The PS4 is great, but…


  • SockDev

    So we all know you can play videos and shit from a USB drive on a PS3, right? And with the PS4 being newer and better, you'd be able to do the same, right?

    Right?

    #WRONG!
     

    Yes, in a world where your phone can also be a GPS, a personal assistant, and with the right app, something you'll want to thoroughly clean afterwards, Sony's idea of bigger and better is less features!

    "But wait!" I hear you cry. "They were going to patch that in!" Why yes, they intend to. Thing is, it's taken them 15 months so far, and nothing.

    "But you can play music though!" I hear you wail. Yes. But not video.

    I JUST WANNA WATCH A SONIC BOOM EPISODE!!! A really funny one too… 😢

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  • See I can't even get through the thread title without issues.


  • SockDev

    Anyway, imma gonna use my laptop; it's already on, since I'm posting from it 😄

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  • Gee, it's not that hard: you wait until some developer publishes a game that has a buffer overflow somewhere allowing remote execution, you wait until a hacker group finds it, then wait until someone puts the whole thing together and builds an interface to load custom programs through it, then you wait until someone ports a media player to the PS4, then you buy that game (first revision, if they patched it), you disconnect your PS4 from the internet to prevent it from automatically installing a patch for that game or the firmware, you save a special savefile from that hacker group in a hard disk or USB stick, you load it in the PS4, you run the game, the game runs the program, you use the program to install another program in the main firmware that lets you run more programs without having to do all this every time (thus voiding your warranty and potentially bricking it, but you can't have everything for free), then you install the media player in it.

    At least that's what I did to play DVDs and videos on the Wii.

    Or you could buy a $50 Android-powered stick that does whatever you tell it to without requiring explicit authorization from a huge company. But whatever floats your boat.


  • SockDev

    Or I could play it on my laptop. Which I did 😛

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  • In 2008, video playback was pretty important feature of game consoles. In 2014, when you can browse YouTube straight from your TV itself, not so much.


  • mod

    @RaceProUK said:

    imma gonna

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  • You can do that from your computer, too!

    https://www.youtube.com/tv



  • I've got an old laptop connected to my TV with that page loaded so I can remote control it with my phone.


  • BINNED

    You know... I get it. Features got stripped. Not cool. But you know what? This is a console:

    Features: Put game in. Power on. Play game. Get frustrated. Throw controller across the room. Power off. Take game out.

    All this multimedia, always-online Live Network crap is what made me not want to own a console anymore. It was so simple before. It worked. There were no firmware updates, hard disk space issues, connectivity issues... IT WORKED!

    With amount of shit modern console owners have to deal with, I'll just stick to my PC, tyvm.



  • @Onyx said:

    You know... I get it. Features got stripped. Not cool. But you know what? This is a console:

    FTFY


  • BINNED

    Ahh, Famiclones, always fun 😃


    Filed under: 9999 in 1



  • @Onyx said:

    Filed under: 999999999 in 1

    Super Mario AAA, Super Mario AAB, Super Mario AAC... yeah, good times.

    Between this and the Atari 2600, I used to play the fuck out of what would today be "retro games" as a kid. Hell, technically they were already retro back then, but that's the joy of living in a post-communist country - you don't exactly get the latest and greatest.


  • SockDev

    What about this one:

    No end of undefined there 😆

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  • You can stream the video from the PC to the PS4 via DLNA, no?

    If you're watching Sonic Boom though, I think a Wii or a DS might be more appropriate 😆



  • Lemme guess. You got stuck in the but?

    😆 😆 😆

    Oh man!


  • SockDev

    @loopback0 said:

    You can stream the video from the PC to the PS4 via DLNA, no?

    Yes, but my PC was off, and my laptop wasn't running a suitable media server.
    @loopback0 said:
    If you're watching Sonic Boom though, I think a Wii or a DS might be more appropriate

    😏

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  • @RaceProUK said:

    a suitable media server.

    Windows Media Player (and maybe Windows now too, I forget) does this natively?


  • SockDev

    @loopback0 said:

    Windows Media Player (and maybe Windows now too, I forget) does this natively?

    Only with the Media Centre extensions or somesuch installed. Which they aren't on the laptop.

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  • Media Player on its own does it. No Media Center required.



  • @RaceProUK said:

    Yes, but my PC was off, and my laptop wasn't running a suitable media server.

    That's why I've got a NAS. I'm short a PS4 though.



  • @loopback0 said:

    You can stream the video from the PC to the PS4 via DLNA, no?
    I don't have a PS4 so I can't check, but IIUC that also got cut, making the PS4 worse than a PS3 in every possible way. The XBone also had that problem, which is why I still have and use my 360.


  • SockDev

    @PleegWat said:

    That's why I've got a NAS. I'm short a PS4 though.

    hmm.... that's why i got PLEX



  • At least the Xbox One doesn't have The Order: 1886 on it.


  • mod

    @TwelveBaud said:

    @loopback0 said:
    You can stream the video from the PC to the PS4 via DLNA, no?

    I don't have a PS4 so I can't check, but IIUC that also got cut, making the PS4 worse than a PS3 in every possible way. The XBone also had that problem, which is why I still have and use my 360.

    I shall be checking this on my XBox One tonight.



  • Yeah - if neither does DLNA then that's a step back from the previous generation of both.

    Even my TV does DLNA natively, even if I don't use it because it also does PLEX.



  • You can 100% do DLNA with XB1



  • @JazzyJosh said:

    You can 100% do DLNA with XB1
    I just checked Major Nelson, and it looks like they added that feature last October. A whole year after release. When both the XBOX 360 and the PS3 had it at launch ten years ago.

    The PS4, according to Sony, will get DLNA support "in January 2015". ... Yeah, about that...


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