PS3 Media Server for Mac

PS3 Media Server for Mac

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 17 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.90.1
File Size:
87.2MB
Date Added:
August 17, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
337,800
Downloads Last Week:
1,160
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

PS3 Media Server for Mac allows the streaming of video and other media files from your computer to the PS3, Xbox 360, or other devices over Wi-Fi. It hardly requires any configuration and is easy to use, allowing you to enjoy your videos without having to worry about the technicalities of the streaming process.

Pros

Lightweight: A small program, PS3 Media Server for Mac requires almost no initial setup -- all the necessary codecs are included in the installation. Once you've installed it and chosen which folders to share, you can forget about it.

Quick file selection: After tagging which folders are going to be shared on the Mac, the PS3 will see the shared folders and you can choose which videos to view.

Works with other devices: It can work with other rendering devices, including iPads, iPhones, and even Android devices, making it a great multipurpose app.

Cons

Installation issues: In our tests, it did not install properly the first time but stopped at step six of seven. On the second try, the installation went fine, finishing without a problem. However, there was no instruction to close the installer or to start the program.

Bottom Line

If you want to stream media from your computer to other devices without much hassle, PS3 Media Server for Mac can be a good solution, especially since it supports iOS as well as Android devices. It's small, practical, and, despite its installation quirks, remains easy to use.

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    Results 1-10 of 17

  • 3 stars

    "If it worked it would be great."

    January 15, 2013   |   By heybert17

    Version: PS3 Media Server 1.72.0

    Pros

    Plays MP4 files okay, no problem there.

    Cons

    I have yet to play an AVI file all the way through without it stuttering or stopping completely

    Summary

    If they get the problem with the AVI files fixed it would be an awesome program. I checked the forums and someone said the reverted to version 1.6, so I tried that and still had the stuttering and stopping problem.

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  • 4 stars

    "Worked first time and every time"

    July 28, 2012   |   By Mossyj

    Version: PS3 Media Server 1.60.0

    Pros

    Easy set up

    Cons

    None I've found yet

    Summary

    Great simple free product for streaming from your Mac to a PS3 or other supported device. Works great with my Samsung smart TV as well.

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  • 5 stars

    "Worked in 2 minutes after download!"

    January 07, 2012   |   By Brennie87

    Version: PS3 Media Server 1.50.0

    Pros

    Fast.
    Easy once you know how it works.
    Lots of options for video quality (haven't tested them all yet)

    Cons

    Not the best file structure. Sometimes hard do find something if you don't manage your folders well.

    Summary

    So far, I'm pleased. You also have to know that it is a playstation and it's not really made for being a full options media hard drive. Keep that in mind, and you'll be satisfied.

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  • 1 stars

    "Tried all three, Vuze was free and worked."

    December 20, 2011   |   By domesticb

    Version: PS3 Media Server 1.50.0

    Pros

    Didn't work, when the Medialink worked just a few minutes prior, and Vuze worked right after. Complicated, help window didn't help at all for my mac.

    Cons

    Didn't work, when the Medialink worked just a few minutes prior, and Vuze worked right after. Complicated, help window didn't help at all for my mac.

    Summary

    I tried medialink trial, PS3MediaServer (didn't work at all), and Vuze which has a beta feature of sharing files between mac and PS3. It worked GREAT. So easy, just moved the files over to the PS3 panel and was streaming within minutes (mp4 video). Intuitive, didn't need to read the help window to get it started. Vuze is a bit torrent client or something!? But it worked great for what I needed, which was to stream video wirelessly from my mac lion to my ps3+hdtv, and best of all it's free.

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  • 1 stars

    "Worked only the first time!"

    August 07, 2011   |   By jkeith3

    Version: PS3 Media Server 1.20.409b

    Pros

    Would work great, if I could use it more than once

    Cons

    It only worked the first time I tried.

    Summary

    I tried this twice. BOTH times, I was super excited to have all my media on my tv through my ps3. However, after shutting off my ps3 or my computer, I was never able to get the program to work again. After this happened the first time, I uninstalled and downloaded again, only to have the same exact thing happen again. Anyone know of a better program that actually works?

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  • 4 stars

    "Easy to use with Mac thanks to CNET "how to" video"

    June 23, 2011   |   By ONEmanCAMERA

    Version: PS3 Media Server 1.20.409b

    Pros

    Small File Size.
    Tabbed, Easy to Follow GUI
    Quick Connections and Loading

    Cons

    Would be complicated without CNET "how to" video instructions
    File structure on PS3 looks clunky
    No video or album art on PS3

    Summary

    This works very well on a Mac, but as an Apple TV user, I'm not sure if there is a reason to stream on my PS3 instead. I love having a media server and if you don't have an Apple TV, check this out - it's a fun and functional tool.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great software that does its job."

    April 03, 2011   |   By stennex

    Version: PS3 Media Server 1.20.409b

    Pros

    Streams most files. Playback on my PS3 is great. Music streaming is magical. Great sound.

    Cons

    Stream of websites still need working on.

    Summary

    Great free software to have for Mac users to stream to their PS3. Through future updates it can only get better. This software is a must have.

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  • 3 stars

    "Requires Java 1.6+... doesnt work with 32-bit macs"

    March 09, 2011   |   By buthkid

    Version: PS3 Media Server 1.20.409b

    Pros

    Works well on the right computers

    Cons

    doesn't work with anything under java 1.6, so 32-bit macs won't work with the application

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  • 1 stars

    "PS3 Media Server"

    February 19, 2011   |   By JaxpopsPS3

    Version: PS3 Media Server 1.20.409b

    Pros

    great!... In theory. The first time I tried it, my iMac found my PS3 and I was lov'in life.

    Cons

    It only worked once. I tried10 times. Even downloading it again. Nothing worked. The software was never able to see my PS3. I kept getting the error message: java.lang.out of memory. error. I found different software that worked.

    Summary

    did not work for me.

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  • 3 stars

    "Couldn't get video working"

    January 27, 2011   |   By Martin L

    Version: PS3 Media Server 1.20.409b

    Pros

    Great with audio. Can listen to my iTunes collection on my Sony Bravia TV

    Cons

    Videos wouldn't work on the TV. Got the message #--TRANSCODDE--# for each format video I tried. Instructions said "should work straight out of the box, if not try this .." which I did but it still didn't work.

    Summary

    If I had a deep technical knowledge of video formats, encoding etc I could probably work out how to do it but if it doesn't work first time it's no use for me. Can't complain too much as it's free.

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