MediaLink
MediaLink
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MediaLink free download for Mac
04 January 2014

Connect your media files to your PlayStation 3.

Overview

MediaLink, with its flawless iTunes integration, makes getting to your songs on your PlayStation 3 just as easy as it is on your Mac. Find any song, album, or artist with ease in the Mac-like navigation system provided by MediaLink. It also conveniently shares your playlists, podcasts, and videos to your PlayStation 3.

With MediaLink, you can view your iPhoto or Aperture photo library and slideshows on your television screen; they're especially beautiful in vivid high definition. Browse by photo album or event, or watch a slideshow to the tune of your favorite song. It's all easy and fun! Want some motion? Watch your iPhoto videos too!

Make your PlayStation 3 your home media center. MediaLink can stream high-definition video content to your living room with ease! Continue movies from where you left off or fast forward and rewind, all effortlessly using your PlayStation 3 and MediaLink.

Don't use iTunes or iPhoto? Do you have media stored outside your libraries? No problem! MediaLink has full folder organization support. MediaLink can easily locate music, photos, and videos in any folder on your Mac and even preview it and collect ID3 information from your songs.

What's new in MediaLink

Version 2.66:
  • More sandboxing fixes.
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122 Reviews of MediaLink

Moosedesign
15 September 2009
Version: 2.0a1

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This is a hard product to recommend at the moment... Most of it works great, most of the time... but the support is absolutely appalling. Even saying "feedback" or "support" implies that it exists, and I am not convinced it does. There is not even so much as an automated response when you send in a request. If you have questions or issues its essentially up to your ingenuity and that of the community at large to solve. Aside from a basic troubleshooting guide there are no manuals, no blog, no references of any kind, so the total silence from support is truly galling. You don't have to look far to find that I am not exaggerating. So, like I said, hard to recommend. It works for the most part, but if you have any issues at all you are completely on your own. Don't expect any help whatsoever from Nullriver.
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Dlwhite
05 January 2015
Version: 2.67
Like Playback, this software hasn't been updated in over a year, despite the release of a major OS update. Is it still in development? Does it work?
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Quiiick
26 February 2014
Version: 2.67
I have several media servers, including MediaLink, on my Mac. Since upgrading to MacOS X 10.9.2 earlier today, none of them finds my PS3 renderer anymore! Has anyone else experienced similar problems?
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Macs-Pain
22 January 2014
Version: 2.67
Nearly 3 weeks later and still only 2.66 available...
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Clarusad
29 May 2013
Version: 2.60
The download link for the old software gives me a 2.42 version instead of 2.50 :(
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Heinzy
07 October 2012
Version: 2.42
randomly does not recognize my ps3.
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Rpsx
29 April 2012
Version: 2.42
haven't used this since switching to PS3 media server, but that was having trouble displaying some subtitles, so thought i would give this a go again. wow, doesn't even start (just says MediaLink is starting up... forever)! using newest version on lion 10.7.3. total junk.
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2.5
Shock-J
07 February 2012
Version: 2.42
I used to be a fan of this software, but I'm on the verge of switching to PS3 Media Server. Why? Because it's simply works better. A lot better. The PS3 MS's interface is awful, but the software just works, right out of the box, with practically no configuration. I started the app, it found my PS3 on the network, and flawlessly played a 12GB mkv file with 5.1 audio without flinching. With the tick of one checkbox, I was then able to stream DTS audio! All over wireless N! All of the above is a pipe dream with MediaLink. With the latest version of MediaLink I tried a half dozen different files and with a half dozen different configurations and under no circumstances could I get it to stream 5.1 audio to my PS3. I filled out of form requesting help with the issue on the Nullriver site and a month later I've still received no response. As a paying customer, I expect a bit more. And MediaLink can barely handle a 1.2GB mkv, let alone a 12GB file. And the configuration options are extremely limited compared to PS3 Media Server. Obviously they were going for ease of use here, but the limited options hinder your ability to fine tune to the server to your particular network. So if you're looking for a media server solution that simply gets the job done, PS3 Media Server is it. The interface needs work but the functionality is superb. And best of all it's free! It's shame that a paid product is so inferior to a free one.
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axeboy
05 December 2011
Version: 2.42
great to see the dev fix the issue with mkv being out of sync, but version 2.42 does not work with ps3 firmware v4.00. medialink does not see ps3 in the devices and ps3 can't find a media server. i believe it is the ps3 update as i rolled back to an older version i knew worked, but now does not.. pretty annoying. pls fix to work with latest ps3 firmware as you can't roll back the ps3 updates. thanks
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2.5
StewartF
20 October 2011
Version: 2.40
Very nice app for music, and pics! The only thing that bugs me are my MKV's, they are ALL out of sync! Sorry, won't pay for this :(
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Pirx
20 August 2011
Version: 2.40
Great function, but the download yields version 2.31.
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neilers74
05 August 2011
Version: 2.33
Cannot upgrade from 2.32 to 2.33. System prefrences opens & closes and it has me back on ver 2.32
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macfoo
13 June 2011
Version: 2.14
Nullriver advertises complete iTunes integration, but cannot (yet) transcode ALAC to WAV. Since all my iTunes music is ALAC, I cannot use MediaLink for music streaming via the PS3. And because many of my home videos also use ALAC audio, these will not play either. So much for iLife integration. Since there appear to be open source ALAC-WAV transcoders available, and since squeezebox server software on the Mac can transcode ALAC,it seems that it is only a priorities issue that keeps Nullriver from completing the integration task. I think that truth in advertising should compel Nullriver to advertise 'almost' complete integration with iTunes until they decide to fix this issue. Meanwhile, I will need to continue to use my Logitech Squeezebox Receiver as my audio streamer. And for anyone in the ALAC world considering Nullriver solutions, Apple TV is probably a better bet. Finally, the only user documentation I could find on Nullriver site is a FAQ that provides little useful information. How much effort would it take to post a one page quick setup guide?
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JDMv2
19 May 2011
Version: 2.14
I had been using media link for a while and for the most part it performed as expected. Unfortunately the upgrades sometimes cause more problems than they fixed. Recently I started ripping my DVD collection using Handbrake with a custom low-profile setting. I found the movies played fine via the PS3's USB port but when being streamed via MediaLink I kept getting an Unknown Format error. I also noticed that the directory refreshes were slow and the thumbnails took a while to load. Then I remembered stumbling across Yazsoft Playback. I downloaded the trial and loaded up a few of my movies. They all worked fine and looked better too. Even the loading of directories and thumbnails was quicker, more-over it works for the Xbox 360 and PS 3 for $15 instead of having to pay $40 for two different products.
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0.5
Jamesmac
06 May 2011
Version: 2.14
Really disappointed with this one. Had read a decent review so decided to give it a go. Could not download the software on my mac, no matter which browser I used. Ended up downloading on a win7 box...Despite having a new PS3 slim, directly connected to a gigabit router, the two struggled to make a connection. When they did connect browsing for files was ridiculously slow and wouldn't tell me my folders are empty... Wish I could get my money back!! Back to Elgato for me.
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Lezz
06 May 2011
Version: 2.14
Any change medialink will add support to be able to stream to iOS devices?
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Kingtj
01 May 2011
Version: 2.14
I bought this problem shortly after I bought my first PS3, when it was still a relatively new product. Since then, I've upgraded my PS3 from the original 60GB model to a new 250GB replacement and went through several updates to MediaLink. I've never had more than "hit or miss" luck using this program, despite my PS3 being attached to a wired gigabit ethernet connection. Half the time, the PS3 doesn't detect the presence of any media servers - even when I force it to rescan for them. Other times, it shows up fine but movies I try to watch constantly stutter, despite transcoding being enabled in MediaLink. I understand the PS3 is partially to blame because it has very small buffers assigned for video streaming -- but there has to be something else wrong here. I can watch Netflix on the same PS3 flawlessly, and can stream movies from computer to computer on my LAN and view them with no issues either. The system running Medialink is a 2006 Mac Pro with dual dual-core processors and 5GB of RAM, plus booting from an SSD drive, so it's hard to believe it's a lack of system power to run MediaLink that's to blame. I'm unimpressed with NullRiver's lack of support too. Almost as long as I've owned this product, clicking on the support forums link on their web site tells you it's "under construction". I'm doubting they have any interest in finishing it!
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Cplgumby
02 April 2011
Version: 2.14
I purchased the Medialink app from the app store today and once I disabled the firewall on my Mac I could view my shared folders. I can play music and view photos however all the video files I play say "Corrupt Data". They are MPEG-4 (extension .mp4) files and if I play them on the PS3 through a protable harddrive, they work fine, however, when trying to access the same movie through Media link it sees "Corrupted Data". Is there a file size issue? i.e. must be < Xgb. I have version 2.13 Media Link. Any help would be appreciated
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passengerx
10 February 2011
Version: 2.14
Tried to stream a movie with chinese (simplified) subtitles and failed. I used all the encodings possible (UTF-8, UTF-16, all kinds of chinese encodings for simplified and traditional chinese), but still all I got was broken subs displayed. What encoding should I use for chinese subs?
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Quiiick
10 January 2011
Version: 2.12
I purchased MediaLink via the new "MacAppStore". Unfortunately MediaLink seems to be unable to playback PNG-images or WMV-videos at all !!! Both formats always show up as "defective data" when trying to open them. That's quite strange because these very same pictures/videos play perfectly when played from the internal PS3 drive or from an attached USB-stick. Both, PNG & WMV, are supported natively by the PS3 and therefore don't need to be transcoded. There should be no problem with these file formats but MediaLink refuses to play them.
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jaspal-hothi
31 December 2010
Version: 2.12
I have brought the medialink program, and I have connected the PS3 system to the internet wirelessly. I have activated and started media files sharing from my macbook. But my PS3 can not find my macbook or the media server (medialink)!! I have tried disabling firewalls.it does connect to the Belkin Play Media Server, which is empty in all folders. I have even tried the PS3 media server. But it cannot detect my PS3.but like I said PS3 has UPnp enabled,and its connected by wireless Please help. Thank you
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Lezz
28 December 2010
Version: 2.12
Will the goto functionality of the PS3 work with medialink? I am using the demo version but the timeline doesn't span the total length of the movie just a couple of seconds. I was wondering if this was a limitation of the demo...
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q2
23 December 2010
Version: 2.12
Good product, but the subtitling is giving me some pain. Set it to Dutch and force transcoding. But nothing is showing up on screen. The DVD playback is having the Dutch subtitling on track 5 (checked that with VLC). It's probably not matching subtitle track 5 as Dutch. Is there a way to select the subtitle track? Thanks for the reply!
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Gstern
09 October 2010
Version: 2.05
I've been using MediaLink for the last couple of releases, and can say when it works, it's great. I use it primarily to stream movies from my Macbook Pro to my TV. The streaming is pretty good, about as good as Connect360 was. Unlike Connect360 though, for whatever reason MediaLink kicks me off my network pretty regularly. We use a WRT54G router here at my house, and every time I turn on my PS3 and get going it tells me I have been signed out of PSN immediately before I get an error saying that I have been disconnected from the media server, and poof! MediaLink is gone, and my router has to be hard-reset. I can tell because I watch my Airport start looking for signal as soon as it happens. I stream something almost every day (addicted to Mad Men at the moment) and this happens about as often. It doesn't ALWAYS require a reset for the network, but it DOES always reset the connection and disappear for 30 seconds or so, sometimes in the middle of playback. Irritating, because the software works amazingly when it isn't wreaking havoc on my network. I've sent an email to customer service but no reply, and looking on various threads hasn't seemed to help much.
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Psycholist
05 October 2010
Version: 2.05
I have updated to MediaLink 2.05 and everything works fine. Only question I have is how are the subtitles supported (.srt is what I have, named the same as avi file) but I still don't get the subtitles on screen. I do have subtitles displayed checked in MEncoder Transcoder menu.
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Gyges
28 September 2010
Version: 2.04
Been using this for a while on a dual G5 which works as my fileserver. My PS3 connects via WiFi, so some problems I experience are caused by the PS3 not being able to use the more modern 802.11n protocol. Anyway, unfortunately I keep experiencing problems. DLNA errors are unavoidable while streaming. Although subtitles sould be possible, I have no idea how to activate them. Big problem is the lack of documentation. I am clueless who or when I should activate or deactivate certain settings. For me it works best to use MediaLink to copy the movie to the PS3 and play it locally. That works fine. I have no issues with photo viewing (aperture or iphoto), or with iTunes integration. Any problems I have there I blame on the wifi.
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Washaweb
09 September 2010
Version: 2.01
Works great for me. Good price for this absolute simple to use prefpane application. No configuration required, no hard codec to configure, it just works. One only (big) lack : no support for subtitles !!!
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Sichan
08 May 2010
Version: 2.0b8
Having used this beta 8 version for a while now I can say that it's definitely more stable than the previous beta release and hasn't caused any crashes yet. It seems to do what it's supposed to these days. Having already paid for this I'm looking forward to the finished product.
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Oilybear
01 May 2010
Version: 2.0b8
Just bought it today and finding no problems so far though there is some delay in getting the music to be played on the ps3. I really hate how it shares everything on my Folders by default. The dev team really need to come up with a privacy setting for this. I don't want visitors using my ps3 to view ALL the contents on my Mac, especially all my photos (Even though I have unchecked iPhoto, it is still viewable on the ps3!). Also, how safe is this product without password protection? If a person in the next room also has a ps3, and is connected on his own wireless network, will he be able to view all my folders as well?! I would feel safer if there was a field to enter password, something like the numbers on the "Remote" app on iPhone for iTunes. Can someone clarify, if Medialink only works on the ps3 that is on the same wireless network as my Mac?! Or does it share everything via medialink, irrespective of the local network on the Mac that it is connected to? I consider getting a refund if anyone can view my files on his ps3. :S
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anonymous-dingo-1062
29 March 2010
Version: 2.0b8
I don't know if everyone knows this, but MediaLink is the only software out there that transcodes AAC surround to AC3(aka Dolby Digital)over the network. A huge deal for those of us streaming AVC video/AAC surround movie files to a PS3 that is connected to a Dolby DIgital capable receiver. AC3filter for Windows does it only through the optical output of the computer. It's also the easiest to use by far and has iTunes/iPhoto integration, which is huge. Great software. Definitely worth the price. Keep updating this Nullriver!
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Olc
12 March 2010
Version: 2.0b7
This application converts every movie on the fly. It does a pretty good job at it. No skipping on wired connection. Too bad that it actually converts every single movie, even the one that are compatible and could simply be streamed to the PS3. Under 4Gb MP4 for instance... An option to not transcode certain files is a must!
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Sichan
02 March 2010
Version: 2.0b7
Every time I try and use this to stream video to my PS3 (no transcoding), the video will only play for a few minutes before I get a DNLA error and no further ability to access my files from my PS3. When I check my Mac to see if I can restart Medialink I always find it has had a hard crash i.e. can't shut down or re-start, can't re-launch the finder, only way out is to hold power button down. I connect my PS3 and Mac to my router via ethernet cables so it's definitely not a wireless network problem. I used to have no problems with Medialink 1.x when I was running Mac OS X 10.5 but since upgrading to Snow Leopard I've had to use this Beta release. Definitely not recommended. I'm going to have to start using PS3 Media Server or Playback instead.
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Ayampols
09 January 2010
Version: 2.0b5
This review focuses on MediaLink's ability to handle mp4 video. Other video formats native to the PS3 work pretty well if one chooses to forego the transcoding option. MediaLink handles audio and pictures well too. But the PS3 has a bug in its DLNA client code which forces enormous bandwidth utilization when streaming mp4 files. This causes stuttering for many users, and Nullriver is following in the footsteps of other DLNA server vendors by introducing forced transcoding of mp4 files. In a way this is unfair to Nullriver -- the bug is Sony's. But since Nullriver is trying to address it, we should feel free to note the result. And the result is poor. The UI now allows one to "force" transcoding for mp4 files. If one chooses to do so, the Mencoder options kick in. However, some options are ignored (such the bandwidth cap). At times, the audio is out of sync. If one uses the PS3's scene search feature and selects a scene, the screen goes dark for over 60 seconds, and then plays video which does not match the selected scene. Fast forwarding and rewinding hardly work at all. If one deselects the option of transcoding mp4 files, most features start working properly, and the audio sync problem goes away. The PS3's bandwidth bug kicks in, but if your network is speedy enough this should not be an issue, and it hasn't been. But now, after a period of time, a network error shows up (esp. if you try to fast forward or rewind) and the video stops playing. This never used to happen with version 1.72. MediaLink has a great UI, probably the simplest, clearest, and most intuitive of all DLNA servers. But if you want a DLNA server that simply works, either with transcoding or without, PS3MediaServer handles all the scenarios I complain about above perfectly, and it's free. I want to see MediaLink reach parity with PS3MediaServer's ability to stream mp4 video. That alone might justify its cost. But this beta is nowhere near that goal.
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Pirx
05 January 2010
Version: 2.0b5
After installation I started it from the Preference Pane and my brandnew PS3 found MediaLink instantly on my wireless network. It worked right out of the box. Streaming through the wireless network has slight, yet noticeable delay of sound when streaming podcasts and movie clips from iTunes, but *.avi movies from the Movies folder seem to have nearly no delay. Apart from protected AAC files MediaLink seems to play everything. The only thing that I did not like is the default sharing, the Home folder and the harddisk should not be shared by default. Leave that to the user to decide. Great piece of work.
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P-S-3
05 January 2010
Version: 2.0b5
My audio cuts out for about 2 seconds every 30 seconds while streaming from my iMac to my PS3. no problems recognizing my iTunes, but it keeps cutting out for a brief second every 30 seconds. Any idea why this happening?
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Zzz
05 January 2010
Version: 2.0b5
An absolute piece of GARBAGE that has only served to not stream media to my PS3 in any reliable way whatsoever, and slow down my internet connection to sub-dialup speed. As an added bonus, the "developers" of this crapfest have kindly decided NOT to include any uninstaller, so I'm still on the hunt for whatever they've done to wreck my internet connection. Fun. And to think, I actually paid them $20 for this bu!!$#!t... AVOID AVOID AVOID!
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Cnjartist
28 December 2009
Version: 2.0b5
I purchased a licence for this so I could stream content from my Mac running Snow Leopard to my PS3 Slim. I have to say it's the biggest piece of crap I ever used, or should say, tried to use. It crashes almost every time I use it and their web site doesn't even have any support content other than their contact info. Stay very far away from this and save your money.
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zx
22 December 2009
Version: 2.0b4
"Greatly improved video transcoding" . It's a one step forward, two steps back..Sure it works now. But now the video quality is very poor!
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Jcruiz
17 December 2009
Version: 2.0b2
guys, i was wrong. it's ok to play songs now but when playing movies i get errors. well, back to ps3 media server again. sigh
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Jcruiz
17 December 2009
Version: 2.0b2
guys, an nullriver has released an update. just installed it now on my macbookpro unibody and i updated my ps3 to 3.15 just incase. works perfectly fine. no errors whatsoever. will see if errors show up in the long run. finally!!!!
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Trondah
15 December 2009
Version: 2.0b2
Almost there is an overstatement I think. They just bundled mencoder and it doesn't work properly. Sound is cracking and there's no support for subtitles.
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zx
14 December 2009
Version: 2.0b2
Almost there! .mkv files are now supported..the problem is that the sound is not really working and 1080P playback is not perfect. Hopefully this will improve in later versions.
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Sichan
14 December 2009
Version: 2.0b1
I found the only way I could get this b1 version and the last a1 version to stream video to my PS3 via an ethernet connection was to trash the album art preview component. If I didn't do this all I would get was a DNLA error followed by my PS3 telling me all my files were corrupted. Also, this version automatically transcodes all .wmv files. This is a bit annoying as the PS3 is already compatible with most WMVs and I assume that transcoding them on the fly can only lead to a drop in quality. It would be better if there was an option to turn off automatic transcoding.
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Kraized
14 December 2009
Version: 2.0b1
I too am having problems with this supposed 2.0b1 release. Going back to 2.0a1 works perfectly. I've uploaded 2.0a1 to the following URL for anyone that didn't have a backup copy. :) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/103458/MediaLink-2.0a1.zip
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Turbo1977
10 December 2009
Version: 2.0b1
Just lately!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! errors happen every time i stream .avi's! from an imac wireless through medialink, i get 20mins into a film then error!!!! never had error since the update!!! whats going on. GETTING FRUSTRATED. Its either an Elan error, when all connections are correct or an 80000BLAH-BLAH-BOLLOCKS, cannot read file .error code. This happens even on files i have watched repeatedly in the past. Also whats the point of having a support line on the website, asking to fill in your e-mail address and details when you cant be fucking arsed to reply. SORT IT WHEN WE ARE PAYING FOR IT.
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Jcruiz
08 December 2009
Version: 2.0b1
the update (2.0b1) keeps disconnecting whenever i connect my ps3. I'm really stressing over this problem because i regulary watch movies streamed from my mac via medialink to my ps3. ever since i updated, i can't watch anything or even play music because the software keeps stopping. i've restarted everything, my ps3, laptop, and even my router and still medialink keeps stopping! can someone help me with my problem? am i the only one getting this problem? H-E-L-P!!!
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Alexf
08 December 2009
Version: 2.0b1
It only lists files from A - H (when it does list anything at all). Have not been able to test the transcoding functionality because it just hangs when accessing the folders through the PS3. I think it's fair to point out that this is beta software..best to avoid it in favour of earlier releases. I too would like to hear more from the developer. It's such an indispensable app, but it's frustrating to sit and wonder what's going on.
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Benderbot
07 December 2009
Version: 2.0b1
Does not work anymore. After the 2.0b1 streaming is not possible. Get an error on my ps3 (2101 DLNA-Protocoll) - it was a very good product but this update does not work on 3 of my macs.
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Beige
07 December 2009
Version: 2.0b1
after the last version didn't work in OS X under the 64-bit kernel, I thought I'd give it another whirl. Movies don't load. Back to PS3 Media Server.
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Moosedesign
15 September 2009
Version: 2.0a1
This is a hard product to recommend at the moment... Most of it works great, most of the time... but the support is absolutely appalling. Even saying "feedback" or "support" implies that it exists, and I am not convinced it does. There is not even so much as an automated response when you send in a request. If you have questions or issues its essentially up to your ingenuity and that of the community at large to solve. Aside from a basic troubleshooting guide there are no manuals, no blog, no references of any kind, so the total silence from support is truly galling. You don't have to look far to find that I am not exaggerating. So, like I said, hard to recommend. It works for the most part, but if you have any issues at all you are completely on your own. Don't expect any help whatsoever from Nullriver.
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Alexf
05 September 2009
Version: 2.0a1
From their site: "The final 2.0 version of MediaLink will include full video transcoding functionality that is being polished up for release very soon!" That is awesome! Going to wait out the new alpha release (still on Leopard), but I'm glad Nullriver's been developing 2.0.
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Spacemanspiff
02 September 2009
Version: 1.72
Worked great on Leopard but 10.6 breaks MediaLink. Sent an email to the developer and -- shocker! -- no reply. Same as last time I emailed with them a question. No blog on their site saying what's happening one way or the other.
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Indymacaddict
01 September 2009
Version: 1.72
I emailed Nullriver tech support days ago with no reply. Nullriver, please fix this issue with 10.6. Pretty Please!!
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Jurassic
30 August 2009
Version: 1.72
Unfortunately MediaLink 1.72 doesn't work in Snow Leopard :-( Hoping Nullriver will come out with an updated version soon.
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Eak
16 June 2009
Version: 1.72
I just upgraded my old Mac to a Duo Mac Mini and have been loving it. Just discovered Vuse and the PS3 device option and then found Medialink. I installed both and started watching movies viewing pictures, etc...all without issue. I was in heaven. A day later, I downloaded a bunch of vids (avi format) booted up the PS3 and my world changed. The vids loaded but it took 3 mins to start and then the stream stopped and started every few seconds. The only think I changed on my system was loading up Timemachine. But since then I have turned it off and still have the same problem. My apartment has a build in network and my PS3/Mac and on PC laptop all use it. I have tinkered and tinkered with settings and even tried copying my vids to the PS3 hard drive but cannot make this work right or fast. Frustrated in Vancouver. ;-)
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Dash08
20 May 2009
Version: 1.72
medialink is not worth $20.. videos stop and start
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Guitarpete987
06 April 2009
Version: 1.72
The program actually works great for me. Flawless music streaming, flawless video streaming, flawless with photos. There' ONE quirk that BUGS THE HELL OUT OF ME: Whenever I play a song, it takes the track information about 45 seconds to appear, and when the next song plays, the info for the previous song sticks around for that same amount of time. This can't be my streaming speed, because HD movies play without a hitch (and their information appears immediately). I'm using Mac OS Tiger and Medialink 7.2. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Ridmaur
03 April 2009
Version: 1.72
Good product; works as expected. Not experiencing any problems.
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Dschlenker
20 February 2009
Version: 1.72
absolutely love this product! after moving from a windows environment + 360 to a mac environment + ps3 I was so excited to find medialink. v1.72 fixes a number of network related issues, can't wait to see how they improve this software in the future. thing i love the most: attaching an external drive to my network, then having medialink broadcast the location to the PC. I no longer need to have my music & pictures on my computer to watch/listen on my tv. features - music, video, files, pictures - they cover the gamut ease of use - installs as a preference pane, always on! value - currently priced at $20, less than the cost of buying a cable to connect my computer to the TV. stability - recent update, 1.72 has made the product incredibly stable Future Mini-Request - *if* it's possible to detect when the PS3 is communicating with Medialink, prevent the computer from going to sleep. (Alternatively, if the two are communicating .. prevent link from dying when notebook lid is closed).
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Brian-Duffy
18 February 2009
Version: 1.72
Even though I use an ethernet cable to my PS3 from my wireless router, after I use the Medialink demo, my internet access on my computer(s) is extremely slow. I have to uninstall Medialink, restart both the computer and the router/modem to get back to normal speeds. Still get DNLA errors. Wish it would support .mov files.
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Badgers-nadgers
14 February 2009
Version: 1.72
Still getting constant DNLA errors. Works fine for about one song, then gives up. Server then has to be restarted on the Mac. Would be such a great product if only it worked.
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Tiltedcircle
08 February 2009
Version: 1.72
DUUUDE! I just downloaded & purchased today. Probably the first bit of software that I feel was worth the $$. WRONG! After the download, the software did not discover my PS3 device at all. I never even found install or setup instructions. I feel GYPPED! I contacted Nullsoft via their Contact form and I have yet to hear ANYTHING back! WTF@!? That, my friend, is TERRIBLE customer service. I buy a product, I expect it to work. If anything, I expect a blog or notification that there is a problem with the current version. DUDE if there is no fix soon, I will be requesting my money back. Not cool.
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gts-williams
08 February 2009
Version: 1.72
I recently discovered this phenomenon about being able to stream from mac to PS3, so was pretty excited. I downloaded it both for my older desktop (white intel) Tiger mac, and also for my newer Leopard alum. Macbook. However, I can't get it to work for desktop Tiger, (won't recognize PS3 or vice-versa) but works fine on notebook Leopard. I even switched the connections so the notebook would take the place of the desktop. Works fine. Amazing. Cool. I would assume the author is working on a fix here, and will be updating before too long. So My rating is strictly for Leopard/Macbook, and not for Desktop/Tiger, which would be a zero. If it works, it works great!
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Macman858
03 February 2009
Version: 1.72
Is everyone still experiencing the DLNA protocol error issue? I DL'ed this app for the first time today and I can't get it to work. The MediaLink option appeared immediately on the PS3 but I keep getting the DLNA (7531) error message.
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Lightskinnnn38
01 February 2009
Version: 1.72
MediaLink was working before the update. I updated my PS3 and Media link to 1.7, and my PS3 cannot locate MediaLink at ALL. It just doesn't work!!!! I hope there will be a solution to this issue soon.
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Incognita|chic
28 January 2009
Version: 1.72
Downloaded today- DOES NOT WORK updated PS3 and downloaded last media link software :(
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Princedraven
25 January 2009
Version: 1.72
Stopped working! I have had this app for months and rely on it to stream all my media from my iMac to my PS3, it is all hard wired and worked very very well, until a few days ago! Now the PS3 will either not see the MediaLink at all or (following a stop and start of the MediaLink sharing) see it but will not link (DLNA error!). So it has gone from something that i use on a daily basis to something that will not work at all! - Disaster! :( Not sure what caused the issue as i have updated both the MediaLink software and the PS3 firmware recently, but hope the people at Nullriver can get it sorted soon! A few days ago i would have rated this as a five out of five app as it just works and works pretty well, now thought it is a zero out of five as it does not work at all. If anyone else had this issue and found a fix i would really appreciate some feedback.
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Macmuchmore
20 January 2009
Version: 1.72
About a month ago, I purchased and installed MediaLink with the hopes of being able to stream all of my movies to my PS3 from my mac. Unfortunately all of my video files would start playing on my PS3, then stop with network errors. I was VERY disappointed with MediaLink. Today I installed the 1.72 update and all of my issues have been resolved! All of my videos now play smoothly on my PS3 and I now I feel that MediaLink has fulfilled my every expectation and works just as nullriver had advertised. I now feel like I can recommend this product to all my friends. nullriver - thanks for fixing this issue!
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Mark-Everitt
19 January 2009
Version: 1.72
A free alternative (for a little legwork) is Mediatomb. You have to install it via Macports, but once Macports and Porticus are installed it's simply a matter of finding Mediatomb with the search in Macports and enabling it. This gives you a web interface to add files to the Mediatomb database too, so you can easily select what you want to stream. The link below describes the process (using Fink instead, but it doesn't really matter how you install Mediatomb) and how to alter a couple of files to tweak Mediatomb for the necessary formats. http://www.applesource.com.au/how-to/soa/How-to-Stream-media-to-a-PS3-from-a-Mac/0,2000451082,339287550,00.htm
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Cbeesley
16 January 2009
Version: 1.7
I am testing media link. I just got a PS3. Media link has not replied to my requst from there web form. Dose anyone know how to use copycat? Any ideas what format is best for video playback on the PS3? I understand it dose not play .mov's?
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Robotank
16 January 2009
Version: 1.7
I've only been using this app for a week or so, but so far I'm quite pleased with its functionality. It's extremely easy to use and far more convenient than using a USB stick to get data to my PS3. As far as streaming goes, it works perfectly with music and some video files. When I try to stream a larger and higher bit rate video file (most of my encodes are done using HandBrake's QuickTime or PS3 presets), the stream can't quite keep up with the picture. I'm not entirely sure whether MediaLink is to blame or whether my home WiFi network simply can't handle the bandwidth (wireless-G, 54mbps I think). In any event, it's not a big deal since MediaLink allows me to easily copy the files to the PS3 for viewing. While everything isn't quite perfect, overall MediaLink is very good software, and I would recommend it to any Mac/PS3 owner.
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Lupinglade
16 January 2009
Version: 1.6
We've corrected the video streaming bug, please upgrade to 1.7. Thank you for your feedback!
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Brian-Duffy
16 January 2009
Version: 1.6
Works for 10 minutes using both wireless and ethernet and I get an DLNA error (2006). Anyone know what that is?
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Jdub800
12 January 2009
Version: 1.6
It's strange that a lot of people are having problems, as for me, this app have delivered everything as promised. Granted, I tend to use a DLNA server now for my PS3 client needs, but when needed, ML gives me little, if any problems. A well designed and trouble free network service. I think I've already given a good rating, so won't again...
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Benichols
12 January 2009
Version: 1.6
I have owned this software since before version 1.5. It is easy to install and setup. The PS3 sees my Mac reliably. I am able to flawlessly access music and photos (low bandwidth). The PS3 and Mac are wired and connected to a gigabit Apple Extreme Airport. All of my videos are encoded via Handbrake 0.93 with the Universal Preset. Videos will stream fine to the PS3 for about 20 minutes and then will invariably stop playing with an "unsupported format" or similar error. Initially, I thought that this was due to the PS3's flakiness, since the file would play fine if I copied it over to the PS3. However, I recently installed TwonkyMedia server on the same Mac. The same video files play flawlessly over the same network connection. I emailed support at Nullriver but of course have gotten no reply. In summary, if all you want to do is stream music and photos to your PS3 from your Mac, this is great software. However, if you want to stream video, choose something else (ie Twonky). I really wish Nullriver would fix this problem as I prefer Medialink's interface to Twonky. Final rating 2 due to frustration with watching movies for 20 minutes then crashing. Will up to 5 stars with a fix.
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Goshtounet
03 December 2008
Version: 1.59
It's a kind of magic, La navigation est fluide. simple et efficace. proche de la perfection. Bravo et merci, je ne regrette pas mes 16 €
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Rpsx
27 November 2008
Version: 1.59
btw, i found this app called fuppes - http://fuppes.ulrich-voelkel.de - if someone with programming skillz could make a graphic front end for this and proper installer then maybe we have a new alternative. but, for me, its way to complex to setup now...
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Rpsx
24 November 2008
Version: 1.59
i signed up just to write this review. i gave it a 3, because 6 months ago i would give it a 5, and now i give it a 1. it worked pretty well when i first got it - then, with each update, performance has actually gotten worse. now, i actually see quite annoying and new playback bugs - not, just speed problems. though, more and more that happens as well, though sometimes restarting the medialink server helps. my system has not changed. buyer beware. at the rate they are going it will be unusable in a few months. keep a usb hard drive handy to copy your files too, as its the only way around frustration with restarting the software, and sometimes after doing so having it stream at a proper speed and sometimes not. really frustrating. if there is some programmer with the knowledge to create a dlna server for a mac, now is the time to give it your go because these guys have lost that knowledge or they are just getting sloppy.
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Hammo
10 November 2008
Version: 1.59
I bought this app a couple of months back and it has delivered on 100% of my requirements, which was to be able to stream from my iMac through to my plasma in the lounge room. Also been tinkering with the iPhoto and iTunes connectivity which all seems to function as expected. Very simple to configure and use, hasn't let me down at all.
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Ashmadux
02 November 2008
Version: 1.59
yeah it would be great if there was better reviews and information for this program. I am highly suspect of nullriver because of thier past performance with some of thier software and lack of support- most notable being pspware, which started out great and became a complete disaster. they simply stopped updating it, even when sony came otu with new features. usability dramatically shifted from one version to the next. however, i have the demo installed, have had it for sometime now, but one bitten twice shy. and this has been out for sometime, doesn tseem like much people are using it, so i cant help but think this is goignto happen again. couple these guys past perfomance and sony's ability to screw up ps3 updates, i guess ill be on the fence a lot longer. nulriver needs to step their game up, they act like midnight programmers.
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Paul-F
14 September 2008
Version: 1.59
I've been using Nulriver MediaLink for about 2 months now. Installation was easy and trouble free, and once installed it just worked with my PS3 - no messing around needed. It plays all of my music, including DRM-protected songs bought from the iTunes Store, and shows the album art on the screen. It gives access to playlists, including those generated by the new 'Genius' facility. The only criticism I have is it could be easier to select a specific song - they are alphabetical and it takes a while to scroll to something in the middle of the alphabet, but I think that's down to the interface Sony have provided on the PS3 rather than MediaLink. Viewing photographs works fine, although it is a bit on the slow side. I found Elgato EyeConnect works faster, however it doesn't support iPhoto Events. Medialink does support events, so it's easy to find photos if you've got a large number like me. I get round the speed by pressing the 'next' button as soon as the photo loads, and usually by the time it has loaded I've finished looking at the last photo. I haven't tried playing movies, so can't comment on that. The software gives an alert that there's an update available when you open it (via system preferences), and links to the website to download the new version. One of the new versions didn't work and I had to roll-back to the previous version, but that's the only problem I've had. If I log into the mac as myself, I get access to my music / photos on the PS3, and if we log in as another user we get access to their content instead. My wishlist for the product is to stream internet radio to my PS3, I did find a product that allows this (not from Nulriver) but it was a program for techies not end users! Overall, I'd say if you want easy to use media-streaming for your PS3, MediaLink is well worth the money.
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Lmorum
11 September 2008
Version: 1.59
Medialink installed really easily and has a simple elegant user interfact. My PS3 sees it listed without my having to do anything. The problem is that it doesn't see my movie files or pictures. What few AVI's it sees, it can only play a fraction of them. Most disappointing of all - the few movies it does see - stutters for a period of about 2 minutes after viewing 5 seconds of movie - then it plays another 5 seconds, pauses for another 2 minutes and so on. Wasted my $20.
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Hyminded
11 September 2008
Version: 1.59
I transitioned from Tversity, which doesn't support Macs, and searched for a reliable streamer. I thought I found it here, but instead discovered mysterious instances of disconnects. Frustrated, but glad I didn't spend $20, I removed this app from my System Preferences. I wish I could say this worked. I really do. The interface is simple, elegant, and appropriate for the Mac, but it just seemed flaky.
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Alexf
25 August 2008
Version: 1.59
Used to be perfect but whether it's newer versions of MediaLink, or updated PS3 firmware it's now a hit or miss proposition. I'd guess that 4/5ths of the time the PS3 does not find the media server and restarting either system does not help.
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Cerebrl
11 August 2008
Version: 1.57
This software has revolutionized my entertainment system! I can't believe I haven't figured this out sooner. MediaLink works perfectly and as advertised. The intergration between PS3 and my OS X 10.4.11 is seamless, as it is with iTunes and my entire movie collection (.avi). The movies play in real time with no stutters or interruptions; music plays beautifully as well. Here is a small tip. Either turn off your firewall or open up the TCP port 9386 and UDP 9385. When you go over to your PS3 just go to music or video and look for MediaLink folder in the "drop-down"; don't click on "search for media servers" as it should already be there. Lastly, NullRiver is a great company. I accidentally make a purchase through PayPal using an eCheck, and it would have taken days to get my hands on the validation code to activate the app. So, in trusting that this was a good company, I actually repurchased the software using a CC, then sent them an email. Within hours they had already refunded me for one of those purchases. AMAZING! Highly recommend this company and their product! Con: no user's guide.
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Olydawg
31 July 2008
Version: 1.57
works GREAT! was messing with all these difficult to configure and ugly products and then came across this. my only difficulty was uninstalling everything else. this works like a charm. easy to install, dead easy to configure and the shares just work on my PS3. i can only imagine what it will be like when the shares are connected to the wired network. even now, wirelessly, there's not much of a lag with reading the directories. highly recommended. a good $20 spent.
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Diamond
27 July 2008
Version: 1.57
1.57 working fine again after sony changed the PS3 ID to stop illegal proxy downloading. changes to the ports used since 1.53 have not been publicy announced but that only effects OSX Tiger users with port 1900 being used now. Even stream m2ts files which is nice as only Eyetv can play them but using the PS3 is way better. The other media server apps have defaulted back to DLNA level1 Mpeg jpeg pcm only due to the PS3 ID change...
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Xanteen
26 July 2008
Version: 1.57
Out of the two years I've been a registered user, I think this app has been working about 3 months. First, my PS3 would disconnect after a few hours and not be able to recconect without rebooting the mac. Then after an update, the pref pane stopped loading. I had emailed with the devs a few times but it seems they lost interest in debugging my problem after I sent them the log.
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Rimshots
26 July 2008
Version: 1.57
Really unstable app. Each update bring new issues...
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Bowlington
26 July 2008
Version: 1.56
1.55 broke support with what seems to be Power PC and Intel Macs (???) and now when I launch 1.56 I lost all of my options for listing my iTunes library and Aperture / iPhoto libraries. Up until this point, the program has been *flawless* I am a happily registered user. What gives?
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Mattr
25 July 2008
Version: 1.56
What happened to iTunes/iPhoto/Aperture sharing? With sharing the music folder as there seems to be no iTunes sharing a lot of my music that showed up in previous version is not showing up & a lot of the artwork is not showing up now. Could Nullriver at least host previous versions of it (at least 1.54 as I had no problems with it & the latest ps3 firmware, the only previous versions I were able to find with google were 1.5, 1.32. & 1.2).
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Geolegg
25 July 2008
Version: 1.56
Just get a brief error "Could not load MediaLink" on PPC G4, OS 10.4.11. Any other PPC with trouble in 1.56?
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Macrob
24 July 2008
Version: 1.56
Thanks for the quick fix, 1.56 works on intel again.
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Brown2hornet
24 July 2008
Version: 1.56
Someone uploaded a new build of 1.56 and now it works on intel...
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Micware
24 July 2008
Version: 1.56
Hey Guys do you have any trouble to find an Intel based Mac to do some testing ;) 1.56 is always buggy on Leopard.
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Brown2hornet
24 July 2008
Version: 1.55
They just posted 1.56 and it still doesn't work on my intel mac same as before - You cannot open MediaLink preferences because it doesn't work on a Intel-based Mac Are we going from bad to worse here???
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anonymous-dingo-1062
23 July 2008
Version: 1.55
Same with me. Intel no go.
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Micware
23 July 2008
Version: 1.55
Same problem as "whoisjay" Intel cpde isn't recognized. Please make some testing before distributing a release. Dont forget that when we install a version we have to delete the previous one. Quick.
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Whoisjay
23 July 2008
Version: 1.55
Latest v1.55 does not appear to have been made Universal Binary as it shows an error saying "You cannot open MediaLink preferences because it doesn't work on a PowerPC-based Mac." Please fix asap or provide the old version for download. Thanks.
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Leopatra
26 June 2008
Version: 1.54
i bought it because its the only app which does the job.... kind of... unfortunatly its not handling big libraries in itunes well... it seems more beta then final :-( hope they fix all these problems soon!
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Stevehops
11 June 2008
Version: 1.54
Can't get iTunes to show up with this new version (1.54). iTunes Sharing is turned on, iTunes is running. iTunes shows up on the Playstaion 3 menu, just doesn't do anything when selected.
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$19.99

3.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later

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