Folks - can I just say what an absolute pleasure it is to find some media server software that works reliably. I've tried them all - tversity, twonky, WMC, the dlink and neolink propietary solutions - the list goes on. I have a PS3, a Helios X5000 and a dlink DSM320 and all my media's on a 4Tb NAS device hanging off a router in my home. The network is wired with gigabit across the majority so you'd expect streaming to be little problem. NOTHING i've tried to date works with everything I have reliably. There were always streaming problems, things would hang when too many connections were attempted as the kids pulled hd video off the NAS at the same time as the server was running, the server couldn't transcode and onfeed the source properly - the list of problems I've had is just ridiculous.
Installed PS3 Media Server last night and spent hours just smiling after the miniscule amount of time it took to install it. Every device saw the server immediately. Every device streamed beautifully. Every file - from 4Gb+ mpgs and VOB's in 5.1 and DTS down to xvid and divx avi's through to music to photos just played, first time, every time, on every device. Amazing. I had two media streamers feeding hd video to widescreens at the same time as three separate computers were pulling video off the NAS while I walked around to different devices pausing, ff'ing, rew'ing, stopping one to jump to another file and generally trying to break it for a good hour or so just to stress test it ... nothing broke, nothing went wrong and I am just over the moon about this.
Thanks so much whoever put this together - magnificent in it's simplicity and functionality and an incredibly small footprint to boot. (Pun intended!
Donation coming your way, folks ... keep up the fabulous and much appreciated great work!!!