PC to Sony PSP: How do I download music?
Dave, Help! How do I download music from my HP Windows computer to a Sony PSP computer? The system says it is downloaded but the PSP says that there are no tracks available?
Hmmm... I'm trying to figure out whether researching this question would justify me buying a Sony PSP and claiming it as a tax deduction on next year's taxes (a curiously apropos question since today is April 15th, when we file income taxes here in the United States). :-)
More seriously, here are the steps you'll need to go through to get your music to download successful from your Windows PC to your new Sony PSP unit:
- Connect the PSP to your PC with a USB cable. (about $10: buy a USB cable for your PSP)
- Press the "home" button on the PSP (it's a tiny button to the lower left of the screen) then use the left-right directional buttons to find "Settings", then the up-down buttons to find "USB Connection" on the PSP.
- Press the "X" button (you got it, the round button with the "X" on it) and your PSP should display "USB Connection".
- In a moment or two your computer should tell you that a new USB device has been connected, then show you a new generic hard drive, usually E: or F:
- Click on the drive letter that corresponds to the PSP unit.
- Now create a new folder on that drive and name it "psp".
- Within the new "psp" folder create another folder, and name it "music".
- Copy your desired mp3 files into the new "music" folder.
- When you're done copying your desired music tracks, press the "O" button on the PSP to get out of USB connect mode.
Now you're ready to go! Use the left-right arrows to move to the music area, then the up-down arrows to find "Memory Stick". Chose that folder by pressing the "X" button again, and you should be able to find all your favorite music!
Note that the PSP running older firmware (firmware is the "operating system" of the PSP) does not support any Windows Media formats i.e WMA & WMV, so any music you have in that format must be converted to MP3 before copying to your PSP. Fortunately, Sony's very own Image Converter 2.1 can convert all your music with a very simple GUi and will then also manage all the measuring and transfering for you too.
If Image Converter doesn't seem up to snuff, then there are various other solutions for converting audio files, including the free Windows application Switch, written up here: How to convert WMA audio files into MP3 audio files.
If you really want to play WMA format audio files, make sure you have the latest version of the firmware from Sony (see below for update instructions).
That should get you up and rockin' in no time!
Additional useful tutorials:
• How to format your PSP memory stick
• Update your PSP firmware via wifi network
• Update your PSP firmware without a wifi network
• How to get music to play on your PSP
Thanks to PSP owner Tommy Martin for his help
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Reader Comments To Date: 695
ahh! i just got a psp and my computer said the new hardware was installed and ready to use but when i got into my computer to open it, nothing happens. it tells me to please insert a disk into the drive. do i need a usb device for it to work right?
thank god for U DAVE i was totally lost u know gettin a new psp and stuff thankfully i went online n saw this site thank u dave~~
i just got this memory stick PRO duo with 4 GB memory and when i click on the file it says
psp(click it then)
then it has this from my game 845jkjhushjfg something like that and i made a music folder and put it in then when i looked no tracks on my game files i clicked and it had 12 boxes of corrupeted data WTF???
why does my my psps say theres not enough memeory if i just have like 5 songs in it??
it says i need a free disk space.. help help help!!
one more thing... i have a picture folder. i put the pictures in that folder. but it wont show up on my psp.. help!
hey dude um when i plug my psp into my windows me hp computer and go 2 my computer removable disk or drive e or f r not there so i went to find files or folders and searched removable disk but when i clicked on it it says "E:/REFERS TO A LOCATION THAT IS UNAVAILABLE. IT COULD BE ON A HARDDRIVE OF THIS COMPUTER, ON A NETWORK, OR ON A DIFFERENT COMPUTER ON YOUR HOME NETWORK. CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT THE DISK IS PROPERLY INSERTED,OR THAT YOU ARE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET OR HOME NETWORK, AND THEN TRY AGAIN. IF IT STILL CANNOT BE LOCATED, THE INFORMATION MAY HAVE BEEN MOVED TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION."
THEN ANOTHER MESSAGE FOLLOWS SAYING "THE SHORTCUT 'REMOVABLE DISK(E).LNK' REFERS TO A LOCATION THAT IS UNAVAILABLE.
limewire keeps sayin im not connected to the network wat do i do
i did everything u said, but when i go to music, it still says there are no tracks but it took up a ton of space anyway. i had a GB free on my memory stick and it says there are only 50 KB left, which isnt good since i didnt get the music. however, when i go to my computer, f drive, psp folder, music folder, the tracks are all there
HOW DO I DOWNLOAD GAMES ON MY PSP FROM MY PC
I have just recently purchased a psp from e-bay and it came with dvd's that have games and films loaded onto them... can you please advise me as to how to upload them onto my psp
hey am trying to load music vedio on my psp but it says no vedio or it says data supported .. can u plz tel me hw to load music video or movies on my psp . thanx u
i need da step by step too put music on my psp
i cant get step 4 to happen please help if you can
I HAVE FOLLOWED YOUR STEPS THEY WERE GREAT BUT THE FILES DO NOT SEEM TO BE DOWNLOADED IN TO MY PSP.(i do have a memory card)
When i plugged in the usb and it was connected to the psp my pc didn't show anything like what you said, it said a unknown device is found and then after that nothing?
hi thankyou so much 4 putting this on the internet i found it so easy to use i really apreasheate it. do u no how to do films can you email me and let me no
thankyou again alex
I've had my PsP, since they came out.
I've looked everywere for the disc that came with it, but cannot find it.
My reason for posting this is, is there a way, you can send music and photo's without this disc?
I have the USB cable, but when I plug it in, it asks for a disc.
Any help will be much appriciated! (SP?)
I am now a hero in my sons eyes - he was pulling his hair out trying to convert his songs - I found your instructions and hey presto - all done - you beauty - my son is even saying - Dad - you are the man - how cool is that
You an use limewire for music by downloading the song and dragging it to your psp music folder.I have 37 songs
I am trying to download music from limewire on my computer to my psp i have no clue how to do it.
Hey there, I have a problem with my psp. I connected it to the pc but nothing happens. In my psp screen, it just says "please wait". I need your help. thank you.
hay what website do i have to go to download the music please email me.because i have a psp and i dont now how to download the music.so please email me back.
HEY WHEN I PLUG MY PSP INTO MY COMPUTER, I GO TO USB CONNECTION...... THEN THAT THING POPS UP IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER AND SAYS "NO NEW PICTURES OR VIDEOS WERE FOUND ON THIS DEVICE" WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT TO PUT SONGS ON THIS STUPID THING AND I HAVE NO IDEA HOW!!! PLEASE HELP ME ARGGHHHH!!!!!
Thank you so much. Your explainations were to the point and correct. Everything worked perfectly. IOY.
thnaks mate i needed help with that to and it worked perfect.
i have a usb connection.but i have no ideA how to transfer music from my pc. i use limewire.i followed the instructions to copy the music into the folder but it is not working.what should i do?
I've already finish puting my music on the music file(psp folder).But how do I put it on my psp.The usb is already pluged in but the music doesnt want to go into my psp.
i have the usb cord and i have mp3 songs but then i try to drag them to the music stop 4 my psp it says cannot copy make sure u specfi the correct path and file name so idk im stumpt so plz plz help i really need help e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
this is very usefull and all but i wish it was as easy with videos...is it? well a free way anyway because all i can find are programs that i have to pay for..please help
SOmebody please help me! I have the PSP since it appeared into the shops...but...I dunno what my bro did ,I can't put music on my psp..and I mean, I'm connected, it shows me on the laptop that it's the psp conected, but when I try to put music on it, it shows me something about inserting a new disc (I've made that folder, music)...PS. I don't have any cd key..(if does exist)
i saw your thing on psp downloading but how do yoy get music on lime wire
Hey i have a questions?? I tryed to add songs to the new psp but i didnt use the converter softwear cause i was unaware and now i have a whole bunch of empty song folders on the psp and when i try to delete them it says that i can't delete them because there is stuff other than music files in there!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!
I folowed your directions but for some reason it won't download onto my PSP.
Dave i did what you said then when i went to music it said no tracks help!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Im trying to click on the E: put nothing is happening. SO CAN YOU PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!
HOLY MACKINS WHEN I GO TO MUSIC SECTION DOESNT EVEN HAVE MY SONGS!!!!!!!!
hi how u get google or any other site in internet on psp.
i followed all the steps and copied the songs i wanted then i got out to listen to them and it said that i didnt have any tracks to play but my memory card space went down so wat do i do?
hey dave i have a problem i accidently clicked take no acction on the removable disk f and then i clicked remember this selection.How do i get that removable disk box back on the screen. please help me dave i really need the help.
Dave thanks alot for the info. This rocks!
well i went according to your tips to download songs on my Psp but some songs didnt work - only songs that played in Winamp worked so how do i convert my files to adjust the compatibility???
thank you so much i am able to put my favorite mp3 chunes in my psp now
thnk you for helping me to download music to my psp
i was lost before i got your help
wen i fires got on my pc and use my psp with it i exited out of the folder and now i cant find it pls help me i have ben trying to get music for a weak no if u can help plz email me or somthing plz plz plz plz plz list it as somthing like psp info!!!!!!!!! or somthing becuz i need to no what it is cuz i donr read mail that much ty if u help
i cant find my files on my computer and when i think did i turns out it is just the memory stick for my computer HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK U 4 HELPING ME WITH DA PSPP DOWNLOADING MUSIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yes dave....i put 4 songs on my psp and it said i ran out of space on my memorie card....i have a 32mb memorie card.....do the songs have to come from a ceartin type of downloader or somethin
ps. i use limewire for my music downloader
wat do i do if i dont have a usb cable for the psp? how do i download music like that? i tried to download it that way but when i put the memory card in the psp and check the music, it only list the artist and there are no tracks in them... plus it takes up space in my memory card...
On my PSP i follow the instructions to download music and it still says I have no tracks. What am I doing wrong?
DAVE I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP! WHENEVER I SAVE A VIDEO FROM THE PSP'S WEB BROWSER, I GO BACK TO THE HOME PAGE OF THE PSP AND IT SHOWS THE VIDEO AS CORRUTED DATA. WHEN I TRY TO DOWNLOAD IT FROM MY COMPUTER TO THE PSP, IT COMES UP THE SAME WAY AS CORRUPTED DATA. PLEASE GIVE ME STEP-BY-STEP DIRECTIONS TO FIX THIS PROBLEM.
When i try to download the music on to my psp it just says there are no tracks please help me!
I formated my memory stick now how to put my music on th psp.
i really dont get this and it did not work on my psp but its kool that u tell us wat to do and we get music on psp
I found out how to put music on my psp by accident, see what you do is' put your memory stick into your computer, and click on your windows media player and then at the top it will say sync. Click sync and refresh your device then it will say "drag items here" to create a list to "USB Ms Reader". When you have dragged all of your songs to your sync list, go to start sync at the bottom of the page. When all of your songs have finished sychronizing your muisc to the psp, take out the memory stick and put it back in the psp. Then plug your USB cable into your computer and go to USB connection, when you have went to that on psp it will say USB mode.On your computer, go to start and then click to computer. Then click on the file for Memory Stick (J:) and you will see the music you have put on your sync list. Click on you music an put in the file that says music and you should have music on your psp. I Hope this will help you guys.
HI CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO DOWLOD MUSIC ON MY PSP PLZ TELL ME.
It depends on what type of windows media player you have
I move my songs into my music file and it says there is no room left but I only get about 5 songs and my memory stick says i have 2272 kb left. I have no idea what to do
hi dave im trying to buy a laptop but i can't decide between dell pc or mac pc. which one whould u recommend.thnks angie
I need major help with this psp music download stuff. I seem to do everything right but then when i follow the last instruction. press O to get out. and i check the music slot, there is nothing there :( im about to give up, pls help
Dave, could i get music from my limewire library onto my psp? if yes how? and how do i get music on my itunes library onto my psp?
I've done everything these directions are teeling me to do but when I click o to get out it still says there are no track available. Then my harddrive shows K not E or F
I got the steps but thing is that when songs are on the psp and i try to play them it says there is no tracks
I have bought a psp and i dont know how to download music onto it i have put usb in and know what do i do?
that psp thing didnt work what so ever at step 4 it stop working
THE INFORMATION WAS SO DIRECTLY GOOD THAT I WAS SO HAPPY TO GET THE MUSIC FINALLY DOWNLOADED TO THE PSP
THANKSSSSS SOOOOOOOOO MUCH
im doing all the steps but when u say the thing about E and f it doesnt show up on my laptop
i dont know how to create a folder
hey man your advice actually worked thanks alot bro!
I bought my son a psp he got music on it and pics but how does he get videos on it? is all the itunes $ just lost or can they be converted to psp some how? please help.
where do u buy a psp cable from and how do u
plug it into the system and load the internet
????????????????? please help me dave
I used to be able to download from the sony site with the memory stick plugged into a usb port on the pc.
Now it is using some stoopid downloader and i need a usb cable.
Come on Sony
I did all the steps but it doesnt work the music is on the file but not on my psp also I have a k drive
I NEE TO KNOW STEP BY STEP HOW TO DOWNLOAD MUSIC FROM INTERNET TO PSP
i need some help getting the WMA files from napster to my PSP, can u help? it says the download was complete but it doesnt show up on the PSP
ok i hooked u my "usb"cord and entered it into the computer.but it did not say anything
can i copy music from limewire to psp and if so how help please thanks
ok i tried to get music on my psp but it shows the artists and everything but it keeps saying i have tracks when i put plenty of music on it
hi dave i am only 12 and i just got my psp for x mas. but the thing is i just cant get the music on it. i tried to follow your instructions but they just didnt work and now i am FRUSTERATED!!!! please help me
OMG IM 13 I JUS GOT A PSP I WENT AN BOUGHT A 8 GB MEMORY STICK FOR PSP AND I PAID LIKE 200 I BOUGHT THAT JUS FOR THE MUSIC AND VIDS BUT IT WONT FU@#IN WORK EXCUSE MY FRENCH!! BECAUSE WEN I PUT IT ON THER IT SHOWS IT ON THE FOLDER BUT NOT ON THE PSP VERY FRUSTRATING!!!!!! SO MUCH MONEY WASTED
AHH HI ITS ME AGAIN I HAD 8 GB NOW ITS NOW ITS 7. SUM FIN THAT MEENS THER NIS STUFF ON IT WTF WER IS IT AND I THINK MY FILE IS FILE (D:) HOW DO I CHANGE IT UN INSTALL IT? I DUNNO ALL I FUC@IN WANT IS MUSIC GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi dave .. !!
I've been trying to put images, vidoes and music into my PSP but it just wouldn't work please please please please please please please please
HELP ME .. !!!
Iam despret & Confused I goin to travel soon and I think I'm gonna get bored on the way ..
I think I need to listen to music ..
Please help dave or anyone the sooner the better
And I forgot to mention that there is a file already named PSP ..
And I followed your steps and it just wuoldn't work .. !!!
Hi dave it Me again I followed your steps and it really worked thanks ..
hey dave, i have a 2gb memory card with about 1.700 gb and on my computer it shows that the songs are in the file in mp3 format but when i go to my music and go down to memory stick it sais, there is no music!Plz dave,can you help me?!
hey thanks so much I've been trying forever to download songs turns out I forgot to plug in the USB
cord. Pretty funny
Man some how i accidentally deleted a file in my psp and i dont know why the psp doesnt want to load music
Hey i have a serious question. I get to the one point and well it says USB Mode not USB Connection. what does that mean and what sould i do?
hi your commets about the psp was really good and it really worked
my computer doesnt read the USB cable and nothing comes up. i dont know wat to do!?!?!? Plz plz help me.
hey....you know how when you plug the usb with the psp on the other end in the computer?..and on the icon "my computer" its supposed to have a thing called removable diskdrive or disk or whatever?....yeah....well mine doesn't have that....so what am i supposed to do now??
how do u get on the internet from my psp it always says connection univalible
what should you put 4 the internet connection
how do you put music if you don't have an mp3
how do you get itunes music on the psp
How do I convert a dvd or downloaded movie so its compatible with my psp?
dave i need help i need to know how yo but mucic on my psp !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! plz but step by step
The hint is sick!
1st of all you can't connect to the internet with out a wireless access point.. in other words you need to have wireless internet connectivity. If you have wireless then you need to add your wep key to the psp or whatever security you have. Bootom line your psp has to talk to your WAP (Wireless Access Point)
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
buying you a cup of coffee!||
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