How can I watch DVD movies on a Sony PSP?
Now that the Sony PSP is out they're now selling UMD movies. Most of the movies I already have in my DVD collection, however. Is there any way that I can copy my DVD movies to a memory stick duo for my Sony PSP? If so what all would I need (cables, software, etc....)?
First off, if you want to watch DVDs on your PSP, you're going to need more than the 32MB Memory Stick that comes out of the box with the PSP Value Pack. You should at least be looking for something more like a 512MB Stick which is going to set you back around $70, unless of course you only want to watch 5-10min videos, in which case the 32MB stick will be fine.
To convert the files from DVD to play on your PSP you are going to need a couple of pieces of software that might or might not be completely legal, depending on how you read copyright and fair use law. Be careful what you do with them.
Your first step is to get the film off your DVD and onto your computer hard drive. Download and install DVD Decrypter, then slip your DVD into the player.
Once the program is installed, start it up, go down towards left and middle area and choose a destination to put the file you're going to create, somewhere where you will easily be able to find it later. And make sure you have disk space - a typical DVD movie is 4-8GB of information!
At the top click the Mode tab, scroll down and select IFO.
Now click the Tools tab, select IFO Mode and make sure that if there's a File Splitting option that it is set to "None." (depends on the version). Then click OK.
Under ther Input window click the movie.
Now click on the the Stream Processing tab, enable Stream Processing, and select your video.
Final step. In the bottom left, click on the silver disc icon with the word "DVD" underneath it. Let the program now do its thing (which will take quite a while), and once it's finished you can move on to the next step.
You now need to change that file on your hard disc to something the PSP can read. If you're using Windows, then download and install PSP Video 9. If you are using a Mac you could try using a program called iPSP.
Now hook up your PSP to your computer using a USB 2.0 cable and click the "USB Connectivity" option in the PSP's main menu. This will allow you to browse the Memory Stick Duo inserted into your PSP.
Run the program you have just installed to convert the file you originally saved on to your hard disk. These apps pretty much run you through the process but if you get stuck using Windows try Getting Started with PSP Video 9. According to this discussion thread the Mac version pretty much does everything for you.
There are just a couple of things you need to consider before you place the video file on the Memory Stick.
Unlike music and picture files, you can't put your video files in the "PSP" folder. Create a folder called "MP_ROOT" and inside that folder create another folder named "100MNV01." That is the folder to which you need to copy your converted video files.
Also, you need to be careful how your video files have been named. Programs like iPSP should properly name your video files automatically, but naming your MP4 files "My_Rocking_DVD.MP4" just won't work. These files have to be named like this: "M4V00000.MP4", you can change the numbers "00000" to fit your preference (like "M4V00027.MP4"), but the PSP is very picky about the file naming conventions.
That's it, you should be able to transfer an entire DVD movie onto your new Sony PSP. Good luck and happy viewing.
Thanks to Ed Ellis for his invaluable help on this question. Me? I don't own any video game systems... :-)
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from Lockergnome,here's another way
It is now possible to encode files for the Sony PSP device with Nero Recode. Users can now encode any files from their library of non-copy protected personal videos or movies. An illustrated document is available upon request.
How to encode files for the Sony PSP device with Nero Recode:
Connect the Sony PSP with the inserted Sony Memory Stick (TM) to the PC via a USB cable.
Turn on the PSP and start the USB connection in the configuration menu.
Start Nero Recode and choose one of the two options to create Nero Digital files ("Recode DVDs and Videos to Nero Digital" or "Recode Main Movie to Nero Digital").
Add the content you want to convert to your PSP and select the Nero Digital(TM) profile "Memory Stick Video (PSP(R) compatible)"
With the Video button it is now possible to create thumbnails from the exported videos for each title.
Click Next and choose the PSP device in the destination selector
Click on the Burn button. The file will now be encoded in a PSP compatible Nero Digital (TM) file format and transferred to the proper location on the PSP
On the PSP, stop the USB connection and go to the movie section. There you will find your movie.
When copying to memory stick, the format is MPEG-4 ASP.
Is there any way that I can copy my DVD movies to a cd or dvd that can be play by the sony PSP
this guide really helped thx Dave!
iam having problems with the sound tranfering with the dvd to psp. iam using the dvd decryter and the movie tranfer fine on the hard drive but i cant get no sound with it. dave help me
I am having trouble gettin a video I downloaded from the internet to my psp. I have it on my psp but if I go under video it says no videos but i know its on my psp because it took up room...Any ideas??
Ok i got the video but it says its corrupted...i named the file M4V0001.MP4 and if i go to video it says corrupted data...Plz help!
it still says there are no files. any ideas.....?
Why isn't there yet a PSP client that will stream the 20000 hours of DiVX tv shows and ripped dvds that are on my home network? All the computers in the house can share this video, and the PSP has Wifi-G, which should be fast enough... what's missing???
dude i did wut u said and stuff but its sayin that i still dont have a video file is it because i am using a downloaded file? if so how do i get a downloaded movie on there
When I get the video onto my PSP It says that it can't be played?
how can you set it up so the psp video 9 always converts the video file with the english language, because so far it switches between languages
I just got a PSP and i dont know anything about it so try to bear with me,ok/ Anyway i need to know something, if im in a building that offers a wireless highspeed connection will my PSP atomatically read the connection name,SSID,the WLAN security settings and address settings of the building connect? For instance my school has a wireless connection,is there anyway i can connect to it?
look there is a much easier way to do this. First
1. download and instal Magic DVD Ripper. http://www.magicdvdripper.com/
2. Insert dvd into dvd drive.
3. On the output selection in Magic Dvd Ripper select Psp.
4. When movie is finished place movie in 100MNV01 folder in the psp.
I tried the DVD decrypter with a movie,(monster house) and it didnt work, it kept on making errors. Anybody know why? or how i could solve this problem?
Getting my freakin PSP to download movies has been a nightmare. I never would have bought the damn thing if I knew it would be this bad. Right now, it's an expensive paperweight.
hey. i need help putting games from my computer on to my psp... do you know how to do that?
Thnxs Dave but there is only one more thing.Is it a must that the file must be named 100MNV01 before it can be able to play ??
This Works! but the second time I tried the audio for the movie is way off, what do I do?
though,I did what Dave said like creating MP_ROOT then to 100MNV01 but its still doesnt show that I pasted the Movie file in there and keeps consuming my memory space
Hello Dave, need help please, how can you set it up so the psp video 9 always converts the video file with ENGLISH LANGUAGE, because so far it switches between other languages. Appreciate your advise, thank you.
I also did what Dave said, Placed movie in K:/MP_ROOT/100MNV01/ which works great. Movie played with no problems.
I got quite a large memory stick so i can place multiple movies on my memory stick.
K:/MP_ROOT/100MNV01/M4V00001.MP4 = Movie 1
K:/MP_ROOT/100MNV01/M4V00002.MP4 = Movie 2
K:/MP_ROOT/100MNV01/M4V00003.MP4 = Movie 3
In my PSP when i go to Video > Memory Card it only reads Movie 1, yet not the other movie.
Also - by the way.
I have seen mutliple PSP Help sites online and i gotta say this is one of the best to date.
Thanks for the time & effort put into this Dave!
Thanks for the informative and helpful web-site.
thanks for the info but when I tryed it it only toke space away from my psp but I couldnt evevn see the video could u help me
hey thanks sooo much. Ive ben looking at how do do this for months without using any money. (my friend just spent $35 getting a program to do this.) lol
thank you very much, helped alot!
What If I download a movie (legally) and want to get it onto my psp What do I need to do? Please respond soon
i used dvd decrypter but it divides the movie in to 0.99 gigabyte chapters which are to big to put on my memory card!
I have a question:
Is it advised to get "datel get connected media manager for psp" in order to put my mp3s and videos on my psp, or am i fine without it
i did all the above but is still get the corrupted data message
I just DL a DBZ movie on my psp but the sound is off from the movie. What's going on? I read through a few articles but found no answer. And I also used the dvd ripper but the movie is spanish. Please respond thanks in advance.
can you tell me how to download music on a psp
hey dave you have been really helpful for me learning to get around my psp last night i learnt how to put music on to it but i had to reformat the memory. i got a 512 memory and im now trying to put my mpeg movies on to it but doesnt seem to work. im converting them with any_video converter. the converted files come up as like little Q time symbols could this be a problem but it does .mp4 after the file name with the MV01000 at the front. i drag them into the mp root then in to the 100MNV01 folder then once copied i safely remove hard ware then go onto my psp in to the video menu and it says "there are no videos."
please help dave.
cheers for all the help so far.
i tryed to download a video but it won't work. i have it on my computer but it won't go onto my psp. can you tell me why?
I've got this 3 minute music video, How do i get it to work?
I've tryed renaming and stuff?
My PSP came with MP_ROOT and 100mnv01 file all ready there.
Hiya I just got a PSP yesterday and read this entry and followed its steps precisely, however my PSP states that the file formate, being MP4, is unsupported by the syste. I have formated my memory card (and it is fairly large 1GB, so now issues with space), and properly converted (and named) the video files and everything however the data files remain unsuported by the PSP's system (or so it says). Any suggestion would be great (e-mail suggestions are better as I only found this site by accident =D). Thank you in advance.
Truth be told, I ultimately found the Sony PSP so picky about video formats that I gave up and bought a Creative Zen Vision:W device, which plays everything you can throw at it and has the same screen as the PSP. Oh, and it has "TV out" too, so you can actually watch the movies on a big TV if you have one available (like in a hotel room).
Hi Dave, I'm trying to put mp4 movies onto my psp
but i dont have any software. is there is there
any chance that i can drag the files over.
I'm having problems putting my movies onto my PSP! I have successfully transferred the files into the PSP but when I go into the video on the PSP it's saying there's no data. Please help!
The movie is a mp4 file. Can PSP play these files?
ummm, the converter seemed kinda fishy...mcafee noticed it was chaing a bunch of registries very fast and the installer disabled it's cancel buttons, so i couldn't stop the download if i wanted to. seems kinda fishy, anyone else notice this?
I think this article might be obsolete, and needs a change. As of PSP OS 3.30 there are three directories at the root level of the memory stick: \PSP, \VIDEO, and \PICTURE
PSP Update archive for 3.30
You can simply copy a video file to the VIDEO directory without renaming it as long as it's a playable video file on the PSP.
I love your site it really helps out.
I do have a question...I've noticed a section on the PSP that says Games...now I'm wondering if it's possible to put other games on the PSP itself...and if so what kind of games...could you look into it and let us all know?
hi im having trouble loading it on to my psp, when i download a vieo from limewire and put it on to mp_root and name it like you said, i check my psp and it says no videos pls help
how do i download videos form limewire
I have tried many attempts to add video files to my PSP. I have firmware 3.8. Is there something different that i should know. I have them named the way you said to name them in previous comments.
I am having the same problem. I have tried many times to add video files to my PSP following the instructions. I've named them correctly, created the correct folders and my PSP still does not recoginize any video file. I to have firmware 3.8. Help?
I've used the decrypter on a couple of DVDs and it saved them as about half a dozen seperate files. Is this how it should be? I've not had time to convert them with PSP Video 9 yet, but wanted to check that I'm on the right track before I go any further. In your instructions you mention converting the "file" rather than files!
DO you know how much a psp memory card cost that is not 32mb?
I got Harold And Kumar White Castle. I converted it to MP4 format. It's 1 whole piece. I put it in MN whatever file in the MP_ROOT. It takes up room, i see it in videos on my PSP. But when i want to watch it it says unsupported format.
Thanks muchly for this.
However, when I use the decrypter to move the video files onto my PC I have multiple video files to upload to PSPVideo. How can I avoid this and have just one file?
Plz reply by email....
I transfer video files (mpeg 4) files to my PSP it says corrupted.?
I have recently bought a Sony memory card—not fake. I could play one movie but once I downloaded the 2nd one it did not work just said corrupted data. I removed the first movie n again downloaded the 2nd one it sill says corrupted data.
File size first movie that worked = about 400 mb
File size of the 2nd movie (the one that shows corrupted data) = about 600 mb.
Please help. How can I make this work…???
I am already using a PSP converter PSP Video 9
CXB PSP Video Converter can do all video conversions from or to MP4. While the image quality is high, the conversion speed is very fast (up to 600%). With the integrated video player, you can convert only the outstanding part of the video by setting up the start time and end time after preview.
I usually use this way to put my DVD movies and music to psp, now share to you.
Only five steps:
Step 1: Download and install Aiseesoft DVD to PSP Converter.
Step 2: Click 'File' menu and 'Open DVD', or directly hit 'Open DVD' button to load the DVD.
Step 3: Select the output file formats.
Step 4: Click the "Convert" button on the main interface to start the conversion.
Step 5: You should create a new file named MP_ROOT under the root directory and then create a file named 100MNV01 under the MP_ROOT file. Put your converted video in the 100MNV01 files and you can enjoy your video on PSP.
Hope it was helpful to you!
Wow it took me a while to get this working but it did work in the end, so I will explain again. :)
Ok first you need to convert the DVD you want to put on your PSP into the .MP4 format, the tool I used was "Magic DVD Ripper" they have a free trial on their website so you can test it if you want.
When you are done converting the DVD weather you are using "Magic DVD Ripper" or another program you will have 2 files one is the .MP4 and the other is .THM, both files are needed or you wont have sound.
Ok now insert your memory stick into your computer (Im assuming you have a card reader) and open it. Create a new folder called "MP_ROOT" without the "" now double click on the MP_ROOT folder and create another folder called "100MNV01" again without the "" now double click on the 100MNV01 folder to open it.
Now Copy or Cut and paste the .MP4 and .THM files into the 100MNV01 folder.
and the last step is to change the names of the .MP4 and .THM files to M4V00001.MP4 and M4V00001.THM
For each movie you put into the folder you will have to change the 00001 to the next number like this
For the first video M4V00001.MP4 and M4V00001.THM
For the second video M4V00002.MP4 and M4V00002.THM
For the third video M4V00003.MP4 and M4V00003.THM
and you continue counting up for every new movie you put on the card.
I hope this helps. :)
Well, this is the most easiest way of doing this. I've read this article before purchasing the PSP and had some of the trouble included in this page. Then I've played around with alot of software and hardware and this one worked the best.
1. Update your psp to firmware ver 5.1
2. Get yourself DVDfab and upgrade it to Platinum. (Yes, there is a fee but it's worth it in the end)
3. Get yourself a proper mem stick duo. I've got the 2gig Sony. It's better to get 2gig +. The cheap 512mb I had gave me the ''data corrupted'' and ''file cannot not be played'' error. I've also noticed that in order for a movie to play correctly you need free space with the movie. I think it uses some of the memory on the card for the sound and movie rendering.
3. After you've installed DVDFab Platinum and opened it, Insert the disk, click on psp in the left hand roll down window, click the next button. Then select configure. Don't mess with the movie quality but do change the Audio quality to 64. Then press start.
4. You could wait for up to an hour or three but when the movie is done, connect the psp with the usb cable and copy/paste all the actual files (not folders) into the video folder.
6. Disconnect the psp either with the back button on the psp or safe remove from wintows.
7. Go to Video on the psp menu, click mem card, click your movie and enjoy.
If you wish to make it a bit more interesting then in step 3, change the setting from ''no split'' to ''split by chapter.'' Then you'll be able to go to any chapter in the movie and search for a specific scene in that chapter.
Well, I hope this works for ya'll.
Hi Dave thanks for all of ure help, but i did all u said correctly but in the end it told me that the data cannot be read. Plz help me Dave. Thanks alot.
does this also work for the psp 3000?
Yes this does work for the psp 3000 version. I have one and this works perfectly.
Yes this does work for the psp 3000 version. I have one and this works perfectly.
sombody asked how to put games in your psp it is easy
1.put the CD in the coumputer
2.connect the psp to the pc
3.then just copy the game and past it in the ISO file
4.disconnect the psp from the pc
I have been trying to put videos on my PSP, but it is not working. I have read the information provided on this site and still nothing. Like many other people, when I put videos in my PSP, it shows nothing but is taking up space everytime I do it.
I have formatted my card, I have added the folders MP_ROOT and 100MNV01. I'm dieing here. Please help!
After upgrading to version 5.xx of the firmware, I tried the original fix, but reading later, I found out that if I just made a VIDEO folder in the same directory as the PICTURE and MUSIC, then dragged the MP4 file over, it played without a hitch.
i have a wierless conection that has a wpa-psk (tkip) and code but i still can't get on the internet on my psp HELP!
1.Just get wondershare video convertor platinium torrent for full version
2.insert the dvd in your computer
3.select the movie u wanna convert in wondershare video convertor platinium
4.select avc as the format to convert and place it where u would normally place ur videos
5. AND ENJOY
i saw all the wonderful comments on net but i have not gooten one but what do you have to say about that and i will like to have one.
how come when i put the umd movie for my psp it doesnt work..is there anything i have to do....it wont let me play games either but it lets me listen to music
i have copied the MPEG-4 video file inside the folder MP_ROOT and inside that 100MNV01 and named the folder M4V10001.MP4 but it still dsnt work plz help!!!
how can i get a newer flash player for psp 2001 version 5.51
windows media player says i need a compatible DVD decoder well where do i go too get that d do i have to purchase it can i just download it .?
because i am trying to watch a DVD on my laptop(:
I'm having real problems with watching movies on my PSP & I need your help!
I have a brand new PSP Slim 3003 and it's running 6.20 firmware.
I'm using a 2GB Sony Memory stick.
I formatted the stick while connected to the PC.
I have mp4 movies (which I know work because my cousin has no probelms watching them on his 3000 or his PSP Go.
I dropped two files at the same time into the 100MNV01 inside the MP_ROOT folder.
The files were called:
M4V23681 (MPEG-4 Movie 512MB)
M4V23681.THM (THM File 22.1KB)
It all went over fine and I even managed to watch 1hr & 42 mins of one film....then suddenly it stops playing and the screen displays 'This Video cannot be played'
Everytime I try to play films, the same thing happens.
I'm doing everything right, as far as forums say, so the only ting I can think is that the memory stick is corrupted...?
I did everything you said and then browsed the file on my psp and it said unsupported data. What next?
I have done almost every possible step that is available on the site but when I am trying to play the file on PSPS than it is giving me message that file is Corrupted Corrupted.
Could you please help in this regards.
So i have an issue with putting multiple movies on one memory card. I have a 4 gb memory card from Sony, yet every time i go to put a second movie on the card it says incorrect parameter? Any ideas, would be greatly appreciated.
Hello everybody ! I´ve just bought a PSP 3010 Go. I haven´t try all this yet... is the same por my PSP version ?
Another questin...what "corrupted" means ???
I´m afraid this could do something dangeorous to my new PSP....!!!
Please, help me ! I wanna tray all this things to play videos ´n´ music but... I´m afraid somethig wrong could happen !!!
Hi, I have the same problem. My PSP 3004 (firmware 6.60) can´t play any videos. I´ve tried to convert them to .mp4 or another recommended format but still doesn´t work. I also tried almost every converters or managers but nothing. My PSP just can´t see the video or it says that data are not supported. What can I do? Thanks a lot!
it doesnt work on a movie on psp slim 3004
I hope you can help. I've successfully loaded 1 movie to my PSP via 100MNV01 folder. However when I load a second movie it does not play either movies and the message says'There are no games. Content can be downloaded or purchased from Playstation Store.'
How do I play multiple movies on the PSP?
Hope you can help.
have been trying to transfer dvds to my daughters psp 3000 which is running 6.60, i managed to get a mp4 file onto the psp but it played the sound but the pictures wasn't working it looked like the scren was broken just loads of different colours coming up, do you or anyone else that uses this site have any info that may help?
I do have a lot to say, and questions of my own for that matter, but first I'd like to say thank you, Dave, for all your helpful information by
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