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Rivet 2.3 supports Plex Media Center, Denon receivers

updated 03:35 pm EST, Mon November 16, 2009

Feature tweask include smart sorting

Cynical Peak has released v2.3 of Rivet, its Mac media streaming software. The app shares music, video, photo and podcast content with consoles on a local-area network, namely the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Material can be pulled direclty from Aperture, iPhoto or iTunes libraries, though video can only be streamed from custom folders.

New to Rivet is official support for non-gaming technology, including Denon AV receivers, CEIVA Pro 80 picture frames and the Plex Media Center for Mac OS X. Streaming and library-scanning performance has been improved, and sorting now ignores "a," "an" and "the" when listing alphabetically. Thumbnails have been enhanced with better caching, as well as the ability to choose custom images.

Rivet requires Mac OS X 10.5, along with a network-connected 360 or PS3. The program is $19 new; the v2.3 update is free to existing users.

by MacNN Staff



  1. jarod

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Rivet *used* to be ok, but the constant quirks left much to be desired. Then came along "Playback" and in my tests blows Rivet (and pretty much all similar mac media players) away. This current release of Rivet seems to be playing catch up to Playback. Playback is plenty fast!

    Here's the link for anyone interested:

  1. Raman

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Plex rules on a Mac. If you're gonna have a Mac on to serve up iTunes/iPhoto/etc content then just hook it up to your HDTV and play it off Plex directly.

  1. jarod

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Plex

    Plex is great but doesn't integrate well with 3rd party consoles like the PS3. While I love the Plex interface; its way to resource hungry; the fans of my Mac mini goes crazy everytime plex is on. With Playback; there's no peep, even when its streaming at full blast.

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