Oldrider wrote:If you are using movies with external subtitles, There is only one alternative: wild media server.
I ran Wild Media Server for a while but I found it WAY too complicated. You could definitely do ALOT of different stuff with it, and it definitely had a couple cool features that I would like to see implemented into PMS. But the high technical demand combined with a forum that is near impossible for a true English speaker to navigate made it bothersome. The people on the forum try to help, but communicating with them nearly took a translator when they try to respond in English. I still have a subscription to the program, but have not used it in ages.
As of late, I have also been using the standard Windows Media Player server combined with Shark007's Windows codec package to stream to my 360 in my bedroom. As far as playback to my Xbox 360, I actually get a higher percentage of successful, flawless playback than I do with PMS. (have an annoying 'twitch' that shows on screen when transcoding to 360 w/ PMS)
But the problem with Windows Media Player server is trying to set up subtitles to autoplay like I can with PMS. Fairly confusing and never successful.
Overall, no other server can touch PMS as far as streaming to my PS3, at least in my experience. And I think I have nearly tried them all from Wild Media Server to Plex, to Twonky, to TVersity to Serviio....etc. etc.
All I know, is before I found PMS, streaming to my 360 was a pain in the arse, nevermind trying to add subtitles. After PMS, it became much easier, then once I got my PS3 there was no turning back. Unless PMS totally takes a dump, and is abandoned it will be my primary PS3 server for as long as possible.
And I want to add a giant thanks to Shagrath, Redlum, Meskibob, ChocolateBoy, Subjunk and all others that contribute to this kick ass program.