I have abandoned the FUPPES media server as it was having constant faults and I needed to login to WHS to restart the service- sometimes during at the middle of a movie. (possibly due to install under a terminal session as mentioned in a prior blog post).
I found a nice 'How to choose a DLNA Media Server' page on Robert Green's DIY page and it has a pretty coclusive list of DLNA servers. I went through and revisited the list I had tried for Windows:
- Fuppes - Crashes on WHS
- Nero MediaHome - Uses way too much system resources
- SimpleCenter - Too many 'not supported format' messages (All DiVX) and runs on buggy-ass Java
- TVersiy - Lackluster video quality; lots of 'not supported' and 'corrupt' files messages for videos
- TwonkyVision - Decent, but $40- and some transcoding issues
- Windows Media Connect - Now part of WMP11- which is not supported on WHS (at least via Windows Update)
So I have tried pretty much every Windows based media server that supports transcoding (the PS3 will not support MKV/TS files natively) and was unhappy with all.
The most reliable one for me was TVersity- and it is free- so I decided to give it a go once again. I searched and found some tweaks for TVersity with the PS3 on the PS3 Forums, PS3Mods, readme blog, and the Doom9 Forums- all of which offered very valuable information and greatly improved video quality.
The only issues I have now are issues with MKV playing (indications are that I need to convert these to a PS3 friendly format), ripped DVDs (individual VOB files will not play) and DVD ISOs (I miss XBMC!).