PS3 media and file format compatibility list.

Here's an official list of what the PS3 will play out of the box, courtesy of a GameGossip link to IGN.

Quote:
Supported disc media:

# BD-ROM
# BD-R
# BD-RE
# DVD-ROM
# DVD-R
# DVD-RW
# DVD+R
# DVD+RW
# CD-ROM
# CD-R
# CD-RW
# Super Audio CD (The 40GB Model launched 2007-11-02 does NOT play SACDs!)

Supported software media:
VIDEO

# MPEG-1
# MPEG-2 (PS,TS)
# H.264/MEPG-4 AVC
# MPEG-4 SP

MUSIC

# ATRAC (.oma .msa .aa3)
# AAC (.3gp .mp4)
# MP3 (.mp3)
# WAV (.wav)

IMAGES

# JPEG
# GIF
# PNG
# TIFF
# BMP

The DVD-R, +R, +RW and CD-R, -RW media are big surprises for a staunch anti-piracy machine like Sony. SACD support is nice to see, too.

MPEG-2 video playback is welcome, as that's a commercial codec right there, and what DVD rips often get written to disk as. MPEG-4 is a no-brainer. They're big on that with the PSP.

Of course I want Ogg Vorbis support with an option for their beta video codec Ogg Theora. The PS3 has far more than enough horsepower to use a floating point decoder, often a sticking point for embedded devices trying to add in Ogg support, and it's free for chrissakes. It'll be in Yellow Dog Linux for the PS3 for sure, but it sure would be nice to have native support for it, especially since games like Unreal Tournament 2004 and later have started encoding game music in Ogg Vorbis to get around licensing fees and get better sound out of lower bitrate files. But I digress (as usual).

I'm also happy to see PNG on the list of supported video formats.

40GB does not play SACDs

I learned on the Shacknews PlayStation 3 Buyer's Guide today that the new 40GB model of PS3 launching 2007-11-02 in the US does not support playback of Super Audio CDs whereas previous versions of the console does. I've updated the media list above to reflect that.

MS-supported formats?

Do you have a handy list of Xbox 360 supported media and file formats?

I'm guessing it supports WMA and MP3 already from previous posts about your own encoded music collection.

It makes marketing sense for Microsoft to force everyone to re-encode their media in WMA and WMV formats since it's their own proprietary format, maybe with that desktop application that streams the data over the network.

Re: PS3 media and file format compatibility list.

Infinity wrote:
Here's an official list of what the PS3 will play out of the box, courtesy of a GameGossip link to IGN.
Quote:
Supported disc media:

# BD-ROM
# BD-R
# BD-RE
# DVD-ROM
# DVD-R
# DVD-RW
# DVD+R
# DVD+RW
# CD-ROM
# CD-R
# CD-RW
# Super Audio CD

Supported software media:
VIDEO

# MPEG-1
# MPEG-2 (PS,TS)
# H.264/MEPG-4 AVC
# MPEG-4 SP

MUSIC

# ATRAC (.oma .msa .aa3)
# AAC (.3gp .mp4)
# MP3 (.mp3)
# WAV (.wav)

IMAGES

# JPEG
# GIF
# PNG
# TIFF
# BMP

The DVD-R, +R, +RW and CD-R, -RW media are big surprises for a staunch anti-piracy machine like Sony. SACD support is nice to see, too.

MPEG-2 video playback is welcome, as that's a commercial codec right there, and what DVD rips often get written to disk as. MPEG-4 is a no-brainer. They're big on that with the PSP.

Of course I want Ogg Vorbis support with an option for their beta video codec Ogg Theora. The PS3 has far more than enough horsepower to use a floating point decoder, often a sticking point for embedded devices trying to add in Ogg support, and it's free for chrissakes. It'll be in Yellow Dog Linux for the PS3 for sure, but it sure would be nice to have native support for it, especially since games like Unreal Tournament 2004 and later have started encoding game music in Ogg Vorbis to get around licensing fees and get better sound out of lower bitrate files. But I digress (as usual).

I'm also happy to see PNG on the list of supported video formats.

Yes, this list is pretty rediculous, considering the 360 dashboard update coming tomorrow will allow the following video formats....

.wmv

I did Microsoft a favor and enlarged the text. Pathetic.