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April 13, 2011 // 6:20 pm - It's been a while coming but a new version 1.21.0 of PS3 Media Server has been released for Windows, Linux and Mac!

Downloads: PS3 Media Server v1.21.0 for Windows / PS3 Media Server v1.21.0 for Linux / PS3 Media Server v1.21.0 for Mac

PS3 Media Server v1.21.0 Changelog:

  • Support new devices: Android, Nokia N900
  • Improved support for XBMC
  • Support MKV header compression in most MKV files (less "data corrupted" errors)
  • VOBsub subtitles are now supported on Windows
  • Multithreaded MEncoder works on more things now
  • Bandwidth optimisations
  • New Help tab
  • More file sorting options
  • Improve error logging
  • Buffer reports more accurately
  • Properly support MEncoder multithreading on newer CPUs
  • Updated MEncoder and FFMPEG
  • Processes ended properly on Linux
  • Many images added and updated in the program and Windows installer
  • Support thumbnails for other aspect ratios than 16:9
  • Support double-NTSC framerates
  • Added DVD & VOBsub subtitle quality option for MEncoder (AKA subtitle anti-aliasing support)
  • Many language fixes and improvements
  • Config files are saved in AppData on Windows now instead of the install directory
  • Folder names containing commas are now handled correctly when loading settings on startup (thanks, Targeter)
  • GameTrailers support fixed
  • WEB.conf parsed properly now
  • iTunes library loads much faster
  • Newer version of JRE is automatically downloaded for users who don't have it
  • Window size tweaked to support lower resolutions better
  • Internal scrollbars added for when content overflows
  • Improved audio parsing
  • Updated many dependencies
  • Fixed DVR-MS support
  • Fixed LPCM audio streaming
  • Improved support for plugins
  • Improved support for VLC Media Player
  • Fixed many minor bugs



PS3 Media Server v1.21.0 for Windows and Linux is Released

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#43 - daveshooter - June 14, 2011 // 9:59 pm
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I just md5 tested the windows one, and the codes are wrong. Can someone test this as well, just in case I had a bad download.

This is meant to be the code for setup-windows-1.24.0.exe
ce854d42ec2cd21bcfd9abfcac71869834e8c0d7 but its not right on the downloads, carefully peeps.

#42 - PSPSwampy - June 14, 2011 // 9:50 pm
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Well, they've got some catching up to do to keep up with deank's multiMan release turn around speed, but here's the latest from the PS3 Media Server team: PS3 Media Server 1.24.0 is released

New icon on OS X
Added Bulgarian and Brazilian Portuguese translation (thanks to jordito and gelo)
Updated Polish, French, German and Portuguese translation
tsMuxeR handles mov files
Updated FFmpeg to r30172 from r28671
Updated JRE auto-dl
Forcing MEncoder via the TRANSCODE folder ignores tsMuxeR
Fixed support for renderers including Panasonic TVs
Improved RAR support
Updated libraries for OS X build
Lots of fixes to the OS X build process so now it works
Support for multi-language VOBsub subtitles
It's possible to remove hard drives from list if they are no longer connected (thanks, spots)

Download Links:

Mac: (Still promising this is coming soon - check the main site for details !)

#41 - PSPSwampy - May 26, 2011 // 12:55 am
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Obviously no-one is developing on MAC as the announcement thread states that they need someone to build it.

Still - Windows and Linux users can hack on! Another day, another release! (wow, seems things have started moving a bit more over at PMS!) Anyway, check out release 1.23 changes:

Important note for Windows users: 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.

Right now the Linux and Windows versions are available, with the OS X build coming soon (still having problems making it, sorry to everyone affected)


  • Fixed Windows service
  • Windows service now starts automatically with the computer
  • Sony Bravia Z5500 (and possibly others) work again
  • Fixed PS3 not being detected for some users
  • Support cellphone/smartphone (3gp) videos
  • Windows service is uninstalled with program
  • Detect Popcorn Hour and WDTV live more reliably
  • English, Russian and Dutch language updates

Download links:
Mac: Unavailable at the moment.

Or you can always get the "current" version from the main page:

#40 - PS4 News - May 19, 2011 // 9:46 pm
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Yea, I just pull the links from here and that is all I see for Mac at the moment:

#39 - PSPSwampy - May 19, 2011 // 9:32 pm
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For anyone who is using PS3 Media Server: PS3 Media Server 1.22.0 is released (posted above).

Looking at the release thread, it seems that a few people are saying that the latest PS3 firmware doesn't support PMS anymore either (worth bearing in mind if you're actually considering installing it!)

PS3NEWS - don't know if you want to put this on the front page - in particular the bit about the latest PS3 firmware not liking PS3 media server (including the latest version).

EDIT: Oops kinda missed the boat on the announcement there didn't i - still I think the bit about the latest PS3 firmware not liking it (maybe other DNLA servers too?) was worth mentioning!

Edit/double post 2: p.s. your link to the MAC download is the older build (1.20.409) - not that i care, just thought it worth pointing out

#38 - PS4 News - May 16, 2011 // 1:36 am
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Here is another update to PS3 Media Server (PMS) v1.22.0.

Downloads: PS3 Media Server (PMS) v1.22.0 (Windows) / PS3 Media Server (PMS) v1.22.0 (Linux) / PS3 Media Server (PMS) v1.22.0 (Mac)


  • Many file compatibility bugs fixed (particularly MKV, MP4 and DVD ISO)
  • Help tab improved
  • Improved alphabetical file sorting (old method is still there for those who liked it)
  • Language fixes and updates
  • Added custom profiles
  • Added new renderers: Sony HX7, Bravia NX8, Panasonic Viera range
  • Network traffic prioritised properly (thanks to bgm)
  • 48fps videos are now supported
  • Various other fixes

#37 - PSPSwampy - April 15, 2011 // 10:27 pm
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Sorry again for the double post
(I only really write that so you can see this next bit is from a 2nd post! lol)

Ok, so i've taken some images of my settings in case they help anyone out - here they are:-
(Note i've only taken images of the main transcode engines - the others might as well be disabled in my case)

General Config:


Transcoding (Common):-

Transcoding (Video):-

Transcoding (Audio):-

Transcoding (Misc engines):-

(You might need to right click and "open image" to see them properly

Should also note that i run mine using the pms.bat file, which i modified to the following:-

[Register or Login to view code]

(Increasing the available memory by changing the -Xmx bit to: "-Xmx1536M")

Oh and as a side note - i've just noticed that they've updated to 1.21.1 today too! (Announcement link:

#36 - PSPSwampy - April 15, 2011 // 7:20 pm
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That really doesn't sound right to me - you shouldn't actually be able to play the MP3's via the PS3's VIDEO menu. You should only be able to play them via the music menu - i know because this is the one thing that's always annoyed me about the XMB. Personally i think there should be a separate XMB menu (link network/game etc) for "Media servers" that just lists everything in one place and allows you to start MP3/Pictures or Video in the same place!

With regard to the search for "Media Servers" option (which BTW appears on Pictures,Music and Video in XMB) - you shouldn't actually need to do this manually - it should just show up a few seconds after you start up PSM on your PC. If it doesn't show up automatically, then there may be something wrong with your router/firewall or something(?).

#35 - SinnerShanky - April 15, 2011 // 2:35 pm
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Yea i'm playing it through the video option.. The video menu has an option to search for media servers so i do that and then after identifying it lists the media server under the video category.. I'm able to browse through it to my laptop but the thing is that it only plays mp3 files while still browsing through the media server listed in the video category but doesnt play the mkv or avi files...

#34 - edwardecl - April 15, 2011 // 10:12 am
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What are people talking about this program not working?

I've tried this program on three different computers and a virtual machine (WinXP VM, Windows Vista, Windows 7 & Ubuntu Linux). And for streaming 1080p h.264 (MKV) it just simply works and uses very little CPU (was using my old 2ghz single core in linux) so obviously people here have not followed the instructions properly.

Now TVersity, that program really does run like crap and transcodes everything rather than just changing the container, and the interface makes me want to headbutt the desk. But each to their own.

The only problem I'm having with the Linux version of PS3MediaServer is not being able to transcode 24bit flac to 24bit lpcm (in a video stream), the Windows version works but not the Linux and that makes me sad.