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
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• 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
that stufe didnt help you got to put a usb card in the computer then go to my computer under start and then it going to say somthing that end whith j and then its goin to say music psp video and photo and go to music and then u gone see stuf and if u have limewire slide it from there to the empty place
Guys, just want to thank you all for your help.
I just had to format the memory stick first then everything worked for me.
thank u so much guy this should be on all psp sites
umm how do i put musci on my psp ,,wwhen i downlaod them its says no tracks on my psp wtf
now come on... putin pics,music,videos on psp aint hard at all! lol
what website can u get the music
how do i get a wall paper on my psp im trying to get a naruto one but I DONT KNOW HOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i have a psp and i have no clue how to downloud any thind onto it i tried to follow ur intructions and my computer shut dowm i need help
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hey dave how come everytime i copy a picture on to my pictures file on my psp it says corrupted file?
none of your stuff answered any of me effin questions it still wont put pictures on my psp and ive been doin this for 3 1/2 hours now
my PC just says that it has recognized an uknown device when i connect the PSP with my USB. does anybody know why and how to fix this problem?
Thanks for the post, but I still can not download pictures or music onto my PSP. I followed the directions and even downloaded a PSP video converter but nothing is showing up when I go to access the files on my PSP.
i sent photos to my psp and i don't know were to find them please help me?????
hi can you help please i have a ps3 but when i put a pen drive or my mp3 into the usb port it recognises it but it says there is no files on it when i know there is what am i doing wrong hope you can help
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omg!!! i am sooo stressed out!! i dont have a clue! even though you told me what to do i still havent a clue............sorry, i am hopeless at this stuff. i know about having to plug in the usb cable n'everything but when i go into files than psp my pictures and music are everywhere and i dont know how to sync the stuff afterwards!!!please send me an email telling me how to do it!.....i have been at the computer for 3 hours now trying to figure it out.....thanks! rubixcube
it easy i dont know why you are finding it too hard i have got alot of songs on my psp
yeah but i dont have a clue! i went on youtube aswell to see if they any video to show how to download photos... but i still dont know what to do. when i copy it on to the psp i think that it had worked and i eject it useing the computer not by hand and still nothing comes up.........when i press the triangle button on photo on my psp it says something like receive, but when i press that it does nothing and it just says 'connecting please wait'....and when i wait it goes on for hours and hours and hours........i think that i will just give up all together. but if you know what i should do than could you please email me?
well it doesnt work fr me. u know when u put the usb cable in the pc and the opsp and click on usb connection well i did dat and i clicked on view my files then i went to psp and ther wasnt a file dat said photo so i made one and i still cant put pictures on my psp
Hi fellas. How the hell do i copy music onto my PSP. When i do copy music from windows media player and safly remove it and check memory stick it says there is nothing there!!!Help,what the hell do i do
I Just Got A PSP!
How DO I Get Music On It?
Hi there, I'm trying to put photos + music on my little brother's PSP... if I format the memory stick will he lose all of his saved games???
hey dave how do u get songs and other stuff like pictures on ur sony psp.
I deleted the program to open pictures and videos on my psp! How do i fix?
you suck it deleted all of my stuff
when ever i download a game and try to put it on my psp it always show corrupted data what am i doing wrong plzz help meh
how do u get on da internet on da psp?
hello dave ,i dont no how to get music onto my psp and i drag my music and it dont do nothing.i opend my computer and it dont mension music or anything.i clicked on psp and it come up as common files,saved data and system and i dont no what to do.i clicked on each file and nothing about music or photos.im confused .please help!! thanks
i can put pics on but not music plz help me
i any hope puting music on a psp
i uploaded music from my iTunes onto my psp and it plays just fine.. in fact it even uploads the album artwork for me and everything. im just having problems with photos. i drag the pictures into the psp folder and it shows the pictures in the "pictures" category on my psp when i have it plugged in the computer to explore the files, but once i unplug the psp and turn it on, the pictures aren't there..
ur advice that u gave me really works thxs
i created the photos and droped them in but it wont work!!!
i made the photo folder and put the right type of photos but i doesn't work
soo i had the music thing down for awhile and i found this while trying to learn how to view pictures on my PSP i have pictures on there but i cant view em... so i made a folder called "PHOTO" and put the images in there... and to no avail still detect 0 images, and yes they are in JPEG i made my own images via Adobe to make 100% sure...
how can i get the songs and photo on my psp plz help me guyz!!!!!!
dave, i used windows media player to down load songs .it toook away most of my memory .when i go to music on my psp it says there are no tracks.help me!
How do i put music and pictures on to my psp?
I've plugged my usb in to the computer and my PSP but my PSP says "connect a USB cable". What do i do.? x .
i followed the photo steps... and there are no photos on my psp yet... what happened man?
don't worry, i got it, u can delete my posts, thx man
i made a PHOTO folder and put 10 pictures in it but still my psp says get them from a ps3 or psp.
and if you know how do you setup xbox live for the 360
how do i put iternet on my psp!
How do you put music on your psp if it doent beep.
but when i do this it tells me it has the album of the artist on my psp, and i am sure i added tracks, but it says i have zero tracks. if you have an answer for this email me at-
i use the windows media player and when i download teh mu8sic from tehre to my psp it says its on my psp but there are no tracks
there are no tracks but it shows the artist on my psp so i really just downloaded the artists name but it wont let me download the songs
I've been able to put music on my psp but I'm having trouble with puting photos on my psp. I've draged jpegs into the psp/photo file and see that memory has been used. However, when I go to check photo's on the psp it says there are no images. It shows the photos in the psp/photo file and I've been succesfull in adding music so what's the problem? I've read through most of the q/a and I'm still lost. Very frustrating please help...
I can't get music on my psp. When I try to get it on there it only shows the band names and says there are no tracks. How do I get the tracks on there?
well my pictures are jpeg format but on my psp it says no digital photos are found help?
i tryed all that stuff 2 get photos on my PSP but it didnt work, y?
how do i download music to my PSP
it still says i have no tracks help!
i am trying to put music on my sony slim psp and its not working. how do you put music on a slim psp?
i did all you said put it did not do any thing but the same thing, nothing.
i did everything you told me but it did not work
how do you upload songs from an apple mac?
I tried but the pictures wont show up. they will play on my computer but my psp says there are no pictures.
i ant good at this computer stuff my one problem is i cant figger out how to creat a file so i can put pic off my pc and onto my psp it said to go to my computer and creat a file but i cant find aprogram called my computer if you have answer to this questions e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
HI Dave this is darlin I don't know how to put pictures on my psp and put it as a wallpaper.
you website tells me nothing im never ever coming to this website
i loaded a game on my 2GB memory card from my PC,but i can not acess it on my psp.
My PSP is version 4.01 I copied my music files into the MUSIC folder in my PSP folder but when i go to view them it says There are no tracks. You can import content from a PS3tm system or a PC. For details refer to instructions for the PSPtm system.
i need help putting music and picture on my psp can you help me
how do you take music off im trying to free up space so i want to delete some music how do you do it?
what do i do when i connect my psp to the computer and when i am passing the music files to my psp it disconnects and then on my psp it says please wait and then when i access my music and play it it sayes on my psp corupt data
how do i put games on my psp
when i go to USB Connection and click on it, my PC beeps but the "removable disk" doesn't show up. Can U Help me??
i did the picture thing it worked thanks a mil
i put the mp3 music files on my psp but when i go to listen to it the system says Queen 0 tracks how do i get to listen to the music
i tried your method to load pic on the mac. all the folders and screens on the computer look like its downloaded but nothing transfered to the psp? why?
Im not sure if you can answer my question. I need to know if this process also works on the new PSP Go. Please reply!
I put photos on my psp but then i click on photos on my psp and it says its empty. And it still has the same amount of memory it had before.
i have tryed everything i created the file i put music on the psp folder and it says memory stick E: i put the music there and i still have no music?????any help
im totally confused BIG Time my brother just got it on Christmas, it was used and didnt come with a manual! i try different things but nothing never happens can sum1 PLZ HELP ME
Hi Dave! I am a HUGE fan of WWE (wrestling), and i want John Cena, pics and other wrestlers on it!!! BUT YOUR METHOD ISN'T HELPING!!!!!!!! sorry... well i went on pictures on the psp and still no pictures, and i can't download videos either, I had no troble at all with the music, but STILL NO VIDEOS OR PICTURES!!!!!!!!! I dont really care about the videos! I just want pictures! I'm only 12, and I would really appreciate if you could help me with this. :(
Thanks to Cathy, I was having the same problem and i changed my usb cord and it worked like a charm. Thats such a B.S. reason for it not to work but at least its working now.
how can i get pic on my psp it relly hard can you help
Wheres the best place to buy a USB cable?
I'm having thesame problem alot of people are. Memory is beingtaken off but the only thing it shows is the name of the sone but says 0 tracks, you told someone to format there memory card duo. what does that mean format it
? I'm new with computers. I did have one track and it said I had to enable the wma. what is that? Please help.
Thank U I think I love You HEHEHE
how do you download music on the psp browser are there any websites that work for the psp
Folks the name for pictures folder should be "PICTURE" NOT "PHOTO". it may be in some versions. Formatting the card will automatically create all these folders.
how could i dowload mphotos to dat psp if i dt have the folder to download them
i have downloaded game from torrent when i start game it says error 80020148 my psp hack system is 5.50 GEN-D2 please tell me some solution as i am new on psp thanks in advance
hi what happens if your screen saver is broken , but the psp still work?
Hi Dave, I have bought a PSP last week. I have got video, music uploaded ok but no matter how many times i try to get pictures on it they will not show on the psp. When i put the memory card in the my Sony Vaio laptop it shows the folders each as they should be called MUSIC, PHOTO, VIDEO etc and when you click into any of the photo's it says there are photo's there but when i insert memory card back into psp nothing? I have done this also by the USB lead from psp into laptop and still nothing. I have got a Sony DSLR and this memory card with pictures on shows AOK? i am i missing something here? Please email me or reply as i need to get this sorted! Thank Mate
Oh my pictures are all JPEG format.Cheers
Dave, I've tried so many times to get pictures on my PSP, but even when I try to download JPEG files onto my PSP, it doesn't appear on there. My computer says they've synced though. Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks a lot!!
The other sites provided me useless informations!!
But I'm satisfied with this site!!
Thank you once again.
I did everything said here. For the music it worked perfectly, but for the Photos it persists to say that I HAVE no pictures once I go to the PSP, yet there's no space left BECAUSE of my pictures. I just don't understand why they won't show up <_< Any idea what might be wrong?
Dave, i am having troubles with my psp i recently have downloaded images and i was able to look at them at first but then i downloaded some newer images then i went to look for them and they were not appearing can u help me out on what is wrong or what i may be doing wrong?
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