- January 26th, 2008
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So those of you on the “bleeding edge of technology” have been down in the dumps recently on how to get your new PS3 and your Apple computer to sync in sharing media. I found a fix!!**
This little bit of code was whipped up by a nifty little company called Elgato. They make media interfaces and software for your Mac.
This app free to download and free to use, unlike some of the other attempts at bringing DLNA compatibility to os x.
Allegro Media Server- $40 bones
TwonkyMedia- $40 bones
For those of you who are unfamiliar, DLNA (or Digital Living Network Alliance) is an attempt to offer plug-and-play capabilities with a wide variety of products and manufactures.
To be fair there is a freeware package that claims to bring DLNA compatability to your Mac called mediatomb, but those who aren’t Terminal savvy need not apply. Personally I couldn’t get the darn thing to database my shared folders, but if your looking for a challenge and more control check it out.
If you are running a windows box, from what I understand compatibility comes standard with WMP 11. So all you suckers still stuck getting the “blue screen of death” need not worry.
The freeware package installs a icon in your System Pref’s to manipulate what you do and do not want to share. So, Have At It!!
P.S.- Apple, where are you on this one…. why isn’t this built into 10.5???
BTW- I know I haven’t been posting lately… sue me.
*UPDATE: I have read a couple of threads today suggesting that others have not had the same success as I have with Eyeconnect. It worked wonderful for me… Granted the codec’s need to be installed on your PS3, and your network needs to be able to handle it (wifi is usually your bottleneck), but it worked for me without any trouble. Feedback???
**UPDATE: I have also found another freeware program called CyberMediaGate but have not tested it out yet.