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Windows XP: Stream Spotify to PS3 (created 2 Jan 2013)

The instructions below is for Win XP. (They are based on an old, successfully tested version of the blog, but haven't been tested now, since I don't have any Win XP system available.)  The major difference between these instructions and the ones for Windows 7 is that some file locations are different; otherwise things are more or less identical.

The PS3 and your computer needs to be connected to the same network. You run Spotify on your computer and use ps3mediaserver and DSBridge to send the Spotify audiostream to the PS3.

1. Install Spotify (www.spotify.com) in case you already haven't

2. DSbridge

a) Download dsbridge-20090727-bin.zip (http://code.google.com/p/dsbridge/downloads/list) to a temporary folder, for example "C:\tmp"

b) Unzip "dsbridge-20090727-bin.zip" in "C:\tmp"

c) From "C:\tmp\bin" copy the two files "dsbridge.ini" and "dsound.dll"
to the Spotify folder (something like "C:\Program Files (X86)\Spotify")

3. lame_enc.dll

a) Goto download page for unzipped lame_enc.dll by clicking  http://wiki.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=Lame_Installation#All_users

b) Follow step 1 and 2 under All users on the download page, that is, left-click the download link and save the  lame_enc.dll-file to (for example) "C:\tmp" on your computer

c) Copy the file "lame_enc.dll" to the Spotify folder  (something like "C:\Program Files (X86)\Spotify")

4. Test that Spotify works with DSBridge

a) Start Spotify and play a song. You should now see, in the notification tray (Win XP), a new round icon, blue in color:

b) If you see the round blue icon, things are OK, so proceed to step 5 below. Otherwise, goto step 4 c)

c) If you don't see the round blue or green icon, there is a problem with Flash player (for more info, see https://forum.reciva.com/read.php?3,63319). The cure is to

for win32, copy the two files in step 2 c) to the folder "C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash"


5. ps3mediaserver

a) Download and install ps3mediaserver (https://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/downloads/list)

6. Configure ps3mediaserver for streaming Spotify to the ps3

a) Make sure ps3mediaserver is not running.

b) In the ps3mediaserver folder (something like "C:\Program Files (x86)\PS3 Media Server"), open the file "WEB.conf" in Notepad or a similar text editor. Under # audio streams, insert the following line of text

The result should look something like this (part of the WEB.conf):

# audio streams

c) Save the file "WEB.conf" in the ps3mediaserver's folder (something like "C:\Program Files (x86)\PS3 Media Server"). Now, all is set for streaming Spotify to the PS3.

7. Stream Spotify to PS3

a) Start the PS3
b) Start Spotify and play a song or, preferably, queue several songs.
c) Start ps3mediaserver
d) On the PS3, goto the Music category, there you should see one entry "PS3 Media Server [your computer name]"
e) Select (by pressing the X button), "PS3 Media Server [your computer name]", then select "Web", then "Radio", and finally select "Spotify [something]".

In a few seconds, the stream from Spotify should start playing on the sound device connected to your PS3!  Done.


Not working?

Find the ip-address of your computer with ps3mediaserver on it:

a) In step 6 b), try replacing "localhost" in "audiostream.Web,Radios=Spotify,http://localhost:8124" by the IP address of the computer running ps3mediaserver. To find the IP Address of your computer:

b) Open a "Command prompt window". In the command prompt window, type "ipconfig" and press enter to run ipconfig. Find the "IPv4 Address" (Win 7) or "IP Address" (Win XP) under "Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection", for example on Win 7:
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : .
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : feXX::d3XX:XX00:2
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :

In the example above, the IP Address ("IPv4 Address") is (Your IP Address has probably something else than 189 at end.) Write down or memorize your specific ip-address.

In step 6 b) then replace "localhost" by "". That is, in the file WEB.conf under #shoutcasts, insert the following line of text

Make sure you use your own ip-address, probably not, and do not forget the ":8124" at the end. Save WEB.conf.

In ps3mediaserver, under the Navigation/Share settings tab, you select what folders on your computer to share. The default is everything on your computer. It is probably a good idea to restrict this share to folders such as music and pictures.


  1. I had to make sure to click "Set up profile" and locate my "WEB.conf" file to make the whole thing work. Otherwise I was just browsing through my computer files.

    1. Excellent note! I had the same problem. Just for clarification: PS3MS stores your profile in a *.conf file. You can make your own or open the "WEB.conf" and then select the files you want to share and hit save at the top of the Main Panel.

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    3. set up profile? were did you do that?

    4. Start Menu > All Programs > PS3 Media Server > PS3 Media Server (Select Profile) > select WEB.CONF from your C:\Program Files\PS3 Media Server folder > within PS3 Media Server application click SAVE then RESTART SERVER > PS3 should show up under Detected Media Renderers > in Spotify start playing a song > Now, back on your PS3 system go to your Audio menu and you should see your PC show up > click WEB > RADIO > you should see a Spotify option with a music note icon to indicate there is sound streaming and hear your music playing from your TV-connected sound system after a few moments

  2. I cant find the WEB file, it just browses through my computer files.

  3. Got all this working, thanks for help!

    The stream is stuttering. It cuts out after 10 seconds then picks up again. Any ideas?

    Thanks again

  4. I get acces denied when i try to save the web.conf? what am i doing wrong?

  5. Got everything setup, but when I select Spotify under Web/Radio on the PS3 it attempts to play but says "Data type is not supported"