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#1 Ironman273

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 18:25

PS4 will not support media servers, DLNA functionality
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Oct 30, 2013 at 1:51p @AlexaRayC
 

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The PlayStation 4 will not support client functionality for media servers, Sony announced today in the Ultimate FAQ for the console on the PlayStation Blog.

 

The FAQ also confirms the Sony's next-gen console will not support DLNA devices for sharing and streaming videos and other media content from a home PC. Sony's PlayStation 3 does include DLNA support and allows users to access their PC's media from the console's dashboard.

 

Earlier this year, Microsoft noted that the Xbox One will not work as a Windows Media Center Extender, which would have allowed users to connect multiple devices running Windows. DLNA support, while possible on the Xbox 360, is still unconfirmed for the Xbox One.

 

Source: Polygon




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Posted 30 October 2013 - 18:28

I'm ready to cancel my pre-order, go to gamestop, and buy a PS3 + Journey + The Last of Us. I still have so many older games to get through, there's no reason to upgrade my media center with something that can't do media.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 18:29

Wow, unless I am wrong, but doesnt this mean ps media server and UMS are not going to work?  Not happy about this one bit.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 18:32

Not supporting media servers is kind of lame. Thankfully a lot of things that aren't supported are things that can be added in a patch down the road. Hopefully Sony is aggressive in getting these features out there after launch.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 18:37

Seems like an odd feature to leave out.  DLNA should be simple to implement. 



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 19:03

Not supporting media servers is kind of lame. Thankfully a lot of things that aren't supported are things that can be added in a patch down the road. Hopefully Sony is aggressive in getting these features out there after launch.


They could make us feel better by claiming that they are working to add these features at a later time, like they said for features like Youtube support.

But no, they just say it wont be supported.


This is a big deal for any of us that like to use out consoles to stream local media to.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 19:05

No DLNA is a complete mess up.

It was patched into the PS3, but why is it not there day 1 on the PS4.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 19:08

I really don't get it, Sony should know better. I mean if its one thing Sony should know, its media features that need to be supported. DLNA is the bare minimum.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 19:11

that REALLY sux!!!



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 19:11

Wow, that takes away a big reason to use it as a media center.  Why would you ever get it over an XB1.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 19:23

This is a bit disappointing.

I really hope sony reverses decision and add the feature back.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 19:37

Seems like an odd feature to leave out.  DLNA should be simple to implement. 

Especially considering the PS3 already supports it.

 

Both consoles have always been useless to me for media streaming anyway though, because they have such crappy format support.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 19:39

Am I really the only person who's never used DLNA on any device, and found the media server feature on the PS3 to be flaky at best without using PS3 Media Server?



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 19:43

that is actually a very horrible loss. I currently use my PS3 more as a media center than as a game device. (mostly with Netflix) but a lot of the content we watch is on my computer that we just stream over. I hope at least they will still support MP4 and AVI files via a flash drive (even though they have also announced they will not allow you to use an external Hard Drive.)



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 19:44

It's probably gonna be an addon via a downloaded app or something at a later date.. Sony and MS both can't be that nuts..

 

Though I agree with others, I find both the PS3's and 360's DLNA support to be flakey at best.