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Get Music on Your PSP

Don’t have an iPod? Get yourself a decent-sized Memory Stick, and you’re set to listen to your favorite music on your PSP.

Did you spend all the money that you would have used on a new iPod or MP3 player on your PSP and various games for it? No reason to fret. Your PSP can double as a music player. This hack will show you how to streamline the process of getting tunes on and off of your PSP.

The Basics

While you can cram a few MP3s on the 32MB Memory Stick Duo card that came with the PSP, you are going to need to invest in a larger Memory Stick to really get the most out of the PSP as an MP3 player. I recommend keeping an eye on Memory Stick pricing at DealNews (http://www.dealnews.com) or their sister site DealRam (http://www.dealram.com), since they regularly have links to 1GB sticks for less than $100 USD.

Once you have the extra space, you need to know where to put your tunes. If you mount your PSP on your computer (attach the PSP via a USB cable, navigate to Settings → USB Mode, then hit the X button) you can simply copy the songs from wherever they reside on your computer to the MUSIC folder inside the PSP folder at the root level of the Memory Stick.

If you have a PSP with Version 1.0–1.52 of the firmware, then your PSP will recognize any MP3s placed within this folder. If you have a PSP with Version 2.0 of the firmware, your PSP will recognize any MP3s, songs in Sony’s ATRAC3plus file format (although these files need to be in /OMGAUDIO/), and even files ...

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