PS3 firmware update

Firmware update 3.00 was released for the PS3 today.

The playstation firmware site hasn’t updated yet with all the changes, but, some of them are below.  This article “PlayStation 3 Firmware (v3.00) Update” says:

Additional highlights from update 3.00 include:

  • “What’s New” – The “Information Board” will be replaced with a “What’s New” section, which allows you to enjoy interactive PlayStation news every time you start the PS3 system. Located under the PlayStation Network icon, “What’s New” displays the latest and greatest game, video, PlayStation Network and PlayStation news and releases, as well as your recently played games, in a sleek, new animated format.
  • Status Indicator – In the top right corner we’ve added an indicator bar, which displays your user icon, friend icon, the number of friends you have online and a small message icon to let you know if you have any new messages. The indicator also includes a scrolling ticker that features the latest news from PlayStation Network. In addition, when you press the PS button, the battery life indicator will no longer cover up the clock.
  • Friends List – Now your PlayStation Network friends will appear in a slightly redesigned format on your Friends List. Also, messages will now be viewable from each of your friends’ respective profiles.
  • PlayStation Store Shortcuts – We’ve added a handy shortcut icon to the PlayStation Store under both the Game and Video categories so you can access the latest content quickly and easily.
  • Personalization – Personalize your PS3 with new dynamic custom themes and avatars. Dynamic themes as well as free and premium avatars will be available through PlayStation Store. A dynamic theme takes your screen to a whole new level as it incorporates animated objects into the background.
  • Trophies – Showcasing your hard earned trophies just got better. Update 3.00 gives game developers the ability to modify how they display trophies for add-on content. Base and add-on game trophies will continue to be combined into a single list so you can see where you stand in a game as a whole. Within that list, trophies will be broken out into subcategories—base trophies and add-on trophies—that way, you can easily view the percentage of your base game trophy collection,and separately track your trophy progress in add-on packs. Look for this enhancement to be included in upcoming games.

I hope they have sorted out the friends list as how it was, the Xbox 360 friends list was much better.

Synology DS209+ uPNP Re-indexing media files

Running a Synology 209+ with DSM 2.1-0832 to stream video to PS3.

Video streaming was working fine and then one night can’t stream via uPNP to playstation as no files were listed.  On the 209+ interface under uPNP it was saying: Re-indexing media files

Appears to have been like that for quite some time and wasn’t resolving it self.

Upgraded the PS 3 from version 2.60 to 2.70 which was just released (not updated on their website yet) but that didn’t help.

Looking on the Synology forums it appears that a number of people have had the same issue so I checked to see if there is new firmware for the 209+.

Upgraded 209+ from DSM 2.1-0832 to DSM 2.1-0839

It worked!  Whilst the interface for the 209+ was showing “Rebooting” for 5 minutes the PS3 picked up the videos via uPNP and could play them for a bit… until playback stopped and had to reboot the PS3 to get it back to normal.

After reboot went back to media servers and searched again and couldn’t find the disk station this time. Scanned a second time and the 209+ was picked up.

But…. once again “Re-indexing media files…”.  Looking for a resolution.