I want to transfer music and movies to my Sony PSP, on my computer I’m using Suse Linux 9.2. What kind of program or software can I use? The problem is that my computer can’t find the Sony PSP when I plug it in the USB port.
I dug around and found a couple of interesting solutions that illustrate the bridge between Linux and Sony PSP. Most relevant to what you’re asking about is the Linux PSP Manager. The developer describes this program as “a program for Linux, using the QT API, to manage and transfer from the computer to the PSP homebrew binary files, saved game backups, video and audio files.”
There are screenshots at the Sourceforge site for the Linux PSP Manager, but they add more confusion than anything because they make it appear that it’s more to do with game saves and game emulation than transferring files between your Suse Linux box and your Sony PSP. A bit more digging suggests that it’s actually focused on PBP (boot) file transfer. Try it, see what kind of results you get.
Another program in this general area is the PSP Linux Project, focused on actually migrating the Linux operating system itself onto the Sony PSP. Does that make sense? I dunno, but it’s interesting to think about, a PSP that lets you run Linux while, presumably, also being able to restart into regular PSP mode and run all the games and videos you like.
Finally, though there are millions of Sony PSP units sold, and some percentage of them must be to Linux owners, but so far most everyone I’ve talked with plugs their PSP into either a Macintosh or a Windows XP box.
I’d be most interested in hearing from others about this topic too, including particularly pointers to other Linux programmers who are working on this problem.