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182w 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.

Download: PS3 Media Server 1.50.0 Beta 2 for Windows / PS3 Media Server 1.50.0 Beta 2 for Linux / PS3 Media Server 1.50.0 Beta 2 for Mac

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



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

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#53 - New Guy - 200w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by GrandpaHomer View Post
Yes - that's the whole idea of this software. It will show up as a Media Server on your network / PS3. Just go ahead and try it and you'll see - easier than expalining here

thanks.. tried to but the app on the pc did not detect the ps3.

it was on and in JB mode with my dongle.

#52 - raydan1234 - 200w ago
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if you use it with showtime 3.0 you dont even have to use the on the fly reencoding (nor any other remuxxing etc) of the ps3 media server as it streams mkv directly... its not yet perfect thought... 720p playback works quite well, 1080p starts to stutter where it does not when transcoding mkv for the "normal" xmb media server playback.. i found a renderer conf working for me... over here: ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11424

p.s. thanks to sportsstar99 for that... and btw the reason it stutters at 1080p is that (at least showtime shows that status) the cpu is too slow... dunno how that could be since untouched stuff runs just fine but im not that deep into that kinda stuff

#51 - GrandpaHomer - 200w ago
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Yes - that's the whole idea of this software. It will show up as a Media Server on your network / PS3. Just go ahead and try it and you'll see - easier than expalining here

#50 - New Guy - 200w ago
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curious, with this can i stream files directly to my ps3? ig: .mkv video files to watch with this or showtime?... just hate using memory sticks lol.

and how?

#49 - PS4 News - 200w ago
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Today PS3 Media Server 1.30.1 is released, which fixes an iTunes library bug among the changes:

Download: PS3 Media Server 1.30.1 (Windows) / PS3 Media Server 1.30.1 (Linux) / PS3 Media Server 1.30.1 (Mac)

Changelog 1.30.1:

  • Fixed bug that caused very slow iTunes library parsing

Changelog 1.30.0:

  • Backwards-incompatible API changes (for plugin developers/packagers) - see ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11283 for more details
  • Updated OS X binaries (FFmpeg, MEncoder and MPlayer) to fix an AC3 bug and improve internal VOBsub display quality
  • Optional GUI to allow profile to be selected when PMS starts
  • Better UPnP spec compliance
  • Logging improvements
  • ASS/SSA subtitles disabled by default on Linux and OS X
  • Multithreaded MEncoder enabled by default on multithreaded CPUs
  • Subtitles stay within confines of original frame when using overscan compensation
  • Made transcoding tab resizing consistent for all sizes
  • Fixed DTS audio support with FFmpeg
  • MEncoder supports DTS-ES (6.1 channels) audio
  • Handles unknown audio channels
  • Change maximum number of plugins to 30 from 4
  • Improved MP4 support
  • New Korean translation (thanks, mrahn80)
  • Fixed bug where config sometimes wouldn't save on Windows 7

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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#48 - PS4 News - 203w ago
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Thanks for the update PSPSwampy and +Rep!

#47 - PSPSwampy - 203w ago
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Ok - so i guess they saw my comment about Deank's release speed - 1.25.0 is available now (including a MAC version!)

From the announcement:-

Overscan compensation feature added for MEncoder

  • Return of the official OS X build, thanks for your patience!
  • MEncoder no longer crashes when using more then 8 cores
  • New build script for OS X that builds all dependencies (big thanks to Raptor399)
  • French translation fixed



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.


Downloads:

Windows: https://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/downloads/detail?name=pms-setup-windows-1.25.0.exe
Linux: https://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/downloads/detail?name=pms-generic-linux-unix-1.25.0.tgz
Mac: https://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/downloads/detail?name=pms-macosx-1.25.0.dmg

Update – Changelog for v1.25.1:

  • Overscan compensation bug fixed

Download: PS3 Media Server v1.25.1 for Windows / PS3 Media Server v1.25.1 for Linux

#46 - daveshooter - 203w ago
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Yes your right, thanks bud I mis read it.

#45 - PSPSwampy - 203w ago
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The Windows file i downloaded (using the link i posted above) is as follows:-
MD5: 27D90B3BF4672DA7AF6D94463BF41DE5
SHA1: CE854D42EC2CD21BCFD9ABFCAC71869834E8C0D7
CRC32: 13AB4A65
Last Modified: 14/06/2011 23:00:06
Created: 14/06/2011 23:00:09
FileSize: 27,415,353
(All details obtained using nirsoft's HashMyFiles - a great free little tool! - see http://www.nirsoft.net/ for more info!)

The hash you've quoted is the SHA1 hash of the file (as per the code.google page)

#44 - daveshooter - 203w ago
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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.