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PS3 Media Server for Mac

By PS3 Media Server Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Sep 10, 2014

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.90.1

  • Engines:
    • FFmpeg Video, FFMpeg Web Video and FFmpeg Web Audio:
      • Fix issue that prevented plugins extending FFmpegWebAudio and FFmpegWebVideo safely
      • Updated FFmpeg for Windows
    • MEncoder Video:
      • Fix for spaces in font names breaking playback
  • Misc:
    • Fixed regression with tsMuxer and H264 support
    • Restored Java support for file names with special characters on Mac OS X.

General

Release August 17, 2013
Date Added August 17, 2013
Version 1.90.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 426,844
Downloads Last Week 18
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Developer's Description

PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding any kind of media files, with minimum configuration. It's backed up with the powerful Mplayer/FFmpeg packages. No codec packs to install. No folder configuration and pre-parsing or this kind of annoying thing. All your folders are directly browsed by the PS3, there's an automatic refresh also. Real-time video transcoding via MEncoder. DVD ISOs images / VIDEO_TS Folder transcoder. OGG/FLAC/MPC/APE audio transcoding. Basic Xbox360 support.