How to transfer PSP videos to a Memory Stick

PSP videos do not have to be in a specific PSP format , as long as it is a file type that a PSP can read (see below for compatible formats). If you can turn on your PSP and navigate the home list, you can transfer PSP videos. This manual was written specifically for older versions of firmware . Depending on the number of files you are transferring, this process may take two minutes or longer.

Transfer PSP videos to a Memory Stick step by step

  1. Insert a Memory Stick into the Memory Stick slot on the left side of the PSP. Depending on how many PSP videos you want, you may need to get a bigger one than the stick that came with your system.
  2. Turn on the PSP.
  3. Plug a USB cable into the back of the PSP and into your computer or Mac. The USB cable must have a Mini-B connector on one side (it connects to the PSP) and a standard USB connector on the other side (it connects to the computer).
  4. Browse to the “Settings” icon on the home screen of your PSP.
  5. Find the “USB connection” icon in the “Settings” menu. Press the X button. Your PSP will display the words “USB mode” and your computer or Mac will recognize it as a USB storage device.
  6. There should be a file named “MP_ROOT” on the PSP Memory Stick if you formatted it on your PSP; if not, create one.
  7. There should be a directory named “100MNV01” in the “MP_ROOT” directory. If not, create one.
  8. Drag and drop your PSP videos into the folders just as you would save files in another folder on your computer. Video files go in the directory “100MNV01”.
  9. Disconnect your PSP by first clicking “Safely Remove Hardware” in the bottom menu of a computer, or by “deleting” the drive on the Mac (drag the icon to the Trash). Then unplug the USB cable and press the circle button to return to the home menu.
  10. Watch your PSP videos by looking at the “Videos” menu on your PSP’s XMB (or Home Menu), to highlight the video you want to watch, and press the X button.

Additional tips

Video files that are compatible with firmware version 1.50 or higher are MPEG-4 (MP4 / AVC) . Use the tutorial below to determine which firmware version you have (if you are in North America, you will have at least version 1.50).

What you need

  • a PSP
  • a computer
  • A Memory Stick Duo or Pro Duo
  • A USB cable with a Mini-B connector on one side
  • videos in a format that can play your PSP


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