Can I View PDFs on my Sony PSP?
Hey Dave, I got a Sony PSP and I was wondering how do I transfer a PDF document to a PSP?
That's a great question because it hints at the many additional capabilities that the Sony PSP offers over and above a simple portable gaming system. With the 2.0 firmware upgrade just released, the unit now has a fully featured (well, mostly fully featured) Web browser, the ability to play audio files, show movies and DVDs, and, yes, let you play some terrific games too.
In terms of viewing PDFs, I haven't found any applications that will let you view the PDFs directly, but there are some very cool tools that translate PDF documents into a series of JPEG (graphic) images which you then download as if they were photos and view, page by page.
If you're on a Mac, I'd check out PDF2PSP, a free application written by Michael W. Heinz, Sr. On the Windows side, I don't know of any free applications, but there are a number of good shareware and commercial apps you can download, two of the best being Konverter, which can handle hundreds of different conversion tasks ($24) and IntraPDF ($40).
Once you can read PDFs on your PSP, a good document to start with might well be the Sony PSP Documentation, straight from Sony!
Remember, ebook-wise, that once you have a Web browser, you can also read text files and HTML files too, which means that you can grab hundreds of books from Project Gutenberg (they have 16,000 different ebooks you can download for free!) and lots of other places, even my own Intuitive Systems Reading Library.
Hope that helps you out.
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