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173w ago - Following up on their previous updates, today SubJunk has announced that PS3 Media Server version 1.40.0 Beta 2 is released for Windows, Linux and OS X with the changes detailed below.

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PS3 Media Server 1.40.0 Beta 2 Changelog:

General:

  • Built from SVN r813 (OSX version from r812).
  • Released as beta because many code changes haven't been widely tested yet.
  • People have been testing the SubJunk Build, but I have so many things in there right now that aren't in the official trunk so the testing doesn't apply to the trunk as much as it usually does.
  • This will hopefully give us a more trustworthy idea.

Changelog:

  • Updated OS X MPlayer to enable external VOBsub, ASS/SSA and Fribidi support
  • Allow update checks to be performed manually (Windows only)
  • Allow automatic update checks to be enabled (Windows only)
  • Simplify PMS customization for packagers of custom builds
  • Logging fix for headless configurations
  • Added experimental support for iPad / iPhone
  • Fixed DVD ISO playback on OS X (thanks, jjmojojjmojo!)
  • Added support for the AirPlayer app
  • Added support for Samsung TV model SEC_HHP_TV (thanks, coax-!)
  • Added Aperture support on OS X (thanks, coax-!)
  • Added thumbnail support for images (some code from [Register or Login to view links])
  • The cache is now reset after each up- or downgrade (for versions higher than 1.40.0)
  • Files with the extension *.vdr are now being recognized as MPG videos

Upgrade Notes:

For 1.23.0 and above:

  • Just uninstall the older version and install newer one

For versions prior to 1.23.0:

  • To retain your old settings you may have to copy your old config file/s to a new directory.
  • To find out where the new directory is on your computer, run the program and go to the Traces tab and look on the 14th line, the line that says "Profile directory:", that is the folder your config files should be saved now.
  • If you use the "media library / cache" option you should reset it.





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#103 - PS3 News - 120w ago
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Cheers for the update PSPSwampy, I have now mainpaged it and +Rep for the news!

#102 - PSPSwampy - 120w ago
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Following up on their previous update, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer chocolateboy has announced that PS3 Media Server 1.70.1 is officially released for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X!

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PS3 Media Server 1.70.1 Changelog:

  • Add new default web video engine: FFMpeg Web Video
  • Add support for new web protocols: mmsh:// and mmst://
  • Sort files alphanumerically by default e.g. Episode 2 before Episode 10
  • Auto encoding detection of non UTF-8 external subtitles for Russian, Greek, Hebrew, Chinese, Korean and Japanese languages (leave "Subtitles codepage" option blank)
  • Improved handling of UTF-8 external subtitles
  • Localized #--TRANSCODE--# folder name
  • PMS.conf: Added transcode_folder_name option to allow #--TRANSCODE--# folder name to be customized (issue GC963)
  • Make example PMS.conf behave more like built-in defaults
  • Restore maximum buffer size to 600 MB (was 400 MB)
  • Prevented image distortion on some DLNA clients with "Keep AC-3 track" option enabled
  • Don't show entries for disabled engines in #--TRANSCODE--# folder
  • Allow Traces tab panel to auto-scroll (thanks, LordQuackstar!)
  • Revert changes to SMP-N100.conf that conflict with Sony Blu-ray players and break MKV support (thanks, mrw1986)
  • Replaced ImageMagick with Thumbnailator for thumbnail generation
  • Fix FFmpeg engine's handling of unsupported custom options (thanks, ajamess)
  • Fixed FFmpeg command line arguments used by tsMuxeR video
  • Added new renderer: Yamaha RX-A1010 (thanks, merelin)
  • Language updates: Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy), Updated Bulgarian translation (thanks, JORDITO), Fix DNLA 2114 errors when scanning non-readable subfolders with "hide empty folders" enabled
  • Renderers: Deprecate misnamed TranscodeVideo profile MPEGAC3: use MPEGPSAC3 instead, Document and clean up TranscodeVideo and TranscodeAudio profiles, Linux tarball: fix "cannot find tsMuxeR" error
  • MEncoder: disable AC-3 remux if audio track has delay, disable DTS and LPCM remuxing if tsMuxeR engine is unavailable

Lots of changes this time!

Notes:

Version: The Windows and Mac OS X versions are 1.70.1 rather than 1.70.0 due to a packaging issue spotted during release. There is no functional difference between 1.70.0 and 1.70.1.

Upgrade Notes:

Issues with the sample PMS.conf file bundled with PMS 1.53.0 to 1.60.0:

Prior to this release, the sample PMS.conf bundled with PMS since 1.53.0 (June 2012) set values different to the built-in defaults. If you created a PMS.conf by copying one of these sample files to your profile directory, it should be removed and settings should be re-entered and saved in the GUI.

Changes to default settings:

Two default settings have been changed in this release: the default web video engine (FFmpeg Web Video) and the default file sort order (alphanumeric). As a result of these changes, you are advised to back up and remove your old PMS.conf and re-enter and save your settings (if any) in the GUI.

Alternatively (e.g. if you have a large number of customizations you wish to preserve), the new defaults can be enabled in PMS.conf by removing the following properties (if they exist):

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#101 - PS3 News - 126w ago
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I have now promoted the news to the main page and +Rep for the update PSPSwampy!

#100 - PSPSwampy - 126w ago
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Following up on their previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer happy.neko has announced that PS3 Media Server 1.60.0 is officially released for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X!

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PS3 Media Server 1.60.0 Changelog:

  • Added support for PGS (Blu-ray) subtitles
  • Added support for TX3G (MPEG-4 Timed Text) subtitles
  • Added support for VobSub (DVD) subtitles in MP4 container
  • Better handling of embedded SSA/ASS subs styling
  • Fixed audio track selection for MP4s and MOVs
  • Fixed DV videos detection
  • Added support for WebM videos downloaded from YouTube
  • Optimized CBRVideoBitrate value for Panasonic TVs (thanks, ExSport!)
  • Added new renderer: Sony SMP-N100 (thanks, mrw1986 and guillepalao!)
  • Localized audio and subtitle priority defaults
  • Language updates: Catalan translation update (thanks, aseques!) and Simplified Chinese translation update (thanks, lovenemesis!)

Quote Originally Posted by hcode246 View Post
Can I watch netflix with this on my ps3 3.55 cfw ?


Netflix - surely you can just browse to netflix site in the PS3 browser? I don't have a netflix account so haven't tried it. (It *might* be possible to stream netflix stuff via PS3MediaServer with a plugin, but you'd have to have a look on their forums)

PS3MediaServer is for streaming media files from your PC/network to the PS3 in a format that the PS3 can play. e.g. You have .divx/.xvid/.avi/.mkv/.mpg/.mpeg/other video files on your PC, these can be steamed to the PS3 with on-the-fly transcoding to a format the ps3 can play (if ps3 supports the format, they are streamed directly with no transcoding).

So for example, you have a large collection of (owned!!) DVD's which you've ripped to video files on your pc, you also have some (copyright free!!) downloaded video's on your PC - you can setup your PC with PS3MediaServer and then browse your video's via the PS3's "Video" menu. (also works for MP3's and Photos!)

It can be a little bit of a pain to get configured, but once setup correctly it works very well - i use it with my network storage server to serve all my home movies, family pics etc. I can browse them on my PS3, Android phone, bravia TV in the lounge, Other tv in the bedroom, laptop etc

It's a DNLA server (have a look on wikipedia or just google it). Hope this helps?!

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#99 - hcode246 - 129w ago
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Can I watch netflix with this on my ps3 3.55 cfw ?

 

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