Video > Using the control panel
Using the control panel
Perform various operations using the on-screen control panel. The control panel can be displayed or hidden by pressing the button.
The icons displayed on this page are defined as follows:
|Video recorded on a read-only Blu-ray Disc (BD)|
|Video recorded on a rewritable BD|
|Video recorded in AVCHD format|
|Video recorded in VR Mode on DVD-R / DVD-RW|
|Video files saved in the system storage|
|Video files saved on storage media*|
An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models.
Some content may have playback conditions preset by the content developer. In such cases, some control panel items may not be available.
Red / green / blue / yellow icons
Up / Down / Left / Right
Use the or button to select the time interval to be used in creating the thumbnails.
Use the or button to select the thumbnail for the scene that you want to watch.
- The [Chapter] option can only be selected for video content that includes chapter information.
- The scene search feature cannot be used for video content that is less than one minute in length.
- The scene search feature cannot be used for some other types of video content.
- When you select a thumbnail, a preview of the scene is played for about 15 seconds.
|Title X||Specify the title number.|
|Chapter X||Specify the chapter number.|
|XX:XX / XX:XX:XX||Specify the time.|
Depending on the video file, you may not be able to use (Go To).
- To display closed captions, you must go to (Settings) > (Video Settings) > [Closed Captions] and set it to [On].
- The closed captions setting is available only on PS3™ systems sold in North America.
Subtitle Style Options
- The sound may become distorted if the volume output level is set too high. If this happens, lower the volume output level.
- This setting may be disabled when using certain audio devices or when outputting certain types of audio.
|Frame Noise Reduction||Set to reduce fine noise.|
|Block Noise Reduction||Set to reduce mosaic-like block noise displayed on the screen.|
|Mosquito Noise Reduction||Set to reduce mosquito noise that appears on the edges of visual images.|
|Upscale||Set for upscaled output.
The value that you set is reflected in [BD / DVD - Upscaler] under (Settings) > (Video Settings).
|Video Output Format||Set the video output format.
Select the video output format for playback of DVDs or BDs. The value that you set is reflected in [BD / DVD - Video Output Format (HDMI)] under (Settings) > (Video Settings).
|Y Pb / Cb Pr / Cr Super-White||Set for super-white display.
Super-white signal can now be output when playing a DVD, BD, or AVCHD disc. The value that you set is reflected in [Y Pb / Cb Pr / Cr Super-White (HDMI)] under (Settings) > (Display Settings).
|RGB Full Range||Set for RGB full range display.
The value that you set is reflected in [RGB Full Range] under (Settings) > (Display Settings).
|Dynamic Range Control||Set the dynamic range control.
Enable or disable your PS3™ system's dynamic range control feature while playing BDs and DVDs that produce Dolby Digital sound. The value that you set is reflected in [BD / DVD - Dynamic Range Control] under (Settings) > (Video Settings).
|Audio Output Format||Set the audio output format.
Select the audio output format for playback of DVDs or BDs. The value that you set is reflected in [BD / DVD - Audio Output Format (HDMI)] or [BD - Audio Output Format (Optical Digital)] under (Settings) > (Video Settings).
|Normal||Set to display the video to fit the screen size without changing proportions.|
|Zoom||Set to display the video at the full screen size without changing proportions. Portions of the video at the top and bottom or left and right are cut off.|
|Full Screen||Set to display the content on the entire screen by changing proportions and stretching the image vertically and horizontally.|
|Original||Set to display the video in its original size.|
Depending on the video file, it may not be possible to change the screen mode.
- Depending on the video file, it may not be possible to change the icon.
- A video file shorter than two seconds cannot be used as an icon.
Sound codec / channel number / sampling rate / bit rate
Video codec / bit rate
Title / chapter
Elapsed time / total time
Previous (Return to Beginning) / Next
When playing video files saved on storage media or in the system storage, (Next) will not be available. Also, selecting (Previous) will cause playback to start from the beginning of the video file.
Fast Reverse / Fast Forward
You can use the right stick of the wireless controller to perform fast reverse or fast forward operations during video content playback. Use the right stick to control the speed. You cannot use the right stick to control playback speed while Blu-ray 3D™ content is being played.
In most cases, the next time you play video content that has been stopped during playback, playback will resume from the previous stopping point.
To play from the beginning, press the PS button to stop playback and to display the XMB™ menu. Select the icon, press the button, and then select [Play from Beginning] from the options menu.
Instant Replay / Instant Advance
Slow (Reverse) / Slow (Forward)
Frame Reverse / Frame Advance
At the beginning of the section to be repeated, select (A-B Repeat).
At the ending of the section to be repeated, press the button.
To clear the A-B Repeat function, select (A-B Repeat).
To clear the Repeat function, select (Repeat) until [Repeat Off] is displayed.