What Media Center do people use? - High-Def Digest Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-30-2008, 10:26 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 11
Default What Media Center do people use?

I've tried a number of different media centers on my pc to stream to my ps3, all with varying results. Which do people on here use and why?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-30-2008, 03:36 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 116
Default

TVersity seems to work the best for me.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-31-2008, 11:26 AM
dominica's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 907
Default

+1

Tversity is great!

http://tversity.com/

Help and Info if needed:

http://www.unplggd.com/unplggd/how-t...ation-3-046182

http://www.ps3forums.com/showthread.php?t=75081

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-11W8DOLK78
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-05-2009, 08:36 PM
dominica's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 907
Default PS3 Media Server version 1.02.1 ( Windows, Mac & Linux)

Have not tried ps3mediaserver, but some members and many people on the net like ps3mediaserver: A new version was released today. I will give it a try.

Download link:
http://74.125.93.104/translate_c?hl=...YW8VnZ5ERNWdpw


http://translate.google.nl/translate...l&tl=en&swap=1


"Java PS3 Media Server is undoubtedly one of the best applications for the PlayStation 3. De applicatie tovert je PS3 om naar een waar multimedia monster die letterlijk alles slikt. The application turns your PS3 to a true multimedia monster that swallows everything literally.

Nieuwe features New features

* Auto-updater, default configuration, cleanups and windows/linux build scripts (thanks to Tim Cox) Auto-updater, default configuration, cleanups and windows / linux build scripts (thanks to Tim Cox)
* Media library (also act as a parsing cache): you can sort your files by date, ID3 tags, etc. Media library (also act as a parsing cache), you can sort your files by date, ID3 tags, etc.
* Playlists (m3u/pls) support Playlists (m3u/pls) support
* Preliminary album art support, better audio (flac) and tags parsing Preliminary album art support, better audio (flac) and tags parsing
* New options for video resolution, deinterlace filter, and archives browsing New options for video resolution, Deinterlace filter, and archives browsing
* Video settings with an easier virtual menu (A/V sync, deinterlace, ...) Video virtual settings with an easier menu (A / V sync, Deinterlace ...)
* Windows service installer (working on 32 bits only) Windows installer service (working on 32-bit only)
* New image parsing library: Better performance / EXIF support (sort photos by camera model, etc.) New image parsing library: Better performance / EXIF support (sort photos by camera model, etc.)
* DVR-MS addon DVR-MS addon


Fixes Fixes

* A/V out of sync issues with some ISOs and medias / codecs support improvement (flv, rmvb, hdmov, mp4, multichannels avi, etc.) A / V out of sync issues with some ISOs and media / codecs support improvement (flv, rmvb, hdmov, mp4, avi multi channels, etc.)
* External subtitles not always loaded External subtitles not always loaded
* Upnp advertising issue in search reply to the ps3 (thanks to Daniel Pedersen) UPnP search advertising issue in reply to the ps3 (thanks to Daniel Pedersen)
* SkipLoopFilter is now disabled by default Skip Loop Filter is now disabled by default
* Regression since 0.98, server would not start on some machines Regression since 0.98, server would not start on some machines
* Newest builds of ffmpeg/mplayer/mencoder for win32 Newest builds or ffmpeg / mplayer / mencoder for win32
* Usual bunch of fixes Usual bunch of fixes
* Major Bug in server start due to a faulty MAC address retrieval Major Bug in server start due to a faulty MAC address retrieval
* PMS do not start after activating the archive browsing option PMS do not start after activating the archive browsing option
* Media library small fixes Media library small fixes "

http://74.125.93.104/translate_c?hl=...awsQRV0QD5iB5A
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-06-2009, 11:40 AM
crazzeto's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 14,885
Default

I use windows media center, I like it for the x-box integration... also it frankly just works well. At least it did until my motherboard died.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-08-2009, 05:55 PM
ulyssessthgreat's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 150
Default

Simple Center, its free, and it shows cd art on your ps3!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-12-2009, 01:51 PM
chaz_uk's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,114
Default

I use Nullriver Medialink for OSX. http://www.nullriver.com/products/medialink
One of the things I miss with Windows is the built in UPNP streaming in Windows Media Player and Media Center which works with all UPNP hardware.

I suppose Apple and iTunes will never impliment media streaming to anything but Apple hardware (Apple TV, Air Tunes). Bastards.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-14-2009, 05:30 PM
tranzparentl's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,193
Default

When I used my PS3 as a media center I used TVersity.

I couldn't stand the fact that I had to convert MKVs though so I bought a Popcorn Hour 110 and don't use the PS3 or Xbox for media streaming at all anymore.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-15-2009, 12:53 AM
ShinKen's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 12
Default

I am using Twonky on my HP Mediasmart server. Displays album art on the ps3. The only thing is that it will not transcode. I do not have a problem with it, since I just convert the mkv (mostly anime) into a mp4 container using RipBot264.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-20-2009, 11:30 AM
gs08's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 51
Default

windows media centre is the one for me. nice and simple, so it does the job for me.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
13 Going on 30, Center Stage, Center Stage 2 coming to blu-ray January 13th dvdandblu-raymovies Blu-ray Software General Discussion 5 10-30-2008 10:18 AM
Using the PS3 as the center of your entertainment center? bxbailey Home Theater Gear 1 10-01-2007 03:03 PM
Media Center PCs with HD playback Kotatsu Neko General Discussion: Both Formats 16 07-04-2007 01:19 PM
Windows Vista Media Center Capabilites bigsef3 Home Theater Gear 13 06-22-2007 10:59 AM
Sony's New XL(x) Series BD media center firelizard Blu-ray Hardware General Discussion 4 01-08-2007 11:25 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off