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PS3 to include DivX support

Written by Dave Horvath @ 13 Nov 2007 12:06 User comments (38)

PS3 to include DivX support While rumors sprout up about Microsoft's Xbox 360 may be getting DivX support, it has been confirmed that Sony will include DivX support with their flagship PS3.
There will be a Firmware update that will enable the support for DivX playback which opens up the system as a much more media friendly system. While the implementation is still unseen, there are talks about integration within Sony's online meeting place Home having support for the imported digital files as well. No word yet on how Sony will attempt to stop people from broadcasting intellectual property or adult content over their vulnerable online sharing network.

Playback on the system is certified by DivX to be "excellent" yet there is no word on whether or not it will upscale these files to 1080p or make use of the digital surround sound.

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38 user comments

113.11.2007 12:43

OH...YES..
BEEN WAITING FOR THIS.

213.11.2007 12:53

Wow the good news just keep poring in. I wonder if we can play blu-ray in dixv form on the PS3 once this is in place. Would be great then i can make movies like how i do on my standard divx player.

my bad spell check lol

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313.11.2007 13:44
nobrainer
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too little, too late!

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413.11.2007 13:57

Good stuff, good move on Sony's part.

513.11.2007 14:03
REAM
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i havent seen a post by you not saying anything negative to sony, nobrainer.

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613.11.2007 14:25

to me this only means one thing: Divx for 360 has been confirmed.

713.11.2007 14:30

Sounds good,this don't surprise me with a matter of time the PS3 going to be the best console on the market with all there great firmware up dates.Everyone still waiting on H.O.M.E.

813.11.2007 14:58

Originally posted by NexGen76:
Sounds good,this don't surprise me with a matter of time the PS3 going to be the best console on the market with all there great firmware up dates.Everyone still waiting on H.O.M.E.
This does sound great, now if MS would get off their a$$ and support it too! For being a "media extender" and part of the media center platform, the 360 sucks for streaming anything other than Windows Media [insert format here].

I laugh every time I see the "Ladies and Gentlemen" PS3 commercial that shows a Blu-Ray symbol, 2 games (Heavenly Sword, Ratchet & Clank) and then a bunch of HOME features and a "Welcome Home" symbol, all while playing Saliva's "Ladies and Gentelmen". Then it flashes out to the PS3 standing idle on its side, which is what most people are doing with them anyway!

913.11.2007 15:56
vinny13
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New PS3 Ad(Long Version)

I think that's much better then a random couch in a parking lot... Like if I were to go somewhere and see a home theatre system just sitting in the middle of nowhere, I'd grab the sh!t and run!

Not that the PS3 commercial is any more realistic lol

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1013.11.2007 16:16
Sagen
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I hope the get the new FirmWare 2.0 to work properly first, before the go and throw another update without testing it properly. I Just got some BluRay movies and it did not play in my PS3. I went and traded it in for another PS3 and it worked fine. Then I loaded the 2.0 FirmWare and it did not play. I called Sony and they told me it had a few defects and that was probably one. They had me turn of the progressive scan on the BD/DVD option on the PS3. I hope these Imbeciles test their product before they push another update through to mess something else up. So beware of the FirmWare update 2.0.

1113.11.2007 17:10

Now this is news I can like. At least then I can get rid of another piece of hardware from around my tv, and get rid of another remote control. :)

1213.11.2007 17:16

Originally posted by Sagen:
I hope the get the new FirmWare 2.0 to work properly first, before the go and throw another update without testing it properly. I Just got some BluRay movies and it did not play in my PS3. I went and traded it in for another PS3 and it worked fine. Then I loaded the 2.0 FirmWare and it did not play. I called Sony and they told me it had a few defects and that was probably one. They had me turn of the progressive scan on the BD/DVD option on the PS3. I hope these Imbeciles test their product before they push another update through to mess something else up. So beware of the FirmWare update 2.0.
I've had zero problems with 2.0 firmware update.

1313.11.2007 17:34
Sagen
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Do you use HDMI cable? The rep on the phone told me that some how there is a conflict with the HDMI cable going from my PS3 to my Samsung that it causing this problem. She had me turn of the 24mhz option in BD/DVD option and it worked. She says that the only way to fix it was to go and exchange my PS3 again. I could not downgrade the firmware. Any suggestions?

1413.11.2007 18:23

This is a huge suprise that sony is supporting Divx, all of their standalone DVD/upconvert players don't support Divx.

It seems pretty weird that an expensive bluray Ps3, which is capable of displaying high definition video will play the exact opposite low quality divx format.

1513.11.2007 18:37

one thing i've learned is that sony is a follower they will never make anything they came up with themselves, if they see other people doing it, they have to do it to (just like the six axis).

1613.11.2007 20:14

Originally posted by navi1199:
one thing i've learned is that sony is a follower they will never make anything they came up with themselves, if they see other people doing it, they have to do it to (just like the six axis).
You must think Nintendo invented motion capture.

1713.11.2007 20:22

Originally posted by Sagen:
Do you use HDMI cable? The rep on the phone told me that some how there is a conflict with the HDMI cable going from my PS3 to my Samsung that it causing this problem. She had me turn of the 24mhz option in BD/DVD option and it worked. She says that the only way to fix it was to go and exchange my PS3 again. I could not downgrade the firmware. Any suggestions?
I use HDMI with my Sony XBR3 set.I heard some people say disable the update thing in the top right corner.

1813.11.2007 21:26

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Then it flashes out to the PS3 standing idle on its side, which is what most people are doing with them anyway!
Whatís the problem? You can't afford the games? There are plenty of them now. Mine collected a lot of dust at first but in the last couple of months my PS3 doesn't get much rest.
Or is it because the PS3 isn't fully hacked yet and you can't steal the games. Don't take that personally but thatís probably the number one reason I hear for not buying a PS3 right now.

1913.11.2007 21:32

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Originally posted by navi1199:
one thing i've learned is that sony is a follower they will never make anything they came up with themselves, if they see other people doing it, they have to do it to (just like the six axis).
You must think Nintendo invented motion capture.
navo1199
How do you think M$ got where they are today. majority of their products were somebody elses. They just never let those things slow them down they add so many you dont know whose is what.

2014.11.2007 1:24

good job sony!!
"monkey see monkey do"
so hopefully this will come to the 360 sooooooooon as well
im still praying (well not really) for .mkv support lol

2114.11.2007 5:03
jaskpaska
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Originally posted by sk8flawzz:
good job sony!!
"monkey see monkey die"

:P

2214.11.2007 11:49

Hey padding on features is not bad maybe by the time the "REAL" unit is 400 it will be worth every penny.

2314.11.2007 12:09

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Whatís the problem? You can't afford the games? There are plenty of them now. Mine collected a lot of dust at first but in the last couple of months my PS3 doesn't get much rest.
Or is it because the PS3 isn't fully hacked yet and you can't steal the games. Don't take that personally but thatís probably the number one reason I hear for not buying a PS3 right now.
Well, I already own the other consoles and PS3 still costs $500. So how much cash do you think I have? :-)

There aren't that many exclusives that make me want to pluck down the money for a PS3. In addition, the price drops on HD-DVD players and movies have me thinking twice about Blu-Ray's position as the next format, which should be a concern for any consumer. Don't get me wrong, Blu-Ray has more of the blockbuster movies on their side, but are you willing to pay double the price for them over a DVD or HD-DVD you can get for $15-$20?

I don't think anyone cares about hacking a PS3 unless they can .iso the games onto the HDD, because Blu-Ray media and burners cost too much for the effort.

BTW, upconverted Divx movies actually look pretty good IMHO. So good in fact, I'm amazed that the movies can be 700mb in size. That's an obvious stab at EITHER High-Def optical format. Who needs 15gb discs? I would hope that support for Divx will help with playback of the HD container formats or at least future support for those as well.

MS better have this in their 360 fall update, because I'm sick of waiting for it. If only the original Xbox processor were faster, I could just stick with watching my HD Xvid's using XBMC.

2414.11.2007 12:18

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Then it flashes out to the PS3 standing idle on its side, which is what most people are doing with them anyway!
Whatís the problem? You can't afford the games? There are plenty of them now. Mine collected a lot of dust at first but in the last couple of months my PS3 doesn't get much rest.
Or is it because the PS3 isn't fully hacked yet and you can't steal the games. Don't take that personally but thatís probably the number one reason I hear for not buying a PS3 right now.

dude......try reading that statement and have the balls to say it again,the PS3 lacks games, or I should say enough exclusives to make the price worth the cost, of course if you are happy with the current line up you'll buy whatever sht they offer and give it the 8's and 9s the paid off critics give to shtty shortsighted games.

2514.11.2007 14:29

Not to be a Sony flame-starter, but Zippy, you're right. Everywhere I look I see Assassin's Creed being advertised for the PS3, but it's merely an after thought on the 360. I don't think a Divx seal on the box is going to sway my decision anytime soon.

2614.11.2007 16:48

Originally posted by SProdigy:
Not to be a Sony flame-starter, but Zippy, you're right. Everywhere I look I see Assassin's Creed being advertised for the PS3, but it's merely an after thought on the 360. I don't think a Divx seal on the box is going to sway my decision anytime soon.
At 500 its goign to take ALOT of exclusive titles to make it worth the price, at 400 it needs 10 or 20,at 300 less 5+, price V cost is always a factor a draw and the reason why a system is not bought.

2714.11.2007 19:04
vinny13
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Originally posted by SProdigy:
Not to be a Sony flame-starter, but Zippy, you're right. Everywhere I look I see Assassin's Creed being advertised for the PS3, but it's merely an after thought on the 360. I don't think a Divx seal on the box is going to sway my decision anytime soon.
At 500 its goign to take ALOT of exclusive titles to make it worth the price, at 400 it needs 10 or 20,at 300 less 5+, price V cost is always a factor a draw and the reason why a system is not bought.
That's your opinion. Everyone who has one thinks different.

2815.11.2007 8:25
ali2007
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this is good news

2915.11.2007 11:45

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Originally posted by SProdigy:
Not to be a Sony flame-starter, but Zippy, you're right. Everywhere I look I see Assassin's Creed being advertised for the PS3, but it's merely an after thought on the 360. I don't think a Divx seal on the box is going to sway my decision anytime soon.
At 500 its goign to take ALOT of exclusive titles to make it worth the price, at 400 it needs 10 or 20,at 300 less 5+, price V cost is always a factor a draw and the reason why a system is not bought.
That's your opinion. Everyone who has one thinks different.
you just said a 500$ system and a bunch of mediocre games is worth while 0-o

:P

3015.11.2007 16:52
vinny13
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Originally posted by SProdigy:
Not to be a Sony flame-starter, but Zippy, you're right. Everywhere I look I see Assassin's Creed being advertised for the PS3, but it's merely an after thought on the 360. I don't think a Divx seal on the box is going to sway my decision anytime soon.
At 500 its goign to take ALOT of exclusive titles to make it worth the price, at 400 it needs 10 or 20,at 300 less 5+, price V cost is always a factor a draw and the reason why a system is not bought.
That's your opinion. Everyone who has one thinks different.
you just said a 500$ system and a bunch of mediocre games is worth while 0-o

:P
Better then the 360's launch... I think the PS3's line-up is pretty strong for next year, or at least enough to make me not want to buy a 360. What do you expect for a console that uses new tech crap that the devs are too lazy to learn?

3115.11.2007 16:58

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Originally posted by SProdigy:
Not to be a Sony flame-starter, but Zippy, you're right. Everywhere I look I see Assassin's Creed being advertised for the PS3, but it's merely an after thought on the 360. I don't think a Divx seal on the box is going to sway my decision anytime soon.
At 500 its goign to take ALOT of exclusive titles to make it worth the price, at 400 it needs 10 or 20,at 300 less 5+, price V cost is always a factor a draw and the reason why a system is not bought.
That's your opinion. Everyone who has one thinks different.
you just said a 500$ system and a bunch of mediocre games is worth while 0-o

:P
Better then the 360's launch... I think the PS3's line-up is pretty strong for next year, or at least enough to make me not want to buy a 360. What do you expect for a console that uses new tech crap that the devs are too lazy to learn?
the 360 is a pc knock off, or are you saying the PS3 devs are finally gettign use to the PS3 :P

3215.11.2007 17:00
vinny13
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Originally posted by SProdigy:
Not to be a Sony flame-starter, but Zippy, you're right. Everywhere I look I see Assassin's Creed being advertised for the PS3, but it's merely an after thought on the 360. I don't think a Divx seal on the box is going to sway my decision anytime soon.
At 500 its goign to take ALOT of exclusive titles to make it worth the price, at 400 it needs 10 or 20,at 300 less 5+, price V cost is always a factor a draw and the reason why a system is not bought.
That's your opinion. Everyone who has one thinks different.
you just said a 500$ system and a bunch of mediocre games is worth while 0-o

:P
Better then the 360's launch... I think the PS3's line-up is pretty strong for next year, or at least enough to make me not want to buy a 360. What do you expect for a console that uses new tech crap that the devs are too lazy to learn?
the 360 is a pc knock off, or are you saying the PS3 devs are finally gettign use to the PS3 :P
Both I guess... Now I'm confused :S

3315.11.2007 17:06

vinny
*L*
So ig euss what you are saying is while the 360 goes in for repairs/upgrading the PS3 will have enough games to be worth 500$ :P

Meh unless they get back to BWC I can't pay more than 350 for them they both have enough suck factor to not warrant a 400+ price tag.

3416.11.2007 17:51
vinny13
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Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
vinny
*L*
So ig euss what you are saying is while the 360 goes in for repairs/upgrading the PS3 will have enough games to be worth 500$ :P

Meh unless they get back to BWC I can't pay more than 350 for them they both have enough suck factor to not warrant a 400+ price tag.
I donno... If you already have a PS2 then BWC isn't really necessary... I barely use it anyways. Even though I had my PS2 hooked up i still take out the old PS1 if I want to play PS1 games. I can't really think of a PS2 game that I would play on a PS3 except GOW 2, but that's a back-up.

Now that I think about it, I think I'm gonna get a 40GB instead of the 80GB :)

3516.11.2007 17:57

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Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
vinny
*L*
So ig euss what you are saying is while the 360 goes in for repairs/upgrading the PS3 will have enough games to be worth 500$ :P

Meh unless they get back to BWC I can't pay more than 350 for them they both have enough suck factor to not warrant a 400+ price tag.
I donno... If you already have a PS2 then BWC isn't really necessary... I barely use it anyways. Even though I had my PS2 hooked up i still take out the old PS1 if I want to play PS1 games. I can't really think of a PS2 game that I would play on a PS3 except GOW 2, but that's a back-up.

Now that I think about it, I think I'm gonna get a 40GB instead of the 80GB :)
Why not get a used 20GB unit for 300? :P

3616.11.2007 23:24
vinny13
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Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
vinny
*L*
So ig euss what you are saying is while the 360 goes in for repairs/upgrading the PS3 will have enough games to be worth 500$ :P

Meh unless they get back to BWC I can't pay more than 350 for them they both have enough suck factor to not warrant a 400+ price tag.
I donno... If you already have a PS2 then BWC isn't really necessary... I barely use it anyways. Even though I had my PS2 hooked up i still take out the old PS1 if I want to play PS1 games. I can't really think of a PS2 game that I would play on a PS3 except GOW 2, but that's a back-up.

Now that I think about it, I think I'm gonna get a 40GB instead of the 80GB :)
Why not get a used 20GB unit for 300? :P
I need the wi-fi... I don't think it has it, and I have no clue where I would find one.

3716.11.2007 23:48

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Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
vinny
*L*
So ig euss what you are saying is while the 360 goes in for repairs/upgrading the PS3 will have enough games to be worth 500$ :P

Meh unless they get back to BWC I can't pay more than 350 for them they both have enough suck factor to not warrant a 400+ price tag.
I donno... If you already have a PS2 then BWC isn't really necessary... I barely use it anyways. Even though I had my PS2 hooked up i still take out the old PS1 if I want to play PS1 games. I can't really think of a PS2 game that I would play on a PS3 except GOW 2, but that's a back-up.

Now that I think about it, I think I'm gonna get a 40GB instead of the 80GB :)
Why not get a used 20GB unit for 300? :P
I need the wi-fi... I don't think it has it, and I have no clue where I would find one.
could hook it up to a wireless router..but then the clutter...that plus a PS2 is a mess, and you wonder why BWC is a must? :P

382.12.2007 20:13

this is a great addition to the ps3 i would love to see all consoles working with this kinda thing and i would have thought microsofts xbox would have done this initally but well sony beat them to the punch.

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