AfterDawn: Tech news

PS3 firmware update brings Flash 9 support, background downloading

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Oct 2008 19:31 User comments (28)

PS3 firmware update brings Flash 9 support, background downloading Sony has detailed the new PlayStation 3 firmware update, version 2.50, and with it comes the much anticipated addition of Macromedia Flash 9 support.
Users can now watch much more videos then they could previously using the built-in browser on the PS3.

2.50 also brings support for the latest PS3 Bluetooth headest as well as more "PlayStation Trophies, interface enhancements, Friend status, video, Playstation Store, Power Save Settings, Background download, and ingame screenshots."

The most notable of those features is probably the background which means that PS3 owners can now begin a download of a demo, game or movie and turn the system off with hindering the download.

Previous Next  

28 user comments

115.10.2008 19:51
tavek
Inactive

Socom sucks, what a joke, ONLINE ONLY GAME? haha, PS3 is just a blue ray player, yeah these guys needed 1 more year before they should have released it.

215.10.2008 20:13

I see a flame war over the comments above and off topic!!


I'm glad they adding new features. The one feature they need to fix and stop taking their time with is the in game music. I know MS own's the in game patent but that one needs to be addressed. I love my PS3 but the in game music out of all they added in should have been fixed and not left up to the dev's. I read on another report that the game screen shot feature will be left for the dev's to code in their game rather than a main feature of the system. If that is the case they really need to re-think that one.

315.10.2008 20:15

Originally posted by tavek:
Socom sucks, what a joke, ONLINE ONLY GAME? haha, PS3 is just a blue ray player, yeah these guys needed 1 more year before they should have released it.
Must be a xcrap160 fan

415.10.2008 20:51

i'm a xcrap fan and dont even have a ps3 tho will when the price drops but it does kinda suck when a game is online only instead of having a campaign with a multiplayer but it might make the online play better if its based around online only plus with dedicated servers.....

515.10.2008 21:00

Updated Flash is a GOOD thing.

Nice...

615.10.2008 21:21

To the off-topic fanboy:
OMG, you said socom sucks... then you seriously haven't played socom confrontation. The game is awesome and brings the tactical side of players into the game. It also goes back to the basis. So what if it's multiplayer only, warhawk is multi only and it is still great. And I know people that play halo just for the multiplayer.


NOW back on topic.
It is awesome that there is finally flash 9, I now have the ability to go to most flash sites now. I also like this new update, it makes things more fluid and now more DIVX format files work. I had a few that didn't work before, but now I'm able to play them =]
These updates make sure are making things a lot better.

Also the psp update was awesome, the psp also feels more fluid.

715.10.2008 22:17

Originally posted by tavek:
Socom sucks, what a joke, ONLINE ONLY GAME? haha, PS3 is just a blue ray player, yeah these guys needed 1 more year before they should have released it.
What does that have to do with ANYTHING?

On topic: Does anyone know of a list of supported games for the screencap feature? And they finally added the ability to turn off the PS3 after a finished download, as well as turning off the controller when in-active. The two things that tied to together to annoy me have both been fixed in the same update, good thing.

815.10.2008 22:53

Originally posted by spydah:
I see a flame war over the comments above and off topic!!


I'm glad they adding new features. The one feature they need to fix and stop taking their time with is the in game music. I know MS own's the in game patent but that one needs to be addressed. I love my PS3 but the in game music out of all they added in should have been fixed and not left up to the dev's. I read on another report that the game screen shot feature will be left for the dev's to code in their game rather than a main feature of the system. If that is the case they really need to re-think that one.

pain and burnout have in game music. i like the update and i like how sony is always updateing

915.10.2008 22:58

Yes I like these kinds of updates! I kind of wish the folding home was better.

1016.10.2008 0:24

Im tired of these console wars, if you dont have anything to actually add to this post dont comment.

I was kinda hoping it would be able to play mt2s files

1116.10.2008 1:52

Great updates, always good to have more features. Tho i wish the PS3 had a firmware to just simply play every type of video file instead of having to convert it before transfering it to PS3.

1216.10.2008 6:19
13thHouR
Inactive

It's about time that console manufacturers started to pay the licences but it's just a shame that we are now using flash 10, ah well back to the drawing board!

Well you can't expect them (Sony, M$, Nitty) to actually provide a fully operational media hub (Console) when licences have to be paid to other companies now, or do you?

The PS3 is the future, or is it the Past?

everyone but PS3 users get your flash 10 player here! http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/

Quote:
Date added: October 15, 2008
Author: Adobe Systems Inc

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Oct 2008 @ 6:24

1316.10.2008 8:22

Don't listen to 13thour. Flash 10 is buggy as hell! Don't download it until its fixed.

http://www.jroller.com/melix/entry/adobe_releases_a_buggy_flash
http://www.versiontracker.com/php/feedba...081015074632324

Use Flash 9 it's better and more stable.

1416.10.2008 9:09

Quote:
It's about time that console manufacturers started to pay the licences but it's just a shame that we are now using flash 10, ah well back to the drawing board!

Well you can't expect them (Sony, M$, Nitty) to actually provide a fully operational media hub (Console) when licences have to be paid to other companies now, or do you?

The PS3 is the future, or is it the Past?

everyone but PS3 users get your flash 10 player here! http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/

Quote:
Date added: October 15, 2008
Author: Adobe Systems Inc

Flash 10 released on the same day ps3 gets flash 9? The way that looks I'd guess that the ps3 having to work on a previous version of flash was in a contract agreement or something.

1516.10.2008 9:47
13thHouR
Inactive

Originally posted by canuckerz:
Quote:
It's about time that console manufacturers started to pay the licences but it's just a shame that we are now using flash 10, ah well back to the drawing board!

Well you can't expect them (Sony, M$, Nitty) to actually provide a fully operational media hub (Console) when licences have to be paid to other companies now, or do you?

The PS3 is the future, or is it the Past?

everyone but PS3 users get your flash 10 player here! http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/

Quote:
Date added: October 15, 2008
Author: Adobe Systems Inc

Flash 10 released on the same day ps3 gets flash 9? The way that looks I'd guess that the ps3 having to work on a previous version of flash was in a contract agreement or something.
Don't quote me wrong as i believe that added functionality is good and this will allow much more media to be accessed, but when they sell things as a media hub and only use the last gen tech, it's false advertising and it sucks, all because they are not willing to pay for licences to allow the users of the said console to enable use the latest media.

you can browse the web but only look at 5% of the media content!
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Oct 2008 @ 9:54

1616.10.2008 11:24

Originally posted by 13thHouR:
Don't quote me wrong as i believe that added functionality is good and this will allow much more media to be accessed, but when they sell things as a media hub and only use the last gen tech, it's false advertising and it sucks, all because they are not willing to pay for licences to allow the users of the said console to enable use the latest media.

you can browse the web but only look at 5% of the media content!
Yeah I know the feeling of going to stream some videos on my hdtv rather than my crt computer monitor only to find that the ps3's flash is outdated. But I'm sure there's some reason behind it besides just saving money.

Quote:
The most notable of those features is probably the background which means that PS3 owners can now begin a download of a demo, game or movie and turn the system off with hindering the download.

I really don't comprehend whats being said here, can anyone elaborate?

1716.10.2008 11:33

Originally posted by tavek:
Socom sucks, what a joke, ONLINE ONLY GAME? haha, PS3 is just a blue ray player, yeah these guys needed 1 more year before they should have released it.
thats not the real game this is just like a demo the same as gran turismo 5 prolouge and the real people who make the game didnt make this version lol. so before you talk know your facts

1816.10.2008 12:05

Quote:
Originally posted by tavek:
Socom sucks, what a joke, ONLINE ONLY GAME? haha, PS3 is just a blue ray player, yeah these guys needed 1 more year before they should have released it.
thats not the real game this is just like a demo the same as gran turismo 5 prolouge and the real people who make the game didnt make this version lol. so before you talk know your facts
Please don't feed the trolls.

1916.10.2008 12:50

Quote:
Originally posted by canuckerz:
Quote:
It's about time that console manufacturers started to pay the licences but it's just a shame that we are now using flash 10, ah well back to the drawing board!

Well you can't expect them (Sony, M$, Nitty) to actually provide a fully operational media hub (Console) when licences have to be paid to other companies now, or do you?

The PS3 is the future, or is it the Past?

everyone but PS3 users get your flash 10 player here! http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/

Quote:
Date added: October 15, 2008
Author: Adobe Systems Inc

Flash 10 released on the same day ps3 gets flash 9? The way that looks I'd guess that the ps3 having to work on a previous version of flash was in a contract agreement or something.
Don't quote me wrong as i believe that added functionality is good and this will allow much more media to be accessed, but when they sell things as a media hub and only use the last gen tech, it's false advertising and it sucks, all because they are not willing to pay for licences to allow the users of the said console to enable use the latest media.

you can browse the web but only look at 5% of the media content!
And it also has the added benfit of directing people to their PSN movie selection. One can either do all the work and research to convert the variety of movies files one has, or throw ones hands in the air and say "forget it, I'd rather just download it from their store." (not me of course ;) )

2016.10.2008 12:59
13thHouR
Inactive

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by canuckerz:
Quote:
It's about time that console manufacturers started to pay the licences but it's just a shame that we are now using flash 10, ah well back to the drawing board!

Well you can't expect them (Sony, M$, Nitty) to actually provide a fully operational media hub (Console) when licences have to be paid to other companies now, or do you?

The PS3 is the future, or is it the Past?

everyone but PS3 users get your flash 10 player here! http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/

Quote:
Date added: October 15, 2008
Author: Adobe Systems Inc

Flash 10 released on the same day ps3 gets flash 9? The way that looks I'd guess that the ps3 having to work on a previous version of flash was in a contract agreement or something.
Don't quote me wrong as i believe that added functionality is good and this will allow much more media to be accessed, but when they sell things as a media hub and only use the last gen tech, it's false advertising and it sucks, all because they are not willing to pay for licences to allow the users of the said console to enable use the latest media.

you can browse the web but only look at 5% of the media content!
And it also has the added benfit of directing people to their PSN movie selection. One can either do all the work and research to convert the variety of movies files one has, or throw ones hands in the air and say "forget it, I'd rather just download it from their store." (not me of course ;) )
if you are watching youtube content ect, you can use a variety of different apps to download and keep the content if you are using a PC or Mac, can a ps3 do this....

but other than shorts that can be watched online ppl would be wise to purchase content like films ect on dvd so they own it for life, and bypass the psn video DRM that is basically a full price DVD that turns into a long term rental.

PlayStation Video Store Hampered by DRM
Quote:
The tech-savvy folks over at Ars Technica have taken issue with Sony's recently launched downloadable video store for the PS3, and they believe that -- as is the case with so many things these days -- digital rights management has the potential to cripple the service.
The power save settings, background download, and in-game screen shots are a good addition.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Oct 2008 @ 13:12

2116.10.2008 13:06

I like the Power Save Settings and Background download improvements. Already set up the auto off timer for the PS3 and Controlers. Nice

2216.10.2008 15:08

Quote:
Originally posted by spydah:
I see a flame war over the comments above and off topic!!


I'm glad they adding new features. The one feature they need to fix and stop taking their time with is the in game music. I know MS own's the in game patent but that one needs to be addressed. I love my PS3 but the in game music out of all they added in should have been fixed and not left up to the dev's. I read on another report that the game screen shot feature will be left for the dev's to code in their game rather than a main feature of the system. If that is the case they really need to re-think that one.

pain and burnout have in game music. i like the update and i like how sony is always updateing
So does Warhawk. I can't wait to check this out.

2316.10.2008 15:57

So does Super Stardust HD. I just found this out when I finally decided to buy it a few days ago. Custom in game music brings a while new life to a game. I think the experience is truly under-rated.

2417.10.2008 3:24

Originally posted by glassd:
I like the Power Save Settings and Background download improvements. Already set up the auto off timer for the PS3 and Controlers. Nice
Yep, me too (^_^). I really like the new power save setting features and the Flash 9 is a welcome bonus as well.

2517.10.2008 15:58
13thHouR
Inactive

Originally posted by HDNow:
Don't listen to 13thour. Flash 10 is buggy as hell! Don't download it until its fixed.

http://www.jroller.com/melix/entry/adobe_releases_a_buggy_flash
http://www.versiontracker.com/php/feedba...081015074632324

Use Flash 9 it's better and more stable.
funily enough arstechnica has ran some benchmarks on flash 10 and they don't seem to share your opinion!

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/200...-player-10.html

Quote:
mac = As you can see, GUIMark results offer the best backup for Uro's claims that performance on Mac OS X has improved as much as three times. Four frames per second in Flash Player 9 on the MacBook Air, and 9.5 FPS on the Mac Pro, is, quite frankly, pathetic. While 17 FPS on the Air in Flash Player 10 isn't exactly great, it is actually over a 4x boost in performance.

Linux = Another big improvement for Linux users

Conclusion = The latest version of Flash offers tangible improvements for users and for designers.

2618.10.2008 13:32

So your saying that if someone has a Mac, then 10 is better. This artical is about 9 on PS3. Thanks Sony for more free stuff.

2722.10.2008 11:26

Originally posted by tavek:
Socom sucks, what a joke, ONLINE ONLY GAME? haha, PS3 is just a blue ray player, yeah these guys needed 1 more year before they should have released it.
Like somone else said,Warhawk is an online only game and its one of the top 5 games on PS3,its the funest game i've played on ps3 with hours of play and replay value,anyone that plays warhawk will be addicted to the game play,not having a campaign mode does'nt hurt the game at all.

2823.10.2008 6:52

Yeah, this talk "it's only an online game" seem plain stupid to me. Some people only want to play online MP. And with free servers that's not a bad deal.

No, I do NOT own a PS3 nor do I want one. Maybe in a couple of years... I was so disappointed and disgusted with it's lame GPU. (I don't care what you say).

Whilst it's good that Sony have improved the firmware consoles have always seemed a poor compromise as far as media centres go. I took the money I was gonna spend on a PS3 and built a silent mATX for the lounge. With hardware decoding of BluRay and HD-DVD and HDMI out, one terabyte of raid, wireless peripherals it does everything no problems and is easily upgradable.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive