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Old 03-06-2007, 01:53 PM   #1
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Is it possible to put songs or pictures on a Flash Drive and put it onto the PS3?

Everytime I try, it says that there is nothing on the device
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:20 PM   #2
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It probobly has to be updates and important things the ps3 needs (incase you dont have internet connection) Just use cds untill they fix that.
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:06 AM   #3
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Matt, if you saved them in a folder on the flash drive, you have to choose to view all contents in the flash drive. I think you need to press "triangle" or "square" (Don't remember which button) to open the menu, and then choose view all contents or something like that. I don't have my PS3 in front of me, so I can't tell you for sure, but I know you have to choose to view all contents on the device, or otherwise it won't show you any folders.
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:59 PM   #4
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im trying to put a background on my ps3 and it wont let me.

it says that nothing is on the usb drive
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:38 AM   #5
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I don't know if you can change the background on the PS3 yet... However, I am sure PS3 will not support all image formats. I do know that it supports jpegs, so save your images as JPG files and try to transfer them that way.
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:13 AM   #6
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im trying to put a background on my ps3 and it wont let me.

it says that nothing is on the usb drive
I read in Official UK PS mag that when you put stuff on your flash drive or other portable media you have to create a folder on your device called PS3 and then a folder called MUSIC, PHOTO or VIDEO and put your files in the corresponding folders. For some reason the folder names have to be in block capitals, it's the only way that the PS3 can read them for some strange reason. I can give you an example. Before I got my PS3 online I updated the firmware via USB flash drive. First I created my PS3 folder on my drive and inside that i created a folder called UPDATE and downloaded my update to that. I then put my drive into the PS3's USB slot and it picked it up straight away. It's not the most user friendly but it's the best way that I know of if your PS3 isn't online. I wouldn't recommend burning to CD, use a flash drive if you have one.

If you want to change your background open up the picture you want on the PS3 and press the PS button, hey presto!! I have tried this and it does work.

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Old 03-28-2007, 11:26 AM   #7
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If you want to change your background open up the picture you want on the PS3 and press the PS button, hey presto!! I have tried this and it does work.
jsut press is dont hold it
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:45 PM   #8
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i tried the thing where you make a PS3 folder and inside that make a PHOTO folder and it still doesnt work
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I realize this thread is old, but someone may need the info I have.
To view the files on your flash drive, make sure you select the correct media type when you go to view the contents. then hit the TRIANGLE button, and select SHOW ALL. You should see all the available files and folders for that media type.

My problem is that I have no sound with the videos I am trying to view, so am heading to find a firmware update as our PS3 is pretty new.

But I'm glad I found this thread, helped me to at least see it will play my media and podcasts.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:52 PM   #10
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if you want to get pics onto your PS3 easier and your comp has an SD slot. save them to your digital camera file on the SD card. and then put it in the PS3. it will be recognized as "digital camera photos" (at least, mine is). and then yuo have all your pics.
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