Media server like TVersity for OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Burtonsnow9, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Burtonsnow9 macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if there is a good media server program for OS X that is like the TVersity program for windows?

    any help would be great!
     
  2. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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  3. alienx macrumors newbie

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    You can also use AllegroMedia Server (AMS ) to use iTunes with it, this program allows iTunes to act as the actual media server, I have not tried it yet but it looks interesting:

    http://www.allegrosoft.com/ams.html

    Also there is a new project that looks interesting as well (Free):

    http://www.fireflymediaserver.org/
    Wiki: http://wiki.fireflymediaserver.org/
    Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefly_Media_Server

    Download:
    http://forums.rokulabs.com/viewtopic.php?t=11098
    Firefly 1.1b1 has been release on Firefly 1/20/08
     
  4. ChiaJesus macrumors newbie

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    I haven't looked at any of the other recommendations mentioned in this thread. However if you are planning to stream to an Xbox 360 take a look at Connect 360 - it works great!
     
  5. aarond12 macrumors 65816

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    Even if you pay your $20 for MediaLink, do NOT expect support. The %(#$@#$ won't even return e-mails to me asking if anyone's there.

    I am having problems with MediaLink and MP4 and AVI files not streaming properly. M2TS (a special proprietary format for PS3) and MPEG files stream just fine.

    When I ask why... no answer. I don't appreciate that crap when I PAY for software.
     
  6. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    I use TwonkyMedia with PS3. The PS3 would drop playback on higher bit-rate stuff until I raised the buffer size in Twonky config. FWIW.
     
  7. damesJ macrumors member

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    is there nething that supports xbox 360? besides connect 360.
     
  8. dinoman22 macrumors newbie

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    My experiecne with Streaming Media and OS X

    I have banged my head with the PS3, Xbox360, and streaming Media from Macs, It just didn't work as smoothly as it should, I have tried Eye Media connect , It was nightmare, Constant network drops skipping Vids, and sound ?
    Everything was hardwired too.
    I gave up on the MAC this time.

    I have Tversity on a windows box and was amazed how simple it was, it just plained worked, and I WISH OS X version of Tversity would be developed!!!
    This is how i knew it was not my network config.causing ****** streaming.

    Although I never got around to try bootcamp Windows to run tversity, Im betting it would work?????

    I tired Vmfusion with XP and myps3 and xbox 360 couldnt detect Tversity.
    VMFusion NAtted my netwok config, since the promiscuous mode is all jacked up, port forwarding did no good, A whole week making myself sick.
    Thus giving up.

    oh to answer the Last Question
    Windows media player 11 should allow you to share media if Windows Media connect does not work(Vista Users)
    :)
     
  9. hooshies macrumors newbie

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    Rivet

    I found that Rivet is the simplest and easiest to use...not the greatest customization options, but gets the job done.

    The problem with all of the suggested programs, including Rivet, is that they are not free. Not only is TVersity the easiest to use (IMO) but it's also free.

    Would be nice to find the equivalent for Mac.
     
  10. TXBDan macrumors regular

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    medialink works FANTASTIC for me for streaming to my PS3.

    I used TVersity on my PC for years and it was ok.. Medialink is amazing. streams really really well.
     
  11. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using Rivet RIGHT NOW... it's really fantastic. one of the best 18 bucks i've ever spent.
     
  12. kevinsgill macrumors newbie

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    If you're on a Mac, try using Connect360. http://www.nullriver.com/products/connect360. I have been using this for over 2 years and it has worked really good for me. This is only for XBOX 360. The price is only $20 but it's the best $20 I've spent. Great tool. You can also find a similar tool for PS3 on the site as well. Check it out.
     
  13. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    im with everybody else, if you've used TVersity on the PC, you will know that none of the other stuff comes close to it for being free. But the best part of it is that it converts and streams most of the video files on the fly.

    Ive used a demo of NulRivers stuff. Im now gonna download the demo of Rivet and see which I like better.
     
  14. steveharan macrumors newbie

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    PLEASE tell me how to get MediaLink working!!

    MediaLink - PS3 can't see it.
    TVMobili - PS3 can see it out of the box!

    Nullriver support is RUBBISH - sent dozens of emails - nothing in response!

    I'd be interested to know why MediaLink won't work. I'm all wireless, running Snow Leopard and the latest version 2 alpha media link.

    Hope you can help!

    Steve
     
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  16. vm7118 macrumors regular

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    ps3mediaserver wins hands down. free, open source, runs on all platforms (java-based), transcodes anything you throw at it (mainly with mencoder), and serves media to any device, name notwithstanding.

    i've used tversity, twonky, eyeconnect, medialink, mediatomb, fuppes, and i think ps3mediaserver has the best feature set and ease of use combination. not to mention it's 100% free, and comes with GREAT support.
     
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    i like medialink more than tversity for pc. i have never had a problem with it. i didn't know it cost money though... i just dl'ed it from somewhere and it worked. but i wouldn't pay for it, i'd go for something free.

    i just read what vm7118 said and am going to try ps3mediaserver now...
     
  19. b33eazy macrumors member

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    Couldn't I just install Windows and access my files from the Mac part? I'm going to try and install Windows 7 soon, and Tversity is simply the best program fro Xbox 30/Ps3. It's very easy to stream and transfer High definition movies (well over 4gb) to my ps3/ps3 hard drive. Also, I've used ps3 media server and all those programs and none of them hold a candle to Tversity.
     
  20. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    PS3 Media Server works PERFECTLY here!!!

    Streams to 360/PS3 and 1080p MKVs all fine (even over 802.11N) from my MacBook Pro.

    If PS3 media server doesn't work for you you have setup problems as it works perfectly on my MP/MBP.
     
  21. Bentov macrumors regular

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    Second that, I just d/l PS3 Media Server and no problems here either. :D Thank you thank you thank you
     
  22. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    I havent tried PS3 Media Server, but it gave me a lot of trouble (I seem to recall stuttering issues even though the PS3 is on a gigabit ethernet network).

    I've had great luck with MediaLink. I'm still on an older version of the PS3 software, FWIW (afraid of killing my Blu-ray drive with the 3.15 update).
     
  23. GMink macrumors regular

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  24. pier macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    What is your setup?

    I'm trying to do the same with 1080p mkv and I get choppy video over 10/100 network. I have a MBP with a 2.3 Core 2 Duo processor.

    The cpu doesn't get over 80-90%... and the network activity doesn't get over 6MB per second.

    Where do you think is the bottleneck?

    I've also tried medialink with the same result, although a bit less choppy...

    Thanks
     

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