Firmware 1.82 Coming
Sony’s new official blog is great. We get decent information in advance for a change. Like this:
Scheduled for release in the next few days, firmware 1.82 is an update that enables the playback of AVC High Profile H.264/MPEG-4 files. As most of you know, these are high quality files that you’ll now be able to play on your PS3. Hopefully this update is moving us closer to the audio playback features many of you commented about in my post the other week.
Hopefully this means that all these experiments I’ve been doing to get nice videos on my PS3 will finally bear fruit.
The only problem is, I don’t know what “AVC High Profile H.264/MPEG-4” is. I thought that’s what the PS3 already supported. Anyone care to enlighten me? And does it mean that I’ll be able to create mp4 files with 5.1 surround that the PS3 understands?