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 keen to play their DVD movies on this device, so they need to rip DVDs to movie files suitable for PSP first. And 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 DVD Converter from this link.
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 : rip DVD
Press Open DVD button to add DVD movie in the program and press Encode button to convert:
For more configuration details, such as select chapters, choose audio language, set specific length for output file, etc, you can refer to DVD Ripping FAQs.
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.
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 DVD 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
│ ├100MNV01( Put MP4 & THM here)
└VIDEO (If your firmware is 3.30 or newer, moving MP4 here is ok)
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!
How to convert video for Sony PSP