MediaLink connects Mac, PlayStation 3

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Nullriver Software, makers of Connect360, has announced the release of MediaLink, software that enables Macs to stream audio, video and photos to a Sony PlayStation 3. The software is available for download and costs $20 to register.

MediaLink turns the Macintosh into a Universal Plug & Play (UPnP) server. UPnP is an open standard Sony adopted for the PlayStation 3 -- the PlayStation 3 is capable of finding and connecting to such devices over the same network, and has wireless networking capabilities built-in. MediaLink will automatically detect and connect your PlayStation 3 to your Mac, regardless of whether they're running on the same wired or wireless network.

With MediaLink running on the Mac, it's possible to stream (unprotected) audio files, playlists, podcasts and videos to the PlayStation 3 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, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, AVI, WMV and ASF, DIVX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP and other file formats.

System requirements call for 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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