I am a web programmer and have a psp with 2.6 firmware. I wanted to find more uses for my psp, and since i can't run hombrew, i decided to use the psp's browser. these are ideas that i have implemented, you can research about them and do the same, sorry for the lack of tutorial. But if you need help let me know.
I would like to hear how everybody else is using their 2.01+ psp's for other things, or some ideas of how to use one for something else.
Using the psp as a music remote:
I found coverbuddy, and was disapointed that it was $20 and only for macs, so i did some research and found browse amp, which was an plug in for winamp. It displays winamp on the internet. It works great and has a bunch of functions.
RSS Music Feed:
the psp is not the greatest way to play music because of the limited memory of memory sticks. but if you are around a hotspot you can always just make your own rss music feed from your computer. How? turn you computer into a webserver using apache (which is very easy to install), put all your music inside the apache folder (that puts all your music online), then write a xml file that creates a rss feed that is linked to all that music on your web server.
RSS Music Feed Generator:
I was tired of making all these RSS feeds for my music, so I made a rss parser in php that makes .xml files for my itunes library. If you want the php script let me know.
Access computer files from psp via internet:
just turn you computer into a web server using apache, then put the files you want on the internet in the apache folder.
Upload files to your computer from your psp (PHP):
i found a good php tutorial that shows you how to upload files onto a server.
Dynamic image gallery using digital camera and psp:
Take photos taken from your sony camera (w/ memory stick duo) and put that memorystick in the psp, then you can upload them to your webserver using PHP, then you can create a dynamic image gallery from this tutorial
so, the other day i was reading about fhm.com and how their site had psp ready movies and images. I was really excited to be able to download movies to my psp directly from the internet. but it turned out that you have to download the movies as a .zip and then put it on your psp via usb. lame. so i went to work and made a php script that unzipped a file you uploaded into another place on the webserver, so you could download the unzipped files.
running batch files on my comp:
another thing i was able to do was write a PHP script that would open batch files on my computer, which could let me gain a little access to my computer via psp, like remote desktop connection.
auto movie converter:
also I want to be able to upload movies (like .avi) onto my webserver, and then have php run software that will convert the movie into an mp4 with a thm file, so i can download it onto my psp. basically, i have made a php file that opens a batch file, but i was wondering if anybody knew how to make a batch file open a movie mp4 converter and run?
I hope that was interesting and understandable
I would like to hear how everybody else is using their psp's for other things, or some ideas of how to use one for something else.
if anybody would like more info on any of these ideas, please let me know.