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February 5, 2009 // 12:22 am - Another PS3 Media Server update is upon us, and to quote developer ps3mediaserver:

Here's the new version!... some explanations about the new "video copy" feature: in previous versions, you couldn't copy any transcoded videos on your ps3, due to a virtual size of 94gb... now it's possible, with this option enabled.

Be careful: if you want to use that feature, it's recommended to set a reasonable bandwidth limit in transcode options, because transcoded videos will have no fixed size, and you could fill up your ps3's hard drive pretty quickly with default settings !

Download: PS3 Media Server for Windows v1.04 / PS3 Media Server for Linux v1.04 / PS3 Media Server for Mac OSX v1.04 (Intel only)

Here's the changelog:

- Changes / Features

. New option to enable video copy on ps3
. RAW images thumbnail support: CR2/CRW/PEF/NEF/ORF/SRF/MRW/DNG/ARW/RAF
. New extensions supported: SHN/M2V/M2P
. tsMuxer engine can now mux or reencode in AC3/PCM all audio tracks in real time
. Add the experimental mencoder build for multicore on OSX
. DVR-MS remuxer now included by default in Windows package
. New translations: Spanish (thanks to Jose from, Dutch (thanks to Vincent Meylof), German (thanks to Jeuki), Russian (thanks to Peter Klassen), Polish (thanks to Maciej Bocian), Greek (thanks to Alexander Polichroniadis), Portuguese (thanks to Hugo Sousa), Finnish (thanks to Ove Sentlig), Norwegian (thanks to Ball80 and Topguy), Swedish (thanks to Dusan Ilic) and Japanese (thanks to Yu)

- Fixes

. tsMuxer's AC3/LPCM encode/muxing + Mencoder's LPCM remuxing now working on Linux
. Fixed LPCM seeking issue
. Fixed regression with PicasaWeb images feed
. Changes in subtitles loading / Fonts support (Default/ASS/Embedded Fonts)
. Fixed channels order with tsMuxer engine's DTS->AC3 option
. Transcode buffer wasn't fully released after end of video
. Fixed bug with shared folders selection on Windows
. Fixed periodic alive messages sent to ps3
. Better dvr-ms media info retrieval
. Updated ffmpeg/mplayer/mencoder/mt builds on Windows and OSX (slight H264 speedup for singlecore)
. Buffer issues with transcoded audio files lasting more than 10 minutes
. Fixed RSS parsing with some feeds

PS3 Media Server v1.04 Update Now Available!

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#18 - lostrophet - February 8, 2009 // 8:47 am
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thnx for the update guys ^^

#17 - IanJ - February 6, 2009 // 6:45 pm
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Is anybody else running this on ubuntu? I am having problems running the script. I think jre is fully installed as java works on web pages. However the script keeps opening in editor or if I open direct from firefox it tries to resave it.

I am a relative noob to Linux so might be missing something obvious!

#16 - colonfrank91 - February 6, 2009 // 5:49 pm
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not bad, tried it and was very impressed! thanks

#15 - KainZ7 - February 5, 2009 // 8:44 pm
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this software is the best inmy opinion!! keep the good job guys

#14 - B4tm4n - February 5, 2009 // 8:43 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by loader187 View Post
I was wondering, can the PS3 play DTS files yet either from an external hard drive or from streaming?

PMS will transcode DTS TO AC3 or PCM on the fly.

But PS3 still can't play DTS natively unless its using the AVCHD method on an USB drive.

#13 - IanJ - February 5, 2009 // 4:53 pm
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Thanks for the responses. I know what I'm doing this weekend

#12 - setTopbox - February 5, 2009 // 4:22 pm
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I've got a slower CPU on my server ie. XP2000+. If I wanted to watch an MKV could I go into the transcode menu, play the MKV and let the "buffer" fill up? Ie. does the transcoding only happen on the fly, or does it buffer (like youtube)?

#11 - Tsusai - February 5, 2009 // 4:17 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by IanJ View Post
Thanks for this. I'm building a new NAS and think I'll give this a go.

Can anybody comment on how good the file management is compared to Twonky and Mediatomb?

My recently built NAS with XP runs this beautifully. Once it connects, it shows your shared folder with its heirchy, but with extra ##TRANSCODE## folders. With in that is a folder named after every file in the parent directory, and within that, are different streaming files


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Hope that helps.

#10 - urbanracer34 - February 5, 2009 // 3:28 pm
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Thanks for the update!

#9 - rteruyas - February 5, 2009 // 2:29 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by bbad View Post
How is this better than TVersity ?

You can stream directly mkv files from your laptop to your PS3 without conversions and movie goes reaaaally smooth . Just to mention here, use a ethernet connection instead of wireless unless you have a superb machine and connection.