Long Awaited PS4 Updates

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#1 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

There are two major updates that PS4 owners, such as myself, are looking forward to:

1. The ability to copy and play media (e.g. music, videos, pictures, etc) from an external storage device, as well as play copied media from the PS4 itself.

2. The removal of HDCP (i.e. High Definition Copy Protection), which will enable the recording of video and audio output from the PS4. I want to be able to record gameplay footage for my YouTube channel and can't do so. I bought a Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket, a portable video capture device, and can't use it with my PS4 (though I can still use it with my PC, so it isn't a waste of money).

When will SONY release these updates?

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#2 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (9788 posts) -

**** if I know.

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#3 Posted by MonsieurX (36672 posts) -

Waitstation4!

But out of curiosity,why would you be using your PVR for your PC?

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#5 Posted by NoirLamia777 (3174 posts) -

Hopefully soon, I really want to be able to watch video from my external. Don't mind switching to my PS3 in to be able to do that but there will come a point where I'd rather not have to switch. I'd also love the ability to customize and change the background, It's a smaller thing and I'm sure it'll come in time but I hate that blue background and not being able to move your apps where you want them.

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#6 Posted by Nonstop-Madness (9840 posts) -

The next update will allow you to turn off HDCP (confirmed by Sony).

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#7 Posted by kemar7856 (11743 posts) -

DLNA support is #1 for me

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#9 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

Waitstation4!

But out of curiosity,why would you be using your PVR for your PC?

I have the full version of FRAPS, but it causes performance deficits (i.e. frame rate drops) when using it, which is evident in some of my videos. I didn't like this so I decided to use the PVR.

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#10 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@kemar7856 said:

DLNA support is #1 for me

Is your signature from a video? I want to know the full context. It's hilarious.

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#11 Posted by misterpmedia (6209 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

There are two major updates that PS4 owners, such as myself, are looking forward to:

1. The ability to copy and play media (e.g. music, videos, pictures, etc) from an external storage device, as well as play copied media from the PS4 itself.

2. The removal of HDCP (i.e. High Definition Copy Protection), which will enable the recording of video and audio output from the PS4. I want to be able to record gameplay footage for my YouTube channel and can't do so. I bought a Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket, a portable video capture device, and can't use it with my PS4 (though I can still use it with my PC, so it isn't a waste of money).

When will SONY release these updates?

Are you under the impression they're not coming at all or are you just waiting for the date? Because some of them you mentioned are coming in the next firmware update. Along with quite a lot of other stuff.

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#12 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@misterpmedia said:

@BluRayHiDef said:

There are two major updates that PS4 owners, such as myself, are looking forward to:

1. The ability to copy and play media (e.g. music, videos, pictures, etc) from an external storage device, as well as play copied media from the PS4 itself.

2. The removal of HDCP (i.e. High Definition Copy Protection), which will enable the recording of video and audio output from the PS4. I want to be able to record gameplay footage for my YouTube channel and can't do so. I bought a Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket, a portable video capture device, and can't use it with my PS4 (though I can still use it with my PC, so it isn't a waste of money).

When will SONY release these updates?

Are you under the impression they're not coming at all or are you just waiting for the date? Because some of them you mentioned are coming in the next firmware update. Along with quite a lot of other stuff.

When will the next update be?

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#13 Posted by Shewgenja (18838 posts) -

Lookie what I googled in a few seconds.

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#14 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3347 posts) -

The ability to copy music and videos from an external source like a flash drive is my number 1 request.

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#15 Posted by _Matt_ (10427 posts) -

HDCP is coming in April (no exact date confirmed though).

The other... who knows if and when that will come.

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#16 Posted by freedomfreak (49722 posts) -

HEY

blurayhidefinition

Did you watch the KILL LA KILL final?

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#17 Posted by misterpmedia (6209 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

@misterpmedia said:

@BluRayHiDef said:

There are two major updates that PS4 owners, such as myself, are looking forward to:

1. The ability to copy and play media (e.g. music, videos, pictures, etc) from an external storage device, as well as play copied media from the PS4 itself.

2. The removal of HDCP (i.e. High Definition Copy Protection), which will enable the recording of video and audio output from the PS4. I want to be able to record gameplay footage for my YouTube channel and can't do so. I bought a Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket, a portable video capture device, and can't use it with my PS4 (though I can still use it with my PC, so it isn't a waste of money).

When will SONY release these updates?

Are you under the impression they're not coming at all or are you just waiting for the date? Because some of them you mentioned are coming in the next firmware update. Along with quite a lot of other stuff.

When will the next update be?

see shew's link. Lot's of unnannounced stuff too, so who knows what else. Seems as if PS4 is going big with its updates so you get lots in one fell swoop.

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#18 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

HEY

blurayhidefinition

Did you watch the KILL LA KILL final?

What would make you think that I watch that? Prior to looking it up via Google a few seconds ago after reading your post, I had never heard of it before.

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#19 Posted by freedomfreak (49722 posts) -
@BluRayHiDef said:

What would make you think that I watch that? Prior to looking it up via Google a few seconds ago after reading your post, I had never heard of it before.

My friend, anyone that is everyone is watching Kill La Kill.

Now, bear with me, the irregular verb, not the animal, Kill La Kill is the GOAT. Which means Greatest Ovaries And Titties!!!

Seriously though, stay with me. I WANT TO LOOK AT YOUR BLUE FACE. How's the youtube channel going? I tried handling one myself, but got locked down fast, because I was promoting triple penetration female accessibilty. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then that's a-okay.

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#20 Posted by I_can_haz (6511 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

There are two major updates that PS4 owners, such as myself, are looking forward to:

1. The ability to copy and play media (e.g. music, videos, pictures, etc) from an external storage device, as well as play copied media from the PS4 itself.

2. The removal of HDCP (i.e. High Definition Copy Protection), which will enable the recording of video and audio output from the PS4. I want to be able to record gameplay footage for my YouTube channel and can't do so. I bought a Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket, a portable video capture device, and can't use it with my PS4 (though I can still use it with my PC, so it isn't a waste of money).

When will SONY release these updates?

This getting fixed next month with the next update.

I dunno when they hope to fix the 1st one one though.

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#21 Edited by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:
@BluRayHiDef said:

What would make you think that I watch that? Prior to looking it up via Google a few seconds ago after reading your post, I had never heard of it before.

My friend, anyone that is everyone is watching Kill La Kill.

Now, bear with me, the irregular verb, not the animal, Kill La Kill is the GOAT. Which means Greatest Ovaries And Titties!!!

Seriously though, stay with me. I WANT TO LOOK AT YOUR BLUE FACE. How's the youtube channel going? I tried handling one myself, but got locked down fast, because I was promoting triple penetration female accessibilty. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then that's a-okay.

I don't know whether you're a genuine eccentric or a troll, but whatever. As for the YouTube channel, it's going alright; I've gained about forty subscribers in the past week alone and am now at sixty eight. Hopefully, I can keep this rate of growth going.

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#22 Posted by finalfantasy94 (27386 posts) -

@magicalclick said:

Why not just use the build-in record feature?

As someone who likes doing reviews that build in record feature doesint cut it. I wanna use my elgato dang it.

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#23 Posted by freedomfreak (49722 posts) -
@BluRayHiDef said:

I don't know whether you're a genuine eccentric or a troll, but whatever. As for the YouTube channel, it's going alright; I've gained about forty subscribers in the past week alone and am now at sixty eight. Hopefully, I can keep this rate of growth going.

I am being genuine. No troll. I am freedomfreak. 20% freedom, 90% freak.

Plus, I am insanely good at math.

It's good to hear your Youtube channel is doing well. I like Youtube channels that do well. Keep up the content and quality.

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#24 Edited by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@magicalclick said:

Why not just use the build-in record feature?

1. I needed an external capture device for my PC anyway, because using software results in drops in frame-rate since the CPU has to run the game and process the recording.

2. The quality of the PS4's built in capture feature sucks, as it's highly and poorly compressed.

Here's the first video I recorded with the HD DVR. No frame-rate drops, baby!

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#25 Edited by clr84651 (5630 posts) -

I would like theme/background image support.

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#26 Edited by Twizded (752 posts) -

I just want the ability to watch videos with the browser.

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#27 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

Really looking forward to the HDCP removal in the next update, though a HDCP stripper does the same job but still.

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#28 Posted by I_can_haz (6511 posts) -
@clr84651 said:

I would like theme/background image support.

Same here. It's the number 1 thing I want actually.

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#29 Edited by hoosier7 (4166 posts) -

@I_can_haz said:
@clr84651 said:

I would like theme/background image support.

Same here. It's the number 1 thing I want actually.

Same, some of those mock ups from gaf prelaunch were awesome and all it took was a background.

So, so good.

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#30 Posted by JangoWuzHere (19032 posts) -

Whens the damn console going to get it's sleep mode? I thought that was the coolest feature announced when it was revealed.

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#31 Posted by finalstar2007 (27904 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

There are two major updates that PS4 owners, such as myself, are looking forward to:

1. The ability to copy and play media (e.g. music, videos, pictures, etc) from an external storage device, as well as play copied media from the PS4 itself.

2. The removal of HDCP (i.e. High Definition Copy Protection), which will enable the recording of video and audio output from the PS4. I want to be able to record gameplay footage for my YouTube channel and can't do so. I bought a Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket, a portable video capture device, and can't use it with my PS4 (though I can still use it with my PC, so it isn't a waste of money).

When will SONY release these updates?

#2 Sony said will come in the next update ( check the PSBlog ).

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#32 Edited by Spartan070 (16402 posts) -

@hoosier7 said:

@I_can_haz said:
@clr84651 said:

I would like theme/background image support.

Same here. It's the number 1 thing I want actually.

Same, some of those mock ups from gaf prelaunch were awesome and all it took was a background.

So, so good.

I need this...

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#33 Posted by Nike_Air (18874 posts) -

View trophies offline.

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#34 Posted by clyde46 (49048 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

@MonsieurX said:

Waitstation4!

But out of curiosity,why would you be using your PVR for your PC?

I have the full version of FRAPS, but it causes performance deficits (i.e. frame rate drops) when using it, which is evident in some of my videos. I didn't like this so I decided to use the PVR.

Whats your FRAPS setup?

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#35 Posted by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -

I really want more customisation options in general. Let me do what I want with the light, turn it off, change the colour, brightness etc, let me pick a background for the home screen and let me choose what I display on it. I don't need the fucking Playroom app there because it's of no use to me.

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#36 Edited by MlauTheDaft (5189 posts) -

HDCP is sort of a non issue. Just get a splitter if you can't wait.

But yeah, consoles are quite weak media centers as is.

Edit:

Also, if you're that much into making videos, get a capture card. It's really the superior option.

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#37 Posted by kitty (115325 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

@MonsieurX said:

Waitstation4!

But out of curiosity,why would you be using your PVR for your PC?

I have the full version of FRAPS, but it causes performance deficits (i.e. frame rate drops) when using it, which is evident in some of my videos. I didn't like this so I decided to use the PVR.

I saw a vid from Linus on youtube, if you use a ssd when using fraps to record, you don't take that much of a hit. Fraps really hammers hdds though and thats what is probably causing the loss of framerate when using it.

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#38 Posted by Harisemo (4133 posts) -

I want better storage management. Game data installed from disc should be seperate from patches and DLC so I can delete the hefty install data while keeping all the downloaded stuff.

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#39 Posted by JohnF111 (14187 posts) -

I only want DLNA support to play stuff from my NAS.

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#40 Posted by PAL360 (28685 posts) -

These would also be cool:

The ability to fully install retail games, in order to play them without the disc.

An youtube app.

The ability to upload vids directly to youtube.

A demo section (some games have demo, but we don't know which ones).

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#41 Edited by clyde46 (49048 posts) -

@2ndwonder said:

@BluRayHiDef said:

@MonsieurX said:

Waitstation4!

But out of curiosity,why would you be using your PVR for your PC?

I have the full version of FRAPS, but it causes performance deficits (i.e. frame rate drops) when using it, which is evident in some of my videos. I didn't like this so I decided to use the PVR.

I saw a vid from Linus on youtube, if you use a ssd when using fraps to record, you don't take that much of a hit. Fraps really hammers hdds though and thats what is probably causing the loss of framerate when using it.

It also helps to have your FRAPS setup correctly.

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#42 Edited by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@2ndwonder said:

I saw a vid from Linus on youtube, if you use a ssd when using fraps to record, you don't take that much of a hit. Fraps really hammers hdds though and thats what is probably causing the loss of framerate when using it.

It also helps to have your FRAPS setup correctly.

FRAPS is just a dog to record with anyway. Even on my setup with my i7, 780Ti and my SSD it drops my frames by like 10. That of course is if I want to record full 1080p and record at 60fps, would be better if I could play at 60 with it and record at 30 instead of locking your framerates

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#43 Edited by GTSaiyanjin2 (6018 posts) -

If you want to record with fraps with minimal frame drops, make sure you dont have the OS, or game installed in the hard drive where you are saving your video capture footage. Also in fraps in you set it to 60 FPS, it will cap your frame rate to that, and there is a chance of it dropping. So set it to 65 or 70 FPS.

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#44 Posted by clyde46 (49048 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

@clyde46 said:

@2ndwonder said:

I saw a vid from Linus on youtube, if you use a ssd when using fraps to record, you don't take that much of a hit. Fraps really hammers hdds though and thats what is probably causing the loss of framerate when using it.

It also helps to have your FRAPS setup correctly.

FRAPS is just a dog to record with anyway. Even on my setup with my i7, 780Ti and my SSD it drops my frames by like 10. That of course is if I want to record full 1080p and record at 60fps, would be better if I could play at 60 with it and record at 30 instead of locking your framerates

You can! Just set FRAPS to record at 30FPS without locking your FPS. However, the downside is that if FRAPS detects a FPS drop big enough it will lock the frames at 30 anyway for a time until the situation has improved.

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#45 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

I want more customization features like themes, and being able to set when my PS4 downloads updates, not just on or off.

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#46 Posted by jman1553 (1332 posts) -

"It only does everything"

-Except play CDs
-Except recognize flash drives
-Except having the most basic features any modern console should have.

That annoys me to no end.

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#47 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

games would be a good update

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#48 Posted by Prawephet (385 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef: Neither of those are long awaited updates.

What about the suspend and resume they showed off?

What about the ability to remote play my friends game to pass a tough spot for him.

Those are the big awaited features.

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#49 Posted by applefan1991 (3388 posts) -

Personally I want:

1. The ability to enable notifications for when people come on line. (XB1 too!)

2. Turn off the light bar, I like it but the battery life is just atrocious. ( announced!)

3. Themes and wallpapers. (XB1 too!)

Personally, the above 3 were all available last gen (except light bar obviously) so I felt they should have been in the new consoles from day one but oh well

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#50 Posted by The-Apostle (12195 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

There are two major updates that PS4 owners, such as myself, are looking forward to:

1. The ability to copy and play media (e.g. music, videos, pictures, etc) from an external storage device, as well as play copied media from the PS4 itself.

Does the Xbox one have this ability? Because the 360 didn't. Which was idiotic in today's digital age.