I apologize profusely for not responding to this thread... I sorta left the world of PS3MS for about a month...
Currently, I'm not running PMS as a service (I didn't like the complete absence of a GUI) so I won't touch on that. However I will provide some pointers for those of you who want to run it on a 64-bit Java Virtual Machine.
64-bit Intel or AMD CPU (x86-64)
64-bit Windows (Win7 in my example)
at least 4GB of RAM
64-bit JVM installed
- look in the manual downloads section of java.sun.com
- the filename should be jre-6u21-windows-x64.exe
- it should install to C:\Program Files\Java
PS3 Media Server latest official beta installed (pms-setup-windows-1.20.409-BETA.exe
- have not yet tried this with the Community BuildsCreate
a text file with the following contents and save it to your PS3 Media Server folder root as runme64.cmd:
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"C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\javaw.exe" -classpath update.jar;pms.jar;plugins/;plugins/* -Xmx2048M -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true -Djava.encoding=UTF-8 net.pms.PMS
i.e. for me it is here: C:\Program Files (x86)\PS3 Media Server\runme64.cmdCreate
a shortcut on your desktop (or whatever) pointing to the above CMD file. Make sure the shortcut will run from the same directory. Example, using my Windows 7 shortcut:
TARGET: "C:\Program Files (x86)\PS3 Media Server\runme64.cmd"
START IN: "C:\Program Files (x86)\PS3 Media Server"
the shortcut. PS3 Media Server will run in a 64-bit JVM with a 2GB heapsize! You should also be able to safely set the transcode buffer to 500 or 600. Personally, I didn't need anything that big, I just used 400. And with a 400MB transcode buffer, 2GB heapsize is probably overkill... you can change the 2048
in the batch file above to 1536
if you like.
Here's a screenshot of Process Explorer on my system with the whole setup going, while I watch a subtitled xvid movie through the [Avisynth/MEncoder] option.
Unfortunately we're still using 32-bit versions of all the other EXEs (like MEncoder) but due to the 64-bit JVM at least we can benefit from the larger heapsize.