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.