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Stream audio and video from Mac to PlayStation 3

MediaLink software turns Apple Mac into UPnP PS3 server

Nullriver Software has announced the launch of MediaLink, a piece of software that enables Macs to stream audio, video and photos to a Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) games console. The software is available for download and costs $20 (about £10) to register.

MediaLink turns the Macintosh into a Universal Plug & Play (UPnP) server. UPnP is an open standard that Sony adopted for the PS3 - the PlayStation is capable of finding and connecting to such devices over the same network, and has built-in wireless networking capabilities. MediaLink will automatically detect and connect your PS3 to your Mac, regardless of whether they're running on the same wired or wireless network.

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With MediaLink running on the Mac, it's possible to stream (unprotected) audio files, playlists, podcasts and videos to the PS3 and view your iPhoto library. You can share any files or folders on your Mac you'd like to through MediaLink, and they become accessible to the PS3. MediaLink can automatically display album art, photo and video previews as well.

The software supports MP3, WMA, WAV, Mpeg1, Mpeg2, Mpeg4, H.264, AVI, WMV and ASF, DIVX, Jpeg, GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP and other file formats.

The system requirements are as follows: Mac OS X v10.4 or later, a PlayStation 3 with a network connection, iTunes for iTunes sharing and iPhoto for iPhoto library sharing.


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