When i got my PS2 some time back was thinking how to use this to Play MP3/DivX etc files and convert it in to a Media Center, so i start to read and find out how to do this with a Slim SP2, then i found there is a player call SMS for PS2, but found that you need to have your PS2 MOD’ed (MOD Chip) so you can boot CD-R, if not the PS2 will not allow you to boot from any backup CD’s
so lets see how you can turn your PS2 SLIM in to a Media Center,
For this you need,
1. Mod’ed PS2
2. CD Writer + One Black CD-R
3. USB HDD or a DVD/CD with MP3/DivX Files to test
OK, now unzip everything (Use WinRAR) and start the cdgenPS2.exe
now rename the file “SMS VersionX.X.elf” to “SMS_KALINGA.ELF” , now drag and drop “SMS_KALINGA.ELF” and “SYSTEM.CNF” to the CDGENPS2 Window.
right clieck on the “SYSTEM.CNF” and click “Edit”
click the “Fix LBA” and set the value to “12231” click “OK” to continue
Go to “File -> Save Image” and
set the “Save as type:” as “ISO Files (*.iso)” and give a file name, “Save”
if you dont like to do the above, you can simply Download ISO file that i have made for this. now use your CD-Writing Software and write the ISO file to a CD, now put the CD in to your PS2 and Start the PS2.
if you have done every thing right, the SMS Player will start and give you the main screen, now from the Controller click “Start” it will take you to the Settings Window, from that, under “Device settings” set “Autostart USB” to On (Key “X” to on/off)
you can set Display Setting and other setting as you like and “Save settings” from the menu (if you dont have a PS2 Memory Card save function will not work)
now connect your USB HDD to the PS2 USB Port or put your Data DVD/CD in to the ROM.
Here’s how to navigate.
|LEFT/RIGHT||Select between file menu and device menu (e.g. CD
Network, USB etc)
|START||Accesses special configuration menu|
|X||Navigate into selected directory
Start playback of selected file
Increase numerical value
|O||Decrease numerical value
(on a folder)
|TRIANGLE||Up one directory level
Quit current menu
|SELECT + TRIANGLE||Exit to boot browser (Quit SMS)|
|SELECT + O||Power off PS2|
|L1 + L2 + L3 + L4||Displays ‘about’ screen / credits|
|SELECT + L1||Adjust screen position left|
|SELECT + R1||Adjust screen position right|
|SELECT + L2||Adjust screen position up|
|SELECT + R2||Adjust screen position down|
(after pressing SELECT) Navigate progress bar to
|START||Activate Player Menu
Resume playback after pause
|SELECT||Pause playback and show progress bar (press again to
hide text), then use LEFT/RIGHT to navigate progress bar
to required point in film.
|X||(During playback) Toggle On Screen Display (OSD) –
cycles between [ time | time remaining | off ].
(After pressing SELECT) Terminate scrolling and
|O||Toggles display of audio/video synchronisation offset
(V/A) [and if available the subtitle/video
synchronisation offset (S/V)]
|SQUARE||Cycle between the five different letterbox/pan-scan
|L2 / R2||(see O) Adjust audio/video synchronisation offset.
Adjust subtitle/video synchronisation offset.
|L1 / R1||Pan left or right in pan-scan mode|
|L1 + R1||Reset pan-scan to centre|
Here’s my PS2 SMS Player playing a Xvid 5.1 Surround Sound FIle.
you can get a PS2 IR Remote for a cheaper price and also use an Optical Cable to connect to your surround sound amp so you can play Dolby Digital and DTS Surround Sound. if you use a Component Cable to connect to your tv the PS2 SMS Player support 1080i and 720p HD TV.
Her’s my PS2 Slim Connected to a 2 USB Drives.
Both USB Drives detected.
that’s it for now, will show you how to “Playing Over a Network Shard Follder or from a NAS” using the PS2 SMS Player latter on 🙂