Okay so, I think my set up is a little weird because searching information for it I'm finding contradictory information.
Right now, I'm using my PC as a media server with the PS3 as a client. HOWEVER I'm not using any program such as windows media player, rather my PS3 looks under my "videos" folder, so basically the directory its looking in is C:\users\user\videos without using anything such as a WMP playlist. I like that, I don't WANT to use any sort of player to 'host' the files.
My main problem is, and this is for music as well...I don't keep any of my files IN the default. For example all my videos are on an external under directory J:\Movies and some are in subfolders.
So, does anyone know how to change that?
If it helps, I'm using vista on my PC and, my PS3 should be up to date.
Yes, but I'll need to clear up a misconception on your part first. The only way that the PS3 can access media on a PC is via a DLNA server. The content doesn't get to the PS3 by magic. If you did not install a DLNA media server on your PC, then you must be using Windows Media Sharing, which is part of Windows Media Player. In other words, you are using Windows Media Player. You just don't know it. The PS3 has no direct access to, or awareness of, the folders on your PC. Only content that is in the Windows Media Player library can be shared with the PS3 via Windows Media Sharing. By default, only the Music, Video, and Photo folders in your home folder are imported into the Windows Media Player library. If you want to be able to share videos on an external drive with the PS3, then you have to add the external drive video folder (J:\Movies) to the Windows Media Player library. You have to use Windows Media Player to do that.