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Encyclopedia > PlayStation 3 System Software

PlayStation 3 System Software (or Firmware) is the upgradeable software and operating system of the PlayStation 3. The update process is similar to the firmware updates for the PlayStation Portable (PSP). The updates can be downloaded from the PlayStation Network directly to the PS3 and subsequently installed. Sony has also provided users with the ability to download system software updates from the Official PlayStation websiteto their PCs and then storage media, from which the update can be installed to the system. Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... An operating system (OS) is the software that manages the sharing of the resources of a computer and provides programmers with an interface used to access those resources. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ...


Updates can also be installed from game discs that require the updates to be able to play the game. The only games so far to have done this isFifa 08 which featured v1.90, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction which featured v1.94, Assassin's Creed which featured v2.00 and Army of Two which featured v2.10. FIFA 08 (also known as FIFA Football 08 and FIFA Soccer 08) is the latest installment of Electronic Arts popular series of football video games. ... Assassins Creed is a video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. ... Army of Two is also a song by British pop-rock band, Dum Dums. ...


Updates were previously released monthly but SCE commented to Gamespot that it will now release updates less often but with more features, responding to complaints from users. Despite promising to add more features in exchange for longer waiting periods, update 2.17 only included minor bug fixes and was the first update in 3 months, the previous update was released on December 18, 2007 and included many major feature additions. Sony Computer Entertainment, Incorporated ) (SCEI) is a Japanese video game company specializing in a variety of areas in the video game industry, mostly in video game consoles and is a full subsidiary of Sony Corporation that was established on November 16, 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. ... GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


The current firmware version is 2.20, released on March 25, 2008.


The latest reported firmware version shipping pre-installed on new PS3s is 2.00.

Contents

List of system software updates

Key for System Software Update table

Title Settings changes Media changes Disc changes Game changes System changes
Description
Changes primarily related to the system settings menu
Changes primarily related to photo, music and/or video menus
Changes primarily related to CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc
Changes primarily related to PS1, PS2 and PS3 games
Other changes, such as stability, network and hardware
Version Release Date Description
2.30[1]

2007-03-12April 15, 2008 is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...

System changes

  • New design for the Playstation Network store.[1]
  • DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio output added for Blu-Ray discs. [2]
  • Comcast has been added under TV
  • DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio are high quality audio formats that feature audio bit-for-bit identical to the studio master at super high variable bit rates.
2.20[3] March 25, 2008

Settings changes DTS logo DTS (also known as Digital Theater Systems), owned by DTS, Inc. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • The way you register (pair) Bluetooth® devices has changed, and you can now register more devices.
  • A [BD Internet Connection] setting has been added under [BD/DVD Settings].
  • An [Audio Output Device] setting has been added under [Remote Play Settings].

Media changes

  • You can now play DivX and WMV files that are 2 GB or larger.
  • Support of XviD files updated, many more files are now playable but are recognised as MPEG-4 files.
  • You can now display subtitles when playing DivX files.
  • You can now resume playing a DVD/BD from the point where you previously stopped it.
  • BD-J format disc is not supported.
  • You can now display an image while editing a playlist.
  • You can now play a music track while editing a playlist.
  • A [Mosquito Noise Reduction] option has been added under [AV Settings] in the control panel for standard DVDs.
  • BD discs recorded with BDMV format are not supported.
  • You can now copy playlists that you create in (Photo) and (Music) to a PSP system.

Disc changes Xvid (formerly XviD) is a video codec library following the MPEG-4 standard. ... MPEG-4 is a standard used primarily to compress audio and visual (AV) digital data. ... PSP most often refers to: PlayStation Portable, a handheld game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite, a new model of the original PlayStation Portable console Corel Paint Shop Pro, a graphics editor distributed by Corel Corporation, formerly a product of Jasc Software PSP may also refer...

  • Users are now able to use several interactive features such as downloadable video content, ring tones and interactive movie-based games, with Profile 2.0-compatible Blu-ray Discs. The interactive features may vary depending on the disc.
  • You can now play BD-R version 1.2 (LTH* BD-R) discs.[4]
  • LTH, or low to high, is a recording method that supports organic dye, write-once BD-R media.

System changes Blu-ray discs Blu-ray Disc is a next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by a group of leading consumer electronics and PC companies called the Blu_ray Disc Association (BDA), which succeeds the Blu_ray Disc Founders (BDF). ...

  • You can now change some PS3™ system settings during remote play.
  • [Save Target] has been added as an option under [File] in the browse mode menu of the Internet browser. This option lets you save a file that is linked from a Web page, such as an image or video file, or other type of file, to your PS3™ system's hard disk drive or storage media.
  • The Internet browser now displays some Web pages faster.
  • Using the Internet browser, you can now play a linked video file* as it is being downloaded.
  • Some types of video files cannot be viewed in this manner and must be downloaded completely before playback.
2.17[5] 2007-03-12March 12, 2008

Game changes is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • The operating stability of some online PLAYSTATION®3 format software has been improved.

System changes

2.10[7] 2007-12-17December 18, 2007

Settings changes PS2 redirects here. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • Voice Changer feature has been added to Voice and Video Chat and is available in games that support microphones.
    • The tone of the sound that is input from an audio device such as a microphone can be changed. High and low-pitched tones can each be adjusted to five preset levels each.
  • Bitmapping [Type 3] has been added as an option under Settings > [Music Settings] > [Bitmapping].

Media changes

  • A new visualization (Earth Visualization) has been added. To cycle through available visualizations, press [Square].
  • DivX, XviD and VC-1 (WMV) have been added to the types of files that can be played.
    • To play VC-1 (WMV) format files, users 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 in size cannot be played.

Disc changes This article is about the video codec. ... Xvid (formerly XviD) is a video codec library following the MPEG-4 standard. ... VC-1 is the informal name of the SMPTE 421M video codec standard initially developed by Microsoft. ... Windows Media Video (WMV) is a generic name for the set of video codec technologies developed by Microsoft. ...

  • Blu-ray Bonus View Profile 1.1 is now supported.
    • Users are now 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.
  • [BD Data Utility] has been added. The management data that is used by the Blu-ray Disc is saved in this folder.

Game changes Blu-ray discs Blu-ray Disc is a next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by a group of leading consumer electronics and PC companies called the Blu_ray Disc Association (BDA), which succeeds the Blu_ray Disc Founders (BDF). ...

  • Users can now play PlayStation game discs on a PSP with remote play. (this feature was not announced)
  • Backwards compatibility (via emulation) for PS1 and PS2 games on models lacking the Emotion Engine was improved. (Update was also unannounced but evident in Sony's backwards compatibility search site)
2.01[8] 2007-11-20November 20, 2007

Settings changes For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... PSP most often refers to: PlayStation Portable, a handheld game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite, a new model of the original PlayStation Portable console Corel Paint Shop Pro, a graphics editor distributed by Corel Corporation, formerly a product of Jasc Software PSP may also refer... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... PS2 redirects here. ... Sony Emotion Engine CPU The Emotion Engine is a CPU developed and manufactured by Sony and Toshiba for use in the Sony PlayStation 2. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • The Remote Start specifications have been changed to prevent an unintentional remote start by the user.

Disc changes Remote Play icon on a Japanese PS3s XMB. Remote Play is a feature on the PlayStation 3 which involves the PlayStation Portable in ad hoc synchronization to show, control and interact with the PlayStation 3s menu, also known as the Cross Media Bar. ...

  • DSD-to-DTS conversion has been removed again. Optical output from SACD remains possible but in stereo only. [9]

Game changes Direct-Stream Digital (DSD) is an encoding technology to store audio signals on digital storage media and is used for the super audio compact disc (SACD). ... In cinemas, DTS (Digital Theater Systems) is a multichannel audio source for synchronized film sound. ... Super Audio CD (SACD) is a read-only optical audio disc format aimed at providing much higher fidelity digital audio reproduction than the Red Book audio CD. Introduced in 2000, it was developed by Sony and Philips Electronics, the same companies that created the Compact Disc. ...

  • The operating stability of some PLAYSTATION®3 format software has been improved.
  • The operating stability when outputting upscaled PlayStation®2 format software has been improved.
    • Only for models that support playback of PlayStation®2 format software.

System changes

  • The stability of the system software has been improved for some operations, including the use of the Internet Browser and information board.
2.00[10] 2007-11-08November 8, 2007

Settings changes is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • You can now modify the PLAYSTATION®3 XMB Home Menu icons or background design by using a theme compiler designed for the PLAYSTATION®3 released by Sony.
  • Remote Start has been added as an option under [Remote Play Settings].
  • [Color], [Background] and [Font] have been added as options under [Theme Settings].
  • You can now select [Brightness] as an option under [Theme Settings] > [Background].
  • The process for setting [Internet Connection Settings] under [Network Settings] has been changed.
  • You can now select Canon printers with the [Printer Selection] option under [Printer Settings].

Media changes The XMB (or Cross Media Bar) is a GUI system developed by Sony. ... Remote Play icon on a Japanese PS3s XMB. Remote Play is a feature on the PlayStation 3 which involves the PlayStation Portable in ad hoc synchronization to show, control and interact with the PlayStation 3s menu, also known as the Cross Media Bar. ...

  • You can now create playlists to group content under [Music] and [Photo].

Disc changes

  • You can now play SACD via digital optical audio output. The DSD stream is converted to multichannel DTS or stereo PCM, depending on settings. [9]

Game changes Super Audio CD (SACD) is a read-only optical audio disc format aimed at providing much higher fidelity digital audio reproduction than the Red Book audio CD. Introduced in 2000, it was developed by Sony and Philips Electronics, the same companies that created the Compact Disc. ... DSD is an TLA which can refer to: Direct Stream Digital, a method of storing audio on digital media; Defence Signals Directorate, an Australian Intelligence Agency. ... DTS (also known as Digital Theater Systems), owned by DTS, Inc. ... PCM is an initialism which can have different meanings: Phase Change Material Pulse-code modulation, a way to digitally encode signals representing sound and their video counterparts Potential Cancer Marker Communist Party of Mexico Plug Compatible Manufacturer Power-train control module, a computer in a car which controls the car...

  • [Vibration Function] has been added as an option under [Controller Settings] in the menu that appears when you press the PS button on the wireless controller.
    • To use this feature, a DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless Controller is required.

System changes Dual Shock 2 The Dual Shock is the name for the PlayStation/PlayStation 2 game controller included with both consoles. ...

  • New grouping options for the [Group Content] feature have been added to the options menu.
  • [Information Board] has been added as a feature under [Network]. PlayStation® related news can be displayed on the PLAYSTATION®3 Home Menu.
  • [PLAYSTATION®Network] has been added as a category in the PLAYSTATION®3 Home Menu.
  • [Trend Micro Web Security for PS3™] has been added as a security option under the Internet browser.
  • You can now view video content (as a progressive download) as it is being downloaded from PLAYSTATION®Store.
  • The voice/video chat menu has been changed.
  • You can now use the PLAYSTATION®Eye camera for voice / video chat.[10]
1.94 2007-10-23October 23, 2007

Game changes is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • Adds support for DUALSHOCK®3 controller, only available on the Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction game disc.
1.93[11] 2007-09-12September 12, 2007

System changes is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • The stability of the network connection has been improved.
1.92[12] 2007-09-04September 4, 2007

Game changes is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • Playability status with the PLAYSTATION®3 system changed for some PlayStation 2 format titles. This does not affect titles in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania.
1.90[13] 2007-07-23July 24, 2007

Settings changes is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • Wallpaper feature for the background of XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) was added.
  • Support for text entry in simplified Chinese characters has been added.

Media changes XMB on a PSX PSX XMB on a Sony BRAVIA TV The XrossMediaBar (pronounced CrossMediaBar and officially abbreviated as XMB) is an award-winning[1] graphical user interface developed by Sony. ...

  • Playback of AVCHD-format video files that are saved on Memory Stick™ media or on the hard disk of a digital video camera.

Disc changes AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a new high definition recording format introduced by Sony and Panasonic. ... This article is about Sonys proprietary memory format. ...

  • Upsampled output of audio CDs is now supported.
  • Ability to eject a game disc using the controller.

Game changes CD redirects here. ...

  • Ability to sort games that are saved on the PLAYSTATION®3's hard disk.

System changes The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ...

  • Emoticons in messages under [Friends].
  • Ability to enter text directly into Web page text entry fields using a USB keyboard.
  • Ability to use Traditional Chinese characters as a text entry method.
  • Browser speed has been improved.
1.82[14] 2007-06-28June 28, 2007

Media changes An emoticon, also called a smiley, is a sequence of printable characters such as :) or :-) that is intended to represent a human facial expression and convey an emotion. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • Support for playback of AVC High Profile (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC) format video was added.
1.81[15] 2007-06-15June 15, 2007

Settings changes H.264 is a standard for video compression. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • The method of setting RGB Full Range (HDMI) under Display Settings was improved.

System changes

  • The stability of the network connection used during gameplay was improved for some PlayStation 2 format software titles that support online gaming.
1.80[16] 2007-05-24May 24, 2007

Settings changes is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • Remote Play over the Internet now an option. Broadband connection and PSP firmware version 3.50, or newer, is required.

Media changes The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ...

  • Ability to print photos via USB. (Currently, only selected Epson and Cannon printers connected are compatible)
  • Ability to zoom and crop images.
  • Added a new slideshow type.

Disc changes

  • Ability to upscale standard DVD-Videos to 1080p.
  • Ability to downscale Blu-ray video to 720p.
  • Ability to edit CD information and submit it to AMG.

Game changes 1080p is the shorthand name for a category of display resolutions. ... JOHN HERMAN SUCKS FAT DICK ... AMG is the acronym for the following: All Media Guide: the worlds largest music, movie, and game metadata database company. ...

  • Ability to upscale PS1 and PS2 games
  • Ability to antialias PS1 and PS2 games
  • Ability to copy PS1/PS2 game saves from PS3 to Memory Cards using a Memory Card adapter.
  • Backwards compatibility (via emulation) for PS1 and PS2 games on models lacking the Emotion Engine was improved.

System changes In digital signal processing, anti-aliasing is the technique of minimizing aliasing (jagged, blocky or moiré patterns, popping, strobing, or unwanted sparkling) when representing a high-resolution signal at a lower resolution. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... PS2 redirects here. ... Sony Emotion Engine CPU The Emotion Engine is a CPU developed and manufactured by Sony and Toshiba for use in the Sony PlayStation 2. ...

  • Added DLNA compatibility.
  • Added support for the xvYCC color space.
  • HDMI driver version updated, providing bug fixes including the notorious blinking problem on Westinghouse 1080p LCD TVs.
1.70[17] 2007-04-18April 18, 2007

Game changes The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), (formerly: Digital Home Working Group), is an international, cross-industry collaboration of consumer electronics, computing industry and mobile device companies. ... xvYCC or Extended-gamut YCC is a new color space used in video electronics. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • Added the ability to play original PlayStation format games downloaded from the PlayStation Store.
  • Added rumble functionality for USB accessories which support it when playing PS2 games.
  • Saved data from PlayStation format software now usable on both PSP and PS3 systems.
  • Backwards compatibility (via emulation) for PS1 and PS2 games on models lacking the Emotion Engine was improved.
1.60[18] 2007-03-23March 23, 2007

Settings changes For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... PS2 redirects here. ... Sony Emotion Engine CPU The Emotion Engine is a CPU developed and manufactured by Sony and Toshiba for use in the Sony PlayStation 2. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • Added Remote Play support for the 20 GB model.
  • Support for Bluetooth keyboards and mice.

Disc changes

  • Support for playback of BD-RE (Blu-ray Disc recordable) ver 3.0.

Game changes This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

  • First version to support software emulation on PS1/PS2 games for PAL units.

System changes

  • Added Folding@home client.
  • Added background downloading feature (ability to download while doing something else).
  • Added an on-screen QWERTY keyboard in addition to the standard PlayStation on-screen keyboard.
1.54 2007-02-28February 28, 2007

Media changes For the song by Linkin Park, see QWERTY (song). ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • Added individual user icons from the Photo menu.

System changes

  • Added USB webcam support.
1.51 2007-02-02February 2, 2007

Game changes is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • Expanded support for PLAYSTATION®3 format software titles.
1.50 2007-01-24January 24, 2007

Game changes is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • Fixed graphical glitches on PlayStation and PlayStation 2 format games that may cause jagged graphics.
1.32 2006-12-21December 21, 2006

Game changes is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Online gaming functionality was updated.
1.31 2006-12-13December 13, 2006

Game changes is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Allowed use of the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) for certain PlayStation 2 format games.
  • Expanded compatibility of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 format games.
1.30 2006-12-06December 6, 2006

Game changes For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

1.11 2006-11-28November 28, 2006

System changes USB redirects here. ... PS2 redirects here. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Account Management was added.
1.10 2006-11-11November 11, 2006

System changes is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • PlayStation Network services and Remote Play for the 60 GB model was added.

Media playback features

The PlayStation 3 is capable of photo, audio, and video playback in a variety of formats. It also includes various photo slideshow options and several music visualizations. The following table lists the photo, audio, and video formats that are supported on the PS3.

Media Type Supported Codecs Comments
Photo

GIF images that display motion do not exhibit motion if viewed from the PS3's hard disk drive. Motion GIF images can be viewed in motion only online on a webpage, via the PS3's web browser. JPG redirects here. ... PNG (Portable Network Graphics), sometimes pronounced as ping, is a relatively new bitmap image format that is becoming popular on the World Wide Web and elsewhere. ... GIF redirects here. ... “TIFF” redirects here. ... The BMP file format, sometimes called bitmap or DIB file format (for device-independent bitmap), is an image file format used to store bitmap digital images, especially on Microsoft Windows and OS/2 operating systems. ... GIF redirects here. ...

Audio

WMA and ATRAC playback must be manually enabled in [System Settings]. For other uses, see MP3 (disambiguation). ... Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is a standardized, lossy compression and encoding scheme for digital audio. ... WAV (or WAVE), short for Waveform audio format, is a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard for storing audio on PCs. ... Windows Media Audio (WMA) is an audio data compression technology developed by Microsoft. ... Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding (ATRAC) is a family of proprietary audio compression algorithms developed by Sony. ... CD re-directs here; see Cd for other meanings of CD. Image of a compact disc (pencil included for scale) A compact disc (or CD) is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... Super Audio CD (SACD) is a read-only optical audio disc format aimed at providing much higher fidelity digital audio reproduction than the Red Book audio CD. Introduced in 2000, it was developed by Sony and Philips Electronics, the same companies that created the Compact Disc. ...

Video
  • MPG
    • MPEG-1 (MPEG Audio Layer 2)
    • MPEG-2 PS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AAC LC, AC3(Dolby Digital), LPCM)
    • MPEG-2 TS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2)
  • AVI[19]
  • Motion JPEG
  • VC-1 (.wmv)
  • AVCHD (.m2ts / .mts)
  • DVD Video (Region Locked)
  • BD Video format on Blu-ray Disc (Region Locked)
  • BD Video format on DVD-ROM

VC-1 playback must be manually enabled in [System Settings]. DivX and Xvid formats are not fully supported, some video files including those that are encoded using DivX 3.11+ or are copy protected are not playable on the PS3.[21] The Matroska container is not natively playable by the PS3 but a simple remux by programs such as mkv2vob produce files capable of playback. MPG or mpg is a three-letter acronym with several meanings, including: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft - The Max Planck society for the advancement of science is an important German non-profit research organisation. ... MPEG-1 defines a group of Audio and Video (AV) coding and compression standards agreed upon by MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group). ... MPEG-2 is a standard for the generic coding of moving pictures and associated audio information [1]. It is widely used around the world to specify the format of the digital television signals that are broadcast by terrestrial (over-the-air), cable, and direct broadcast satellite TV systems. ... MPEG-2 is a standard for the generic coding of moving pictures and associated audio information [1]. It is widely used around the world to specify the format of the digital television signals that are broadcast by terrestrial (over-the-air), cable, and direct broadcast satellite TV systems. ... Look up Avi in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the video codec. ... Xvid (formerly XviD) is a video codec library following the MPEG-4 standard. ... Motion JPEG, also known as M-JPEG, is a video file format consisting of a sequence of individual JPEG images; unlike other video compression algorithms, each frame is an image unto itself. ... Motion JPEG, also known as M-JPEG, is a video file format consisting of a sequence of individual JPEG images; unlike other video compression algorithms, each frame is an image unto itself. ... Motion JPEG, also known as M-JPEG, is a video file format consisting of a sequence of individual JPEG images; unlike other video compression algorithms, each frame is an image unto itself. ... VC-1 is the informal name of the SMPTE 421M video codec standard initially developed by Microsoft. ... // The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free multimedia container format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single file. ...

MPEG-4
  • MP4 Audio
    • MPEG-4 Part 3
      • AAC Low Complexity (unprotected)
  • MP4 Video
    • MPEG-4 Part 2
      • Simple Profile (MPEG-4 SP; MPEG-4 ASP is unsupported as of now)
      • DivX (in AVI)
    • MPEG-4 Part 10 (also known as H.264/MPEG-4 AVC)
      • Main Profile
      • High Profile

DivX, XviD, 3ivx and other MPEG-4 Part 2 codec implementations
work with a simple import into MP4 using MP4Box. Xvid files are recognised as MPEG-4 since system software update 2.20, before this update they were recognised as DivX files. The Xvid and DivX formats are not fully supported however regular system software updates improve will compatability. For other parts of the MPEG-4 standard, see MPEG-4. ... MPEG-4 Part 3 (formally ISO/IEC 14496-3) is the third part of the ISO/IEC MPEG-4 international standard. ... For other parts of the MPEG-4 standard, see MPEG-4. ... MPEG-4 Part 2 is a video compression technology developed by MPEG. It belongs to the MPEG-4 ISO/IEC standard (ISO/IEC 14496-2). ... This article is about the video codec. ... AVI redirects here. ... H.264, or MPEG-4 Part 10, is a high compression digital video codec standard written by the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) together with the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) as the product of a collective partnership effort known as the Joint Video Team (JVT). ... This article is about the video codec. ... Xvid (formerly XviD) is a video codec library following the MPEG-4 standard. ... 3ivx is a video codec created by 3ivx Technologies. ... MPEG-4 Part 2 is a video compression technology developed by MPEG. It belongs to the MPEG-4 ISO/IEC standard (ISO/IEC 14496-2). ... For other parts of the MPEG-4 standard, see MPEG-4. ... MP4Box is an MPEG-4 converter. ...

See also

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PlayStation 3 user interface

XMB on a PSX PSX XMB on a Sony BRAVIA TV The XrossMediaBar (pronounced CrossMediaBar and officially abbreviated as XMB) is an award-winning[1] graphical user interface developed by Sony. ... GUI redirects here. ... Ubuntu Linux installed on a PS3 The PlayStation 3 is capable of running Linux operating systems if installed on the console hard disk. ...

Other System Software pages

Xbox 360 System Software, sometimes referred to incorrectly as firmware, is updateable software and operating system for the Xbox 360. ... Wii System Software, sometimes referred to incorrectly as firmware, is updateable software and operating system for Wii. ... PlayStation Portable System Software is the official, updateable firmware for the PlayStation Portable. ...

External links

Official PlayStation 3 System Software Update page

  • Asia (English). • Australia • Japan (Japanese). • Korea (Korean). • New Zealand • United Kingdom • United States
  • Update History
  • PlayStation.Blog
  • Movie Trailers for PlayStation 3

References

  1. ^ a b System Software Update 2.30 (Japanese). Sony Japan (2008-04-10).
  2. ^ System Software Update 2.30 details. Sony (2008-04-10).
  3. ^ System Software Update 2.20. Sony Australia (2007-03-25).
  4. ^ http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/03/25/sony-slips-lth-blu-ray-recordable-disc-support-in-2-20-ps3-updat/
  5. ^ System Software Update 2.17. Sony Australia (2008-03-12).
  6. ^ Ashcraft, Brian (2008-13-03). New PS3 Firmware Allows PS2 Game HDD Installation [Update]. Kotaku. Retrieved on 2008-13-03.
  7. ^ System Software Update 2.10. Sony Australia (2007-12-18).
  8. ^ System Software Update 2.01. Sony Australia (2007-11-20).
  9. ^ a b c PS3 SACD FAQ. ps3sacd.com. Retrieved on 2007-11-11.
  10. ^ a b System Software Update 2.00. Sony Australia (2007-11-08).
  11. ^ System Software Update 1.93. Sony Australia (2007-09-13).
  12. ^ System Software Update 1.92. Sony Australia (2007-09-04).
  13. ^ System Software Update 1.90. Sony Australia (2007-07-24).
  14. ^ System Software Update 1.82. Sony Australia (2007-06-28).
  15. ^ System Software Update 1.81. Sony Australia (2007-06-15).
  16. ^ System Software Update 1.80. Sony Australia (2007-05-24).
  17. ^ System Software Update 1.70. Sony Australia (2007-04-19).
  18. ^ System Software Update 1.60. Sony Australia (2007-03-22).
  19. ^ PlayStation 3 System Software 2.10 User's Guide - Video - Types of files that can be played. Sony. Retrieved on 2007-01-02.
  20. ^ PS3 gets DivX/XviD playback - we put it to the test
  21. ^ http://www.betanews.com/article/DivX_is_coming_for_Bluray_players_while_PS3_could_lag_behind/1205343577
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