I've noticed a lot of questions coming in about various functions on the PSP, so instead of clogging up the forum with how do i.. posts, i thought i'd put together a little guide covering everything you want from your psp. If i miss anything i'll update when i can. Any furthr questions, post in here.
How do i.. get online with my psp?
In order to launch your browser, you will need to connect your psp to a wirless network using infrastructure mode.In order to do this you must first define your network settings, like so:
1: From the home menu, navigate to settings then select network settings.
2: Select infrastructure mode then new connection
3: Enter a name for your wireless connection
4: Enter setting info for the WLAN access point you wish to connect to(You'll find instructions with the access point or your router for this)
5: Enter the following info:
a: SSID settings(the SSID is the name of the network)
b: Encryption key( If a WEP encryption key is set up, select WEP and enter said key)
c: scan(this will show a list of WLAN access points with their corresponding SSID and WEP encryption key status)
6: configure address settings(recommend easy selection). If you select easy, all IP settings etc are automatically done for you
7: Just a simple case of confirm and connect et voila, internet access from your PSP
How do i..import video.
This seems to be a common problem, however, their are a fair few solutions.
1: If your PC has a memory stick duo slot, its just a simple case of transferring the data.If your pc only has a standard size memory stick slot you may need a memory stick duo adapter.
2: Transfer files via a usb cable from your pc to the psp( with the memory stick inserted, natch)
n.b. The psp cannot play video converted at bit rates higher than 768 kb/s
How do i.. shrink my dvds so they'll fit on a memory stick?
First of all you'll need to download some software. DVD shrink is, in my opinion, the best available, and its free i tells ya!You'll also need to convert the files so that they'll play on your PSP.This software is called 3gp converter.
Now follow these step by step instructions:
Rip your dvd:
1: Open dvdshrink. Click on edit and then preferences.Find the output files option and uncheck the box marked "split VOB files into 1gb size chunks.Click the open disc button, then click OK, then next click analysis.
2: Click on the re-author button and you'll see two windows.In the right hand window, click on something called main movie or title 1 Then drag and drop this in the left hand window.
3: Preview the movie with the play button. If you haven't selected the right file, drag the selected one back into the right hand box and try again until you get the correct file.
4: If you don't have a large memory stick then you'll need to strim away some bits to make space.. Click "set start/end frames" which is found on the left windows menu bar and adjust the sliders to select how much you want.
5: Click on the Compression settings tab.
Go to the drop down box with automatic in it. Select from "no compression" for a rip of DVD quality, or "automatic" which squeezes it up a bit.Best off selecting "custom ratio".Also uncheck the "subpicture" box.
6: You're now ready to let 'er rip, so click OK.
Thats the shrinking part done with, onto compression:
Get your file compatible with the psp
1: Start up 3GP converter and select "Model: MP4, for psp", in the top box to set the format.Use the drop-down box to select the quality of the visuals in the movie( 29.97 is the best option for framerates here). Also select stereo or mono.
2: Drag and drop your converted dvd file( the one you did with dvd shrink, it'll be a VOB fiel)
into the big box at the top.The program will begin to instantly convert it.Overall tho', it may take up to 2 hours to complete this.Et voila, after the wait, its all ready to go.
All you have to do now is connect your psp to your pc via a USB cable, and transfer the movie(or whatever).Do this by opening "settings" and then "usb connection".Make a root folder, then a video folder inside that, and finally transfer the movie to that folder.
If you need any more help, try psp movie help
How do i.. get music onto my PSP?
Very easy this one.However, it is slightly more difficult to convert your cd collection to mp3. If you have i-tunes then its not a problem.its a simple case of connecting your psp to your computer. open the folder "PSP" up, then create a folder call "MUSIC" then add all the mp3 files you memory card can hold to it. and then disconnect the usb,, and you are done with adding music to your psp.
If you don't have i-tunes, then i recommend freeware called Musicmatch available at musicmatch
Where can i.. get psp downloads?
These are pretty scarce at the moment. i'll update as more become available:
Thats all for now, any questions post them in here