PS4, UMS and you

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PS4, UMS and you

Post by Optimus_prime » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:21 pm

Hi all,
Just wanted to share some of the bad news that i've just read about the PS4.
I, i'm sure like many, would maybe replace my PS3 with a new PS4. But sadly no, due to it's lack of support for DLNA.
The PS4 can’t stream audio and video files from a PC over DLNA
Another PS3 media feature that’s missing from the PS4 is the lack of DLNA support, which will be disappointing to anyone who planned to use their PS4 as a media hub for their living room. These days, chances are good that you have some other devices hooked up to your TV that do largely the same thing. Still, it’s a disappointing rollback.
If your unaware you can read more here http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/10/1 ... e-ps4-faq/
about the lack of features included or stuff that is included.

Sony, i'm bitterly disappointed, but i suppose i just have to stick with my still great PS3.
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Re: PS4, UMS and you

Post by Ohsem » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:28 pm

Ah yes, I was about to ask UMS staff regarding this 'interesting' move made by Sony with their PS4 and how it will affect UMS's future development.

From what I understand, Sony wants the consumer to use their online store, which means you have to pay to watch movies now. From business view, they have rights for that.

But for someone like me who has limited budget, living in a country with a slow broadband connection, this definitely means 'game over' for me if I want to enjoy my movie/audio experience like I did with my PS3 + UMS on PS4. Which means no next-gen console purchase for me for the time being :\

I really hope that Sony will change their mind and include DLNA support again in future firmware updates.

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Post by Whogie » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:22 pm

I've been following this obsessively:
There's been a big backlash (~70 page thread on GAF) and Sony has taken notice. They added a line to their FAQ:
PS4 FAQ wrote:Will PS4 support media servers or DLNA support in order to stream videos or movies from a home PC?
The PS4 system does not support client functionality* for media servers.
*We appreciate your feedback and are exploring possibilities.
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/10/ ... h-america/

And Yoshida has been posting about it on Twitter:
Shuhei Yoshida ‏@yosp wrote: Had a very good discussion w the PS4 Dev team today. We're happy & appreciative to learn so many people use and like PS3's media features.
Point is, they'll likely add it in later.

Xbox One on the other hand is already confirmed to support PlayTo, which gives good hope for normal DLNA functionality.

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Re: PS4, UMS and you

Post by DeFlanko » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:31 am

its a good thing we're Universal Media Server and not those other guys. :)


Im sure once the PS4 is released we'll find a way! Im optimistic.

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Post by Madoka » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:12 am

Well, this is truly disappointing news. I use my PS3 way more for video streaming than playing games. Now I can hold off on getting a PS4 until they add DNLA support or there's finally a game I have to play on it.

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Post by Gareee » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:23 am

In the mean time I figured out how to stream to my gaming pc which is also on my tv. There is a plugin for UMS that supports xbmc, and its a desktop kind of like what you see on the ps3 for videos, music, pics and the like.

It took a little getting used to to set up, but I can stream to the gaming pc now, so if the never add it to the ps4, I can deal now.

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Post by Whogie » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:24 pm

So it seems the XB1 only has PlayTo, so UMS doesn't work on it either.

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Post by Kilmer » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:14 pm

Any updates on a possible PS4 solution? I miss UMS on the Playstation =/

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Re: PS4, UMS and you

Post by DeFlanko » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:18 pm

well currently none of us have a PS4 to test with... sooo if anyone wants to be nice and send us a few to test with then sure we can see what we can do from there =)

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Re: PS4, UMS and you

Post by ExSport » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:49 am

Where you took your PS4 supports DLNA/UPnP? Or new fw version adding this feature is already out? I don't suppose...

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