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News Sony drops MP3, CD, DLNA support from PS4

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 31 Oct 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. sandys

    sandys Well-Known Member

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    It's a bit of a loss of functionality I guess they're looking to make some money this generation rather than hemorrhaging cash in the early phase like last gen

    My tv does it all these days so not too bothered, just need bluray from it really. The loss of PS3 remote functionality is a bigger deal to me, that control is awesome for movies, perhaps they will release a neater one for ps4

    At least they can focus on its main function gaming and not get lost in the other stuff, I imagine it's all the extra bloat that is hampering the X1 at the moment.
     
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  3. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Ha! There goes you freedom of listening or watching you're own content. Guess your huge collection form itunes and netflix can go and F*** themselves beccause Sony wants you money again for the same.

    Reminds me of the old days when your Starwars video became a milkcow > laserdisc > dvd > bluray > streaming > sony stream (pay > pay again > pay again > pay again > and some more )
     
  4. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Oh, yeah, I remember why we all hate Sony. Just when you start to forget about the crap they have pulled in the past they remind you what a greedy POS company they really are.

    Perhaps it's wishful thinking, but I believe that the steambox can't help but catch some of the attitudes of it's linux platform and as a result will be profitable without raping it's customers.
     
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    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    WTF, I thought these were simply not being included at launch due to fimrware issues (obviously mis-read the Eurogamer article).

    A loss of DLNA is a big deal for me as I was using my PS3 as a media hub streaming TV series from my NAS. Not to include DLNA functionality on a modern "connected" device (where it has the potential for it) is beyond stupid.

    What next - Blu Ray drive that can't play Blu Ray films as they want you to "rent" them through their service?!
     
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  6. GrahamC

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    Well feed this back to the developers. Just canceled my pre order for PS4. DNLA streaming ended the deal for me.
     
  7. RedFlames

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    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Gota love these propitiatory system for dictating what you can or can't do.
     
  9. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Just read that on EG (the same article that had be confused as I thought this applied to all of the missing features).

    Somewhat amazing that such an update is required (and not in a good way).

    I can understand the requirements to cut certain things (like was done with the PS3 over its lifetime - not saying I agree with half of them mind but hey...), but to cut things that the PS3 already did (and people were using) seems utterly moronic from a consumer point of view.
     
  10. lacuna

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    Not fussed. Music streamed from PS3 is fairly poor anyway.
     
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    so if you have no internet you can play games just fine, everything else you will need to connect to PSN and get the updates and hope that other feature come down the line.

    looks like both consoles are gimped! PC Master Race wins again :)
     
  12. dyzophoria

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    Must be the reason why it is also cheaper than the xb1, I like how people try to justify the exclusion of most featurea "normal" though, I think that hdmi pass through mode of will really comes to good use with a connected ps4 through it
     
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    I would imagine that the firmware will evolve loads over time, also a bit worrying not to have direct support of things like my g27 though how will I play my racing games. The ps3 got there in the end no doubt the 4 will also get refined.
     
  14. edzieba

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    DLNA isn't a big loss, it rarely ever bloody worked anyway and required hours of faffing about to persuade two 'compatible' devices to even see each other on the same network. The loss of MP3 and CD playback seems very suspicious, though I have to admit I don't thin I've every played an MP3 or CD on my PS3.
     
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    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Apart from some container issues I don't think I have had any issues using DLNA on my PS3.
     
  16. Gareth Halfacree

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    Same. The bulk of my PS3's on-time is spent either playing Blu-rays or streaming music or video via DLNA. Never had a problem - well, beyond the fact it doesn't support subtitles, which is annoying. The missus also frequently uses it to play CDs that haven't been ripped yet - in particular singalong discs for the bairn.
     
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    It seems similar to what android are doing. Release a platform that is cheap and affordable, then hope that you can make up losses on content played on the device like games, movies and audio things. But it's supposed to be a home entertainment device that will sit in the lounge or bedroom and enable a multimedia experience...but they've just cancelled that so now its just a gaming device.

    Have they just chopped their market appeal in half? I mean the PS4 was a gaming device and an entertainment system - It still is to some extent but no DLNA means the entertainment system is a really weak proposition for consumers.
     
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    I was wondering when Sony was going to start pissing off customers. They probably should've made this decision when all the flak was directed toward MS, because at least then it wouldn't have seemed like such a big deal.


    Also, I could have sworn PS4's OS was going to be free-BSD based?
     
  19. Gareth Halfacree

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    You're quite right - FreeBSD 9-based. My memory failing me there - now corrected, cheers!
     
  20. Harlequin

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    like gareth my own PS3 (till I was no more) spent its life steaming over the network or playing blu ray :(
     

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