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Ps4

Postby mfs6278 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:19 pm

Is there a planned PS4 media server? :idea:
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Re: Ps4

Postby meskibob » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:30 pm

DLNA is DLNA, so as long as the PS4 supports it, PMS should be able to support the PS4.
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Re: Ps4

Postby Kubr1ck » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:34 pm

Just spotted this buried in the PS4 FAQs. Looks like it won't play MP3s or even CDs. The days of the Playstation as a media hub seem to be over.

"Will PS4 support media servers or DLNA support in order to stream videos or movies from a home PC?

The PS4 system does not support client functionality for media servers."

Full FAQ here.
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Re: Ps4

Postby mazey » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:20 pm

honestly nowadays everyone is getting smart tvs with this function i stopped using my ps3 years ago for dlna. my ps3 is used strictly for gaming :) this wont really affect people in the future as much as it sounds...
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Re: Ps4

Postby meskibob » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:28 pm

Thanks for the link.
I'm actually a little surprised by that decision, given that Sony is a Promoter Member of DLNA - http://www.dlna.org/dlna-for-industry/a ... -companies
Then again, they're probably doing this to push their Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited paid subscription services - http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/10/ ... ca/#sect10
Oh well, looks like it'll stay PS3 Media Server (for now).
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Re: Ps4

Postby ExSport » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:46 pm

@Mazey: Not many TVs have good DLNA support like many Panasonic or Sony Tv with buggy or very limited support.
Main reasons why PS3 is still the best player for me (comparing to other DLNA clients in my household):
  • Support of DTS passthrough to external receiver
  • 7.1 support (most Tvs also with hdmi audio out can't do better then stereo from dlna browser)
  • nice browser which scrolls filenames
  • 1Gbit network so my mkv files can be transcoded in full 1080p high quality instead of a max 60 Mbit bitrate on TVs with no mkv support
  • etc. etc. etc.
I know it is not ideal client but definitely better than majority of TV renderers with their flaws.
For audio/video enthusiastics it is still very good renderer, not good as e.g. Media tanks but better than TV:-)
So info that PS4 will not support DLNA is sad but expected when there were not any updates for PS3 in mkv/subs direction :?
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Re: Ps4

Postby mazey » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:23 am

for me i prefer using my bravia,

1. less power from using 1 device instead of 2,
2. no noise from fan (ps3 slim fan is even louder then liberty model imo), hence you can watch something in complete silence.
3. the only codec i really could use is mkv which it doesnt have but avi/mp4 it does. mkv it needs to transcode, but then again so does ps3.
4. it detects my tv at 86mbit which has yet to be a issue i have the limit for bitrate set to 0 (unlimited) and lossless settings (5,1,1) though i dont have any 1080p, 720p works fine. i prefer 720p at this stage mostly due to my server cpu.

when purchasing a tv you make sure you purchase one that does have good media server support. my bravia hx (2012) is amazing. so was my w5500 (2009) even though the browsing on it was slower this has thankfully been fixed with my 2012 model bravia.

overall and i can honestly say since using both renderers for a long time, i prefer to use my tv over my ps3 for this function. :) so happy ps3 media server has such wide support for many devices, which is a tribute to such a great program i have loved for many years...
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Re: Ps4

Postby Kubr1ck » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:06 am

This from Shuhei Yoshida on Twitter -

"Thanks for the feedback to the lack of MP3 and DLNA support at the launch of PS4. I'll share with the PS4 Dev team for future consideration."

Seems they've had a bit of a backlash over this. At least they seem to be listening.
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Re: Ps4

Postby shagrath » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:16 am

yep it's not really a surprise for me, given the push on app/tv/movies stores these years (Apple/MS/Google/Sony, etc.)
and here I was wondering about a "ps4 media server" :p

And let's face it, DLNA is dying anyway (Apple = AirPlay, Google=Chromecast, etc.)
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Re: Ps4

Postby taconaut » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:08 pm

That's a shame. If the ps4 doesn't support DLNA, the fat ps3 will remain in the living room for some more time.
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