In addition to playing video games, Sony's PlayStation Portable doubles as a media player. Though the console has no internal memory, it supports the Memory Stick Duo format for holding data including music files. To copy music from your computer to your PSP, you will need to connect the Memory Stick Duo to the computer. The PSP itself offers this connection over a USB cable.
Insert a Memory Stick Duo with sufficient empty space into your PSP and boot the system.
Attach the USB cable to the port on top of the PSP and connect the other end to an open USB port on your computer.
Scroll left on the PSP menu bar to reach "Settings," and then scroll down to "USB Connection" and press "X."
Open the "Computer" window on your PC and double-click the Memory Stick Duo drive to open the device's window. This window may appear automatically after starting the USB connection.
Right-click in the window, mouse over "New" and click "Folder" to create a new folder in the root of the Memory Stick Duo. Type "MUSIC" for the folder name. Double-click the new folder to open it. If the "MUSIC" folder already exists, open the existing folder.
Drag your music files from their existing locations on your computer into the "MUSIC" folder and wait while the files copy. If desired, you can also copy over a ".m3u" playlist file to specify song order.
Press the window's "back" arrow twice to return to the "Computer" window after all files finish copying. Right-click the Memory Stick Duo drive and click "Eject."
Press "O" on your PSP to end the USB connection. You can now play your music files under the "Music" option on the PSP menu.
- If your computer has a built-in or attached memory card reader that supports the Memory Stick Duo, you can insert the card directly into the reader instead of using the PSP USB connection.
- You can create additional folders with descriptive names inside the "MUSIC" folder to sort your music.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable or remove the Memory Stick Duo during file transfer, or the card may become corrupted.
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