How to Store Videos in a PlayStation Portable

by C. Taylor

    Sony's PlayStation Portable isn't limited to just playing games; it also functions as a portable media player for playing music and video files. To play videos, you must first transfer them to the PSP system. Sony gives you several options for doing this, including direct cable connection, storage on a Memory Stick Duo card, and downloading directly from the Internet via a Wi-Fi connection.

    Memory Stick Duo

    Step 1

    Insert a Memory Stick Duo card into your computer's card reader. Your computer might have an integrated card reader, or it might require an external USB adapter. If you don't have an adapter, the PSP system can function as one if you follow the instructions in the USB Connection section of this article.

    Step 2

    Click "Open Folder to View Files" in the AutoPlay window. If the AutoPlay window does not appear, press "Win-E" to open Windows Explorer.

    Step 3

    Click the arrow next to the Memory Stick Duo drive letter to display its root folders. You should see a folder named "Video," which is where video content should be stored. If you don't see this folder, right-click the drive letter, point to "New" and click "Folder." Type "Video" and press "Enter" to create the folder.

    Step 4

    Navigate into the Windows Explorer folder containing the videos you wish to transfer.

    Step 5

    Drag and drop the video files into the "Video" folder on your Memory Stick Duo card. You can also store videos in subfolders up to two levels deep. As an example, you could copy videos to "E:/Video/subfolder1/subfolder2/"; however, the PSP will not recognize videos in "E:/Video/subfolder1/subfolder2/subfolder3/."

    Step 6

    Right-click the Memory Stick Duo drive letter and select "Eject."

    Step 7

    Remove the Memory Stick Duo card and insert it into your PSP system. You can then access the video files just like any other files.

    USB Connection

    Step 1

    Connect a USB cable from the PSP to an available USB port on your computer. Power on the PSP.

    Step 2

    Navigate to "Settings," select "USB Connection," and then press the "X" button to place the PSP in USB mode.

    Step 3

    Press "Win-E" to open Windows Explorer. The PSP might appear as "Removeable Disk Drive," "Removable Storage" or "Memory Stick Media."

    Step 4

    Drag and drop video files into the "Video" folder under your PSP drive letter.

    Step 5

    Right-click the PSP drive letter and select "Eject."

    Wi-Fi

    Step 1

    Power on your PSP and connect to an available Wi-Fi network. If you have not set up your network, select "Settings | Network Settings | Infrastructure Mode | New Connection | Scan." Select your network from the list of wireless networks, choose the WLAN security protocol and enter the security key. Select "Easy," enter a name for your connection and select "Save."

    Step 2

    Open your PSP browser and navigate to the site from which you wish to download videos. A common source of video content is the PlayStation Store.

    Step 3

    Select a video and opt to download it. It will automatically download to the correct location on your PSP.

    About the Author

    C. Taylor has been a professional writer since 2009. He has written for online publications and the "Journal of Asian Martial Arts." Taylor specializes in martial arts, traveling, sciences and computer repair. He received a Master of Science in wildlife biology from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences from the College of Charleston.

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