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Topic # 91341 11-Oct-2011 20:36 Send private message

I'm investigating the best way to stream media from our iMac (running OSX Lion) to our PS3. The majority of our media is in iTunes, so whatever solution I chose should ideally support sharing iTunes libraries and playlists. Ideally I'd also like to be able to stream video content purchased from the iTunes store, but I'm not sure if thats possible

I initially tried using PS3 Media Server, but that seems to be quite unstable. The server will often crash when streaming audio, and my initial attempts to stream video didn't go well at all.  

I'm also investigating Rivet (free but discontinued), MediaLink (USD $20), and Playback (USD $12 on sale; $21 normally). I've not tried the latter yet, but the other two seem to work well enough. However, they don't allow me to stream purchased video content.

Another possibility is getting an Apple TV. It certainly seems to have a pretty slick UI, but I still need to investigate whether this will play nicely with my A/V receiver. It only has one free optical audio port, which is currently in use, and doesn't support HDMI at all unfortunately. It does have a spare coax digital in that I may be able to use. Is it possible to get a cable or adapter to allow me to go from optical audio to coax?

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  Reply # 532094 11-Oct-2011 20:50 Send private message

If you're using iTunes then Apple TV is definitely the way to go. I use mine all the time and it's so much easier than using those media server options.
I'm no expert on optical audio so can't help you there. Can you not plug in the HDMI to your TV and run an audio-out from there somehow?

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