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Sony releases PSP 2.60 firmware

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 30 Nov 2005 14:40 User comments (3)

Sony releases PSP 2.60 firmware Sony has released yet another firmware update for PlayStation Portable (PSP) console, v2.60. This time the main improvements over the previous firmware (v2.50) is the inclusion of support for Microsoft's Windows Media Audio (wma) format. Up until now, users with many WMA files had to convert them to MP3 or AAC to listen to them using the PSP. An RSS Channel tool was also added, opening up the PSP to the world of Podcasts although unfortunately at this stage only audio is supported, not standard text feeds.
Here is the changelog for the firmware...

  • [RSS Channel] has been added as a feature under [Network].
  • [Volume Adjustment] has been added as an option in the
    [LocationFree™ Player] control panel.
  • [Simplified Chinese (GB18030)]* and [Traditional Chinese (Big5)] have been added as options to [Encoding] under [View] in the [Internet Browser] menu bar.
    • The option has some limitations. For details, see "About the Internet Browser's Chinese fonts".

  • Copyright-protected video data provided by a content provider or other services can now be downloaded directly to a Memory Stick Duo™ using the [Internet Browser].
    • For details, contact the video content provider.
      Note that some content providers may charge fees for obtaining or using copyright-protected video.
    • Downloadable copyright-protected video may not be available in all countries and regions.

  • Music data in WMA (Windows Media® Audio) format can now be played under [Music]. (This applies to music saved on Memory Stick Duo™ media.)
    • WMA9 Professional, WMA9 Lossless and copyright-protected WMA files are not supported.
    • Note that you must activate the [Enable WMA Playback] setting to play music data in WMA format.

  • [Enable WMA Playback] has been added as a setting under[System Settings].
    • A connection to the Internet is required for the one-time activation of this setting. Note that no personal information is collected during the activation process. For details, refer to the user agreement that must be accepted as part of the activation process.

Of course, it is important to mention that if you have been running homebrew on your PSP, then do not update to v2.60 as you will no longer be able to. There is also no method yet to downgrade 2.60 firmware.


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3 user comments

130.11.2005 15:35

i hope they have a downgrader for this firmware as soon as possible cuz i'm about to get me one of these baby.

25.12.2005 8:55

I wonder what "Copyright-protected video data provided by a content provider or other services can now be downloaded directly to a Memory Stick Duo™ using the [Internet Browser]." means?

317.8.2010 10:20

I would like to enable both media (music) wma and aaac? not sure about the last one but I would like a link where I can download the software on a mem-stick and upload it later. Im currently using a ps3 slim model CECH 2004 A. Please help its really annoying that sony has made such a simple task so tedious.

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