Yazsoft today announced Playback 1.1, a major update to their new zero
configuration media server for Mac OS X. With a focus on ease-of-use,
Playback allows anyone to share their media with any Playstation 3,
Xbox 360, or other UPnP compatible device. Playback can also share
media stored in folders or even make entire disks available to a
Playstation 3 or Xbox 360. No configuration required.
Playback is engineered for extreme performance, while at the same time
delivering a streamlined design with unparalleled reliability and
stability. By default, it will share almost any content on the users
system. And Playback automatically integrates with iTunes, iPhoto,
Aperture, Adobe Lightroom 2, and Photobooth too, making it a perfect
complement to Apple’s iLife Suite. Users can share all content from
these applications transparently or choose specific playlists and
Those who like to tinker will appreciate Playback’s built-in Access
Control List (ACL) and bandwidth throttling. The ACL allows users to
control which devices have access to their media. Bandwidth throttling
limits the transfer rate from the computer to their UPnP device. This
allows others on the network to do other internet related activities,
such as surf the web and check their email.
Playback was engineered for extreme speed, while offering complete
control of shared content. Media is served via lighttpd, the same
rock-solid technology that powers YouTube, Wikipedia, and many other
popular sites. Playback sports many creature comforts as well,
including Growl notifications, Spotlight based searching, on-screen
thumbnails (powered by QuickLook), and much more. Playback even
includes a handy Status menu which conveniently displays live stream
* Streamlined design
* Unparalleled performance and stability
* Share movies, music, and pictures
* Transparent integration with iTunes, iPhoto, Aperture, Photobooth, and Adobe Lightroom 2
* Complete control of shared content
* Spotlight based searching
* Quicklook thumbnails for all media
* Bandwidth throttling
* ACL access
* Growl notifications
* Status menu with live stream info
* And much more
What’s changed in 1.1:
* New: Added support for Snow Leopard’s Wake on Demand feature.
* New: Playback now allow different devices to have access to different
content. You can now limit what content is available to a particular
* New: Playback can now update play counts/dates for iTunes content. (Hot: (iTunes does not need to be open for this)
* New: Content selection sheets are now resizable.
* Fixed: Two bugs related to the demo limitations.
* Other: Various performance enhancements.
* Requires Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or later
* 47 MB Hard Drive Space
* Any Playstation 3, Xbox 360, or other UPnP compatible device
* Network connection (Gigabit recommended for HD)
Pricing and Availability:
Playback 1.1 is offered at the Introductory price of $15.00 (USD) for
three (3) licenses, and can be purchased from the Yazsoft website. A
free 7 day demo is also available for download.