Sony has announced that PlayStation 4’s Media Player is receiving a new update to support 360° videos and photos using PlayStation VR. It’ll also introduce new audio support.
To enjoy 360-degree media on PlayStation VR, any supported video – MKV, AVI, MP4, MPEG2 PS , MPEG2 TS, AVCHD – or photo – JPEG, BMP, PNG – files must be captured in equirectangular format by a 360-degree omnidirectional camera.
But that’s not all. Also as part of tomorrow’s update rollout, v2.50 also introduces improvements to your audio experience. Once updated, the PS4 Media Player will not only support High-Res (FLAC) audio files, but will also upscale your non-FLAC music to near high-resolution audio quality.
PS4 Media Player v2.50 coming soon, adds support for high-res (FLAC) audio files, and user generated 360 videos / photos viewable in VR