PS4 can't play MP3, Music Unlimited needed for background music [Up:Yoshida responds]

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Any details on what features the PS4 MU music player has? Speedy fast forward/rewind? The PS3 music playback option were shit for mp3s that were very long. Fast forwarding was a nightmare. If we can use the analog sticks or the trackpad to zip through long files that will be great. If it doesn't feature a versatile fast forward/rewind feature this is dead on arrival for me. Otherwise I'll try it for a year.
Agreed. I was sort of hoping that the controls for MP3 (and DLNA audio) playback would be more like the controls for video playback on the PS3, which are excellent. It's not such a big deal for music, but it's a huge deal for podcasts.
 
It's probably still easier than cancelling XBL Gold...

Somewhat disappointed by this, but I have a feeling they'll patch it in later due to consumer feedback. Sony seems to be better at correcting their mistakes these days.
Don't tell Sony this, but I'd be completely willing to make a one-time app purchase for custom MP3 playback outside and inside of games. No matter how good the Music Unlimited service may be, I won't pay a subscription fee for it.
 

msdstc

Incredibly Naive
for those who can't bear not to have music on their PS4s at launch, there is a free trial for music unlimited going on right now.
And here we go again, they've got yet another one to add to their list. Their plan worked on people like you.

Yes they added the feedback and future possibilities in the FAQ
Future possibilites......

Will I be able to play MP3s on the PS4 system?
No.
*We appreciate your feedback and are exploring possibilities


Will the PS4 system support media servers or DLNA support in order to stream videos or movies from a home PC?
The PS4 system does not support client functionality for media servers.
*We appreciate your feedback and are exploring possibilities
And more on this future possibilities crap... it's mp3 support. There is no "exploring" to do here. Their little trojan horse MU scheme blew up in there face and their backpedaling. Sorry if it comes off melodramatic, but seriously this whole thing has been a bunch of PR spin and bullshit.
 
And more on this future possibilities crap... it's mp3 support. There is no "exploring" to do here. Their little trojan horse MU scheme blew up in there face and their backpedaling. Sorry if it comes off melodramatic, but seriously this whole thing has been a bunch of PR spin and bullshit.
This seems to be a theme this generation so far. A platform holder assumes something will be well received and not a big deal and then it explodes all over them. DLNA, MP3, DRM, Always On...
 
I'm happy with Sony's response and Kagari's reassurance. I wouldn't be surprised if DLNA/MP3 functionality returned in the first post launch update. Reminds me of the PS3 early days where huge software improvements were added in the initial updates. XMB 1.0 was such barren shit compared to what it is today.
 

Kagari

Crystal Bearer
I'm happy with Sony's response and Kagari's reassurance. I wouldn't be surprised if DLNA/MP3 functionality returned in the first post launch update. Reminds me of the PS3 early days where huge software improvements were added in the initial updates. XMB 1.0 was such barren shit compared to what it is today.
I had a second confirmation last night so it'll come. It's just a shame they got Music Unlimited up first, but the appropriate backlash has at least gotten a couple of responses out of them rather than flat out ignoring it like they used to.
 
I had a second confirmation last night so it'll come. It's just a shame they got Music Unlimited up first, but the appropriate backlash has at least gotten a couple of responses out of them rather than flat out ignoring it like they used to.
That's great news Kagari, thanks for sharing!
 
I had a second confirmation last night so it'll come. It's just a shame they got Music Unlimited up first, but the appropriate backlash has at least gotten a couple of responses out of them rather than flat out ignoring it like they used to.
Sorry I have not been reading everything here. But was that confirmation abou us getting mp3 support in the future?
 
I think at this point it's about your product not having a basic, simple, nil cost feature that your competition DOES have. Now you're letting Microsoft tick a box you can't check.
All in the name of pushing Music Unlimited subscription service that nary a single person asked for.
I don't believe MP3 playback is a 'nil cost feature'. Last I remember there are licensing fees for MP3 playback.
 
I had a second confirmation last night so it'll come. It's just a shame they got Music Unlimited up first, but the appropriate backlash has at least gotten a couple of responses out of them rather than flat out ignoring it like they used to.
Good to hear. Wouldn't hurt to have this added to the OP.
 
I had a second confirmation last night so it'll come. It's just a shame they got Music Unlimited up first, but the appropriate backlash has at least gotten a couple of responses out of them rather than flat out ignoring it like they used to.
I think they should get out in front of this as soon as possible and announce that something is coming. I'm glad they responded to the HDCP capture issue but it seemed like they left it a long time. People like assurances and not everyone follows yosp on Twitter.
 
And more on this future possibilities crap... it's mp3 support. There is no "exploring" to do here. Their little trojan horse MU scheme blew up in there face and their backpedaling. Sorry if it comes off melodramatic, but seriously this whole thing has been a bunch of PR spin and bullshit.
You're still mad? It is getting fixed, yes it was dumb for Sony to try it. They are backing off and it will be patched in. Gamers won, all is right in the world again.
 
And here we go again, they've got yet another one to add to their list. Their plan worked on people like you.
you seem to know alot about me lol. I was just pointing out something. I myself am not trying it, nor am I going to, nor am I going to subscribe. Sony has been been very good in the past providing these services and I see no reason why I can't just wait for the updates to come. Same thing goes for custom wallpapers.

I had a second confirmation last night so it'll come. It's just a shame they got Music Unlimited up first, but the appropriate backlash has at least gotten a couple of responses out of them rather than flat out ignoring it like they used to.
awesome.
 
And here we go again, they've got yet another one to add to their list. Their plan worked on people like you.



Future possibilites......



And more on this future possibilities crap... it's mp3 support. There is no "exploring" to do here. Their little trojan horse MU scheme blew up in there face and their backpedaling. Sorry if it comes off melodramatic, but seriously this whole thing has been a bunch of PR spin and bullshit.
Yeah whatever they say or do you wont be satisfied.

They know they fucked up.
 

borghe

Loves the Greater Toronto Area
believe it or not I'm happy to see the FAQ wasn't updated regarding CDs.. I mean c'mon people. OSes have BUILT IN software for ripping your music. use it!!!
 
this is bullshit, i am so disappointed in sony because of this.

i really wanted background music a feature that was present for free on the 360.

And really wish they had dnla support because i used to use my ps3 as a media player before buying one.

This really sucks and i cant imagine why they decided this
 
this is bullshit, i am so disappointed in sony because of this.

i really wanted background music a feature that was present for free on the 360.

And really wish they had dnla support because i used to use my ps3 as a media player before buying one.

This really sucks and i cant imagine why they decided this
Have you read even the past few posts?

It is getting patched in, and will probably get done really quickly.
 
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