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Archive for December 2007

Merry Christmas 2007

written by Frank, on Dec 24, 2007 10:50:00 AM.

Serving DivX/XviD content with UPnP to the Playstation 3

written by Frank, on Dec 18, 2007 2:12:00 PM.

Since today the new firmware 2.10 is out and the Playstation 3 has DivX-Support. :-B

And Coherence with changeset 699 serves these filetypes via UPnP to the Playstation 3 too.

The only thing needed for the UPnP MediaServer is to replace the common mimetype for avi containers from video/x-msvideo with video/avi or video/divx. The DLNA profile seems actually not to be necessary for the video files at all.

Not all DivX flavours are supported, follow the comments here for more details.

PS3 support for DivX playback as this years Christmas present?

written by Frank, on Dec 14, 2007 9:51:00 PM.

According to this post at Gizmodo the long awaited support to play DivX files on the Playstation 3 seems to be on its way.

So let's see what DLNA adventures will be in store for us and keep your fingers crossed.

Coherence UPnP MediaServer backend for Last.fm approaching

written by Frank, on Dec 9, 2007 10:34:00 PM.

Today on #coherence:
[22:12]	* Crazy_Morty	is just listening to his first track from LastFM!
[22:14]		Skipping works like a charm!
[22:18]		Two days of work. Learning Python included....
[22:18]		Nice Backend. :)

import antigravity

written by Frank, on Dec 5, 2007 8:44:00 AM.

Python IS awsome.

Welcome Randall Munroe, had much fun reading your strips even before!

Xbox 360 update brings AVI playback

written by Frank, on Dec 3, 2007 8:26:00 PM.

The new firmware update, scheduled for the 4th of December, will bring AVI (MPEG-4 Part 2, Simple Profile and Advanced Simple Profile) playback to the Xbox 360.

Sony, I'm sure you have heard of Sun Tzu? Shouting out what you do next and allowing your opponent to pull the rabbit out of the hat - even worse if the rabbit is such a highly anticipated feature - is hardly found in one of the thirteen chapters of the 'Art of War'. ;-)

Anyway, and that's the main reason for this post, Coherence should - more or less out of the box - stream these kind of video files to both video game consoles.