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PS4 OS Details Revealed by Former Sony Employee: Share Button Options, Notifications and Safe Zone

New details about the PlayStation 4 that you may be interested in. (PS4)

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Xsilver  +   535d ago
did the PS3 OS have music before? it would be awesome if we could put our own music that would be sick this would be mine http://www.youtube.com/watc... do it Sony.
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TrevorPhillips  +   535d ago
The start-up yes, but the OS nope. It's mad though :)
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FamilyGuy  +   535d ago
Wtf are they thinking with this no MP3s BS O.o
I wonder what they're gonna give as a reason or if it'll be enabled later. Does it/will it even play digital titles (videos) from an external HDD or USB anymore?

That's really annoying.
FriedGoat  +   535d ago
How is me talking about an OS function off topic? Just because it's not in the article it's still relevant to the discussion. Sort your damn moderators out N4G. I lost a bubble for that?
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RobbyGrob  +   535d ago
@familyguy MP3 is actually a very old and inefficient format now that indeed should be forgotten so people will adapt to the new, because you can get way better sound from way smaller files nowadays with other formats.
HugoDrax  +   535d ago

"Does it/will it even play digital titles (videos) from an external HDD or USB anymore? "

They announced that external hard drives won't work on our PS4's. Which is a bummer as I keep my 500GB WD external HD plugged into my PS3 just for playing back media (mp3s and movies). Hopefully there will be a patch later on, but I doubt it. Just seems like a business move to ensure we use services such as sony music unlimited etc...
Jamaicangmr  +   535d ago
@ FriedGoat

I know they stated that there wont be support for Music CD's however you could still upload your music MP3 via thumb drive or external HDD.

Where did you see that it wont support MP3 either?
zeee  +   534d ago
I personally don't really care for mp3 support but I do want to use my Sony wireless stereo headset for chatting and what not. I guess for some it could be the other way around. I just hope they add the support for their official products as soon as possible. and I'm talking days or a few weeks and not months. Please Sony please... make it happen.
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ipach  +   535d ago
i'm guessing it's like the OS music on Vita. just a tune that plays while you're there... would be amazing if they allowed you an option to just fire up a Music Unlimited mood station in the background right when you turn it on as well...
JESUS CHRIST. That sounds heavenly. lol *__*
Xsilver  +   535d ago
are you referring to the song i posted
FriedGoat  +   535d ago
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ZombieKiller  +   535d ago
I like how you can adjust the safe zone in the console instead of individual game. I wish they added controller mapping to that list too. I'd like it to be a system feature to customize controls....and PLEASE Sony, don't leave it up to the devs for custom soundtracks for games. PLEASE! I want custom soundtracks on EVERY game I choose.
Ok edit: I wrote that before I read the full article.
Arkham City's free roam made me create a soundtrack for it. A Batman soundtrack. It fit perfectly and I was looking forward to that in Origins. Yet they took that feature out. Arrrggggg!!!
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FamilyGuy  +   535d ago
here's a video of it, this is brand new information, first I heard of this UI music.

PS3 just had the sound when you click through the interface (custom sounds with some themes), no music.
Aghashie  +   535d ago
the ps vita already have this option on the menu. u can turn on/off the os music for the home screen.

now, user custom music for the home screen? that I don't know. never tried on my vita.
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Ps4Console  +   535d ago
This is a much better subject for a change no Xb 1 bashing just everything about the Ps4 now the launch is getting closer this is what I like to comment about the Ps4 great in it .
Spontogical  +   535d ago
Dayum, from a media perspective - the PS4 has less features than the PS3 :/
kwiksilver99  +   535d ago
it does doesnt it.i can understand if they dont want to add anything new but to actually remove features that the ps3 could do???
i use the dlna functionalilty a lot and also plug in an external hdd to watch stuff.

i dont like this one bit.hope they can bring it back with a patch.and that they do:(
xtremeimport  +   535d ago
Shit, I want some of it to be a surprise when I take it out of the box. I dont really wanna know EVERYTHING about it.
kwiksilver99  +   535d ago
just cover your ears and blindfold yourself for the next 2 weeks:)
and just to be safe keep saying lalalala 24/7
Mr_cheese  +   535d ago
The little details are what seem to make it. The idea of being able to adjust the short key for the share button to better suit yourself and having the safe zone adjusted in the OS to prevent the need to do it again when playing games.
JimmyLmao  +   535d ago
here is what the music in the PS4's OS sounds like, for anyone who is curious.

i think it sounds nice and relaxing =)

you have the option to toggle it on or off
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LOL_WUT  +   535d ago
Wow sounds really good unlike the WiiU's background music which gets pretty loud. So the option to turn it off the PS4's OS music makes it all that makes better. ;)
assdan  +   535d ago
I wouldn't say this is amazing news by any means, but they're nice conveniences.
r21  +   535d ago
Alright, thats how I like my UI, plenty of options available :D
WeAreLegion  +   535d ago
Awesome news about the Share button. I'll set one click to screenshot and long-press to video.
Conzul  +   535d ago
Sounds like a plan. Me too.
KwietStorm  +   535d ago
Anyone know if we can finally appear offline?
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   535d ago
Something that has been missing for far too long.

Especially appear offline to certain, annoying people..
ZombieKiller  +   535d ago
Block list.
Mr_Writer85  +   535d ago
Why don't you just sign out of PSN??
CarnageXB  +   535d ago
He /she wants the ability to play online without his friends lit knowing. If he/she signs off of psn he/she can't play online.
ThanatosDMC  +   535d ago
Just type "Go F*ck Yourselves" on your away msg... but yes, that would be a nice feature to have. Suggest it to Shu.
Sci0n  +   535d ago
good question, if we could appear offline I probably would always fly under the radar and remain offine and I could then choose who I want to game with without being bugged.
FITgamer  +   535d ago
I hope they allow that. One thing i can't stand is when i sign on get on game, not even 5 minutes after being online i'm getting spammed with invites to a game i'm not even playing.
ZombieKiller  +   535d ago
Why don't you say something to them then? I've gotten spammed many times. I tell them to stop sending me messages if I don't reply. If they're your friends, they'll understand. If not, why are they on your friends list in the first place?

I agree that this feature would be nice. Hell, it's nice on Xbox Live, but if I don't have it, then it's not the end of the world. I hope Sony has been taking notes and takes some features from XBL. I hate to say it, but some things they put on 360 are pretty good (party chat, offline mode, custom soundtracks etc etc) I hope Sony adds these features to the PS4, that way I don't have to turn to my xbox for them.
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KillrateOmega  +   535d ago
YES! This.

If there is anything that I really like about the Xbox is that I can appear offline. It's particularly useful if I'm busy doing something in which I don't want outside interference from friends.

It allows me to appear off their radar without me having to go into the awkward situation of basically telling them to **** off.
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XisThatKid  +   535d ago
I delete them I don't have miscreants on my Flist. If i don't play anything with you we're not "friends" Those that don't want that approach tell them to leave you th f*** alone for the time being
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ZombieKiller  +   535d ago
I agree. PSN/XBL does not equal Facebook for me. If they aren't a real friend, or someone I've played with and liked, then I won't add them. It's much more awkward to delete someone and have them be like "WTF" then to not add them at all.
BoriboyShoGUN  +   535d ago
While I agree and I've had all my friends for years! It is nice just to go "offline" for a lil bit, especially if your trying to do a single player or something. Because everytime a buddy logs in here comes the party invite or game invite!
DanielGearSolid  +   535d ago
I hope they add custom themes real soon
KHATL66  +   535d ago
Music...for real!!! I'm not sure how I feel about this. I can see that getting real old real fast. I wonder if the default is on or off? As long as I can turn it OFF and have options to CHANGE it to anything of my choice. PS3 was silent and not distracting. Lets not f**k it up.
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MasterCornholio  +   535d ago
Did you even read the article?

I suggest you do.

Nexus 7 2013
G20WLY  +   535d ago
It's all good, you can turn it off just like on Vita. You're right though, would be great if we could choose our own music and edit into a loop! :)
Kryptix  +   535d ago
Hopefully custom themes will allow that. On the PS3, themes were highly customizable that you could change the sound when going through the icons. So far, Sony lets you turn off the menu music, so hopefully they also gives us the freedom to change that music if we want to.
isarai  +   535d ago
really REALLY like that we can adjust the safe zone through the PS3 settings, can't tell you how many games i've played where i wish they had that setting
isarai  +   535d ago
oops! i mean PS4 settings :P
MasterCornholio  +   535d ago
I didn't know about the multiple tap function on the share button. Also safe zone sounds pretty convieniente.

Nexus 7 2013
sigfredod  +   535d ago
Nice details to know
Lboogieskells  +   535d ago
"Brace yourselves people"- Scott Summers 11/15/13
nosferatuzodd  +   535d ago
very nice playstation really roll out the red carpet for gamers this time
McScroggz  +   535d ago
Pretty nifty features. Options are always nice.
TristanPR77  +   535d ago
Is looking pretty good.
GirlOnFire  +   535d ago
Customizable! I really hope down the road that the themes come back. Also I want different nifty theme songs for the PS4 UI. ^~^
The_Truth_24_7  +   535d ago
My penis is ready.
Gore-Content  +   535d ago
Gardenia  +   535d ago
If i could choose my startup sound it would totally be this
Relientk77  +   535d ago
Me too, PS1 startup is my favorite startup screen of all time
FanboyKilla  +   535d ago
"xbox record" "xbox share" "xbox play lil wayne" i think u get it lmfao.
Daves  +   535d ago
Really hoping for a trippy looking music visualiser... that is assuming we can rip/store and play music.
andibandit  +   535d ago
uhm...are you being ironic?
Daves  +   535d ago
No andi not at all.

Really hoping for a visualiser like Milkdrop on Winamp.

I doubt it's this way, but slightly worried music playback will be MusicUnlimited only... but I'm probably mad for thinking that!
Daves  +   534d ago
So there we go, in the news today. No MP3 / CD support. Ironic, nope.
mixelon  +   535d ago
It doesn't support cds at all and afaik doesn't support mp3s at launch either..

Both of which are a bit weird!
jaymart2k  +   535d ago
I'm hoping for Spotify, best music streaming service imo.

No ads, download or stream music to devices for $10.

What other service lets you download unlimited music to devices?
Daves  +   535d ago
That would be great, my spotify account on PS4... with some awesome visualisation ;) But Spotify don't do that.

Sorry I was into fractal animations, lava lamps and erm, other stuff in my youth.
badkolo  +   535d ago
so we cant play mp3 and no youtube video uploads but that might come down the line, other then that this is just getting me so excited, they said we cant change the color for the dash but niether can x1 so who cares. 16 days and ill be in stage 1 of heaven
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ThatIrishGamer  +   535d ago
I don't understand.... Double tap to start recording?

It's ALWAYS recording.... You only push the button to bring up the menu to choose which of the last fifteen minutes you want to save...

Or am I missing something.
bruceedward   535d ago | Spam
CapsLocke  +   535d ago
PC could play all kinds of audio from like,begin of times. And PS only planning to do it?
Yeah, truly greatness awaits /sarcasm

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