How to convert video and transfer it to Sony PSP

PlayStation Portable

The PSP (abbreviated form of PlayStation Portable) is a handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the first handheld video game console; the current version uses Memory Stick Duo or Duo Pro as its primary storage media, which is more convenient than previous Universal Media Disc and it's able to transfer data between console and computers easily.

Since PSP has a large viewing screen and robust multi-media capabilities, many users like to view videos directly on this device. However, if your video is not playable in PSP, you may need to make a conversion first. This article will show you several simple steps to get PSP playable videos. (If you're using a Mac, please check this Mac tutorial)

 

Step 1 : need a converter

To convert video for PSP, you need a video converter. Download and install Any Video Converter from this link.

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Please note that Any Video Converter Pro. do not support convert swf video. So if you want to convert and transfer swf video to your PSP, you need a FLash SWF Video to PSP converter.


Step 2 : select PSP video format

Launch converter and in the program, select Sony PSP MPEG-4 Movie in Profile drop down list.

 

Step 3 : convert video

Press Add Video button to add video in the program and press Encode button to convert:
Add video to be converted for PSP encode video for PSP
Or just drag and drop the video from hard disk to program.
Add video to PSP converter

 

How to

Step 4 : find output file

Once encoding is finished, go to left panel, click on the Sony PSP label. And in the middle window, right click on the converted file and select Open File Location, then you can check converted files (a pair of .MP4 and .THM) in the output folder from the hard drive.
PSP video is converted successfully

Converted video ready for iPhone

Note:
1) Output .MP4 and .THM files have the same string M4Vxxxxx ("xxxxx" stands for 5 numbers), and if there are already such files in the PSP memory card, please change it to another name;
2) You should use the same number for this pair of .MP4 and .THM if you want to view the movie thumbnail (.THM) properly on PSP;
3) The default output folder is C:\Documents and Settings\*****\My Documents\Any Video Converter Professional\PSP. If you want to change it, please go to menu Options > General > Set Output Folder.

 

Step 5 : import video into PSP memory card

Connect Memory Stick Duo card with computer, via PSP or card reader or memory stick adaptor as you like, and the card directory is as below:

Memory Stick Duo root

├PSP

├MP_ROOT
│ ├100MNV01( Put MP4 & THM here)
│ ├100ANV01
│ └101ANV01
├MUSIC
├ISO
├PICTURE
└VIDEO (If your firmware is 3.30 or newer, moving MP4 here is ok)

import video in PSP

 

Step 6 : play converted video on PSP

Once the video is transferred successfully, go to menu VIDEO > Memory Stick, you can find and play the video on PSP now. Great!

 

Related article:
How to rip DVD for Sony PSP

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