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PS3 Multimedia Details

Leading up to the 11/11 Japanese PS3 release, the Japanese gaming press has taken delivery of PS3 demo units. Included in the lucky bunch is the multimedia division of Impress Watch, whose editorial staff was good enough to put together a feature detailing the PS3's multimedia playback.

The PS3 is capable of selecting resolution for you automatically. However, if you want to select your own resolution, you can chose from 480p, 1080i, 720p, 1080p and "custom."

You also have full control over the form of audio that the PS3 outputs. From the Audio Output section of the menu, you can select from Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 and AAC, as well as Linear PCM with 2ch, 5.1ch and 7.1ch available in 44.1kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz and 192kHz. You can also set this to automatic in case you're not interested in the details. You have three audio cable options available: HDMI, optical and AV Multi.

To set up Blu-Ray playback, you go into the BD/DVD section of the settings menu. Here, you can select the disk's menu language and the default audio and subtitle languages, which isn't anything new if you've used a PSP or one of the Japanese-only PSX systems before...

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nstott4049d ago (Edited 4049d ago )

wrong post

Retard4049d ago

Doesn't anyone think that mysterious button is used for Linux or some other OS?

12Volt4049d ago

I love that this is alot of information and yet some things are still in the dark, if I can play my home videos *cough* on it from the hard drive or play any of my music, browse the internet, email.. i'm pretty much hooked.. oh wait i forgot i can play games on it too.. oh man i'm excited!

CAPS LOCK4049d ago

more good news from sony, its just getting better and better. all the features they mentioned where there.
by the wat if someone votes this article lame, they must have some serious problems.

satanslilh3lp3r4049d ago

way to go sony! just one more month...

sa739174049d ago

"In addition to video playback, Impress was also able to sample the PS3's music features. The system can rip CDs to MP3, AAC and ATRAC3 formats, allowing for bit rates of up to 352 kbps. The PS3 is also capable of going online to read into the AMG music database in order to get track information."

I wonder if the dev's will let us use our MP3 collections in game for background music..? (Not a fanboy war question - can 360 rip MP3's or does their 'change your in game music' work via streaming or CD's?)

"other system install button"

Perhaps for installing the linux flavour mentioned here a few days ago?

All in all - starting to sound awsome.. just a pity I have to wait until next year for it to come out in Australia :-(

kmis874049d ago

The ps3 is also supposed to support playback of mp4 files from ipods.

I assume games will give players the option of playing their own soundtracks. So far, I've heard of one game, Def Jam Icon for 360 and ps3, that actually lets players play songs off their hard drive and the songs actually do affect the gameplay. The environment is supposed to react and change based on the songs and it is also supposed to have an effect on the characters, so that is definitely something to look forward to.

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