I have a 2014 Retina MacBook Pro and a PS3. I've tried streaming FLAC, AIFF, and WAV versions of the same files (downloaded from Bandcamp). Each one will drop the audio every minute or so for a second or two and then resume playing. I can stream 1080p H.264 video just fine, but not a simple WAV file... ?
Here's a screenshot of Universal Media Server
, if that provides any info. I have a TP-LINK N router. The PS3 is connected with Ethernet cable.
As a professional Audio/Video engineer, it's absurd how difficult it is to get consumer devices to communicate correctly and play nice.
I tried using a USB thumb drive. I tried 3 times to format the drive with my MacBook Disk Utility, but every time I put it in the PS3 it would say there were no tracks. I even put FLAC, WAV, and AIFF files on it - none of them were recognized.
I ended up copying the files to my phone and plugging it directly in to the receiver. Even then, there were a couple small audio glitches. It's really unacceptable for any system to be unable to handle uncompressed, 16-bit 44.1kHz WAV files perfectly. As a focused music listener, it completely ruins the moment when the audio glitches out.