PS3 Firmware 1.82 coming soon

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The latest firmware update for the PS3 is coming soon.

Version 1.82 is going to give PS3 owners the ability to playback AVC High Profile (H.264/MPEG-4) files… That seems to be it…

Now since I don’t know what a H.264 file is maybe I am on the wrong track here but it seems a bit strange to release a new update for one type of video file…

It just makes things confusing, can a 1.81 version play online against a 1.82 version? Does it force you to update? Why not just pile them all together a do a quarterly update instead? It would seem to make more sense really.

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Last Updated: June 27, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Ruslan

    Why couldnt they wait 1 week to bundle this into 1.81!!! Another 110MB download for H.264 codec playback compatability. That basically is the same codec format that HD-DVD uses to encode their movies if I am not mistaken and perhaps WMV playability?

  • Hilt

    Weird !

    I’d take that with a pinch of salt. H.264 ( High Def quicktime MOV files ) has been supported for a loooong time. I think since PS3s inception actually, but I could be wrong. I currently encode game trailers to H.264 and they work just fine



  • Hilt

    I forgot to add – After an update is ” published “, at your next sign on, it forces that update. You cant play online till you have updated

    The Good – makes sure your entire base is on the same level, hence easier to support
    The Bad – it’s annoying !

    Having said that, I’m all for updates. 1.80 showed just how much a little code can go a long way

  • Jak

    ya but remember it wont worry Europe and America because they have no cap and a much faster connection. Telkom sucks!!!!!

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