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PS3 Media Server 1.50.0 Beta 2 Arrives for Windows, Linux & Mac


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163w ago - Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer SubJunk has updated PS3 Media Server to version 1.50.0 Beta 2 for Windows, Linux and Mac which includes several bug fixes as detailed below.

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To quote: Built from SVN r970. Released as beta because some code changes haven't been widely tested yet. No new features have been added since 1.50.0 Beta 1 but many bugs have been fixed.

Changelog:

  • Backwards-incompatible API changes (for plugin developers/packagers) - see ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12235 for more details
  • Updated binaries build script to include Linux support (thanks, happy.neko!)
  • Updated OS X MPlayer to include fontconfig support
  • Updated Bulgarian translation (thanks, JORDITO!)
  • Updated German translation (thanks, smo!)
  • Updated Dutch translation
  • Added full featured IP filter with support for wildcards and ranges
  • Improved network interface choosing algorithm now skips virtual interfaces
  • Updated libraries (configuration, jgoodies and slf4j)
  • Detect file system changes runtime (adding/removing folders/files).
  • Updated JRE auto-download from 6u27 to 7u1
  • Added option to create a desktop shortcut to the Windows installer
  • Renderer image improvements
  • Improvements to tab layouts
  • Maximum bandwidth setting works
  • Limit bandwidth to 110Mb/s by default which should solve a lot of "stuttering playback" reports
  • Speeds displayed in Mb/s instead of Kb/s
  • Recognise forced subtitles (thanks, ExSport!)
  • Clarified English language labels
  • Updated MPlayer and MEncoder on Windows from Sherpya's old builds to SubJunk's new builds which fixes many playback issues, color-conversion bugs and more (but possibly has drawbacks for some files, too)
  • Main (Status) tab displays a large tick when it's connected to a renderer instead of a PS3 or warning image
  • Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.50 from 0.7.47





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#88 - PSPSwampy - 144w ago
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Following up on their previous release, this weekend the PS3 Media Server folks have released version 1.51.0 for Windows and Linux users (followed by Mac) below.

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To quote from SubJunk on the PlayStation 3 Media Server v1.51.0 changes:

  • Fix StartStopListener callbacks for HTTP Engine V1
  • Surface playback start/stop events
  • Make video quality presets localizable
  • Fixed OSX log message about font definitions
  • Fixed double wrapping of streams causing stuttering
  • Added MPEG4 ASP with Qpel support for PS3
  • Allow 15fps video
  • MediaInfo link added to the About tab
  • Updated to latest versions of libraries (codec, jdom, logback and slf4j)
  • Various stability and speed improvements
  • Updated JRE autodownload to 7u3 from 7u2
  • Updated MPlayer and MEncoder to SB28
  • Updated ImageMagick Convert to 6.7.6
  • Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.54
  • More reliable selection of correct audio channels
  • Improved fast-forward and rewind support

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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#87 - natey2 - 144w ago
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Transcoding of non-natively supported formats appears to be done on the PC side.

Windows Media Server was a little difficult to configure: I had to try to stop it from displaying scanned financial statements, etc. on my PC.

There is also TVersity. Anyone tried that?

#86 - richdotward - 144w ago
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is this really any better than the one built into windows 7. I kind of assumed that the ps3 did the encoding and codec side of things. Can a media server really add different formats?

I use the ps3 and xbox all the time to watch films

Rich

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#85 - Foo - 144w ago
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PS3 Media Server is the best because it's meant for the PS3 specifically, but any media streamer will work.

#84 - natey2 - 145w ago
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Found an app called PS3 Media Server; allows video to be streamed from a PC to the PS3.

Looks much better integrated (and supports more video formats) than the Windows Media Server.

Any other similar apps to compare this with?

 

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