How to Put Music on PSP

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Although the PSP was originally a gaming device, the extended characteristics make it suitable for many other purposes, including audio playback. However, not all formats play smoothly, which brings us to the question "How to convert music to a PSP format?"

If you want to use your PSP as a media player, you should make sure that you import audio files in suitable formats. Icecream Video Converter will help you convert and save music to PSP-compatible formats. Read on to learn more about it.

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Audio formats supported by PSP

The Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) supports several audio formats for playback. Here is a list of the main formats it can handle:

  • MP3. Widely used format for music and audio files.
  • AAC. Another common format, known for better sound quality at similar bitrates compared to MP3.
  • WAV. Uncompressed audio format, resulting in large file sizes but high-quality sound.
  • WMA. Windows audio format supported with firmware version 2.60 and above.

It's imperative to change your audio files to one of these formats to ensure a smooth listening experience on your PSP device.

Formats supported by the converter

Icecream Video Converter is a versatile tool. It allows the conversion of both audio and video files to PSP-compatible formats.

This free video converter for Windows supports a variety of import formats that include MP4, MOV, AVI, WebM, MKV, MPEG, MTS, WMV, FLV, M4V, OGV, VOB, 3GP, SWF, MP3, M4A, and AIFF.

Among these, MP3 and MP4 are the most common.

How to convert music to PSP?

You now know what format you need and which files can be processed using the audio converter.

1. Install the media converter

Download the free audio file converter onto your PC. The installation will begin immediately after running the downloaded file. The Wizard will help you with the process.

After that, you can run the program and start working.

Download and install free video converter for PC

2. Add video or audio files

You can convert both audio files and video clips to listen on your PSP. Use the "Add file" button and import the desired media. Alternatively, you can drag and drop all audio and video directly into the sound file converter.

3. Configure settings

  • Format. As we previously mentioned, the best audio format for PSP devices is MP3. Select this option from the "Convert to" menu or apply one of the MP3 presets.
  • Quality. Choosing the quality of output audio files is not as simple as for video conversion, but you can still pick one of the kbps options from the preset menu of the MP3 converter.
  • Additional tools. It is clear that adding subtitles and watermark to MP3 files does not make sense. Nevertheless, you can trim the start and end points of the imported files.

4. Convert music to PSP format

To start changing your video or audio to PSP-supported format, just press one of the two "Convert" buttons available.

You can use the "Pause/Resume" or "Cancel" buttons to control the conversion while it’s running (if that’s necessary of course).

You will see the "Folder" icon when the process of audio conversion is over. Clicking on it will bring you to a containing folder where you can check your output files.

After that, you can download music to PSP according to the instructions below.

How to put music on PSP from PC?

Importing the converted audio to a PSP involves transferring music files from your computer to the memory stick.

Requirements:

  • PSP with a Memory Stick Duo
  • USB cable compatible with PSP
  • Computer with USB port
  • Audio files in supported formats

Here's what to do:

  1. Turn on the PSP and connect it to your computer using a USB cable.
  2. On the PSP, go to the "Settings" menu, select "USB Connection", and press the X button.
  3. On your PC, open "File Explorer" (Windows) or "Finder" (Mac). The console should appear as a removable drive.
  4. If you don't already have a "MUSIC" folder on the memory stick, create one (all uppercase letters). Drag and drop the audio files here.
  5. Safely eject the PSP from your computer and then enjoy the music on your gaming console.

If you have WMA files, you may need to activate the playback on your PSP. This can be done in the "Settings" menu. Under "System Settings", select "Enable WMA Playback".

Why choose MP3?

FeatureMP3AACWAVWMA
CompressionLossyLossyUncompressedLossy
File SizeSmall to moderateSmaller than MP3 at similar qualityLargeSmall to moderate
Bitrate Range32 kbps to 320 kbps8 kbps to 320 kbpsTypically 1,411 kbps (for CD quality)48 kbps to 192 kbps
CompatibilityVery high, supported by most devicesWidely supported but less than MP3Windows platformsHigh on Windows, moderate elsewhere
UsageMusic, podcasts, general audioMusic, streaming, Apple devicesProfessional audio, archivingMusic, streaming, Windows devices
Encoding EfficiencyModerateHighN/A (no compression)Good
StreamingGoodExcellentNot suitableFine

While PSP supports several formats, most users prefer MP3 audio because of its perfect balance between file size and audio quality.

How to put music on PSP - Conclusion

Enjoying your favorite music on a PSP shouldn’t be complicated. With Icecream Video Converter, changing your music files to PSP compatible formats is easy and quick. So, enjoy listening to your favorite tunes on your gaming console.

Alexandra Meyer

Editor-in-Chief at Icecream Apps

With experience spanning over several years, Alexandra Meyer holds the esteemed position of editor-in-chief at Icecream Apps. Originally involved in the website's establishment in 2014, Alexandra now ensures the maintenance of the company's exceptional content standards across their various projects. Specializing in technology, software, online services, and human resources, she has extensively written and edited numerous articles on these subjects.
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