Playback
Playback
1.8.17

4.4

Playback free download for Mac

Playback

1.8.17
16 January 2014

Stream media to PS3, Xbox 360, and more.

Overview

Playback allows you to share your media with any Playstation 3, Xbox 360, or other UPnP compatible device. It automatically integrates with iTunes, iPhoto, Aperture, Adobe Lightroom 2 and 3, Photobooth, EyeTV, and more. You can share all content from these applications or choose specific playlists and albums.

Playback can also share media stored in folders or even make entire disks available to your Playstation 3 or Xbox 360. By default, Playback will share almost any content on your system. No configuration required! If you prefer to tinker, you'll appreciate Playback's built-in access control list (ACL) and bandwidth throttling. The ACL allows you to control which devices have access to your media. Bandwidth throttling limits the transfer rate from your computer to your UPnP device so others on your network can still surf the Web and check their email.

Of course, if speed is your thing, we've got that too. Playback was engineered for extreme speed. Your media is served via nginx. Nginx is known for its high performance, stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. Nginx powers several high-visibility sites, such as WordPress, Hulu, Github, Ohloh, SourceForge, and TorrentReactor.

Other features include Growl notifications, on-screen thumbnails powered by QuickLook, and much more!

Note to all PS3/Xbox users: Playback has built-in support for HD MKV files. No transcoding required!

What's new in Playback

Version 1.8.17:
  • New: Support for Adobe Lightroom 5.3.
  • New: Improved album art support.
  • Fixed: Interface glitches in version 1.8.16.
  • Fixed: Bug with multiple network interfaces.
  • Other: Various tweaks, improvements, and fixes.
  • Other: Demo period reset for all users.

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xXAkumuXx
24 March 2011

Most helpful

Nothing else even touches this app as far as simplicity and just... well... it just works. It streams almost instantly and I've had no problems with movies or music streaming to my PS3. This is probably my favorite app. ^_^
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Version 1.7.3
Sternenfeuer
09 January 2015
Please, can you give us a short update of the future development of this App? I have to say, that this App is without an alternative! No other available DLNA Server supports a user restriction - important with kids in the household .... Please don´t let Playback dying ....
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Version 1.8.17
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hwgray
hwgray
05 February 2016
"Since March 2014 Yazsoft has ended its business and stopped supporting its products."

I *hate* it, when this happens! DoSomethingWhen is another great app whose developer just walked away from it.
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Dlwhite
05 January 2015
Is this software still being developed? With no updates in a year, it seems unlikely. What's the best current alternative? And is anyone else peeved that the PS4 still won't let you play media files off an attached USB HD?
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Version 1.8.17
Heliozoa
28 September 2014
Can anyone provide a copy of the lastest Version 1.8.17 please? Download link would be fine. The hint to the Wayback Machine is brilliant, but unfortunately the lastest copy saved there is only from June 2013. Aside from this several searches until now only lead to torrents or downloads of hacked copies, which I rather distrust. I have a valid license but somehow missed to download the latest version. Thanks in advance for any help!
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Version 1.8.17
epicuri
30 April 2014
How can i get the software without paying again? version 1.8.12
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Version 1.8.17
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Kobalt
Kobalt
10 August 2014
Really? You have to ask the same question 8 times all on the same day? Might have been better if you'd spent some time at the WayBack Machine.

https://web.archive.org/web/20130611233430/http://www.yazsoft.com/files/pb/pb.zip
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epicuri
30 April 2014
version 1.8.12 I bought this software on 2013-05-07. My computer broke. How can i get the software without paying again?
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Version 1.8.17
epicuri
30 April 2014
version 1.8.12 I bought this software on 2013-05-07. My computer broke. How can i get the software without paying again?
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Version 1.8.17
epicuri
30 April 2014
version 1.8.12 I bought this software a month before. My computer broke. How can i get the software without paying again?
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Version 1.8.17
epicuri
30 April 2014
version 1.8.12 I bought this software a month before. My computer broke. How can i get the software without paying again?
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Version 1.8.17
epicuri
30 April 2014
I bought this software a month before. My computer broke. How i can get the full software without paying again? version 1.8.12
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Version 1.8.17
epicuri
30 April 2014
I bought this software a month before. My computer broke. Please, tell me how i can get the full software without paying again? version 1.8.12
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Version 1.8.17
$15.00

4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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