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    File formats that can be played or viewed

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    • Find out which video file formats can be played or viewed on PS3.

      File formats that can be played or viewed on this system include ATRAC™, MP3, AAC, JPEG and MPEG-4.

      The following types of files can be played under  Video:

      Memory Stick Video Format

      • MPEG-4 SP (AAC LC)
      • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)
      • MPEG-2 TS(H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AAC LC)

      MP4 file format

      • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)

      MPEG-1 (MPEG Audio Layer 2) 
      MPEG-2 PS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AAC LC, AC3(Dolby Digital), LPCM
      MPEG-2 TS(MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AC3(Dolby Digital), AAC LC) 
      MPEG-2 TS(H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AAC LC) 

      • Motion JPEG (Linear PCM)
      • Motion JPEG (μ-Law)

      AVCHD (.m2ts / .mts) 

      • VC-1(WMA Standard V2)

      For the latest information, refer to the online user's guide ateu.playstation.com/ps3/support/manuals.


      • Only files that are playable or viewable on the PS3 system are displayed in the column for the compatible category (Example: Image data is displayed under Photo).
      • Depending on the storage media, only a subset of the folders on the media may be displayed. If you select [Display All] from the options menu, all folders saved on the media will be displayed.
      • You should where possible make periodic back-ups of data stored on the hard disk drive as a precaution against possible loss or corruption. If for any reason software or data loss or corruption occurs, it is not possible to restore or repair the software or data. Note that SCEE will not be liable for any loss or corruption of data, files or software.

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