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.
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 video files 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 "VIDEO" on the PSP Memory Stick if you formatted it on your PSP; if not, create one.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Do not create subfolders inside other subfolders.
- 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