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How to Download Music on to Your PSP Game Console

Mar 20, 2008
An increasing number of people want to know how to download music to their PSP.

The Sony PSP was originally created as a mobile 3D-game machine, like the GameBoy was created as a 2D-gaming device. It was not designed to play music.

It happens quite often however that these technical gadgets get used for other things that what the original creators had in mind.

The PSP is perfectly capable of playing both music and movies and the sound quality is excellent.

You can buy songs on UMD, which is the PSP media format, although these are not commonly sold. The easiest way to get music on to your PSP is to copy files on to it from your hard drive.

If you want to put audio CD tracks on your PSP, you will have to convert the music first, by transferring it on to your PC, and then move them on to your PSP.

Here is what you need: a PSP-memory card large enough to store the music files, a USB cable to connect the PSP to your computer and a CD ripping software in case you want to convetr your existing audio CD collection to the PSP.

You can also get software that takes care of all of that. It can extract the music from the CDs, convert them into the right format for the PSP and then transfer them on to the PSP.

Some of these programs are also capable of compiling a music library on your PC and remember which songs have been transferred to your PSP so you won't store anything twice.

If you have one of these programs, you just need to connect your PSP to your computer, start the program and press the "synchronize" button.

The best thing about downloading music on to your PSP is that it doesn't have a proprietary format, like the iPod with iTunes. While the PSP was not designed as a music player, it is definitely handy to be able to enjoy your MP3 collection on your game console.
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