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by smirk
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there a way to adjust FFMPEG preset value?
Replies: 1
Views: 2277

Is there a way to adjust FFMPEG preset value?

Hi, I'm streaming h.264 to my PS3, and the picture looks great. However, for certain things (like scrolling credits), the bitrate skyrockets and my network can't keep up. (By "skyrocket", I mean that it jumps from an average of 5 Mbps to 65 Mbps). By comparison, Plex's DLNA server uses about 3 Mbps ...
by smirk
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: General Help and Support
Topic: Audio randomly turns into static noise
Replies: 0
Views: 1198

Audio randomly turns into static noise

Every now and then while streaming a movie to my PS3, the audio is suddenly replaced by what sounds like very loud white noise. When this happens, the video suddenly speeds up as well (video speeds up about 1/2 second before the sound goes bonkers). Stopping and restarting playback usually gets thin...
by smirk
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: General Help and Support
Topic: PS3: Transcode to h.264 instead of MPEG-2?
Replies: 2
Views: 2352

Re: PS3: Transcode to h.264 instead of MPEG-2?

My apologies, I figured I was merely configuring something wrong and wasn't trying to post a bug report or anything. I figured out the problem: there were two PS3 .conf files in the directory and the first one alphabetically was the unmodified one. Once I renamed that one, the one that I modified to...
by smirk
Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: General Help and Support
Topic: PS3: Transcode to h.264 instead of MPEG-2?
Replies: 2
Views: 2352

PS3: Transcode to h.264 instead of MPEG-2?

Hi, I have more CPU than bandwidth, so I thought I'd transcode movies to h.264 instead of MPEG-2 when streaming to my PS3. Following http://www.universalmediaserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2796 , I added "TranscodeVideo = MPEGTS-H264-AC3" to C:\Program Files (x86)\Universal Media Server\renderers\...
by smirk
Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tips for adjusting transcoding settings?
Replies: 5
Views: 10804

Re: Tips for adjusting transcoding settings?

Thanks @ExSport. My "Sony-PlayStation3.conf" file doesn't have either "MaxVideoBitrateMbps" or "TranscodeVideo" in it, so it sounds like it just uses default settings, then. Not sure if my computer is fast enough to transcode to h.264 or not... it's a Core i3 540 at 3.07 GHz. Perhaps I'll play with ...
by smirk
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tips for adjusting transcoding settings?
Replies: 5
Views: 10804

Tips for adjusting transcoding settings?

Hi, my UMS setup and my PS3 are connected via Powerline adapters, at a theoretical speed of 200 Mbps (actual speed is probably much, much lower). Most of the time, everything looks great, but when there's a lot of difficult-to-compress motion (especially static, like the beginning of an HBO show) th...
by smirk
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Version 4.1.3 is released
Replies: 14
Views: 17805

Re: Version 4.1.3 is released

Thanks for another awesome release!

I just clean-installed it and noticed something minor. In the Navigation/Share Settings tab, "Enable the cache" is enabled by default, but its tooltip says that the default is disabled.

Other than that, everything's working perfectly. :-)
by smirk
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Version 4.0.0 is released
Replies: 18
Views: 22740

Re: Version 4.0.0 is released

Woo hoo! Can't wait to install it. Thank you everyone for all your hard work -- the feature list looks great!
by smirk
Fri May 02, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Version 3.6.0 is released
Replies: 8
Views: 15010

Re: Version 3.6.0 is released

Great news. Thanks so much for another release! :-)
by smirk
Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ios applications?
Replies: 3
Views: 13166

Re: ios applications?

I've had really good luck with the free VidOn player.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vidon-p ... d679482348

They have apps for iPhone and iPad. Works great (at least for me) and uses hardware decoding.