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Re: PS3 Mavericks

Postby NickS » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:05 pm

Like many others,I also encountered problems running PS3 Media Server under Mavericks.Prior to the software update I was able to watch movies smoothly using the last version of PS3 Media Server.Now that I use Mavericks,I notice a stuttering during video playback with all my movies(the exact same movies that played smoothly).I've got a powerful computer(Macbook Pro from 2010) and my network configuration hasn't changed.I tried to decrease the transcode buffer size but that didn't solve the problem.
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Re: PS3 Mavericks

Postby esquilinho » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:15 am

I followed melcon's suggestion and now I just get an error on the PS3 when I try to play a movie that has its .srt file on the same folder, and it doesn't play…
I have to remove de .srt file from the folder to have it play again.
ARRRGH! Why did I upgrade to Mavericks…? :mrgreen:
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Re: PS3 Mavericks

Postby jbose » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:00 am

I am also having trouble with pms after upgrading to mavericks... I have deleted and performed a clean install, as well as tried to install the newest snapshot version with no luck. It will finish the install, but the software will not open. Any ideas?
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Re: PS3 Mavericks

Postby DeerL » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:55 am

I have PMS working with Mavericks but unfortunately it will not Quit from the menu nor will it Force Quit from either Activity Monitor nor ALT APPLE Esc.
Also my machine will not then restart from menu only by cold boot and of course sleep is not functional.
I have tried to delete and clean install but no good.
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Re: PS3 Mavericks

Postby jbose » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:05 am

jbose wrote:I am also having trouble with pms after upgrading to mavericks... I have deleted and performed a clean install, as well as tried to install the newest snapshot version with no luck. It will finish the install, but the software will not open. Any ideas?


Anyone? About to throw my Macbook Pro and PS3 out the window. My sanity is already gone
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Re: PS3 Mavericks

Postby Raptor399 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:49 pm

I'm on Mavericks myself and unfortunately I don't have the problems described here.
So finding a solution is kind of hard without more specific information.

Are there any messages in the Utilities > Console?
Is a "debug.log" created (in ~/Library/Application Support/PMS/) and if so, what are its contents?
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Re: PS3 Mavericks

Postby Raptor399 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:24 pm

Another thing you can try: PMS (and the installer as well, for that matter) is fired off from a shell script.
Just open a Terminal and hop into the application's "MacOS" directory where you will find a script "pms.sh":

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$ cd /Applications/PS3\ Media\ Server.app/Contents/MacOS
$ ls -l
-rwxr-xr-x  1 patricka  admin  1586 Nov 20 20:17 pms.sh

Double clicking the PMS icon is the same as executing this shell script:

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$ ./pms.sh

If all goes well, PMS opens. If it doesn't, there might be an error explaining why PMS won't open.

The script tries to determine some directories and options before launching Java with PMS. If you want to see the command line that is executed to do this, echo the command instead of executing it. Open "pms.sh" in your favourite editor and insert the word "edit" plus a space in front of the line below the "# Execute the JVM" comment. The line should look like below:

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# Execute the JVM
echo "$JAVA_HOME/bin/java" $JAVA_OPTS \
   -Xmx768M -Xss1024k -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true \

Note that PMS will not be fired up now that the command is echoed instead of executed. However, you can copy/paste the command line now, and see if the arguments make sense when you try to run the command line. If you want to be able to run the script again, remove the word "echo" again.
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Re: PS3 Mavericks

Postby jbose » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:34 am

I am having trouble with this...

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Justins-MacBook-Pro:~ yamahardr125$ cd /Applications/PS3\ Media\ Server.app/Contents/MacOS
Justins-MacBook-Pro:MacOS yamahardr125$ ls
pms.sh
Justins-MacBook-Pro:MacOS yamahardr125$ ./pms.sh
./pms.sh: line 46: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `"'
./pms.sh: line 50: syntax error: unexpected end of file


When I open the file, its contents are:

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 Execute the JVM
“$JAVA_HOME/bin/java" $JAVA_OPTS \
   -Xmx768M -Xss1024k -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true \
   -Xdock:icon="$APPLICATION_DIR/Contents/Resources/pms.icns" \
   -classpath "$PMS_JARS" \
   net.pms.PMS
   
   


Am I missing something?

Raptor399 wrote:Another thing you can try: PMS (and the installer as well, for that matter) is fired off from a shell script.
Just open a Terminal and hop into the application's "MacOS" directory where you will find a script "pms.sh":

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$ cd /Applications/PS3\ Media\ Server.app/Contents/MacOS
$ ls -l
-rwxr-xr-x  1 patricka  admin  1586 Nov 20 20:17 pms.sh

Double clicking the PMS icon is the same as executing this shell script:

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$ ./pms.sh

If all goes well, PMS opens. If it doesn't, there might be an error explaining why PMS won't open.

The script tries to determine some directories and options before launching Java with PMS. If you want to see the command line that is executed to do this, echo the command instead of executing it. Open "pms.sh" in your favourite editor and insert the word "edit" plus a space in front of the line below the "# Execute the JVM" comment. The line should look like below:

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# Execute the JVM
echo "$JAVA_HOME/bin/java" $JAVA_OPTS \
   -Xmx768M -Xss1024k -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true \

Note that PMS will not be fired up now that the command is echoed instead of executed. However, you can copy/paste the command line now, and see if the arguments make sense when you try to run the command line. If you want to be able to run the script again, remove the word "echo" again.
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Re: PS3 Mavericks

Postby Raptor399 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:58 am

jbose wrote:I am having trouble with this...

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Justins-MacBook-Pro:~ yamahardr125$ cd /Applications/PS3\ Media\ Server.app/Contents/MacOS
Justins-MacBook-Pro:MacOS yamahardr125$ ls
pms.sh
Justins-MacBook-Pro:MacOS yamahardr125$ ./pms.sh
./pms.sh: line 46: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `"'
./pms.sh: line 50: syntax error: unexpected end of file


When I open the file, its contents are:

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 Execute the JVM
“$JAVA_HOME/bin/java" $JAVA_OPTS \
   -Xmx768M -Xss1024k -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true \
   -Xdock:icon="$APPLICATION_DIR/Contents/Resources/pms.icns" \
   -classpath "$PMS_JARS" \
   net.pms.PMS
   
   


Am I missing something?


If you look very closely: it looks like the quote character on line 46 at the start of the line is a different quote character than the one at the end of the line! Maybe better visible in this comparison:

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“$JAVA_HOME/bin/java" $JAVA_OPTS \
"$JAVA_HOME/bin/java" $JAVA_OPTS \

That is why the shell is complaining it cannot find a matching quote character.

Make sure the same quotes are being used.
That is probably why the script is not executing the command to launch PMS.

Now to figure out how that quote could become mangled... :shock:
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Re: PS3 Mavericks

Postby mwalsh » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:19 pm

melcon wrote:I'm using a workaround for menconder's issue regarding subtitles.
Short version:
In transcode settings -> Mencoder Video -> Subtitle settings I disable the "Use ASS/SSA subtitle styling". Then I did:
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cd ~/.mplayer && ln -sv /Library/Fonts/Microsoft/Arial.ttf subfont.ttf

... and subtitle is working again. You can pick any font you want/have.



Pardon my ignorance, but where do you enter that string of code?
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