How to Convert Any Video to Play on Sony PSP

By Emily Watson, Friday, June 14, 2015

Though games are the essence for Sony PSP (PlayStation Portable), I still think it would be a litter waste of the ultra-crisp LCD screen if you just gaming. Why not take a break from continuous gaming hours time to time? Watching a latest movie, TV shows or a funny YouTube video with PSP might be an attractive choice. However, not all video formats are supported by Sony PSP. Therefore, you need to find a PSP video converter to convert them to the formats compatible with PSP first.


Part 1: What Video and Movie File Formats PSP System Supports
Part 2: What's the Ideal PSP Video Converter
Part 3: How to Convert Any Video to Play on (Sony) PSP

Part 1: What Video and Movie File Formats PSP System Supports

Usually, Sony PSP can handle MP4 and AVI video optimized for PSP display resolution. Here is what the "optimized" mean:

PSP Support Video Format

From the screenshot above, we know that you even cannot play any MP4 or AVI videos until you optimize them. And there are a lot of popular videos in MKV, WMV, FLV, MOV formats that will certainly not play on your Sony PSP. To solve these two problems, you must find a professional video converter for PSP.

Part 2: What's the ideal PSP Video Converter

For the ideal and professional PSP video converter, I'll humbly recommend FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate. This powerful video converter can easily and quickly convert all popular video formats like AVI, MPEG, MKV, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4, TS, VOB, 3GP, etc. to PSP MP4 (MPEG4/H.264/MPEG-4 AVC) or AVI (MJPEG) format and PSP audio formats MP3, WAV, WMA. With this program, you can convert movie, TV serials and downloaded YouTube videos to the PSP-compatible format and then copy to your PSP memory card. It fully supports the PSP Go, PSP 3000 and other PSP serials.

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Part 3: How to Convert Any Video to Play on (Sony) PSP

1: Need a PSP video converter

To convert video for PSP, you need a video converter. Download FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate, and then install and run it on your computer.

2. Add files to the program

Click "Add File" on the top tool bar to import videos (latest movies, TV series, etc.) into the PSP video converter software. Then set up "Output folder" at the bottom of the program window by browsing, make sure there are enough free space at your designated path.

Add Files to the Program

3. Select output format in PSP Profile

Click "profile" and navigate to "PSP" or "Sony Devices" category. Choose "PSP Video H.264 (*.mp4)", "PSP H.264 Video for TV (*.mp4)", "PSP Video MPEG 4 (*.mp4)" or "PSP 3000 AVI video (*avi)" according to your needs.

Select Output Format in PSP Profile

4. Convert videos for Sony PSP

Double-check the video you want to convert have been ticked, and click "Convert" at the lower-right corner.

Convert Videos for Sony PSP

5. Transfer videos to PSP

After the 4 steps above, the movie or video file formats are supported by PSP systems. Now you need to transfer videos to PSP:

① Connect Sony PSP to your computer;
② Once the Memory Stick shows up on your computer, you need to create a new folder in the root directory of the Memory Stick, called VIDEO;
③ Transfer/Put/Upload/Copy the videos you just have converted into /VIDEO/.
④ When the video is transferred successfully, go to menu VIDEO > Memory Stick you can find and play the video on PSP now. Great!

Note: you must copy them into the proper folder. The correct file path is MP_ROOT > VIDEO. If you place video files anywhere else on the Memory Stick, they will not playback properly.

FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate had done a great job as a PSP converter, hadn't it? And now I can't help to telling you that this program also works perfectly as iPad video converter and Android video converter. No matter you have iOS devices or Android devices, FonePaw Video Converter ultimate can convert video to the format matched with your devices. You deserve it!

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