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PSP Video Formats

Nowadays, you will certainly find varieties of gaming, music, and video entertainment devices in electronic stores. However, if you own such a device, with enjoying the inbuilt games, music, and videos; it is evident that you will also download and install your own entertainment collection. When it comes to PSP downloads, you need to first determine which files they support. One of such entertainment device is the PSP which along with music and games, is also used for viewing videos. Let us know about PSP video formats.

Sony’s PlayStation Portable

The PlayStation Portable, also known as the PSP, is an entertainment device which is manufactured by Sony Corporation. It is a small handheld entertainment console that was first manufactured and released in 2004. It has got a wide screen which is good for playing games and viewing images and videos, an inbuilt stereo speaker system, and Memory Stick PRO Duo or Memory Stick Micro flash data storage memory functionality, and WiFi capabilities.

PSP Video Formats

How to put videos on psp? It is not that any type of video file can be played on the PSP. Many PSP users believe that the video file support in the console is made in a somewhat complicated and limited manner, as it supports very few video file types. It in no way is compatible with files types such as .wmv or .mov. Along with knowing about PSP video formats, to watch videos on the device, you also need to consider the organization of the folder and file naming methods. PSP mostly uses variances of MPEG-4 codecs. The first model only supported the standard MPEG-4 SP video file format. Other upgraded models did additionally use H.264/AVC/MPEG-4 Part 10, also known as the Advanced Video Coding (AVC), and the Audio Video Interleave (AVI) video format.

MPEG-4 Simple Profile (SP): This file format is also referred to as MPEG-4 Part 2 or MPEG-4 AAC. It is the first video format that was supported by PSP consoles. Files with this format should be placed in the MP_ROOT100MNV01 folder, with naming individual files using an M4V before the file number. For example; M4V00011, M4V00012, M4V00013, and so on. And along with M4V as a prefix, you have to put an .mp4 extension to every file. In the PSP video list, these files can be seen with MPG4 tags.

MPEG-4 AVC: This file is also known as H.264/AVC/MPEG-4 Part 10. It is only compatible on a PSP if the device is updated with a 2.0 or later firmware. These files have one of the best quality resolutions. They are commonly used in Blu-ray discs, online videos, and on Apple iTunesstore. Here again, these files have to be stored in the MP_ROOT100ANV01 folder, and the prefix for every file should be MAQ, with MP4 as the file extension. You will be able to view these files with the AVC tag in the PSP video playlist.

PSP consoles also support some compression schemes of the AVI format such as Motion JPEG. Remember that while naming PSP video formats, always use ‘CAPITAL LETTERS’. If you use small letters, the files will not be recognizable to the PSP. If you are not sure about PSP video formats to be used on the device, you can use a video file converter. So, along with using the appropriate file formats, the files are also to be named and stored properly. Note that PSP consoles would not be able to play videos files which have over 6 hours and 30 minutes of data. You may even have difficulty in playing files which have some playback limitations.

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