How do I get photos and music onto my Sony PSP?
How do I change my regular music to mp3 so that I can download it into my psp? I also can't get pictures into the psp? I have the regular usb cable
It's not too hard to transfer files from your Windows PC to your Sony PSP, but here's the trick: the "PSP Value Pack" doesn't have everything that you need. Not so good. In fact, you'll want to add a larger Memory Stick Duo, for example, because 32MB just isn't much space at all, when you come down to it.
The other missing piece in the Value Pack is the USB cable that lets you connect your Sony PSP to your Windows PC and, of course, vice versa. Fortunately, these are pretty easy to find - anywhere that carries Sony digital cameras should have the right USB cable, or you can try somewhere like Froogle to find a cable. I did a quick search and found this $7.95 cable from one store.
To get everything working, plug the Sony PSP into the Windows PC via USB cable, plug the PSP into the wall, then turn both units on. On the PSP, click the "USB Connection" button (on the Settings menu) and, hopefully, your PC will beep and tell you that it's found a new "removable disk": your PSP.
Using Windows Explorer, find the new PSP device and if there isn't already a folder called PHOTO on it, create one as you ordinarily would create a folder in Windows. Now just drop in any JPEG images you'd like to have viewable on your PSP while on the go.
Music-wise, you'll want to create a folder called MUSIC and drop in MP3 format music files (which means that you can't play music you get from the Apple iTunes Store, for example, because that's in a different format).
I hope that'll get you going with this process. It doesn't seem too hard!
Here are a couple of useful additional references:
Thanks to Tommy Martin for his help with this question
Additional useful reference articles:
• Download music from your PC to your Sony PSP
• Watch DVD Movies on a Sony PSP
• Getting Network Update to work on a Sony PSP
• Sony PSP Firmware Update Instructions
• iTunes music on a Sony PSP
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Reader Comments To Date: 400
hello how do you use the wireless bit on the psp ive tryed but nowt is happening ,and what do i need to convert movies to the thing and how to do it
Thank you so so so so much. I used your method to put ,mp3s on my psp and it totally worked. Big thanks!!!!!!!!!!
go to i-hacked .com and it shows you how to open up your hidden web browser in your psp..its pretty awesome
I could not find the windows explorer can u explain what to do if u cant
Just go to "My Computer" and navigate your way to the appropriate folder. The program that shows you your computer information *is* My Computer. Make sense?
dave i tried your method on how to download music but it dident work 10mb of memory went how do i get it back.
In general, if you delete a file or files but the space doesn't return, make sure that you're emptying your trashcan / recycle bin on your PC: It might be marked for deletion but still sitting on the Memory Stick.
how do you transfer the file because i dont see the mp3 format thing
Fantastic - my kids asked me to load some photos and MP3s onto their PSP. After the initial panic subsided I spent about an hour failing to do so. 5 mins on your website and hey presto! Thanks - my kids think I'm a star.
What i want to know is how you bring up the data folder. I tried going on my computer and nothing happened. We have 2 pcs and, the new one hasnt got much data on it but it brings up the folder so i want to use the old one which doesn't. It would be great if you could tell me thanks.
Duke, please note that without adding some special software the only Windows OS that I know is compatible with the Sony PSP is Windows XP. There is a driver you can download for Windows 98, however, but while I can point to it, I haven't actually tried it because I no longer have a Win98 system in my office.
PSP Driver for Windows 98:
If you try this Win98 PSP driver, please email me so I can learn more about how it works out for you.
I got as far as making my folder called MUSIC but i am cluless on how to get the music ON to my psp. Please help!
I downloaded music on to my psp but it just says i have less megabytes, but still no music, what did i do wrong?
You probably didn't do anything wrong, Veronica. The key is to realize that all of the music you've downloaded onto your Sony PSP is "hidden" in the "Memory Stick" entry. When you go to MUSIC you'll see "Memory Stick" as the only option. *CLICK ON IT* and you'll see all your music shown.
We have windows XP on both pcs but is there any way of bringing up the folders manually?
tommy, i went to music and then clicked on the memory stick and it says it is empty and there is no music to play, do you have an explanation for that?p.s. i really want to figure this thing out so i can listen to my music!
i have my psp on and i have it plugged into my computer but it wont show up on anything i try please help ive been trying to do this forever
I have a problem importing data from the PC to the PSP - I have no probs finding the PSP or the files I create but if I try and import pic's or the 2.0 upgrade I get a error stating "incorrect path" Any ideas ?
I have a problem of copying my MP3 files into memory stick duo.
I created a MUSIC folder under PSP folder, and when I copied my MP3 file and try to "paste" into MUSIC folder, there is always an error message that says: cannot copy file... cannot find the correct path...
What do I do with this problem? Am I allow to copy the MP3 music that I downloaded from the web?
My copied MP3 files are shown as "corrupted data" on PSP.
Does it mean that my file is no good? or is it a PSP problem?
Cathy, if you double-click on the MP3 files on your PC, do they play?
Yes, if I double click on my mp3 files they can play the whole song without any corruption on Windows Media Player or iTune.
Do you think the problem might be the data rate for the mp3 files?
Cathy, try just DRAGGING your music files into it, it worked for me. If it says corrupted data you might not have formatted your memory stick, if you do so, find somewhere to copy it to because it deletes all of your memory.
dave i am only a child but i have done alot of what you have said to do so all the music i want is on the folder you told me to put it on to but can you tell me what to do again anyway but my main quesion is when it is on the folder how do i get it on my sony psp
First, I want to thank Duke and Dave for the advices.
However, DRAGGING my mp3 file is not solving the "corrupted data" problem. My file can only play for 30 seconds.
Any other suggestion?
Cathy have you formatted your memory stick?
i put my usb into the computer an i hook it up to my psps but nuthing happens i have had my psp since the day it came out an i cant do anything with it plz help me out :)
Yes, I had formatted my memory stick before I put my mp3 file in it.
When you disconnect your psp from the PC, do you click on safely remove hardware then on usb then sony psp?
Also for Cathy,
I think that you have to right click the icon on the bottom with a green arrow and select 'Safely Remove Hardware'. Then select the one that says USB mass storage device, then click on Sony PSP USB device and click on close.
Just a question, what size is your memory stick?
Thanks everyone for the help that you gave to me.
I finally found what caused the problem after I rang up to PSP technical support center yesterday.
It is the hardware problem, USB cable, although the connection is fine through the cable, but that PSP usage USB cable cannot transfer data correctly (the professional said that is the design problem for the cable).
Once I tried to change the USB cable, the problem solved!!! (curse that cable~~~)
Well, finally I can store the files in my PSP, I am happy about that.
Thank you guys
i have a solution to some peoples problems.
when you put a film on your psp in the MP_ROOT and the other one and it does not show up on your psp e.g "no video files". simply rename your file to M4V00001.mp4 then the next file M4V00002.mp4 and so on i found this works.and the files then play on your psp.
this was done on psp V2.00 on a 128mb duo
i still cant get music on my psp. i tried every and it still dont work. is there any other way i can get music on it?
hi dave i have just purchased my psp from japan but its running ver 2.50 so unless i can downgrade it i cant run any of the games i purchased can you help
I don't know that there's a backup capability from Sony. I find it curious that you'd be having the problem you have, though. Are games actually checking specific firmware versions?
I AM HAVING TROUBLE GETTING MOVIE FILES ONTO MY PSP ICAN GET MUSIC ON NO BOTHER BUT I KEEP GETTING THE MESSAGE NO FILE FOUND TRIED SOME OF THE IDEAS POSTED BUT WITH NO SUCCESS
i use windows media player to put music on my psp. but when its done i go to look for the music on my psp but it says there arent any tracks on it. but the memory stick duo has less memory on it. Could ou email me and help me with this problem? firstname.lastname@example.org
Garrett, I believe that the default format the WMP uses is incompatible with the PSP. The PSP can only work with MP3 format music files at this point, as far as I know. I'm planning to write about how to get music from WMP to PSP soon, stay tuned!
ive done everything you said to do but my files aren't showing up on my psp
I have a question. i just purchased a psp. I tried to follow the input here but cant get it figured out i have some music dragged in the psp music file but i cant download to psp or get psp to connect to computer i wish i could figure it out then also would do themes but i try network update and usb connection but cant figure how to connect so download can you send me email how to do all this i cant always get on site work long hours thank you
i know that u cant get music from itunes onto your psp. if itunes is the only music source i have, can i not get music on my psp?
You should understand that there are lots of music formats in use including:
MP3 - DeFacto standard, commercial licence
OGG - Open standard, free to use
FLAC - Open standard, free to use
AAC - Standard, Commercial licence
WMA - Proprietary, commecial licence
ATRAC - Proprietary, commercial licence
(Note that the difference between proprietary and standards based is subtle. I have made the distinction between formats promoted and supported primarily by a single manufacturer, and those promoted and supported by standards bodies or communities of interest.
Also note that commercial licence means you pay extra for using it in some way).
The PSP will only (currently) support MP3 and ATRAC formats. MP3 is the important one. Apple's iTunes doesn't natively support MP3 (it uses AAC by default). Windows Media Player by default uses the highly proprietary WMA format. You have to tell it to use MP3 specifically. This is very important to do.
WMA in particular should be avoided at all costs. If you use this format you will find it is incompatible with most digital music players and you may have to re-rip it. Conversion is possible but degrades the music files.
Always use MP3 for compressed music and you won't go far wrong.
Certainly that is what you need to support music on the PSP.
WHAT ARE THE FOLDERS I NEED TO HAVE ON MY MEMORY STICK AND WHAT ARE THE NAMES
Rather than create specific folders yourself, try letting the PSP format your Memory Stick and you'll find that the folders are automatically created as needed.
please help ive just recently got a psp but i cant get music or pictures on it i do like you say but when i go to found them ive got less memory and no music
i put my psp into the computer and plug it in and everything you said but it won't come up on my computer, it's like it's not even noticed. please help me with my problem.
That WIN98SE Driver link looks suspiciuose the guy running that asks for your credit card # every time you click the link the money is SUSPOSEDLY going to the RED CROSS but it sounds pretty phony though. Does anyone have the Drivers or another link?
THIS LINK LOOKS FAKE
i finally figured out how to upload mp3s on my own, but it won't let me put more than 6 songs into my "music" folder. A messages pops up saying "drive disk is full. please insert new disk to continue." I just got my psp, so all I have are those 6 songs. no photos, games, videos, etc. And the 6 songs are not long (3-4 min). Why can't I put more songs?!
Because, Bobbi, you're out of space. You need more space on your Memory Stick if you want to download more music. I have a 512MB card, for example, and it'll hold a half-dozen CDs...
but how can i be out of space if i JUST got my psp? all i have on it are those 6 songs, and there's no way that memory card can only hold 6 songs. it even tells me that i still have space on the card.
The average song takes up about 2-3MB of space on your Memory Card. If you have the default card, it's a 32MB which means it has an effective available space of maybe 27 or 28MB, and that's assuming that you don't have any saved games on it. That being the case, you can easily take 27 / 3 and find out that your rough song limit should be nine songs *if the card is empty*.
they really rip you off with the default memory card.
so i had to buy a usb cord and, now, a half-way decent memory card. . .
wow, thanks sony!
but seriously, thanks for the help, Dave.
Im trying to transfer pictures to my psp, i have a usb cable but when i hooked it up it told me it didnt have a proper connection and i also was told one of the problems was that i didnt have xp i have windows 98 is there any site or anywhere i can download a connection for the psp? email me with any ideas email@example.com
I cant seem to change my albums into mp3s on my pc, is this possible to do? if so how? if not how do i get mp3s on to my pc?
I made a file music,but i didn`t see any Mp3 files.Where are the Mp3 files?Help!
My copied MP3 files are shown as "corrupted data" on PSP. ive tried everything can you help me please
YO this is annoying i got wmp and when putting songs on my psp it says i already have songs on it but when i check my memory card 4 music ther is nothing there. Help Me please. O yea i have a regular USBWire
jamie,delete the corrupted data" and then go to your music click on it and go to save as ,then my computer,then removable disk,then psp,then music ,then click save and the music will be on your psp.
How can I copy images from PC to Cybershot S90 Memory Stick PRO?
I have taken a thousands of pictures using my Sony Cybershot DSC-S90. Everyday I copy/transfer these pictures from my memory stick to my PC (i.e. keep backups) and erase all data in my memory stick (sometimes formatting it).
Now, I would like to select some special pictures in my local PC (the pictures that were taken using this DSC S90 camera) and copy these into my memory stick so that I can carry my camera and view/share these selective pictures with my relatives (i.e. by connecting the Camera to their TV).
So, how can I copy some selective images from my PC to my external memory stick? Is there any special software I can use for this purpose? My OS is Windows XP. I tried with Picture Package, ImageMixer tools that came with the CD but these did not fullfill my purpose. I just tried with simple copy-pasted from windows explorer, but when I try to view this from my camera, it says "No files in this Folder".
Whats to do? Please, give me some suggestion.
M. M. Islam Chisty
how do i put videos on my PSP?
Do you need internet to put music on your psp
how do i put fotos on my psp? i have them saved on my computer and i copied them into the Photo folder that i created in the psp area but they arent going on my psp, help please
Here's the fix:
You need to provide both power and a USB connection. If you are getting an USB error, and you're running XP, it's because you're not getting enough power through the single USB cable.
Get a second dedicated USB cable, like one for a camera and then use the PSP cable to provide the power.
Combine the two and it works perfectly!
I have a 1 GB memory card for my PSP, it is compatible with my PSP and I have listened to a track of music on it and used GTA gamesaves, but when i save a game on burnout legends, and try to load it, it says load failed, the data is corrupted, what does this mean?
Nicholas, I'm wondering if your Memory Card isn't completely compatible with your PSP after all. But a first step: let the PSP reformat the card and see what happens. Good luck!
would the PSP folder be within the F: folder?
once i go to the E drive and locate my PSP and after i made the "MUSIC" folder i tried to drag tracks into. ONce i let it go into the folder nothing happened and the folder stayed empty
I dont know how to put the music in the psp because i dont know how to put a new window.
FOR ALL YOU HAVING "CORRUPTED DATA" PROBLEMS:
Jared posted several comments ago to delete the corrupted data and go to your source program, open the files, select "save as..." and browse to the relevant PSP folder and save them that way. This works perfectly...I couldnt save certain pics, but others would...after trying Jareds' method all save well :) Thanks Jared, and I imagine it would work with the files not showing up at All either...the key seems to be to NOT drag and drop...
how many songs can a psp hold?
)im considering buying 1)
Well, "Boop", it depends on how big a Memory Stick you put into the PSP. The default 32MB card is barely enough for a single CD (each song is usually 2-3MB) but I have a 512MB Stick that's plenty big enough for 20-30 of my favorite albums, if I were so inclined.
I have tried all the things that you have suggested but my PSP still says data corrupted. I dont know if i have to buy a new USB cable or what?
Sorry for the trouble...
why does my psp say there are no tracks but ive lost memory ive done evrything youve said
Mitchel, if you're seeing corrupted data, first test it on your computer: if you double click no the file, does it work properly? Then you might try plugging your PSP into a different USB port on your computer to see if that works better and, yes, I have heard stories of people who have bad USB cables and fixed corrupt data problems by simply buying another one.
Chris, most likely you either have the music "hidden" in your "Memory Stick" folder under MUSIC: find it, and click on the "X" button to see what's inside. If that's still empty too, then either you have files in the wrong place or are sending over the wrong format files. Note that files in AAC and WMA format generally don't work (theoretically the latest firmware update allows you to play Windows Media Player Audio (WMA) files, but I haven't heard from anyone who has gotten that to work...)
Hi Dave, we have just purchased a PSP and are trying to download music files to it. So far we can successfully :
connect to PSP from computer
can create folders in the music directory and see them on the PSP
we can copy music files onto PSP folders......BUT on the PSP the folder says 0 Tracks.
Is this something to do with the USB cable ? Or other suggestions ?
Thanks for any help here.
Dave I have Windows Media Player and I just got a PSP and have a large memory stick but i cant get music on it? I Sync the music into my PSP from WMP and it picks it up on my PSP because my memory is lower but it says their are no tracks? what do i do?
dave, where can i download movies on my psp
I cant seem to download music off the internet to my new psp. I think i have everything...because i knnow i have a usb cable. I just cant find a sight to download music off of. That of course is free. can anyone help me?
Thank you for the advice! All the files work right on my computer when i click them...
And I've tried all the other suggestions and still it wont work....
So what kind od USB cable should i get? (could i get an exact link if its not too much trouble?)
I'm planning on calling the help line thing, maybe they can help. I hope so
I've followed your instructions (and Sony's) for moving mp3 files to my PSP. The files initially show up in the MUSIC folder, but nothing plays on the PSP. When I go back to view the MUSIC folder, the files are gone. However, the available space on the memory stick is still reduced. I have W2000 on my PC, but I wouldn't think that would matter for moving files between the systems. Any suggestions?
Hi my name is Charlie I have my psp hooked up and ready to go. plugged the usb in and turned usb mode on. My problem is my computer recognizes the psp but it will not download the driver from the xp site. If you could find that driver for me so I could install it that would be awesome. Thank you.
HOW DO I GET MORE THAN 6 SONGS ONTO MY PSP, I KNOW I SHOULD FORMAT IT BUT IM WORRIED I MIGHT LOSE MY SAVED GAME FILES IF U KNOW WAT I SHOULD DO (WHICH I DOUBT I DO)GIMME A BUZZ
Andrew, if you reformat your Memory Stick you *will* lose your saved games, yes. Also, to get more than six songs onto your PSP you'll need to buy a bigger Memory Stick: the default is pretty tiny if you're going to use it for anything real...
hey your stuff about putting music tutally worked . thx sooo much!!. But i have a question,how do i get vidieos on my psp?!?!?!?
Ok, I understand what your saying about the PSP, but at SONY's website, it says that the psp only supports ATRAC 3 and WMA, so I got a whole bunch of wma files and transferred them to my psp via usb cable, but it doesnt recognize any of the music. I'm thinking I need to format my memorystick, but Im apprehensive, because it says Ill lose all of my saved data. (lotta game saves) help!
DO U NEED A SOFWARE DISK TO DOWNLOAD MUSIC ONTO YOUR PSP
When I put music on there from media player 10 it I can't listen to it from my PSP. How do I get songs 2 put on there from CDs and listen 2 them from PSP.
All you have to do is download PSP video 9 at http://www.pspvideo9.com/ thats for movies but im having a problem that closes everytime i try to put music on my psp it 'cannot find the specified file'...its really weird
also.....1)no software disk is needed to transfer music
2)Music should probably be in mp3 or wma format (wma needs to verify wirelessly)
3)Photos U just drag+drop
4)If those are not there then make new folders (ie. MUSIC,PHOTO,)
5) I dont think it is possible to transfer stuff from psp to pc back to psp(if u get a new card)
One last thing....ITS NOT ALWAYS DRIVE E: !!!!!!!!!!!
I couldn't find the windows explorer, what do i do?
Sure you can, Bruce. It's what you run when you click on "My Computer". You just don't know that's what it's called. :-)
Thanks so much, i've been up all night trying 2 figure it out, i use itunes for everything so i had to convert the files to MP3s using xilisoft. Thanks Again!
I followed your tutorial for the mp3 download and when I tried to open the tracks on my PSP it said it was corrupted data?
JT, if you're seeing corrupted data, you might well have a bad USB cable. I have heard from more than one person that can be a problem.
Thanks for the help Dave, just needed direction as to what the exact folder names were. Also, I had more luck getting the photos to recognize after cycling the PSP power after disconnecting the USB cable. Dunno why, as it should have just read them real time. Thanks again.
Well I'm pretty sure it's not that, because I use it to the photos and it works fine, just the mp3s that don't work
what folder do i click on to put videos on my psp?
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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