listening to music while playing

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#1 Posted by talgross9 (18 posts) -

I have a PS3 and the truth is i still know very little about it.

i was thinking since i can store music on its hard drive i was thinking if it possible to listen to music stored on my PS3 while playing games.

i play alot of PES with my friends and each time we want to play and listen to music we have to bring cd player.

if anyone knows if it is possible to play music and games at the same time please let me know.

thx in advance

#2 Posted by Jayvan_JJ (1044 posts) -
Only in some games, you are allowed to play music. MS owns a patent in where it says in any games you can play music, so SONY can't have the privileges, so it's left for the people who make the games if they decide to put playable music in their games...Burnout Paradise has in game music...this is because- Criterions, the developers, decided to put it.
#3 Posted by talgross9 (18 posts) -

well thx i guess PES doesnt have this option

thanks again

#4 Posted by stangen (273 posts) -
I hope they implement it for any game, I am sick of hearing people's garbage music blasting into their mics during online games. I don't want to listen to some weird Euro pop techno with 16 year old singers during COD.
#5 Posted by Dogswithguns (10837 posts) -
How are you gonna have fun playing CoD5 listen to your own music? as far as i know there are about 5 games you can listen to your own music: Burnout Paradise, High Velocicy Bowling, Pain, and Sonic Unleashed......
#6 Posted by stangen (273 posts) -
How are you gonna have fun playing CoD5 listen to your own music? as far as i know there are about 5 games you can listen to your own music: Burnout Paradise, High Velocicy Bowling, Pain, and Sonic Unleashed......Dogswithguns
I will not be listening to my own music, but hope that people's music would be coming into their headphones instead of blasting from speakers in the room where everyone in the game has to listen.
#7 Posted by nikgamma (392 posts) -
I cant listen to music on my burnout paradise game. I never could. I dont know why.
#8 Posted by BoD_GOA_French (971 posts) -
I cant listen to music on my burnout paradise game. I never could. I dont know why.nikgamma
You can play music stored on your HDD while playing Burnout. Been able to do it for a while now...
#9 Posted by Sk8ter_213 (4573 posts) -
certain games have that function but for now just use your cd player.
#10 Posted by SoNin360 (5604 posts) -
can u only put music on your PS3 by CD's? I only got my PS3 a few days ago.
#11 Posted by Raykuza (1873 posts) -
Nope. mp3s work just fine. Just get yourself some kind of USB storage or a SD card or whatever and knock yourself out.
#12 Posted by The_Rick_14 (9945 posts) -
How are you gonna have fun playing CoD5 listen to your own music? as far as i know there are about 5 games you can listen to your own music: Burnout Paradise, High Velocicy Bowling, Pain, and Sonic Unleashed......Dogswithguns
It is also available in Super Startdust HD, Midnight Club: LA, NCAA 09 (for specific events), and MLB the Show 08 (during menus only) that I've seen.
#13 Posted by Raykuza (1873 posts) -
[QUOTE="Dogswithguns"]How are you gonna have fun playing CoD5 listen to your own music? as far as i know there are about 5 games you can listen to your own music: Burnout Paradise, High Velocicy Bowling, Pain, and Sonic Unleashed......The_Rick_14
It is also available in Super Startdust HD, Midnight Club: LA, NCAA 09 (for specific events), and MLB the Show 08 (during menus only) that I've seen.

Also in PixelJunk Eden after fully completing the game.
#14 Posted by americahellyeah (16548 posts) -
can u only put music on your PS3 by CD's? I only got my PS3 a few days ago.SoNin360
yep.. you can transfer music from CDs to PS3 in glorious 320kbps
#16 Posted by 2good2betrue (7791 posts) -

[QUOTE="nikgamma"]I cant listen to music on my burnout paradise game. I never could. I dont know why.BoD_GOA_French
You can play music stored on your HDD while playing Burnout. Been able to do it for a while now...

For me, it says it is not compatible :( Was it put in an update?

#17 Posted by americahellyeah (16548 posts) -

[QUOTE="BoD_GOA_French"][QUOTE="nikgamma"]I cant listen to music on my burnout paradise game. I never could. I dont know why.2good2betrue

You can play music stored on your HDD while playing Burnout. Been able to do it for a while now...

For me, it says it is not compatible :( Was it put in an update?

yep.. it was in the Cagney update.. 1.30 i believe... then all you gotta do is go into your Easy Drive menu and scroll down to soundtrack, select custom and it'll take you to the music folders on your PS3...
#18 Posted by thekodaman (1733 posts) -
Only in some games, you are allowed to play music. MS owns a patent in where it says in any games you can play music, so SONY can't have the privileges, so it's left for the people who make the games if they decide to put playable music in their games...Burnout Paradise has in game music...this is because- Criterions, the developers, decided to put it.Jayvan_JJ
Interesting, have Microsoft copyrighted the methodology of making music playable in games or just the concept of doing so? If not I wonder when Sony are going to implement their own way of getting this to work, I'd dearly love to be able to do this on PS3.
#19 Posted by The_Rick_14 (9945 posts) -
[QUOTE="Jayvan_JJ"]Only in some games, you are allowed to play music. MS owns a patent in where it says in any games you can play music, so SONY can't have the privileges, so it's left for the people who make the games if they decide to put playable music in their games...Burnout Paradise has in game music...this is because- Criterions, the developers, decided to put it.thekodaman
Interesting, have Microsoft copyrighted the methodology of making music playable in games or just the concept of doing so? If not I wonder when Sony are going to implement their own way of getting this to work, I'd dearly love to be able to do this on PS3.

Sony already has. However, the method that Sony chose leaves it to the developers to put it into their games on a game by game basis. This worked around Microsoft's patent which plays music over games independent of the title.