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Sony Releases v2.60 PSP Firmware

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 3:17 a.m. PST

Sony has released yet another new update for its PSP firmware, bringing it to v2.60 for the Japanese, North American and European PSP editions. The new v2.60 update adds Windows Media Audio (WMA) audio support, RSS Channel has been added as a feature under Network, copyright-protected video data can now be downloaded directly to a Memory Stick Duo, and volume adjustment has been added.

Features updated in system software version 2.60 include the following:

  • [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 to activate this setting.

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