Playback
Playback 1.8.17
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  • Playback has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Yazsoft
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
What's New
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.
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.
  • more...
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • Any Playstation 3, Xbox 360, or other UPnP-compatible device


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Pettifogger0712 commented on 05 Mar 2014
Does anyone have a copy of PB 1.8.17?
[Version 1.8.17]

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Pettifogger0712 replied on 05 Mar 2014
(and 1.8.14 while we are on topic...this was supposedly the last version that worked with 10.6)
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Wile-E. replied on 11 Apr 2014
If you are still looking for these send me an email to

contactmeprivately@mailinator.com

with contact info to send you a Dropbox link or as an attachment.
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Pettifogger0712 replied on 11 Apr 2014
*Many* thanks for the kind offer - I fortunately managed to get it directly from YazSoft :-)
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Wile-E. replied on 11 Apr 2014
I'm glad you had success. I suspect you contacted yazsoft prior to March 21 which I think was the end date?
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Yazsoft commented on 20 Feb 2014
Previous versions of Playback that work on previous versions of Mac OS X are still on our download page (right column).

http://www.yazsoft.com/products/playback/downloads/

Please check it out; I'm sure you'll find the appropriate version for your setup.

Thank you.
[Version 1.8.17]

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Skippingrock replied on 25 Feb 2014
Hello Yazsoft, it is really sad to see you go down like this and wish you well wherever you end up. I have gone to your site and see that there are no longer any downloads. Is it possible to post downloads for all of your products at least until your said support deadline date?

Can you try to find more homes for your products or release them as Open Source?

Again, thanks for all the years of great programs and it is sad to see it end. All the best.
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Surfspirit reviewed on 27 Jan 2014
Not Snow Leopard compatible any more, a small version number update and compatibility is lost.
[Version 1.8.17]


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ckprod reviewed on 26 Nov 2013
can't get it to work wasted my time
[Version 1.8.16]

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Waveman replied on 16 Jan 2014
On what device?
Works great to my xbox, need it to support the Roku 3—then it will be AWESOME.
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Timta2 replied on 21 Jan 2014
Roku has to add DLNA support, which they won't. The device itself is not designed to support playing media from local networks and devices. Roku does not plan on adding this support now or in the future.
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Sichan reviewed on 19 Nov 2013
There are several things that I like about using Playback to stream media to my PS3 compared to some of the competition. Most importantly, Playback seems to be incredibly fast at delivering media to the PS3 and allows the PS3 to scan through movie files very quickly. It can also play media files that are linked through aliases and it can even allow the PS3 to access folders through aliases too. This is something that is not possible if using MediaLink or PS3 Media Server or if you simply connect an external hard drive to the PS3. I also like the way that searching through my massive iTunes library by artist always goes to a list of the alphabet to select for the first letter of the artist name first, rather than just displaying a complete list of all artists in the library. This greatly speeds up selection of music through the PS3 menu bar.
Other than these features, which suit me, I'd like to know from other users what are the main advantages of paying for this rather than using say, Plex, which is completely free?
[Version 1.8.16]


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Star-Affinity commented on 24 Sep 2013
”Note to all PS3/Xbox users: Playback has built-in support for HD MKV files. No transcoding required!”

So it say, but yet when I try browse a folder on my PS3 where there is an MKV it can't see it. Works in PS3 Media Server. What gives?
[Version 1.8.15]


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Bob-Zito reviewed on 29 Jul 2013
I am a longtime user (3+ years) of Playback. It is the only app of it's kind worth buying, and trust me I have tried them all. I have a Mac Pro 2009 with about 4 TB of media stored and an Xbox 360 and PS3 and iPhone 4S that I watch media on. This is soo easy to use and I use it almost on a daily basis to watch movies and tv shows from my computer. The reason that I am writing this review now is that I had a small issue when upgrading to the most recent version (1.8.14). My Xbox stopped being able to see Playback, but my PS3 and iPhone servers were working fine. I had also just started port forwarding with my Mac Pro to be able to VNC connect from work and my iPhone on the road. I knew it had to be an issue with one of those. I searched the internet (and specifically this website) for a solution. I was pretty sure it wasn't the update, just a coincidence that I happened to upgrade the same day. While here, I saw a ton of dumb reviewers bashing this product for no good reason. Mostly user error caused by their network or stupidity in general. To make an extremely long story short, I was going to finally e-mail their customer service for help when I went through their forums on their website one last time and found a post for someone with a very similar problem and the help they posted lead me to my fix, I just didn't allow the port the Xbox was on to see my new IP address. Easy fix but was driving me crazy!!! I want to comment their developers and others that our on their forums for they always seem to respond quickly and resolve most problems. So again, long story short....best $15 I have ever spent on software.
[Version 1.8.14]


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benptooeyyahoocouk9351 reviewed on 28 Jul 2013
Works great for my purposes. I keep my movie archive pretty neat using iFlicks to make sure everything is tagged and in PS3/Xbox/Apple-friendly MP4/AAC/AC3 formats and Playback does a fine job of feeding the two consoles.
[Version 1.8.14]


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Heathen reviewed on 02 Jun 2013
Too bad...I had high hopes for this. I have both an Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 that are less than 9 months old (i.e. New revisions) and neither could find the server using this software. The server in question can be seen/controlled/used for control via Timbuktu and also it already dispenses media via Home Sharing, so there is nothing wrong with the setup of the machine or the network.
[Version 1.8.13]

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Navdeep-Bains replied on 02 Jun 2013
Looks like you also downloaded PS3 Media Server & XBMC.

Did those apps work with your setup?

If this problem is specific to Playback, we would very much like a chance to fix it.

Could you email Playback's access & error logs to playback@yazsoft.com?

You can get to them from the "Server Logs" menu under the File menu in Playback.

Thanks!
Navdeep Bains
Playback Developer
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Heathen replied on 02 Jun 2013
I only had a brief chance to use the other two tools. PS3 Media Server did work (only tested with PS3), but it doesn't group the TV Seasons together, so for the immediate future, if that isn't corrected soon, it won't be in my future. As far as your request to send in the logs, give me a chance in the next couple of days. It's late at night now, and tomorrow I have plans for most of the day and evening. I will send them in though.
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David Losada Soler reviewed on 22 May 2013
There are other options, several of them free. But none is so simple and efective.
[Version 1.8.13]


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Blizz had trouble on 05 Aug 2012
Just bought the software to be able to play my MKV files on the PS/3. I can browse all folders but it simply says "No titles found" everywhere. Is there something I'm missing? It's pretty much the only reason I bought the software and if that doesn't work it's a complete waste of the money in my case :(
[Version 1.8.12]


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aynthena had trouble on 09 Jun 2012
I heard that this was a great app for streaming to the xbox 360. However, it is not working at all for me. I am running Lion with a dlink DIR655 router, uPNP enabled. It simply does not show up as a source for my files on my xbox. I tried multicast streaming enabled and disabled, firewall in Lion enabled and disabled, ports look fine, etc etc etc. So, I have no idea why this app is not working, but its not. Any additional things to try in addition to the sparse documentation here and on the dev website would be appreciated.
[Version 1.8.11]


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Bejmax had trouble on 17 Jan 2012
Purchased Playback a couple of days ago and was very happy with the ease of setup and use. I do have a problem with movie (m4v from DVD created with handbrake with universal preset) every 10 minutes or so I get dreaded ps3 error 80710723 (I think it is) timeout error.

Setup is iMac (2011) Lion OS X 10.7.2, linksys E3200. iMac and ps3 are on wireless network. Ps3 and iMac on static IPs, ps3 in DMZ (read this might fix it but it didn't. Ps3 reports 8mbps for Internet speed test.

I suspected that maybe the Mac was turning off HDD so I tried changing power saving settings. This still didn't work. Is it simply that streaming m4v over wireless is not doable? I can and will run a wire but if that won't work then I'd rather not waste the time doing it as it will be kind of a major undertaking.

Thanks for any help!
[Version 1.8.10]

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Bejmax replied on 17 Jan 2012
Apologies, I failed to read the FAQ about the known issue with PS3 and wireless! Will run a wire. Great app, will review once i get it working as it should be, thanks.
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Bejmax replied on 17 Jan 2012
Correction, known issue with Sony PS3 when streaming MP4 files over a wireless network.
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TSax had trouble on 22 Apr 2011
I just updated my version of playback, I had the 1.6. some other number I can't remember. I had already bought the license, but the update sent me right back to the trial version. I would rather not pay for another license, so is there a way to find the license again?
[Version 1.7.4]


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The Drew had trouble on 05 Dec 2010
I have to stop and restart the service every time I want to watch something on my PS3.

Nothing has changed on my computer since installing the software, it worked great for
[Version 1.7.1]


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Sahil had trouble on 11 Aug 2010
my hardware crashed & all the softwares in my macbook got deleted.
i bought this software a month before the hardware crashed. can u pls tell me how i can get the full software without paying agai?
[Version 1.6.2]

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Yazsoft replied on 12 Aug 2010
Email me at playback at yazsoft dot com with your complete information. I'll be happy to resend you your license. Johnny
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Sahil replied on 13 Aug 2010
i got it. i used the same license tht was sent my email to activate. thanks anyway =)
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Bargainsupe had trouble on 17 Apr 2010
I am unable to play any media from my Mac (running Snow Leopard) on my PS3, but I can browse the containing folders with the correct file names. When I attempt to open any of various types of files (let's say an AAC from iTunes), all I get is the message "There are no images." Any suggestions?? Thanks.
[Version 1.5.1]

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Yazsoft (developer) replied on 17 Apr 2010
Email me at playback at yazsoft dot com.

I would need more information in order to assist you more efficiently. The MacUpdate comment board is a great place but isn't intended for tech support.

Johnny
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Cotter had trouble on 22 Mar 2010
Hi,

I downloaded and paid for playback the other day and for some reason my serial won't work when I go to add file. Am I right in thinking the text file receipt is the correct file or have I just not received my serial yet? It's been a week!!

I emailed Kugi who have forwarded my email on twice. I have a code and everything.

Please help.

John
[Version 1.5.1]

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Yazsoft (developer) replied on 23 Mar 2010
John,

You should have received a Playback license file. If you haven't, or you think it may have gotten corrupted somehow, please email me directly at playback at yazsoft dot com and Ill take care of it for you.

Johnny
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Olc had trouble on 11 Mar 2010
Question to the DEV team:

Does PLAYBACK convert MP4 files that are over 4GB or does it stream them as is?
[Version 1.5]

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Yazsoft (developer) replied on 11 Mar 2010
Playback doesn't convert MP4 files; only MKV files.
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Crunc had trouble on 14 Dec 2009
I tried to use this with my 360 to share my Handbrake produced H.264 files ripped from DVDs, but the videos only play for 10 to 15 seconds or so, and then they freeze up. They play fine on the Mac. Both the Mac and 360 are on a 802.11N wireless network. Is the problem here with Playback or with the 360's support of H.264 files?
[Version 1.2.2]

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Yazsoft (developer) replied on 14 Dec 2009
Hard to tell; please email me directly at info at yazsoft dot com

I'll be happy to take a look with you.

Johnny

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Craig Blackburn rated on 08 Nov 2013

[Version 1.8.16]



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Bottacco rated on 27 Sep 2013

[Version 1.8.16]



Conrad rated on 07 May 2013

[Version 1.8.12]



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Zincker rated on 16 Feb 2013

[Version 1.8.12]



Thomwade rated on 11 Sep 2012

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AwesomeSwede rated on 10 Sep 2012

[Version 1.8.12]



Info69 rated on 23 Aug 2012

[Version 1.8.12]



carpo123 rated on 22 Aug 2012

[Version 1.8.12]



derekphwong rated on 11 Jun 2012

[Version 1.8.11]



Sonny_Gan rated on 25 May 2012

[Version 1.8.11]

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aynthena replied on 09 Jun 2012
As an additional note, if it helps anyone: When I got to Access and click add to look at visible devices, nothing is showing up there.
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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!


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