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Can PS5 play home photos in a slideshow and MP3 background music from a USB drive ?

MasterSlimes

New Member
PS3 does a great job at this, PS4 ..not so much. I like putting together vacation photos with music in the background on a USB stick. It's a deciding factor for me.
 

Titan

Sniper Kitten
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I haven't heard anything about that so I'm gonna say probably not. I mean, something like you describe is so niche, most people didn't take advantage of it with the PS3. I tried it one time and was like "that's cool" and never did it again lol. The PS3 was designed as a multimedia center back in the day. But fans criticized the PS3 for doing too much. It didn't pan out for them so they abandoned that stuff with the PS4, and focused it as a game console first. And seeing as the OS on the PS5 is pretty stripped down right now (seem to be focusing on making sure it works and is stable for launch then adding features after the fact), I don't think they'd have that feature at launch. My advice would be to find a good slideshow software and play it that way :) I use SmartShow 3D. It's not that expensive and I've put them on DVDs and played them in my PS3 and PS4 no problem. You can also output to other video modes.
 
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MasterSlimes

New Member
Thanks for the advice ! I love making party slideshows and music playlists. PS3 was brilliant at that. Seems like such a simple feature to write in the software ...especially considering "burning dvds" is so 2001, lol. In fact for halloween, I just put my MP3 playlist and photo slideshow on a USB key and my smart tv played both. If a smart tv can do it, you wouldnt think it would be that difficult for the PS5 to do it.
 

Titan

Sniper Kitten
Staff member
Thanks for the advice ! I love making party slideshows and music playlists. PS3 was brilliant at that. Seems like such a simple feature to write in the software ...especially considering "burning dvds" is so 2001, lol. In fact for halloween, I just put my MP3 playlist and photo slideshow on a USB key and my smart tv played both. If a smart tv can do it, you wouldnt think it would be that difficult for the PS5 to do it.

Absolutely. You're right. It would just be software. I mean, remember the PS3 was a hell of a console back then. They even had software people downloaded so when they weren't gaming, they were using peoples PS3s (with their permission of course) to use the processing power of Cell for genetic research! But unfortunately their priorities shifted. They're strictly gaming consoles with some media capabilities. But us old farts will have to adapt. But yeah, check out some slideshow software at this point. There's free open source ones. But in my experience they're a bit basic but may suit you fine. The one I recommended is the one I used for photography and I really liked it. There may be a trial version to try before purchasing :)
 
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