Sony PSP Manager 1.0 - Review
I bought this software this afternoon hoping for something very iTunes like and wasn't let down in that respect. This program makes it very easy to transfer music, videos, demos, etc to your PSP. The ordering process from sony was very easy, worked with my British Visa Electron debit card, so it's nice to know that even us brits can get our hands on this software before it's released over here in boxed format. You get your serial number sent to you via email which was very quick, however you must register the software to run it, which might be a bummer for those of you who don't like paying for things <eg>.
This software automatically parses your iTunes Library.xml file if you have one and lists all the music from C:\My Music or your My Music folder in your my documents folder. I haven't tried to import any m4a or m4p files to my PSP as of yet (the reason I will explain in the next section) but I assume that they will not work.
One problem here, and you've probably guessed it- You need the 2.0 firmware to run any videos you import to PSP format with this software. I don't know if this is actually true, however you do get a big warning when you start the software and when you plug in your PSP. I'm not sure if the software will let you put videos on if you are running a firmware loader or anything like that, as I have not had any experience with these types of things for the PSP.
Older PSP Videos (Non-AVC) Will not show in the program. You need to download Quicktime 7 so the videos can then be viewed and transfered to the PSP and back to the PC. The program only reads the file names and not the THM information.
I started writing this and haven't actually gone through the software methodically yet. I just think that the community needed a quick review as to wether or not they should buy this software. I think it's worth the online downloadable price but definatly not worth it if you buy it in it's boxed format, as all you get for the extra $5 is a couple of music downloads, espescially since you get them for around half the price using the iTunes Music Store.
I will update this post and my journal -> http://ibnor.livejournal.com as soon as I have gone through the software more thoroughly.