not to derail this too much...but does anyone have a link to a good HTPC site? my thing is my living room entertainment center is only so big. the PS3 has a nice little spot. i wouldnt mind replacing it with a PS4 but i dont have room for both PS4 and a HTPC...what is an average cost for a streaming-media HTPC?
I think you are not understanding why it's being done. This is a CYA/CYOA feature to prevent repercussions from viewers after watching something they might not be allowed to, i.e. a very-young child watching a stream of a mature-gamer playing a game with very-violent, sexual, or nude scenes. This would send some parents livid after catching / hearing about it. Some streaming services will ban the streamer within moments for similar content. So it's a pretty nice feature (depending on execution).
On the other matter, supposedly Shuhei Yoshida and Sony representatives already made comments that they would include MP3 support and others things in a following update.
LOL clearly you haven't been on youtube lately? This will not prevent anything.