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Read Web Comics on Your PSP

Grab and convert comics off the Web for portable viewing.

When Jacob first got his USB link cable, he tried a little experiment to see whether he could use his PlayStation Portable to read web comics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webcomic), and it worked out quite well. This hack will help you to do the same.

Downloading the Comics

The first step will be to download a web comic site of your choosing to your local computer.

Use a web site copier such as HTTrack (http://www.httrack.com/) on Windows and Linux or SiteSucker (http://www.sitesucker.us/index.html) on Mac OS X.

Download, install, and launch your web site copier. Supply the URL of the web comic that you want to view on your PSP and start the download. Figure 3-29 shows how this is done with SiteSucker. Once you type in the URL, press the download button (the one that looks like a downward-pointed arrow) to begin the download.

Using SiteSucker in OS X to download Diesel Sweeties

Figure 3-29. Using SiteSucker in OS X to download Diesel Sweeties

Warning

Make sure you spend some time adjusting the settings of these web site copiers to exclude downloading any forums associated with your target site, since there are no comics there and forums can add up to quite a lot of HTML pages.

We used Diesel Sweeties (http://www.dieselsweeties.com/) and Cat and Girl (http://www.catandgirl.com/). Download the web comic site of your choice, starting with the archive where ...

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