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Singstar tracks with ftp!
Singstar tracks with ftp! –
Now that we can access files and folders on the ps3 with jailbreak/ftp is it now possible that we can upload to our pc tracks that have been downloaded from singstar?
I am unable to download any tracks as I am still on 3.41 but could anyone try it that has already downloaded some.
For backup purposes only
want to know too =]
Originally Posted by ps3warrior
With the FTP application I have seen the dowloaded files so it is possible to backup them on a PC.
the only interesting point is to know if by loading such a backup, the song is added to the playlist or not... (if it works or not)
I don't know where to find a track backup to test this !
I did some testing with the Singstar PackX.pkd files.
Due the fact that "Singstar Football Songs" crashed every 2 seconds, but normal Singstar runs fine i'd tricked the system a bit.
I copied the Football Songs Pack0.pkd and Pack1.pkd from /PS3_GAME/USRDIR to the normal Singstar folder BCES00031. When i now run Singstar, i get a full working Football version. I also copied from other Singstar games the .pkd files BCES00031 and all of them worked flawless.
Unfortunally Singstar detects only one set of Packx.pkd files. So copying 5-6 .pkd files to the folder won't work - only the lowest number will be detected and only these songs getting listed.
I'm now trying to decompress the .pkd files - but still no luck atm.
The downloaded song content should be located in /dev_hdd0/game/BCES00011SINGSTARFAMILY/USRDIR/DownloadSong/
If any1 has some download content there please pm me for further research
Seems like some progress is being made here
If we can decompress the .pkd files then we will be able to make 1 big .pkd file with all the songs in.
I am unable to do any testing as I cant download any files from singstar atm
EDIT - Just looked at my singstar abba and in the USRDIR I have a pack0.pkd (4gb) and a pacck1.pkd(2gb)
I'm able to upload the song files (bought on singstore) from this directory to my PC.
Pack0_100073.pkg.drm for example 59Mo.
If someone want to test with one just contact me.
Here you go lads, this is what I have been up to so far with this, this is from another site I belong to, but the more that know what I have done the better
we finally got a 2nd ps3 today, and I put 3.41 on it, added open manager and was up and running in no time, I said the other day that I used that file manager, found the downloaded songs and saved them all to my external drive, and as said before, each file ends with .pkg.drm which we all thought locked it to that machine, well I copied across all my songs from my external onto the new ps3 and went to play a singstar game, to my surprise when it got to the song screen, I had my 400 odd songs, went to play one but it said original owner has been removed from this machine, so I quit out, went to the create new user, typed in my user name from my ps3 and tried again. This time they worked, i quit out and logged back in with the new name and yeap again it works, so as long as you have the original owners name on there regardless of whether you sign in on that name at all (dont forget you cant go online anyways) then the downloaded content works, so the songs are locked to the owners name and not the machine
Just thought I would pass this on if any of you have a few singstar songs downloaded and want to put them on another machine, its fine to do so, but they need the user name of the original owner on theres, you dont even have to sign in or nothing (obviously you cant) just creating the name works
Using comgenies awesome filemanager the songs are stored in -
dev_hdd0/game and the directory name is BCES00011SINGSTARFAMILY
copy this to an external and put back on someones machine in the same directory, happy singing
Inside the above directory are other directories including the songs etc, one is called profiles, maybe someone could take a ganders at that and maybe the user name can be changed there, I will have a look myself when I get the chance, if it can then great
Ok, seems after a little read around that its each song file that is locked to the user name hence the .drm file at the end of each one, so unless theres some kind of singstar drm editor to change this to whatever username then I will have to use my username when putting these songs onto friends ps3's, like i said at the top, as long as my username is on the system, they can still log in on there and these songs work
So, DRM editor out there anyone??
Hope this helps, so basically, i grabbed all mine, put onto new machine, created my username from other ps3, you DONT have to log in on that name and then they all work, so in the drm its just telling the ps3 to look for the username of the person who downloaded it, thats it
Do you know if there is a way for me to access all the songs I bought on my first PS3 (fw 3.42) and put them on my second one (3.41 JB), would it be possible to read the hdd from the first one to extract the datas ? (100+ songs)
Also if you want me to test any song you are willing to share, pm me with the owner's name and a link, and I'll test them, I'll gladly exchange mines as soon as I can access them. (for testing purpose of course...)
as for the DRM editor , if we could get 2 or 3 copies of the same song from the store and bought by differents users, we might be able to spot where the owner's infos are located in that file, and replace it with a generic's one.
I would imagine you could swap out the hdd from your 3.42, put it in your 3.41 machine, as the firmware is stored on the machine and not the hdd, grab that folder i mentioned using that file manager program, copy it onto an external, then put the original drive back in and copy back on from the external, should work fine.
Then all you have to do is create the same user name you had on the 1st ps3 that had the downloaded songs onto the new ps3, just create it, no need to log in on it and your good to go for the mo
*Forget the above, im still waking up, your correct, it would try and format the hdd :P
Last edited by davefromuk; 10-09-2010 at 03:49 AM.
Reason: added some more info
Thanks for the info, I wasn't sure the 2nd ps3 would read the first hdd without trying to format or something, I'll give it a try