AAPL Stock: 121.3 ( -1.07 )

Printed from

Playback 1.0 offers media sharing to PS3, Xbox 360

updated 09:15 pm EDT, Thu June 25, 2009

Playback 1.0 announced

Yazsoft has released its newest application, Playback, used to share media with any Playstation 3, Xbox 360, or UPnP compatible devices. The software boasts the ability to host almost any file type without any reconfiguring the original file and integrates with iTunes, iPhoto, and Aperture. User's can also control which devices have access to their media using the application's Access Control List tool. Playback also features Bandwidth throttling, used to limit the transfer rate from the computer to the UPnP device allowing the network to continue functioning without interruption.

The application utilizes Growl notifications, Spotlight based searching, thumbnails generated by QuickLook, and a Status menu that displays live stream information.

Playback requires Mac OS X 10.5 and a network connection to function. The application can be purchased from the Yazsoft online store for $15, which includes three licenses.

by MacNN Staff





  1. dagamer34

    Joined: Dec 1969


    No MKV

    PS3 Media Server can handle MKVs and it's free!

  1. jarod

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Thank you!

    I have tried them all and they all SUCK ESP the FREE ones. Playback is, I think, the first true media server for Mac OS X that I consider worthy. It's very fast, and the developers seem to have thought of everything.

    PS3 Media Server is a hack, looks like s***, and bogs up all the machine's resources. Playback barely hits 5% of CPU all full stream. Now THATS what I can designer coding! Well done!

  1. Marook

    Joined: Dec 1969


    But no Sonos...

    Another UPnP server that does not work with Sonos.. ahh, bummer! Would like to have one that does!

  1. Peter Bonte

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I use Medialink to connect to the PS3, seems to work fine but has some trouble with playing HD TS files over the network.

  1. finknottle

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Connect 360

    I've been using Connect 360 with to serve video/audio/pictures from my mac to my xbox 360 for almost three years and it works awesomely well!! Highly recommend!

  1. WiseWeasel

    Joined: Dec 1969



    FTA: "User's can also control which devices..."
    User's -> Users
    An unfortunate grammar error right there in the summary on the main MacNN page.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...


Most Commented