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September 1, 2012 // 5:05 pm - 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!

Download: PS3 Media Server 1.70.1 (Windows) / PS3 Media Server 1.70.0 (Linux) / PS3 Media Server 1.70.1 (Mac) / Other PS3 Media Server Builds / SVN

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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PS3 Media Server 1.70.1 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X Out!

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#93 - B4rtj4h - March 22, 2012 // 9:46 am
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Is there also a release that can block Cinavia?

#92 - PS4 News - March 22, 2012 // 4:47 am
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Following up on their v1.51.0 release, today PlayStation 3 developer SubJunk has announced that PS3 Media Server 1.52.0 is now available for Windows and Linux users.

Download: PS3 Media Server 1.52.0 (Windows) / PS3 Media Server 1.52.0 (Linux) / PS3 Media Server 1.52.0 (Mac) / SVN

To quote: Changelog:

  • Fix program starting on Linux
  • Support videos with resolutions that are not divisible by 4
  • Improved overscan-compensation
  • Fixed the display of Hebrew subtitles
  • Improvements to logging
  • Updated Czech language (thanks, valib!)

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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#91 - bigo93 - March 18, 2012 // 8:45 pm
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Java updated and now I cannot uninstall the thing! I should have stuck with TVersity.

#90 - PS4 News - March 18, 2012 // 7:37 pm
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Thanks for the update PSPSwampy, I have promoted the news to the main page now and +Rep!

#89 - PSPSwampy - March 18, 2012 // 4:17 pm
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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.

Download: PS3 Media Server 1.51.0 (Windows) / PS3 Media Server 1.51.0 (Linux) / PS3 Media Server 1.51.0 (Mac) / SVN

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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#88 - natey2 - March 18, 2012 // 3:27 pm
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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?

#87 - richdotward - March 18, 2012 // 2:43 pm
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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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#86 - Foo - March 18, 2012 // 12:26 pm
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PS3 Media Server is the best because it's meant for the PS3 specifically, but any media streamer will work.

#85 - natey2 - March 18, 2012 // 9:07 am
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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?

#84 - DaedalusMinion - January 29, 2012 // 3:50 pm
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Downloaded and installed.

Nice.