PS3 Media Server
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DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server.   Free
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PS3 Media Server runs on your Mac as an DLNA compliant Upnp media server. You just share a folder (or more), and this folder you can browse on your PS3 - when you see a media file (e.g. MKV), just press play - and the media server will process real-time video transcoding via MEncoder to the PS3. This means the PS3 will play unsupported files. Even with external .srt / .sub subtitles.

Current features:
  • Ready to launch and play. No codec packs to install. No folder configuration and pre-parsing or this kind of annoying thing. All your folders
What's New
Version 1.90.1:

Engines:
  • FFmpeg Video, FFmpeg Web Audio and FFmpeg Web Video:
    • Fix issue that prevented plugins extending FFmpegWebAudio and FFmpegWebVideo safely
  • MEncoder Video:
    • Fix for spaces in font names breaking playback
Misc:
  • Fixed regression with tsMuxer and H264 support
  • Restored Java support for file names with special characters on OS X
Version 1.90.1:

Engines:
  • FFmpeg Video, FFmpeg Web Audio and FFmpeg Web Video:
    • Fix issue that prevented plugins extending FFmpegWebAudio and FFmpegWebVideo safely
  • MEncoder Video:
    • Fix for spaces in font names breaking playback
Misc:
  • Fixed regression with tsMuxer and more...
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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PS3 Media Server User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Quiiick commented on 26 Feb 2014
I have several media servers, including PMS, 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 1.90.1]


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Gravitonmatrix reviewed on 01 Dec 2013
Easy to install, easy to use. Works perfectly getting my MKV files on my Mac running Mavericks to my PS3 and my WD TV LIVE streaming player. I was using TVMOBiLi until I ran into their data streaming limit. PS3 Media Server is noticeably faster. Instant streaming instead of waiting up to 30 seconds for video to start using TVMOBiLi. Streaming via TVMOBiLi also would pause video quite often while PS3 Media Server simply allow the videos to stream uninterrupted. This is the solution that I have been looking for!
[Version 1.90.1]


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Eddiemp reviewed on 28 Nov 2013
After 3 months still no fix on the installer problem ...
[Version 1.90.1]


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Ghibbelan commented on 24 Sep 2013
Intego's "Virus Barrier Express" (Definitions 09/17/2013) reports me of an infection inside the downloaded

-> SelfModifier.class Java/CVE-2012-1723.gen
As a Mac-user I have not much knowledge in viruses and I'm not able to assess the "nastiness(?)" of this "thing". Any ideas? TNX!
[Version 1.90.1]

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Ghibbelan replied on 24 Sep 2013
* the file: pms-1.90.1-setup-macosx.tar.gz
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Grayson Manley replied on 28 Sep 2013
It isn't a virus it is detecting but a known vulnerability in Java that this program may be susceptible to. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed and you won't have any problems. It's fixed in later versions.
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Eddiemp reviewed on 23 Aug 2013
This new installer gives me a "Permission Denied" while it is NOT asking for an ADMINUSER/PASS ... I can not install/upgrade the latest version :-(((
[Version 1.90.1]

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Quiiick replied on 23 Aug 2013
That's the Mac OS, not the installer which "gives" you a "Permission Denied".
Control-click or right-click on the installer-icon and choose "open" from the popup-menu.
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Eddiemp replied on 23 Aug 2013
That is NOT the solution. The INSTALLER runs fine, but on 2/3 of installing, it gives a "permission denied" probably because it SHOULD have prompt me for a ADMINUSER/PASS and the installer didn't ...
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Quiiick replied on 23 Aug 2013
Sorry for not being of any help to you.
As I said before, the developer should return to a "drag 'n' drop" installation. By doing so, your problems would probably vanish as well.
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Eddiemp replied on 08 Nov 2013
Problem still not solved, even running as admin gives me a "permission denied" in the installer, it tries to install something but gives no clue, no log, nothing, too bad
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Quiiick commented on 19 Aug 2013
Can someone please explain to me why the new version (1.90.1) needs an installer now. I prefer having "drop 'n' drag" installs of software on my desktop computer.
[Version 1.90.1]

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Eddiemp replied on 28 Nov 2013
Indeed, useless installer. AND after 3 months of waiting still no solution ...
I can NOT upgrade due to an error which does not give a clue where to look
I should start giving negative feedback !
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Quiiick replied on 28 Nov 2013
Let's hope the next version of "PS3 Media Server" forgoes this useless installer.
... and and update to the atrocious GUI would be appropriate as well.
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apelike22 reviewed on 04 May 2012
Extremely easy to set up and use. I have a Macbook Pro with an external USB drive with my movie collection on it. I have a wifi connection and my PS3 is connected to an Airport Base Station via an ethernet cable. PS3 Media Server automatically found my PS3 (as well as my Panasonic Viera TV) and on my PS3 I was able to navigate to my drive and pull up my movies. It seamlessly played back a copy of Dolphin Tale encoded by Handbrake from the Blu Ray disc. Minimal and rare stuttering of playback, no worse than what you'd get from Netflix or Amazon, and the overall quality looked better than those. Can't believe this is free. Don't stress about the user interface unless you have to. I don't have anything special or unique about my setup and it worked fine without me doing anything. I highly, highly recommend this app.
[Version 1.52.1]

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Coreyammons replied on 11 Jun 2012
The new version of the Plex Media Server now streams DLNA to the PS3 works great. Honestly it is the only version I have been able to get to work 100% to my PS3.
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Scottyo commented on 26 Mar 2012
The new version started pausing playback and loading buffers every 10-15 seconds on my 802.11n connection (iMac i7, pretty new Samsung 46"/Rosewill wireless USB dongle), for 640x480 movies.

In the Transcode Settings tab, inputting

keyint=5:vqscale=1:vqmin=3

got it streaming smoothly; IOW, I increased vqmin from 2 to 3. I also lowered the AC3 bit rate to 384 kbps, though that may not have been necessary. These were shot on our ca 2005 point-and-shoot, so didn't really benefit from high-quality settings.

But this change probably wouldn't get 720p or 1080i/p streaming working smoothly, though increasing the vqscale and vqmin parameters *might* do so. For the HD formats you might need a 100 mbps wired ethernet connection.
[Version 1.52.0]


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Zincker reviewed on 24 Feb 2012
Yeah, it works great with my WD TV Live and Lion! Thanks.
[Version 1.50.1]


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+8

Ry.ma reviewed on 30 Jan 2012
For me the best Media server. The only one, which operates error free so far.
[Version 1.50.1]


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brianmac350 had trouble on 07 Jun 2011
Uncaught exception in main method: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space
I have this issue and cannot connect has anyone ever had this before?
[Version 1.20.409]


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jaspal hothi had trouble on 31 Dec 2010
Mediaserver cannot find my PS3.
tried Medialink...unsuccesful too!!

very disappointed !
need help asap ...please please
[Version 1.20.409]


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Brian-Kendig had trouble on 26 Aug 2009
This is almost a wonderful program - it plays music just fine, it shows videos just fine, but I can't get it to play any videos from my Mac on my PS3. I can browse through them on the PS3, but then when I try to play, it has a black screen for a few seconds then says the video file is corrupt.

These files aren't corrupt, and I've tried several different files in various formats: QuickTime, MP4, and a handful of formats that VLC plays without trouble (I think MKV is one of the ones I tried). I try to play them 'straight' or through the copy in the '#TRANSCODED#' directory. All of them fail the same way.

Is there some configuration I have to do in PS3 Media Server first to get videos to play on my PS3?
[Version 1.10.5]

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Olc commented on 13 Mar 2010
Nothing to do with corruption... That's just the way the PS3 reports files that aren't compatible.
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Brian-Kendig replied on 13 Mar 2010
Isn't the whole point of PS3 Media Server to *make* them compatible, by transcoding them into a format that the PS3 can handle?
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Olc commented on 13 Mar 2010
Then remove the extension(s) from the list of files not to transcode...
It is probably the problem...
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Brian-Kendig replied on 13 Mar 2010
What list, where? I'm in the program now and I don't see any list of file types not to transcode.

RodneyJ4879 rated on 11 Nov 2013

[Version 1.90.1]



+10

Eddiemp rated on 05 Aug 2013

[Version 1.90.0]



+15

Quiiick rated on 18 Jun 2013

[Version 1.82.0]



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Quiiick rated on 01 May 2013

[Version 1.81.0]



Mr-London rated on 21 Apr 2013

[Version 1.81.0]



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Quiiick rated on 07 Apr 2013

[Version 1.80.0]



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Quiiick rated on 12 Feb 2013

[Version 1.72.0]



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Quiiick rated on 07 Nov 2012

[Version 1.71.0]



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Quiiick rated on 03 Sep 2012

[Version 1.70.1]



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Mob007 rated on 09 Aug 2012

[Version 1.60.0]


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License:Free
Date:18 Aug 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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PS3 Media Server runs on your Mac as an DLNA compliant Upnp media server. You just share a folder (or more), and this folder you can browse on your PS3 - when you see a media file (e.g. MKV), just press play - and the media server will process real-time video transcoding via MEncoder to the PS3. This means the PS3 will play unsupported files. Even with external .srt / .sub subtitles.

Current features:
  • Ready to launch and play. No codec packs to install. No folder configuration and pre-parsing or this kind of annoying thing. All your folders are directly browsed by the PS3, there's an automatic refresh also.
  • Real-time video transcoding via MEncoder, tsMuxer or Avisynth
  • DVD ISOs images / VIDEO_TS Folder transcoder
  • OGG/FLAC/MPC/APE audio transcoding
  • Thumbnail generation for Videos
  • You can choose with a virtual folder system your audio/subtitle language on the PS3!
  • All formats PS3 natively supports: MP3/WMA, JPG/PNG/GIF/TIFF, and all kind of videos (AVI, MP4, TS, M2TS, MPEG) the ps3 is willing to play
  • Display camera RAWs thumbnails (Canon / Nikon, etc.)
  • ZIP/RAR files as browsable folders for pictures/audio files
  • Support for pictures based feeds, such as Flickr and Picasaweb
  • Internet TV / Web Radio support with VLC, MEncoder or MPlayer
  • Podcasts audio/ Video feeds support


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