It seems like it's been a while since the last PSP update (mostly because Sony went wild with update after update for a while there because of minor bugs in Japanese titles), but we're finally getting a new revision to the PSP. The Japanese update to PSP Version 3.30 was released tonight, and the rest of the regionalized versions should be out soon if they're not available yet on your update checker.
The following updates are made to the PlayStation Portable with PSP version 3.30:
· Support for displaying thumbnails for items has been added under [RSS Channel]
· Support for PlayStation Network titles had been expanded
· The size of videos that can be played under [Video] has been increased
· Support for displaying thumbnails for content saved in the "VIDEO" folder of a Memory Stick has been added under [Video]
So, what is all this stuff inside the big jump from 3.10/3.11 to 3.30? Well, not a ton, actually, but the overall fixes should hopefully make those who use the PSP's video features a lot a little happier. PSP v3.30 now allows for still-frame thumbnails in the Video folder, which are nicely stored simply as JPG files in the same folder as your MP4 clip. (Unfortunately, there's no "render thumbnail" like on PS3, and you will have to rename the THM files you had with previous video files.) There's also a strange new .M3U8 file replacing the previous .M3U file (neither of which seemed to have done anything of interest. The "Video Size" has also been increased, but exactly what that means is again not clear yet -- tests of various sizes of video in other communities outside of IGN have still not gotten full-frame (or larger) video to run. Beyond that, some new PSN games will be downloadable through your PS3, and there's also a handy adjustment to the RSS feed channel that shows you thumbnails of some of the content that you are downloading.