Finally Spotify has crossed over to the United States and invites are making the rounds to everybody. If you happen to have an invite to Spotify, I’ll show you how to take full advantage of the service with a trick to stream Spotify to your Playstation 3.
The following as far as I know only works on Windows OS. Also, try this at your own risk.
1. Install Spotify (www.spotify.com) in case you already haven’t
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:tmpbin” copy the two files “dsbridge.ini” and “dsound.dll”
to the Spotify folder (something like “C:Program Files (x86)Spotify”)
a) Download (http://lame.buanzo.com.ar/libmp3lame-win-3.98.2.zip) to (for example) “C:tmp”
b) Unzip “libmp3lame-win-3.98.2.zip”
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) or in Show hidden icons (Win 7), a new round icon, blue or green in color:
b) If you see the round blue or green 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 uninstall your current Flash and install an older version of Flash.
d) Download and run the uninstaller (it is not enough to uninstall from the control panel, because Flash locks the registry):http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/current/uninstall_flash_player.exe
e) Download to (for example) “C:tmp” previous versions of Flash fromhttp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/installers/archive/fp10_archive.zip.
f) Unzip “fp10_archive.zip”.
g) Goto “C:tmpfp10_archive10r45_2″
h) Run to install, the following 2 files: “flashplayer10r45_2_winax.exe”, “flashplayer10r45_2_win.exe”. Now you have installed the latest version 10,0,45,2 of Flash that works with Spotify/DSBridge.
i) Redo step 4 a) to verify that DSBridge works
a) Download and install ps3mediaserver (http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/downloads/detail?name=pms-setup-windows-1.10.51.exe&can=2&q=)
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 #shoutcasts, insert the following line of text
The result should look something this (part of the WEB.conf):
audiostream.Web,Radios=JET FM (French Radio),http://www.jetfm.asso.fr/site/stream/jetfm-haut_debit.m3u,http://www.jetfm.asso.fr/site/dist/images/site/logo_h1.png
c) Save the file “WEB.conf”. 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 “Radios”, and finally select “Spotify [something]”.
Give it a few seconds and the stream should start up. If your in need of new music to add to your playlist, stay tuned to AnalogHype for our #MusicMonday Playlist.