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!)
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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To quote from SubJunk on the PlayStation 3 Media Server v1.50.0 changes:
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
Clarified English language labels
Speeds displayed in Mb/s instead of Kb/s
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
Recognise forced subtitles (thanks, ExSport!)
Updated MPlayer and MEncoder on Windows and OSX from Sherpya's old builds to SubJunk's new builds which fixes many playback issues, colour-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 0.7.51 from 0.7.47
New natural sort option for file order: Alphanumeric (e.g. Season 2 before Season 10)
Always allow "Restart Server" button (#1186)
Updated FFmpeg for Windows to r31564 from r30656
We now support Samsung AllShare, along with our existing support for Samsung WiseLink
Allow to configure subtitle color if using PMS in headless mode (#1280)
FYI if you're looking for something to bypass cinevia protection, these newer versions are no go for you - they've removed this experimental feature due to legal concerns. They did start looking at this, but i don't think it ever ended up in the actual releases (it was in subversion at some point, but they've since removed it). As per their forum: ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7220&start=130#p58376
I'm not interested in bypassing cinevia, but thought others might be.