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PSP Hacks by C.K. Sample III

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Get Video on Your PSP

Got video? Here’s a variety of different ways you can squeeze that video onto your Memory Stick Duo card.

Besides being able to watch UMD Video disks on your PSP [Hack #21] , you can also store MPEG4 video files on your Memory Stick Duo card for watching movies on the go. This feature of the device is one of the things that has had many people online referring to the PSP as “the Video iPod” (before Apple released their video-capable iPod). With a little effort and a big enough memory stick, you can cram all the video you like on your PSP. I’m going to walk you through a variety of different ways you can go about enjoying video on the go on your PSP.

Get a Bigger Memory Stick

Unfortunately, Sony only includes a 32MB Memory Stick Duo card with the PSP. This is fine for saving games, keeping a few pictures, and even storing a few MP3s. If you try to put your own video content on your PSP, however, you’ll quickly find that 32MB is simply not enough.

I recommend that you get the largest Memory Stick that you can afford and that you settle for nothing smaller than 256MB. You can get Memory Stick Duo cards in sizes as large as 2GB, but those are still a bit pricey. Fortunately, since the introduction of the 2GB Memory Stick Duo cards, the 1GB cards have fallen drastically in price. You can easily find one available online in the $125–150 USD range, but if you are patient and watch sites like DealNews (http://www.dealnews.com), you can probably snag one for under $100 ...

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