How To Stream Audio And Video From PC To PSP

The PSP or the PlayStation Portable is definitely a remarkable piece of work. Aside from being able to carry the usual games feature, it also boasts of music, photo, video, Internet and wireless connectivity applications. For most of you proud PSP owners, there are three ways to get to know your precious gadget. Either you take the time to read the manual, take the time to explore your PSP or browse around the net for the needed answer.

Well, the first thing you'll notice when you format your Memory Stick Duo or Pro Duo Stick is that there are only folders for "game," "music," "photos," and "savedata." According to Engadget, you would need to create another folder for your MPEG-4 video files in the main memory stick and not on the PSP directory. Label the new folder as MP_ROOT and create a sub-folder with the name 100MNV01.

Normally, this sort of procedure will cost you to shell out extra cash but Engadget showed us how to get around this little obstacle. First, you need to download a 3GP Converter and once you have finished downloading the program, right click on the file and press extract here. Click on the new folder that will appear and run the set up. A window with undeciperable characters will appear. Paid them no mind and just scroll down the window to set the language to English. Then, select Customized: MP4 for PSP (direct, renamed) and press apply. It is the second to the last option. The next step is to choose where you want your downloaded videos to be saved and what quality you would want your videos to appear. I recommend you to choose C: 3GP_Converter.

The next step requires you to choose what quality you want your video to appear-from QVGA / 15fps / 216kbps / Mono 48kpbs to AVC QVGA / 29.97fps / VBR QB25 Stereo / 128kpbs.

Does that seem a little intimidating? Well, these numbers are nothing to be afraid of. Think of it this way. FPS stands for frames per second. Between 15fps and 29.97 fps, the latter produces smoother quality. But keep on mind that the better the quality, the long it takes to be converted.

After deciding on what rate you want, all that is left for you to do is to drag your video of choice to the blank section of the window and wait as the program converts it into something your PSP will recognize. The last thing you have to do is connect your PSP to your PC via a USB cable and transfer the newly converted file.

Another way to go about this is by using the pimp streamer vO.5. This allows you to stream audio and video in any format from your PC to your PSP through a wireless connection. While there are probably a dozen other ways (legal or illegal) to stream audio and video from PC to PSP, I hope these two work for you guys!