ciarals wrote:1) As other users reported, I tried to uninstall an reinstall the latest version of PMS and it stopped at step 6/7. I quitted the install process and PMS was successfully installed (I think).
Funny, I never noticed this: you're right. Step 6/7 only presents a "quit" button...
That's not correct and I will have to look into that.
However, it is not deadly to miss the final step. All required files should be installed after step 6.
2) After clicking on the icon, PMS wasn't appearing. The Java installed on my Mac was the latest version found on java.com website. I checked with "java -version" and it said that Java wasn't installed on my Mac! So I clicked on the linked displayed on the warning message and I installed the Java Platform (JDK) 7u45 from Oracle website: after this install, the PMS was working again.
This is strange. The new installer should also install Java in step 6.
If you open a Terminal and execute the following command, you should see a "jre1.7.0_25.jre" directory:
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ls /Applications/PS3\ Media\ Server.app/Contents/PlugIns/
That is the Java version that ought to be used - not the version you installed later.
And here we come to the not-solved problem: subtitles not displaying. I tried your solution with FFmpeg but it didn't work: no audio or video on the PS3, just an error. Tried switching off and on PS3 and PMS without success.
I also had VLC as Video File Engine. So I tried with it and it worked, but not so well: audio and subtitles are ok but video is vary bad with big pixels everywhere.
So now what can I/we do? Up to now, FFmpeg was the worst solution. Why it didn't worked? Do I have to install FFmpeg or update it?
Thanks for all your help
It depends on the file you are trying to view; some engines are better at transcoding particular formats than other. VLC and FFmpeg are both nice alternatives if MEncoder is having problems. There is no way of telling up front which will give the best result.