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Best DLNA program

Discussion in 'PS3' started by Rocks911, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Rocks911

    Rocks911 Member

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    I'm attempting to leave DVD and CD disks behind but cant seem to find the best DLNA server answer. I have an older XP computer and a PS3. I have tried Serviio and Playstation Media Server (PMS) and now am giving Tversity a try.

    I am not knowledgable enough for Serviio certainly because to transcode video you need to know how to enter code and I dont. PMS seems to offer a better alternative and can transcode some vids, but I guess my question is, what program is the best?

    The best all-in-one DLNA program that you dont need to be a programmer to use. Videos come in so many formats that watching them all is impossible but I'm looking for a program taht allows me to watch as many as possible.

    I found this old link that lists the DLNA programs:
     
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    Alright then, obviously not the place for this question
     
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    I have been using tversity for over a year now. There's lots of information on it website that will likely cover any problems that arise. I started out using PMS but found tversity to be a lot more user friendly. Plus tversity can auto transcode video for you without any noticeable impact on the video.
     
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    lol the tread that got away :p

    That's the problem with the PS3, it doesnt do everything!
    $ony didnt want to pay royalties to use other peoples' codecs, codecs which are very popular and used by many people and other software, so it wont play them :p

    I decided to try the PMS again seeing as they released a few new updates, and for files which need to be transcoded I have found that playback isnt all that good. Whilst playing a video it jumps a couple minutes ahead for no apparent reason, so you have to keep going to the menu to go back to where it skipped from; not a good thing if it's the first time you are watching something as you may end up missing quite a bit of the movie before realising it!

    For those files that did not require transcoding it worked fine. But that problem is a big one, so probably best to stick with tversity.

    Those are the 2 commonly used programs, apart from windows media player's own server.
     

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