select the networking interface fitting the description in Step 5 above.
  11. In the Force IP of the server: field, enter the your PC’s LAN IP address corresponding the interface in Step 4.
  12. Click Save.
  13. Click Quit.
  14. Relaunch PS3MS. It should be able to see your DLNA clients now.
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Author: jdrch

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57 thoughts on “Can’t detect media renderers in PS3 Media Server? Try this”

  1. im pretty computer savvy, no clue what you’re talking about.. perhaps English instead of computer geek tech slang, step 3 and 4 look as though you need some sort of degree in computer networking or something to understand…

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    1. I daresay claiming to be computer savvy but not understanding computer geek tech slang is a bit of disingenuous combination, but FWIW I added more details to the post. Hope it’s clearer to you now 🙂

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  2. I did your steps above to make sure the IP and port are correct. PMS worked fine until I just uninstalled and annoying Kasperky antivirus that had expired and bugged me nonstop. I restarted, reinstalled PMS, everything, and nothing now. No renderers found. Any ideas? Makes me think it’s firewall or that nature now.

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    1. This is probably because PS3MS was uninstalled, but the corresponding Windows service wasn’t. It’s a problem with some Windows applications that use services: you can’t uninstall a service without stopping it first, and so some uninstallers fail to remove the service properly. When this happens, subsequent installations don’t work because the service and the new app aren’t connected.

      Try this:
      1) Open Services in Windows.
      2) Find the PS3 Media Server service.
      3) Stop the service.
      4) Uninstall PS3MS.
      5) Reboot
      6) Reinstall PS3MS.

      You should always manually stop the PS3 Media Server service before uninstalling, and then reboot before installing again.

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  3. It’s pretty obvious, but “In the Force port of the server (5001 by default): field, enter the your PC’s LAN IP” is incorrect. You enter your IP address in the “Force IP of the server” field.

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  4. As a heads up, I had my xbox connected to my modem directly and Mac connected to a router via wifi. I had to disconnect the xBox from ethernet and let it connect through the wifi to get mine to work. Once I did that, they both saw each other immediately.

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  5. Hi my log file showed it was connecting to my I.P. address correctly and I even tried what you had suggested above but still can’t find my Vizio E470i_A0 smart tv as a Renderer. Do you know of any other solutions with PS3 Media Server?

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  6. Nevermind, I guess it was a firewall issue. I did some research and thought I would turn my firewall off and it seems to work. I couldn’t delete my previous post so disregard that. Thanks.

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  7. My IP settings are correct, but it has never gotten past “no renderers were found”. I’ve been trying to get it to see my PS3 for several years now, but no luck. My other computer on the same net sees it fine, so I know it’s not the PS3 or the network. But I’d like it to work on this computer, my file server, which is always on. Any ideas? XP thanks

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    1. Not sure what to tell you, dude. I haven’t used XP since 2009. You shouldn’t be using it anyway since MS doesn’t provide security updates for it.

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  8. I followed your directions, and everything seems to be fine, but still can’t get it to find my ps3. It used to work fine, but one day out of nowhere, just stopped working. I tried turning my firewall off, but that doesn’t seem to help. It still says “No Renderers Were Found”. Any other suggestions?

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  9. I got my galaxy s4 to.connect to my ps3 a few times but now.it won’t Next at all it won’t find my phone and my phone qo t find my ps3 my phone says there’s nearby devices but the upnp won’t come up on my phone anymore and we. I search media servers it won’t find my phone

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    1. I wish I had the time for that, but unfortunately I don’t. If you literally follow the steps verbatim it should work. Which part of the process are you unclear on?

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      1. Well all of it really, what I do now is if it dosnt work I reset my computer to factory settings and download it again, I’ve done that 3 times now

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  10. Sorry but im a complete computer derp…. What are you talking about with step 3?? can’t seem to find it anywhere

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  11. So I have a Samsung smart TV and at first,PS3MS would detect it as Samsung AllShare so I didn’t have to go through the PS3 console as a renderer,then it just stopped working for no reason. Few weeks later,it showed up again out of the blue without me doing anything,then a few days later,it stopped working again,and that’s where I’m at now.

    For the life of me,I have no idea why it keeps doing this.I would like to use it without the PS3 because for certain things that I watch with encoded audio,PS3 will mute after 20 minutes of playback,but the tv won’t do that at all.

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  12. I finally got Universal Media Server up and running on my Windows 7 machine. The problem was not letting the Java run time through the firewall. Then, I upgrades to Windows 10, and UMS broke again. I tried your tip above, and it is now running again. I knew there had to be a solution, but I have been looking for a week and couldn’t find anything until now. Thanks for posting this!

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  13. Did not work for me. Here’s my debug log. Thanks for any help you could provide.

    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.257 [main] Starting PS3 Media Server 1.90.1
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.258 [main] by shagrath / 2008-2013
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.258 [main] http://ps3mediaserver.org
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.258 [main] https://github.com/ps3mediaserver/ps3mediaserver
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.258 [main]
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.258 [main] Build: 3a4304c72 (2013-08-17)
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.258 [main] Java: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 1.7.0_25 by Oracle Corporation
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.258 [main] OS: Windows 8 amd64 6.2
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.258 [main] Encoding: UTF-8
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.261 [main] Memory: 682 MB
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.262 [main]
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.262 [main] Working directory: D:\PS3 Media Server
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.265 [main] Temp directory: C:\Users\Client\AppData\Local\Temp\ps3mediaserver
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.265 [main] Logging config file: D:\PS3 Media Server\logback.xml
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.265 [main] debug.log: C:\ProgramData\PMS\debug.log
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.265 [main]
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.265 [main] Profile directory: C:\ProgramData\PMS
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.267 [main] Profile directory permissions: rw
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.268 [main] Profile path: C:\ProgramData\PMS\PMS.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.268 [main] Profile permissions: rw
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.268 [main] Profile name: DESKTOP-7U3P82F
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.268 [main]
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.268 [main] Web conf path: C:\ProgramData\PMS\WEB.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.268 [main] Web conf permissions: file not found
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.268 [main]
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:14.313 [pool-2-thread-1] Reading auto_update: default: false, current: true
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:14.456 [main] Reading hostname: default: null, current: “192.168.1.70”
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:14.476 [main] Reading network_interface: default: “”, current: “eth3”
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:14.483 [main] Reading renderer_force_default: default: false, current: true
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:14.486 [main] Reading renderer_default: default: “”, current: “PlayStation 3”
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:14.507 [main] Reading folders: default: “”, current: “H:\Videos”
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.507 [main] Checking shared folder: H:\Videos
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:14.515 [main] Reading disable_subtitles: default: false, current: true
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.751 [main] Loading MediaInfo library
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.816 [main] Loaded MediaInfoLib – v0.7.62
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.819 [main] Loading renderer configurations from D:\PS3 Media Server\renderers
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.819 [main] Loading configuration file: AirPlayer.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.821 [main] Loading configuration file: Android.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.822 [main] Loading configuration file: BlackBerryPlayBook-KalemSoftMP.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.826 [main] Loading configuration file: Bravia4500.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.827 [main] Loading configuration file: Bravia5500.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.829 [main] Loading configuration file: BraviaEX.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.832 [main] Loading configuration file: BraviaEX620.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.834 [main] Loading configuration file: BraviaHX.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.837 [main] Loading configuration file: BraviaW.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.840 [main] Loading configuration file: DirecTVHR.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.842 [main] Loading configuration file: DLinkDSM510.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.844 [main] Loading configuration file: FreeboxHD.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.845 [main] Loading configuration file: FreecomMusicPal.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.846 [main] Loading configuration file: iPad-iPhone.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.848 [main] Loading configuration file: Kuro.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.850 [main] Loading configuration file: LGST600.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.852 [main] Loading configuration file: N900.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.853 [main] Loading configuration file: NetgearNeoTV.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.855 [main] Loading configuration file: OnkyoTX-NR717.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.855 [main] Loading configuration file: OPPOBDP83.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.857 [main] Loading configuration file: OPPOBDP93.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.858 [main] Loading configuration file: Panasonic.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.861 [main] Loading configuration file: Philips.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.862 [main] Loading configuration file: PhilipsPFL.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.864 [main] Loading configuration file: PopcornHour.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.865 [main] Loading configuration file: PS3.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.867 [main] Loading configuration file: Realtek.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.869 [main] Loading configuration file: Samsung-SMT-G7400.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.871 [main] Loading configuration file: SamsungAllShare.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.872 [main] Loading configuration file: SamsungWiseLink.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.873 [main] Loading configuration file: SharpAquos.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.875 [main] Loading configuration file: Showtime3.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.877 [main] Loading configuration file: Showtime4.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.879 [main] Loading configuration file: SMP-N100.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.880 [main] Loading configuration file: SonyBluray.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.882 [main] Loading configuration file: SonyHomeTheatreSystem.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.884 [main] Loading configuration file: Streamium.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.885 [main] Loading configuration file: TelstraTbox.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.886 [main] Loading configuration file: VideoWebTV.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.887 [main] Loading configuration file: VizioSmartTV.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.889 [main] Loading configuration file: WDTVLive.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.890 [main] Loading configuration file: WMP.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.891 [main] Loading configuration file: XBMC.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.892 [main] Loading configuration file: XBOX360.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.893 [main] Loading configuration file: YamahaRXA1010.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.894 [main] Loading configuration file: YamahaRXV3900.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.895 [main] Loading configuration file: YamahaRXV671.conf
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:14.896 [main] Checking MPlayer font cache. It can take a minute or so.
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:14.896 [main] launching: win32/mplayer.exe
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:14.971 [main] launching: win32/mplayer.exe
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.045 [main] Done!
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.048 [main] Searching for plugins in D:\PS3 Media Server\plugins
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.048 [main] No plugins found
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.073 [main] Transcoder profile AviSynth/FFmpeg will not be used because AviSynth was not found
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.075 [main] Registering transcoding engine: FFmpeg Audio
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.082 [main] Registering transcoding engine: MEncoder Video
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.082 [main] Transcoder profile AviSynth/MEncoder will not be used because AviSynth was not found
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.083 [main] Registering transcoding engine: FFmpeg
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.084 [main] Executable of transcoder profile VLC Video not found
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:15.126 [main] FFmpeg supported protocols: [bluray, cache, concat, crypto, data, file, ftp, gopher, hls, http, httpproxy, https, mmsh, mmst, pipe, rtp, srtp, tcp, tls, udp, rtmp, rtmpe, rtmps, rtmpt, rtmpte, mms]
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.126 [main] Registering transcoding engine: FFmpeg Web Video
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.127 [main] Registering transcoding engine: FFmpeg Web Audio
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.128 [main] Registering transcoding engine: MEncoder Web Video
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.128 [main] Executable of transcoder profile VLC Web Video not found
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.130 [main] Registering transcoding engine: tsMuxeR
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.130 [main] Registering transcoding engine: Audio High Fidelity
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.131 [main] Executable of transcoder profile VLC Web Audio (Legacy) not found
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.131 [main] Executable of transcoder profile VLC Web Video (Legacy) not found
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.131 [main] Registering transcoding engine: FFmpeg DVR-MS Remux
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.132 [main] Registering transcoding engine: dcraw Thumbnailer
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:15.202 [main] Reading alternativeffmpegpath: default: null, current: “D:\PS3 Media Server\win32\dvrms\ffmpeg_MPGMUX.exe”
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.217 [main] Using forced address 192.168.1.70
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.217 [main] Created socket: /192.168.1.70:5001
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:15.269 [main] Sending ALIVE…
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:15.284 [main] Reading uuid: default: null, current: “aac9ee9e-8548-4400-9c34-cdb100e4a7ec”
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.284 [main] Using the following UUID configured in PMS.conf: aac9ee9e-8548-4400-9c34-cdb100e4a7ec
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:15.536 [main] The server should now appear on your renderer
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:25.536 [UPNP-AliveMessageSender] Sending ALIVE…
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:39.007 [AWT-EventQueue-0] Configuration saved to: C:\ProgramData\PMS\PMS.conf
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:39.645 [background-task-0] singleton task restart started
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:39.645 [background-task-0-restart(0)] task started
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:39.645 [background-task-0-restart(0)] Sending BYEBYE…
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:39.659 [background-task-0-restart(0)] Stopping server on host 192.168.1.70 and port 5001…
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:40.663 [background-task-0-restart(0)] Using forced address 192.168.1.70
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:40.664 [background-task-0-restart(0)] Created socket: /192.168.1.70:5001
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:40.669 [background-task-0-restart(0)] Sending ALIVE…
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:40.724 [background-task-0-restart(0)] task ended
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:42.884 [background-task-0] singleton task restart started
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:42.884 [background-task-0-restart(1)] task started
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:42.884 [background-task-0-restart(1)] Sending BYEBYE…
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:42.898 [background-task-0-restart(1)] Stopping server on host 192.168.1.70 and port 5001…
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:43.295 [background-task-1] singleton task ‘restart’ already running, exiting
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:43.734 [background-task-1] singleton task ‘restart’ already running, exiting
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:43.899 [background-task-0-restart(1)] Using forced address 192.168.1.70
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:43.900 [background-task-0-restart(1)] Created socket: /192.168.1.70:5001
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:43.905 [background-task-0-restart(1)] Sending ALIVE…
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:43.962 [background-task-0-restart(1)] task ended
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:44.016 [background-task-0] singleton task restart started
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:44.016 [background-task-0-restart(2)] task started
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:44.016 [background-task-0-restart(2)] Sending BYEBYE…
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:44.030 [background-task-0-restart(2)] Stopping server on host 192.168.1.70 and port 5001…
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:44.300 [background-task-1] singleton task ‘restart’ already running, exiting
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:44.580 [background-task-1] singleton task ‘restart’ already running, exiting
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:45.032 [background-task-0-restart(2)] Using forced address 192.168.1.70
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:24:45.033 [background-task-0-restart(2)] Created socket: /192.168.1.70:5001
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:45.034 [background-task-0-restart(2)] Sending ALIVE…
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:45.063 [background-task-0-restart(2)] task ended
    DEBUG 2016-08-15 13:24:45.559 [UPNP-AliveMessageSender] Sending ALIVE…
    INFO 2016-08-15 13:25:08.568 [UPNPHelper] No IP filter specified, access granted to /192.168.1.70

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      1. Yes I did. The IPV4 adress matches but it still says “No renderers were found”. But on my PS3 the IP adress doesn’t match. Does it need to?

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        1. Try rotating through the options under “Force networking on interface:” Could be that UMS is selecting a NIC that doesn’t have an active network connection.

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          1. I finally resolved the problem: I had to create a homegroup under Windows 10 and then boom…works fine. Thanks a lot for your time and share my topic if you want…maybe someone else had the same problem.

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            1. Interesting. AFAIK the Homegroup functionality controls Windows 10’s own built-in DLNA service, which means what you’re seeing on your client device may be that and not actually UMS. I’d check your shared folders in both Windows Media Streaming and UMS vs. what shows up on the client device to confirm. That said, if it works and you’re happy, that’s great too 🙂

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