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How To Transfer Video to a PSP Memory Stick (for Current Firmware)

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Whether you want to show off your own video work, or watch the latest anime video trailers on the go, being able to transfer video to your PSP is a useful thing. If you can can turn on your PSP and navigate the home menu, you can transfer video files. This how-to is for current and recent firmwares; if this doesn't work and you have older firmware, use this tutorial.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 2 minutes or more, depending on the number of files

Here's How:

  1. Insert a Memory Stick into the Memory Stick slot in the left side of the PSP. Depending on how many video files you want it to hold, you may need to get a larger one than the stick that came with your system.
  2. Turn on the PSP.
  3. 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).
  4. Scroll to the "Settings" icon on the home menu of your PSP.
  5. 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.
  6. There should be a folder called "VIDEO" on the PSP Memory Stick if you formatted it on your PSP; if not, create one.
  7. Drag and drop files into the folders just as you would save files in another folder on your computer. Video files go in the "VIDEO" folder.
  8. You can create subfolders within the "VIDEO" folder to organize your videos. Give them whatever name you like. You cannot have subfolders within subfolders, however.
  9. 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.

Tips:

  1. 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).
  2. Do not create subfolders inside other subfolders.
  3. If this tutorial doesn't work, check your firmware version. Only newer firmwares use this folder structure described. For older firmware, use the tutorial linked below.

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
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