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137w 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!

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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#53 - New Guy - 197w 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 - 197w 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 - 197w 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 - 197w 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 - 197w 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 - 200w ago
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Thanks for the update PSPSwampy and +Rep!

#47 - PSPSwampy - 200w 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 - 201w ago
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Yes your right, thanks bud I mis read it.

#45 - PSPSwampy - 201w 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 - 201w 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.

 











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