Connecting a Mac to a PS3 now possible!

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    Introduced in the currently running CES... MEDIALINK.

    http://www.macworld.com/article/131480/2008/01/medialink.html

    It connects your Mac to a PS3 allowing you to stream from your Mac to a PS3 and supports multiple formats including MP3, WMA, WAV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, AVI, WMV ASF, DIVX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP. It actually uses iTunes and iPhoto too!

    I dont know about you guys but this makes you think of getting a PS3 more... its a definite plus side on PS3's side.

    PS3 on a Mac... Xbox360 on a PC.... makes sense to me and makes for a great competition!
     
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    Wow this is intresting :) thanks for the info!
     
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    1.1 just came out. I updated and it's more stable. I suggest that 360 users turn off Connect 360 first. It works! The file structure is much better and more responsive than the Xbox. It recognizes folders unlike the 360. It even works over Remote Play. So wander around the house or any other internet connection outside will play the videos as well.
     
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    Great! One of you have tried it already! :)
    How are the images? the sound? does the HDMI out of the PS3 make a difference?
     
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    This is cool! Thanks for posting.:)
     
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    Will try this ASAP. Thanks
     
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    There are still some bugs but it generally serves its purpose. I went to work and spent the afternoon watching stuff on my PSP via Remote Play. Make sure you properly log out from Remote Play or re-connecting will take some time.
     
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    i've tried both twonky media server and medialink :) they both serve their purpose, but twonkey offers full functionality for one whole month :) medialink offers 30 mins for the trial period i think :)
     
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    Nah Xbox 360 and Mac via Connect 360 does the same.
     
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    i stumbled on this post via google....should've checked here first to begin with, lol.

    i'm eager to test this out now it's been nearly 2 years since the first post, and i think the software is now on version 10.5, anyone out there with better alternatives?
     
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    Try PS3MediaServer, look it up on google, it's one word, been using it for almost a year now, streams my 720p content on the Mac to the PS3 without hiccups. It's also free
     
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    I'm using PlayBack from Yazsoft. Enables the MBP (or any Mac for that matter) to act as a DLNA server for your PS3, or any other DLNA client (like the new Samsung 6-series LCDs and higher models). Like rbenzon says, "Plak and play"!

    BTW, it's not free but you have a Mac and a PS3 - I'm sure you can afford their low, reasonable price.
     
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    I'm using Vuze (formerly Azureus I think). It's the one with the frog icon.

    I didn't even know it could do that, until I had my mac (with Vuze) and PS3 on at the same time. Then I stumbled upon the Videos section and saw the frog logo there! You just have to sort of "flag" the videos you want to be visible on your PS3.
     
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    As if XBox360/PC stands a chance to this new tandem of Mac/PS3. As if. :lol:
     
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    I am trying the PS3MediaServer and so far it works well. There is no lag while transferring data over our wireless home network and the quality is reasonably high.

    Thanks Provboy!
     
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    this is not new for me..
     
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    this is new to me

    Ill give this a try w vuze
     
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