PSP Videos don't have to be in a specific PSP format, as long as they're a file type a PSP can read (see below for compatible formats). If you can can turn on your PSP and navigate the home menu, you can transfer PSP videos. This how-to is for older firmwares; if you have up-to-date firmware, use this tutorial
Time Required: 2 minutes or more, depending on the number of files
- Insert a Memory Stick into the Memory Stick slot in the left side of the PSP. Depending on how many PSP videos you want it to hold, you may need to get a larger one than the stick that came with your system.
- Turn on the PSP.
- Plug a USB cable into the back of the PSP and into your PC or Mac. The USB cable needs to have a Mini-B connector on one end (this plugs into the PSP), and a standard USB connector on the other (this plugs into the computer).
- Scroll to the "Settings" icon on the home menu of your PSP.
- Find the "USB Connection" icon in the "Settings" menu. Press the X button. Your PSP will display the words "USB Mode" and your PC or Mac will recognize it as a USB storage device.
- There should be a folder called "MP_ROOT" on the PSP Memory Stick if you formatted it on your PSP; if not, create one.
- There should be a folder called "100MNV01" inside the "MP_ROOT" folder. If not, create one.
- Drag and drop your PSP videos into the folders just as you would save files in another folder on your computer. Video files go in the "100MNV01" folder.
- Disconnect your PSP by first clicking on "Safely Remove Hardware" on the bottom menu bar of a PC, or by "ejecting" the drive on the Mac (drag the icon into the trash). Then unplug the USB cable and press the circle button to return to the home menu.
- Watch your PSP videos by navigating to the "Videos" menu on your PSP's XMB (or Home Menu), highlighting the video you want to watch, and pressing the X button.
- Video files compatible with firmware version 1.50 or higher are MPEG-4 (MP4/AVC). Use the tutorial linked below to find out which firmware version you have (if you're in North America, you'll have at least version 1.50).
What You Need
- a PSP
- a computer
- a Memory Stick Duo or Pro Duo
- a USB cable with a Mini-B connector on one end
- videos in a format your PSP can play