Playing MP3 on Your PSP
Let’s face it people, if you don’t own a digital music player you are more than a little out of touch with society and popular society in particular. Everyone seems to have their entire music collections stored on a small device that can fit in your pocket, so what are you doing still carrying around your Walkman? If the problem is that you can’t spend any extra in addition to your PlayStation Portable then let me let you in on a little secret that could change your life … the PSP can play MP3s! Follow a few easy steps and you will have your own MP3 player on your PSP in no time!
- Begin by getting your books of CDs (or in some cases, the sporadically placed cases throughout the house) moved to your computer’s hard drive. This is quite simple if you have Windows Media installed on your computer, just insert the disc into the PC and click on the button that is titled “rip”. This puts the tracks on your hard drive and makes it possible for you to move on to the second stage of the transfer process.
- It is very important that you purchase the right USB cable to hook your PSP up to your PC so you can begin to transfer the files from one to the other. Once the cords are connected you only have to click on the “home” and “X” buttons to bring up the option to connect with the “USB Device”.
- Once you have connected the PSP to the PC then you need to create a file that is named “PSP” within the PSP folder on your computer and begin transferring (or copying and pasting) files to that area. Once you are done all you have to do is press the “O” button to get ready to enjoy all of the music that you transferred.
- Make sure that you have some sort of categorization or sorting process in place so you can tell what you are choosing to listen to when the time comes to do a little easy listening. Does it really get much easier than that?