Find out what features are included in PS3 system software update 2.10.
An update to the PS3 system software was released on December 18, 2007. If you update your PS3 system, the system software version will be 2.10 and the following features will be updated. In order to download PS3 system software version 2.10, you will need a minimum 120Mb of free space on either the PS3 Hard Disk Drive (System Update) or on removable storage media (PC Update).
The PLAYSTATION 3 system software version 2.10 update includes the following:
* Voice Changer
The Voice Changer feature has been added to voice / video chat. Visit the Voice Changer guide in Help & Support under PS3 at eu.playstation.com for more details.
Using this feature, you can change the tone of a voice that is input from an audio device such as a microphone. High and low-pitched tones can each be adjusted to five preset levels. You can vary the tone when using voice / video chat under Friends.
Other new or revised features in version 2.10
* You can now select [Type 3] as an option under Settings > [Music Settings] > [Bitmapping]. This bitmapping process was developed specifically for the PS3TM system to enhance audio playback.
* DivX and VC-1 (WMV) have been added to the types of files that can be played. *
* Blu-ray Disc Profile 1.1 is now supported. **
* [BD Data Utility] has been added. ***
- To play VC-1 (WMV) format files, you must go to Settings > [System Settings] and set [Enable WMA Playback].
- Copyright-protected files or files that were encoded by using DivX 3.11 cannot be played. - Files that are 2GB or more cannot be played.
** You may now be able to use several additional features such as playback of two videos at the same time with Profile 1.1-compatible Blu-ray Discs. The available features vary depending on the disc.
*** The management data that is used by the Blu-ray Disc is saved.
* This system software update includes all features contained in previous versions.
* The new system software will preserve any settings previously made to the PLAYSTATION 3. Depending on the software title, you may not be able to play without first updating the PS3 system software.
* Do not perform updates using any data other than the official update data provided by Sony Computer Entertainment over a network or on disc media, and do not perform updates by methods other than those described in the product documentation or in this site. If an update is performed using data from another source, by another method, or with a PS3 system that has been altered or modified in any way, the PS3 system may not operate properly and may not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions may void the PS3 system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.
VC1 = WMV9 advanced profile. Unless they voluntarily removed support for the other FOURCC codes used for all WMV9 content then the PS3 should be able to play any WMV9 content.Crisis said:It looks like it said WMV VC-1. That's not wmv per se. VC-1 is an HD codec. We'll see if you can just put whatever .wmv file on the PS3.
McLovin said:Cool update. I wonder what people will ask for once in game xmb comes out as well.
nofi said:Using this feature, you can change the tone of a voice that is input from an audio device such as a microphone. High and low-pitched tones can each be adjusted to five preset levels. You can vary the tone when using voice / video chat under Friends.
Blimblim said:VC1 = WMV9 advanced profile. Unless they voluntarily removed support for the other FOURCC codes used for all WMV9 content then the PS3 should be able to play any WMV9 content.
Well, it doesn't mean they didn't remove some stuff on purpose though. With licensing you never know what retarded thing might happen.Crisis said:Oh okay. Great news then. Thank you for the clarification. I got mixed up since it specifically pointed out VC-1.
A 2 GB limitation is usually due to the file system being only 32 bits.Psychotext said:I wonder why they set the 2gb limit on the files. I could understand it for handling them over wireless connections but can't see what the issue would be if they're played locally.
androvsky said:It's a bit of a pain, but you can (oddly enough) edit the album information for games now, essentially allowing you to create whatever folders you want. I now have a PS1 folder, a PSN folder, and an Unknown folder, since I don't feel like tagging all my demos.
The PS3 can support internal files (transferred from PC to PS3) of any file size (You can transfer a 16GB file to the PS3 and it will play it). The PS3 does have a 4GB file limitation on external drives though.Blimblim said:A 2 GB limitation is usually due to the file system being only 32 bits.
Blimblim said:Since they don't support divx 3.11 I really doubt they will support xvid. Looks like they only support the official DIVX FOURCC codes. Of course changing that code is a matter of a few seconds...
mrklaw said:yeah, I wish sony would get with the program and give us stuff to more easily play pirated movies in HD :/
seriously though, that is unlikely to happen. They have to have some barriers in place. Not like you need to transcode them. Just gotsent them.
If its that much of a deal, just download the mpeg2 versions - PS3 plays those just fine.
M3wThr33 said:No Divx 3.11? Lame. Everyone is scared to touch it.
Hoping for a stealth update of Buzz or Singstar on Hardware 60GBs. I'll let everyone know.
Also, why bitch about the 2GB limit? It's not like it's a big deal. Most divx versions of movies end up on one OR two CDs. So that's an upper limit of 1.6GB, anyway. Well under that.