Best media server: Playback, Eyeconnect, other?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mdv2, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Mdv2 macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2008
    I bought a Western Digital Live TV the other day, which I am using in combination with my Macbook (ML 10.8.2) and I've finally managed to get it running.

    Initially, it wouldn't work due to changes Apple made in SMB sharing. I've finally managed to get it working by using trial versions of Playback and Eyeconnect media servers, which both seem to work flawlessly. However, I would like to know which of those is considered better and more stable as I haven't had a chance to fully test each of them yet. Should I consider alternatives?
  2. skiffx, Mar 8, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013

    skiffx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2008
    What did you end up using after a few months?
    I actually like Playback better because it has an ability to sort by date modified.

    But overall when playing 720 mkv rips on a wifi WDTV, very often it stops playing content after a few minutes of playback
  3. Dc2006ster macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    Alberta, Canada
    Not sure if it will work with your system but I use the free PS3 media server to stream directly to my DLNA compliant TV from my Mac . I found EyeConnect to be unreliable and PS3 Media Server handles a wider range of audio and video files.

    I did not know about Playmaker. Will give it a try.
  4. Mdv2 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2008
    I haven't had such problem. Is it not related to your internet connection? I've decided to stick with Playback and loving it.

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