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Old March 20th, 2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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PlayStation 3 Firmware (2.20) Soon!

I noticed that amongst the list of "other" features that this new update will add is apparently the ability to play WMV and DivX videos which are more than 2GB in size (the current limit on the PS3 for these formats) and enhanced web browsing allowing downloading of video content and streaming. Apparently this firmware will be out before the end of March. :-)

This means I will be able to burn longer playing HD videos that I've shot/edited onto DVD+R's for watching on my HDTV (typically, at present, I get around 20-22 mins maximum of HD video on a DVD+R with .m2t files.)

Full list of enhanced features in link.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/20/p...ray-this-mont/
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Old March 20th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #2
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Andy what is your workflow for doing this?
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Old March 20th, 2008, 04:41 PM   #3
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.m2t HD files on DVD+R to play on PS3

Steve, here's one thread on this that I started some time ago. There have been others in the last few months that a search on PS3 should bring up. Basically, when I've finished my editing (in Vegas 7e, and I typically only edit in HD now) I just save a file in the normal HDV template and burn that on a disk or drag it to a flash drive. Then to play on the PS3, make sure you are in the Video folder (film frame icon) and use options (triangle button) to "show all files" (on the DVD+R or the USB Flash drive), select the one you want and sit back with a beer or two enjoying the full spectacle of your work in HD!

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...&highlight=PS3

Since the above linked thread was done Sony enable DivX playback on the PS3 (around Xmas 2007 time, can't remember which Firmware version it was but it was probably 2.0.) After that, I was typically putting DivX HD videos (often from the recently departed stage6.com site) either onto DVD+R's or more typically just on 4GB Sandisk U3 USB flash drives.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #4
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I used UPnP to get a 4.8GB m2t on my PS3 and it plays fine. Whether the file is split on the drive I'm not sure, but it plays.

Since this is a major update, I best do it when it comes out.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 09:33 PM   #5
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I donít have any WMV and DivX files that are over 2 gigs so that fix doesnít affect me but there are still DivX files that are incompatible and Iím hoping this update fixes that as well. How can the PS3 be DivX certified when itís not compatible with all DivX files?

The PS3 can already steam videos for Google Video and YouTube but it appears that 2.20 would have made streaming files from Stage6 possible. They should have fixed that before the disappearance of Stage6 not after!

At least in the bright side, this update proves that all PS3s are upgradeable to Profile 2.0.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 11:55 PM   #6
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Just curious: Is DTS-HD supported on the PS3?
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 12:38 AM   #7
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Won't the PS3 recognize AVCHD in an M2T file?
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 05:18 AM   #8
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Just curious: Is DTS-HD supported on the PS3?
DTS-HD Master Audio is still not supported, but the DTS "Core" at 1.5 Mbps is. Multiple sources, alleged to be reliable "insiders," say that Sony and DTS are working on the decoding software and that it should be released in a future firmware update "soon." It'll be handled the same as Dolby TrueHD: decoded in the PS3 and sent out as multichannel PCM, since the HDMI chip in the PS3 is apparently incapable of bitstreaming HD audio codecs.

All of this is second-hand. I make no claims to any special expertise on the PS3. I'm just a very satisfied owner, who'll be even more satisfied when the DTS-HD MA codec is supported.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 11:01 AM   #9
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Yeah, it's a bit of a issue, PCM 7.1 or DTS-HD... Some go one way while others go the other. Hopefully PCM 7.1 would become standard soon.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 01:09 AM   #10
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Hereís a good article on whatís in store for the PS3ís media capabilities.

Original Japanese:
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/do...0403/rt057.htm

English Translated:
http://babelfish.altavista.com/babel...03%2Frt057.htm


This site really needs to hire an English translator.
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