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The popular steaming app for Windows, Linux and OS X gets another update. Developer SubJunk rolled out version 6.1.0 of Universal Media Server yesterday. The update addresses mostly bugs and further improvements while increasing support for some devices. [break].[/break]Lets take a look.

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Changelog: v6.1.0

SvenGDK mentioned a few days ago about a upcoming release of his PS Multi Tools app and after about eleven days here it is. This multi console app, for Windows, has a bunch of features for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3. These include signing, modifying, converting, compressing and comparing many PSX file formats. After downloading the latest build from Sven's nicely redone website and installing version 12.0.2 of PS Multi Tools, I did like the surprise addition of the PlayStation 4 option.[break].[/break] This option in the 'select your console' screen is not functional yet but does show that future development is inbound and we can look forward to some PS4 goodies added in future updates.


Features for PS Multi Tools:
PS3 Tools:PS2 Tools:

  • Sign PKG Files
  • Format Large External HDDs in FAT32
  • Modify PARAM.SFO Files
  • Decrypt & Sign EBOOT.BIN Files
  • Compare MD5 Hashes
  • Convert PSX Game to PS3 PKG
  • Convert PS2 Game to PS3 compatible Game
  • Download PS3 Covers
  • Compress or Extract ISO Files

  • Easy SMB Setup to share your ISOs within your Network
  • PAL to NTSC ISO Converter
  • NTSC to PAL ISO Converter
  • Various ELF/ISO Loaders
  • Compress Games into ISO File
  • Extract PS2 ISO Games
  • Format HDD to use with your PS2
  • Download PS2 Covers

Changes and more:
New Features:Bugfixes:

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I do not know where to start when it comes to news this sad. When a hacker only two years older than I am has passed away. We can remember him when he and his team made the promise that the PlayStation 3 was as hacked as the Wii and they would restore Linux to the PlayStation 3 that Sony took away from us. (aka other OS) Bushing was part of the fail0verflow panel that literally brought us to our knees. Their findings is what has brought us to where we are today. That and what our current developers have brought to the scene is rather remarkable.
Lead Developer Subjunk of UMS (Universal Media Server) & team have released version 6.0.0 of the DLNA Media Sever that is supported by many devices, such as the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 & PlayStation Vita/PSTV for a full list of Supported Devices checkout at the official website. Since the previous updates the UMS team adds the "fully played action" feature, A fix to automatic cover downloads, Accuracy of the Status Tab was greatly improved and various tweaks to improve the performance of the UMS while addressing several bugs[break]gg[/break]. This is an excellent choice for a DLNA Media Server and supports so many devices, if you have not tried this application out you yet what are you waiting for?

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(UPDATED: See updates ) Well, its been about 9 days since the release of 4.76.1 REBUG REX (D-REX) and Sony has announced a new firmware update for the PS3 (4.78) and also a new firmware update that will also hit the PS Vita & PlayStationTV as those devices are now "upgraded" to v3.57 OFW.. This "update" as described by should arrive on Jan. 20th and its suppose to remove support for Facebook applications on those devices. This OFW updates was suspected to make its way to the public, following the release of 4.76.1 REBUG REX (D_REX) as that has seemed to of been the trend from Sony. A new REBUG REX and an OFW update follows soon after, is this just a coincidence? [break]sss[/break] Let us know your opinions in the comments below.

Also, this is most likely not a good update for the PS Vita / PlayStation TV community either as many things are likely to get patched as there has been various hacks/exploits to the Vita firmware, a firmware that many of you already know is shared by the PSTV. Its been sometime since the last update, so many things are likely to be patched as that is how Sony typically rolls. So all in all this does not look like good updates for the hacking communities and not even a good update for an OFW user (but how many firmware updates are?).

Developer's Subjunk and team have continued the evolution of the Universal media Server (UMS), with the latest release for this DNLA Media Center. With this application you can stream your media and other avaiable media to your PS3, PS4 and many other supported devices. Universal Media Server is just that universal and the team of developers continue to add new support. In this release the focus wasto improve language support for non English speaking user's, new and improved support for Retina Screen, Subtitle Improvements and more from the UMS team.[break]ss[/break]

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A look back at 2015, as we start 2016..

Happy New Year everyone who happens to read this, lets hope for a great 2016, but lets take a look back at 2015 and reflect a bit as this was a huge year for not only PSX-Place where we celebrated the sites first birthday in 2015, but for many of the current consoles and devices as we seen major breakthroughs on the PlayStation 4 with first the Cturt kernel exploit and jailbreak possibilities that exist and then followed by the recent demo of Linux running on the PS4 from the familiar fail0verflow team. The PS Vita (& PlayStationTV) saw the emergence of the Rejuvenate exploit ( @Yifan Lu ) that gave the Vita (& PSTV) the ability to run native homebrew. All these advancements happening later in 2015, should prove to be in the news in 2016 as these hacking scene develops and matures. [break]ss[/break]

Then the PS3 have proved to still be the king in many ways still, While not the current generation console it still has proven to be the one of most developed console in the hacking scene. We have seen many advancements in the PS3 community this past year as MAMBA has matured to be on par with COBRA (excluding PS2/PSP) in nearly about every aspect thanks to the efforts of @_NzV_ who continued where @Estwald left off when he created the MAMBA payload originally for Iris Manager. Developer @3141card picked up an early...
Sony is putting a bit of a charge into the PlayStation Now Service as they have added a healthy update to the database that now includes over 250 PS3 Games on the Streaming Gaming Service and 105 of those games coming fromthis update from Sony. Added has been a large variety of games that range from Classic Series of Street Figther, Resident Evil, Mega Man & more from Capcom, plus other game developers with games from genres such as Action & Figting, Shooters, Classic, Indie, Role Playing, Racing & also some Neo Geo Classic [break]ss[/break] for your enjoyment. So while some may be disappointed in some of the games added, it was a much needed update to the overall library of PlayStation Now. Full details from the Official Sony PlayStation Blog can be seen below. Plus, if you have not took part in the PlayStation Now Subscrption 7 day free trial be sure to check that out with details here about how to partake..

A member of PSX-Place, wishing to remain anonymous, has been kind enough to donate a 1-Year PS+ Code (US) to be used as a give away in our 1-Year Anniversary Celebrations. We are always more than happy to give back to such a wonderful community that has given us so much. The member was also kind enough to put together a way to help spread the word about this amazing "Place" so many of us call home. [break].[/break]

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