How to Download Music to PSP

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It takes more than just pushing a button to download music into your Sony PSP. In this wikiHow we will look at the steps you must take to hear music from your PSP.

Steps

Get music for the PSP

  1. Turn your favorite music into digital files or download MP3 files from the Internet. The PSP will only play songs that are in MP3 format.
    • Rip music from your favorite CDs onto your computer.
    • Download and install the free Firefox web browser for better surfing and download.
    • Download some MP3 songs off of the Internet.
    • Use Sony Image Converter or any of hundreds of other converter programs to convert the files to MP3 format.

Connect your PSP to the computer

  1. Take your USB 2.0 cable and plug it into your PC and PSP.
  2. Press the home button on the PSP.
  3. Use the left and right directional buttons to find Settings.
  4. Use the up and down buttons on your PSP to find USB Connection.
  5. Press the X button on your PSP to display USB Connection
  6. Your computer will tell you a new USB device has been connected, which will show up as a new hard drive with a corresponding letter identifier. Depending on the number of device and configuration of your computer in all likelihood this letter will be E:, F: or H:, but what the letter is doesnt matter so long as you have the right letter.

Copy music to the PSP

  1. On your computer select the correct drive letter and open the PSP file system.
  2. Create a new folder and call it PSP(or what you want to call it).
  3. Open the new folder and navigate inside.
  4. Create another folder and call it Music(or what you want to call it.
  5. Use your computer to copy your MP3 files into the music folder.
  6. Press the O button on the PSP to disconnect from your computer.
  7. Unplug the USB cable.

Play music on the PSP

  1. Use the left and right arrow keys on the PSP to find the music area.
  2. Use the up and down arrows to find Memory Stick.
  3. Chose that folder by pressing the X button.
  4. You should see all the music files you have just transfered to the PSP.

Tips

  • For thumbnails import MP3s into iTunes, right click "get info" and paste a 80px by 80px (approximately) album cover into the "Art" tab/section.
  • The latest firmware for the PSP may support files other than MP3s, including WMA or Windows Media Files. Firmware is just the name of the operating system on small computers like your calculator or router.
  • You can also play video files on your PSP. Download a PSP video converter (i.e. PSP Video 9) to change your favorite music videos into MP4s.

Warnings

  • Do not trust PSPBLENDER,it is a scam
  • Be sure your music files are in the correct format. If they are but still do not work, try using a different conversion program.
  • Be sure your music files are in the right place.
  • Be sure you have your memory stick inserted.
  • Sometimes the computer may not immediately recognize the USB connection to the PSP. You may need to restart in order for the computer to recognize the PSP. This should only happen once.
  • Sometimes the music will not work right if your PSP doesnt have the right version. It MUST be 3.11 or higher. If you cant get to a Wi-Fi source to do that, buy the PSP Media Manager 1.0, off Sony.com or ebay.

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