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Sorry but can PS2 play MP3 CD?

Discussion in 'Product Recommendations/Reviews' started by cmx08, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

    I was asked to get a Sony PS2 Mini for X-mas but will it play MP3 CD and MP3 DVD?

    Our DVD deck burned from all the movies played and a PS2 can really do the job for the extra 100$ which at the same time play some games with the kids.
  2. macrumors 6502

    it's about size…

    at least the mp3 disc would have to be small enough to fit in the psp drive because they use a non standard size
  3. macrumors 68040


    PS2, not PSP... and wouldnt a mini PS2 have the same size cds so that all the games that have been released to date are compatible. Although, with my experience, burnt media will usually not play in playstations, burnt cds are simply a no go, and burnt dvds are a toss up.

    If you want to listen to MP3s CD or DVDs, just get a cheap dvd player, you can even get DivX DVD players, my friend got a no namer for $100 CDN... and I got a Yahama DivX DVD player for $200 CDN...
  4. macrumors 68040


    cmx08... where in Montreal are you? I'm in centre-ville
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Actually, i have been able to play burnt audio cds in my ps2 (I think it is a v4). I was also able to install a media player onto my memeroy card so i can play cds with divx movies and mp3 files on my ps2, but not cds burnt with my PB. Nero created cds work fine.

    *Note: what I did does not require a mod chip, but does require alot of patiece to get the cds write.
  6. macrumors 68020


    Is there perhaps stand-alone MP3 software for the PS2?

    I know Blaze created a MP3 app for the Dreamcast during it's lifespan. Put the app CD in, boot it up, then swap it out with an MP3 disc, and you can play all the Mp3s on it.

    There are also some freeware DC apps that do the same, and even play really obscure file formats such as OGG and .nsf.
  7. macrumors 6502

    man. i feel like an idiot…

    i must have totally missed that.
    but, no. i do know that psp's will have a small disc form-factor. all i've really heard about it is that and that even so, they will hold more than a PS2 disc.
  8. macrumors 604


    I love my PS2 and have in fact had it since the day they were released. With that said I would not use it as a dedicated DVD player especially if you burnt out a dedicated DVD player already due to high use. The PS2 is not known for it's durability. Mine has only lasted this long as once it started getting picky about the discs I played I quit using it to play DVDs and bought a dedicated DVD player. Also my PS2 sits in the top of the entertainment center and only gets moved to have the dust cleaned out of it.
  9. macrumors 601


    Pretty sure they cannot play MP3 CDs. I don't even think the MP3 CD format existed when the PS2 came out (MP3 files existed, but no one had yet thought of making a CD player capable of playing them directly).
  10. macrumors 604


    Oops forgot to mention that in my initial reply. No, no Sony PS2 can play MP3s out of the box. You can get programs to run on it but it will require a mod chip to do so.

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