Yes, DLNA is a general specification for media transfer between devices, but I believe there are specific socket and port requirements that vary from system to system. Yes, you could probably modify the PMS code to make it work for Macs, but PMS was created and optimized for the PS3. I'd prefer it stay that way instead of becoming bloated like TVersity (see below).ridgerock wrote:As I understand it, PMS is a DLNA server that happens to do an excellent job transcoding for the PS3 - there is nothing that particularly ties it or limits it to the PS3 (although I believe it may not support multiple connections and may arbitrarily prohibit connections from non-PS3 devices).
I personally don't use them, but off the top of my head I can think of TVersity (which works well as a generic DLNA streaming client, but sucks for PS3 transcoding), Orb (nice for WAN access to your local media from anywhere), and (you guessed it) VLC. Try this for help with setting up VLC (http://dev.emcelettronica.com/diy-iptv- ... an-vlc-vls). Doesn't seem that arduous and will probably be the least resource intensive as far as just running the actual application.ridgerock wrote:You say there are plenty of FTP (FTP???) and other solutions but you don't give specifics - please do share if you have them working for yourself!
This, I think, is also a big part of your issue. Sharing media between two computers on the same network via the native OS network share utilities should work just as well, if not better, than a computer connected via UPnP to a DLNA device. I'd try determining the actual specs of your LAN network before writing off basic network sharing as crap. For instance, if both computers are connected wirelessly to the same Wireless-G router, good luck trying to stream 1080P media between them.ridgerock wrote:And as I said in my post, network shares have never worked for me for HD content because of drop-outs.
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