Here is another update from their page with Cobra USB Firmware v2.0 and PS2 Support: cobra-usb.com/index.html
We have released Cobra Firmware v2.0 and Cobra USB Manager v2.0, which are both available from the downloads page. Changes in this release include:
Added the ability to play PS2 ISO backups from CECHC and CECHE backwards compatible consoles. Support for the remaining backwards compatible models, CECHA and CECHB, will come in a future update
PS3, PSX, DVD and BluRay ISO's can now be played without a real disc inserted in the PS3. Support for discless PS2 backups will come in a future update
Added an option for those users without a PS2 backwards compatible PS3 (including Slims) to test PS2 original games and ISO backups using the PS2 software only emulator which is by default included with all PS3's. Please note however that as the software only emulator is slow and very buggy, this feature is disabled by default and is only intended as a gimmick
Cobra USB manager can now make PS3 ISO's from backups in the standard "Jailbreak" directory format, using the copy function
Cobra USB manager is now less strict with cue/bin filenames
Bugfix: Cobra USB Manager was unable to get the PSX CD-ROM/CD-R title, and displayed "PSX-CDROM" instead
Bugfix: Under rare circumstances, Cobra USB Manager could dump invalid PS3 discs
The user manuals have been updated to reflect the changes in the v2.0 release. In addition, we have released a PC-side genps3iso tool which can convert backups dumped in the standard "Jailbreak" directory format to the ISO format supported by Cobra. As mentioned above, this is also supported directly within Cobra USB Manager however the process is faster and in our opinion easier to perform on the PC.
Nice, at least we now know their ISO format is standard so it'll make playing large backups from external a lot easier, and I won't have to re-rip all my old PS1 & 2 games. I'll still wait for an opensource (and hence free) solution for 3.55 CFW but playing PS1 & 2 backups is something my old fat PS3 needs and could get me through the summer games drought
Well, the Cobra was posted on the main page before HERE. As far as I can tell, all that is being hyped up is PS1/PS2 backwards compatibility (old stuff) so until they hack 3.56+ Firmware or something newsworthy for a 'pay' product I will post related updates in this ongoing thread.
With the advent of PS3 Custom Firmware replacing dongle devices things like this should be free to the PS3 scene... of course if someone hacks the Cobra USB files that too would be news.
I read awhile back that a Spanish developer (elotrolado.net/hilo_3-55-iris-manager-v1-2_1581883_s1400#p1725224455) was working on a PS1 emulator with the Cobra USB files and was planning to add the feature to Irish Manager, but sadly haven't seen any updates on it since.
Thanks for that Boss, this is what got my attention tho, "PS3, PSX, DVD and BluRay ISO's can now be played without a real disc inserted in the PS3" as I have no interest with playing old games at the moment, just what I can add to it for my own gains, as like many here I have broken BDVD drives in almost all the ps3's I have.
And the ability to mount Iso images for movies is a great way to have dvd/bdvd backups. well I think so.
So once again its very interesting to me, I have no intentions of using there dongle tho. Nor am I even thinking of hacking their software, just a little look if I can to see if its safe or not. lol
Today Spanish PlayStation 3 developer JaicraB has released some Cobra USB details alongside what appear to be hints of an upcoming PS3 Custom Firmware dubbed JFW DH with the assistance of DemonHades and crew.