Thanks again. And if you do in fact have tips/tricks on how to set things up with your PS3, please share. I can create a HOWTO that documents how to set up a PS3 to work with FreeNAS (and probably wash-rinse-repeat for my BluRay player if there's something special that I missed), but in order to do that, I need guidance as my time in this space is kind of limited.Just a note that PS3, Roku SoundBridge and my android phone all work without issue.
I'm tinkering around with transcoding but looks quite messy - serviio might be a better option for those who 'need' transcoding - or convert your media (ie; mkv to m2ts for the ps3)
A big thank you to joeschmuck and gcooper for their help.
Also, again.. if people want transcoding and can clearly document how either mediatomb or serviio works via the command line or a series of easy to create .conf files, I am more than happy to replace minidlna with one of those two options. I just couldn't find any HOWTOs online the last time I looked or documentation (without diving through source code, which I quite frankly don't have the time to do nowadays for non-essential tasks) for either mediatomb or serviio. All of the media stuff in FreeNAS 0.7 is a dead end in the opensource community and can't be used as a viable solution in FreeNAS, so that's why I mention the two previous projects.
/me is just annoyed that mediatomb absolutely requires a webserver to function -- even when it displays a "go away -- the webserver interface is off in the configuration database!" webpage.. *grump*