While the PSP is predominately used for playing small video games, Sony’s handheld is capable of doing many different things. One of the features that many users don’t really think about when using the PSP is that they can watch video on it. The primary reason why people typically don’t think about it is because they don’t have large memory cards in their PSP and a video can take up a lot of space.
Before trying to put video on your PSP, get the largest memory card you can afford for it. Having a 512 MB is the bare minimum that you can use, but having more will make it better for storing video. For $50 you can get an 8 GB memory card that will definitely hold a lot of your video. There might be other sizes out there that are better for your needs–Sony does make a 2 GB and a 4 GB–so shop around and determine what you need.
Once the new memory card is in the PSP, plug it in to the computer. A memory card acts like an external hard drive. So, to access the PSP’s memory card, go down to start and then click on the PSP drive. If you don’t see it, grab your PSP and go to settings. Then hit X to connect to the computer. Wait for the computer to recognize it and then double click on the folder that appears. Sometimes the PSP needs to be told to connect to the computer.
With the folder open, locate the folder within it called PSP. This is where you’re going to create a directory for your video. Create one folder called “MP_ROOT.” Then create another inside the “MP_ROOT” folder called “100mnv01.” This folder is where all of the video is going to go. Once it is in there, you’ll see it appear on your screen to click on and play.
Before dragging and putting new video onto the memory card, make sure it is in MP4 format. If it’s not, you’ll need to convert it using some program. Your best bet is to search online for a converter that can turn things into MP4. One that is available is called the imTOO MP4 Converter. Once the video is in MP4 format, drag it into the folder, disconnect the PSP and then watch away. If it doesn’t work, make sure that the format is right or that you spelled the folders correctly.