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116w ago - 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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PSPSwampy's Avatar
#118 - PSPSwampy - 77w ago
Typical - not been on / checked for a few days and i miss the latest announcement!

Anyway, as always thanks for the news PS3NEWS

Quote Originally Posted by kimekaro View Post
I have suddenly started getting some major stutter on MKVs when playing through Media Server. Wired connection, any MKV file of 720p or greater, not sure what the issue is...

I think there was some mention of MKV stutter on the forums - check the comments on the last few releases: ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=8 (the main announcement forum)

kimekaro's Avatar
#117 - kimekaro - 77w ago
I have suddenly started getting some major stutter on MKVs when playing through Media Server. Wired connection, any MKV file of 720p or greater, not sure what the issue is...

hilongo's Avatar
#116 - hilongo - 77w ago
This is great news ... I have been waiting for some of the fixes present in this release!

PS3 News's Avatar
#115 - PS3 News - 77w ago
Following up on their previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer chocolateboy has announced that PS3 Media Server 1.82.0 is officially released for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X!

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PS3 Media Server 1.82.0 Changelog:

Engines:

  • dcraw Thumbnailer: Fix image transcoding, Add support for more extensions
  • FFmpeg: Fix bug that disabled FFmpeg for compatible files, Fix audio channel selection (thanks, valib)
  • MEncoder Video:Fixed bug that caused embedded subtitles to be displayed instead of external (thanks, SubJunk), Fixed handling of per-renderer aspect-ratio settings (thanks, ExSport)
  • tsMuxeR: Fixed 24-bit FLAC support with tsMuxeR (thanks, SubJunk), Fix bug that disabled tsMuxeR for compatible files
  • VLC: Fix looping playback, Add multi-threading support (GC1234: thanks, ccampora)
  • Misc: New engine: VLCWebVideo ("vlcwebvideo"), Clean up engine names

Renderers:

  • PS3: TV series with sound problems after "previously on" block should now play normally with the "Keep AC-3 track" option enabled (thanks, SubJunk)

Language updates:

  • Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy)

Misc:

  • Fix issue with VirtualBox and PMS launchers (thanks, thepadawan42)
  • Added support for M4A files encoded with Fraunhofer AAC
  • Upgrade Thumbnailator to 0.4.4 to fix out-of-memory errors (thanks, coobird)

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hayman's Avatar
#114 - hayman - 83w ago
still 1.51.0 is the best for me..

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