MediaLink
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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
What's New
Version 2.67:

Note: The version available for download is 2.66. The version available in the Mac App Store is 2.67.

  • More sandboxing fixes.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.7.5 or later
  • A PlayStation 3 with a network connection
  • iTunes for iTunes sharing
  • iPhoto for iPhoto sharing (part of Apple's iLife suite)
  • Aperture 2.0 or later for Aperture photo sharing



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MediaLink User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Quiiick commented on 26 Feb 2014
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?
[Version 2.67]


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Macs-Pain commented on 22 Jan 2014
Nearly 3 weeks later and still only 2.66 available...
[Version 2.67]


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Heinzy reviewed on 07 Oct 2012
randomly does not recognize my ps3.
[Version 2.42]


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Rpsx reviewed on 29 Apr 2012
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.
[Version 2.42]


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Shock-J reviewed on 06 Feb 2012
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.
[Version 2.42]


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axeboy reviewed on 05 Dec 2011
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
[Version 2.42]


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StewartF reviewed on 20 Oct 2011
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 :(
[Version 2.40]


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Pirx commented on 20 Aug 2011
Great function, but the download yields version 2.31.
[Version 2.40]

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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 26 Aug 2011
That is impossible, we have even re-checked. Please uninstall the old version and delete any copies of it and re-download to ensure you are installing the new version. Its definitely 2.40.
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neilers74 reviewed on 05 Aug 2011
Cannot upgrade from 2.32 to 2.33. System prefrences opens & closes and it has me back on ver 2.32
[Version 2.33]

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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 08 Aug 2011
Stop the service, quit System Preferences, then double click the new preference pane to install it. Once its installed, to ensure everything is working correctly, quit and restart System Preferences once more. If that still does not work, likely the file you are trying to install is actually an old version.
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macfoo reviewed on 13 Jun 2011
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?
[Version 2.14]

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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 31 Jul 2011
Audio transcoding is in the works for 3.0.
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Clarusad had trouble on 29 May 2013
The download link for the old software gives me a 2.42 version instead of 2.50 :(
[Version 2.60]


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Cplgumby had trouble on 02 Apr 2011
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
[Version 2.14]

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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 31 Jul 2011
Please update to the latest version and see if it works better, if not contact me at zigzag | a - t | nullriver.com
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jaspal hothi had trouble on 31 Dec 2010
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
[Version 2.12]

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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 06 Feb 2011
This is usually a problem with one of: a firewall being enabled on your mac, another media server running on your mac or your network using multiple routers or bridges.
Please contact our support team for more details.
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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 31 Jul 2011
Please update to the latest version.
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q2 had trouble on 23 Dec 2010
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!
[Version 2.12]

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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 31 Jul 2011
Subtitles will be fixed in 2.40 (coming shortly).
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Psycholist had trouble on 04 Oct 2010
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.
[Version 2.05]

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Xtomiii replied on 31 Oct 2010
Did you manage to solve this?
Medialink shows no subtitles ;( i have a srt format ...
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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 02 Nov 2010
We're looking into this.
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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 06 Nov 2010
We've just corrected this SRT issue. MediaLink 2.1 is available from our website now.
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P S 3 had trouble on 05 Jan 2010
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?
[Version 2.0b5]

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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 11 Sep 2010
Are you on WiFi? Please try version 2.01.
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Jcruiz had trouble on 17 Dec 2009
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
[Version 2.0b2]

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Beige replied on 22 Dec 2009
ditto
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Jcruiz had trouble on 17 Dec 2009
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!!!!
[Version 2.0b2]


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Sichan had trouble on 14 Dec 2009
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.
[Version 2.0b1]

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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 06 Dec 2010
We've just corrected this in 2.11.
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Kraized had trouble on 14 Dec 2009
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
[Version 2.0b1]



Lungs rated on 15 Jan 2014

[Version 2.67]



tsushima1905 rated on 08 Jan 2012

[Version 2.42]



danielcampo rated on 16 Aug 2011

[Version 2.40]



adrianosc rated on 07 Aug 2011

[Version 2.33]



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Quiiick rated on 31 Jul 2011

[Version 2.33]



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HeliosDoubleSix rated on 16 Jul 2011

[Version 2.14]



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nihonpeter rated on 18 Apr 2011

[Version 2.14]



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Gitteboy rated on 12 Feb 2011

[Version 2.14]



Macsnapper64 rated on 20 Jan 2011

[Version 2.12]



Macbooklove rated on 12 Dec 2010

[Version 2.12]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Commercial
Date:04 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.99
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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.


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