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How to include movies on your PSP


First you need to verify that the video is suitable for viewing. The file must be suitable for MP-4 format with ASP or AVC codecs. The size of the video file should not exceed 320x240.

If the format does not fit these requirements, then convert it to the desired values. You can use programs designed to convert video files. To search for such programs, use the phrase in different search engines - Converter for PSP. For example, the simple program Nero Recode. A file with the name M4V five-digit .mp4 is saved if you made an ASP file. And if AVC, then the name will be MAQ five-digit .mp4. Download the files that you received to the console. There are 2 folders 100ANV01 and 100MNV01 in the MP_ROOT folder. In the first, drop the AVC file, in the second - ASP.

How to install videos, movies and anime on PSP?

Instructions for installing videos, movies and anime for PSP:

Installing movies, cartoons, anime on PSP
1. Download the movie in the format .mp4 (the movie can also be zipped, then just unzip it)
2. Throw the file in the format .mp4 (eg film.mp4) to the folder X: / VIDEO / (Where X-your memory card) (if there is no such folder, then create it)
3. Start the movie from the Video menu on your PSP.

Brief designations of film quality:
When reviewing films for the PSP, you can find such interesting inscriptions as "Quality: TS" and more. Here is a brief description of these abbreviations.

1. Telesync (TS)
Ideally, it is recorded from the screen by a professional (digital) camera mounted on a tripod in an empty cinema or in the operator's cabin. Video quality is much better than in CAMRip. Sound is recorded directly from the projector or other separate output, such as a headphone jack in an armchair. Thus, the sound is very good and without interference, usually in stereo. A lot of TSs are actually CAMRip, which have a confused name.

2. Super Telesync (SuperTS, Super-TS, Digitization)
This is TS (occasionally TS), driven through a computer - the film is brightened, aligned, extraneous noise of the image and sound, etc. removed. The quality is often not bad, but it depends on the creator.

3. CAMRip (CAM, "screen", "rag")
Video and sound are recorded on a camera in the cinema hall. The image can sometimes be shot at an angle to the screen, tremble, in some films the heads of other moviegoers are visible, etc. The sound quality is different, there may be interference such as public laughter. Usually the worst and very first quality that can be found after the official release of the film.

4. DVD-Rip (DVDRip)
Rip from the original DVD, often compressed to MPEG4 to reduce movie size. There are mostly DVDRip with a volume of 650-700 MB and 1.3-1.5 GB and for psp 300-700 MB. The quality is very good, although it depends on the skill of the creator ("ripper"). Sometimes versions with better quality are referred to as SuperDVD, HQ DVD.

DVD-Screener (DVDScr, DVDScreener) (SCR)
A copy of the "promotional" DVD (a disc for film critics, an advertising version or beta). The quality is like DVDRip, but the picture is usually "spoiled" by watermarks, warning labels and black and white inserts ("fading color").

The same as DVDScr, only with video tapes. Copy c "promotional" VHS (cassette for film critics, advertising version or beta). Image quality is comparable to a very good VHS, but the picture is usually "spoiled" by watermarks, warning labels and black and white inserts ("fading color"). The sound is pretty good, usually stereo or Dolby Surround.

TV-Rip (TVRip)
The material was recorded from a television signal, usually cable (but come across with a simple antenna). Almost all television series are primarily distributed in this or SATRip format. Quality depends on hardware, software, and ripping skills.

Pure Digital Television Rip - Pure digital TV rip. The designation indicates that during encoding there was no conversion from analog to digital signal. Under the general designation PDTV-Rip, SAT-Rip, DVB-RIP, IPTV-RIP can be hidden. The source can be a satellite channel (DVB-S), DVB-T uncoded terrestrial digital broadcasting, sometimes IP television and another digital broadcasting channel that does not use (or successfully bypass) special methods that prevent direct recording of a digital stream. Most often, the channel logo is present.

SAT-Rip (SATRip)
Similar to TVRip. The material is recorded from satellite video (usually a digital MPEG2 video). Quality depends on the provider, channel and rip quality. Typically, such a Rip is only slightly inferior to DVDRip (although there are exceptions). Most often, the channel logo is present.

DVB-Rip (DVBRip, DVB-T Rip)
Similar to SATRip. The material was recorded on terrestrial digital television broadcasting (as a rule, this is digital MPEG2 video, occasionally MPEG4). Quality depends on the provider, channel and rip quality. Typically, such a Rip is only slightly inferior to DVDRip (although there are exceptions). Most often, the channel logo is present.

Similar to SATRip. The material is recorded from digital IP-television (usually a digital MPEG2 or MPEG4 video). Typically, such a rip is only slightly inferior to DVDRip. Most often, the channel logo is present. It appeared relatively recently.

DVD5 (DVD-5)
Copy (pressed) from the original DVD. Volume - 4-4.5 GB

DVD9 (DVD-9)
Copy (pressed) from a two-layer original DVD. Volume - 7-9 GB

Rip from an HDTV movie (1920x1080, 1280x720), which is often done with the resolution of a regular (non-HDTV) rip (sometimes with the original resolution). Quality is often better than DVDRip. Under the general name HDTV-Rip, rips are found with BD-Rip, HDDVD-Rip, digital satellite and cable operators broadcasting in HDTV. In the description, the notation 720p, 1080p, 1080i, 1280p often appears (see below.)

BD-Rip (BDRip, BRRip, BR-Rip)
Rip with a Blu-ray DVD disc (from 25 GB per layer). Applies to HDTV. Real BDRip movies have much better quality than DVDRip. The file size is 9.5 GB. Often, the size of the image is also indicated immediately in the designation. For example, BDRip.720p BDRip.1080p. Sometimes there are rips from DVDs with an enlarged image and an incorrect BDRip designation.

Rip with HD DVD disc (from 15 GB per layer). Applies to HDTV. Due to the actual loss of HD-DVD in the Blu-Ray VS HD-DVD format war, the number of such rips will be insignificant.

Laserdisc-RIP (LDRip)
Similar to DVDRip. This version is made from Laserdisc. It is quite rare, mostly old films.

VHS-Rip (VHSRip)
The source of material is a VHS cassette, usually of fairly average quality.

Workprint (WP)
This is the so-called "Beta" of the film. Particularly interesting for movie connoisseurs. Usually comes in VCD format much earlier before the start of the show in cinemas around the world. Due to the fact that this is a preliminary version of the film, the quality of the material can be both excellent and very low. Often some scenes, computer special effects may be missing. However, there may also be scenes in Workprint that will be cut out in the final version. You can recognize such versions by the timer at the top or bottom of the screen (it is needed for the subsequent installation of the final version).

720p, 1080p, 1080i, 1280p etc. - designations are found in HDTVFilms and rips.
Digit - vertical resolution of the picture with a 16: 9 aspect ratio. For example - 720p - 1280x720
i (interlaced scan) - interlaced scan, the image is formed of two half-frames (as in ordinary television). At the same time, the stream decreases (hence the file size), but the movement shows the so-called. "comb effect" at the border of flowers. 50 or 60 half frames per second
p (progressive scan) - progressive scan, the frame is transmitted and formed as a whole, while the picture in motion is not distorted. The disadvantage of progressive is the doubled stream compared to interlaced. The result is a larger file size or lower frame rate.

Fullscreen (FS)
full-screen release, video resolution 3: 4. Often Fullscreen is made from the Widescreen version by the Pan and Scan (PS) method, cropping part of the frame on the sides.

Widescreen (WS)
widescreen video, usually 16: 9. When viewed on a regular screen with a 3: 4 aspect ratio, there will be black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.

Second release of the same film by another release group (usually stolen from the first)

Director's Cut (DC)
The director’s version is a special edition of the film, representing the film from the point of view of the director, and not edited according to the requirements of customers, distributors, studios, film critics, etc.

The original sound has been removed from the film. For example, they took a track from a Russian cinema and put it on an American release.

The same as Dubbed, only in this case the sound was taken from the "chair" or "projector" (Line).

Same as Widescreen (WS)

The film was shown to a limited number of cinemas. Usually no more than 250-500.

The same as Dubbed, only the sound was recorded by a microphone in a movie theater.

Pan and Scan (PS)
A method for converting widescreen (WS) video to fullscreen fullscreen (FS). In this case, part of the frame is cut to the right and left.

Re-release of the film (sometimes by another group) due to the poor quality of the previous one.

Release Converted to a Different Format or Recoded

New rip movie

Special Edition (SE)
Special version of the film. A vivid example is the restored version of Star Wars with the addition of computer graphics, animation, and 3D models to 70s material.

Straight To Video (STV)
The film was immediately released on DVD / cassette bypassing theaters. Quality - respectively DVDrip or VHSrip.

Subtitled movie

Small logos for a tv channel or release.

Types of movie translation

Translations can be divided into 2 groups - dubbed and off-screen translations, while all off-screen translations can be professional or amateur.

Duplicate translation (dubbing) - the highest quality, polyphonic (usually at least 10-15 understudies), without original voices on the "background". If on the "background", even a little bit, original voices are heard, this is no longer dubbing! Dubbing is a serious and expensive job. It sometimes takes weeks to complete it. It is necessary that the voice of the understudy coincided with the original in timbre, in temperament, the translated text is brought into line with the movement of the character’s lips.

Polyphonic voiceover - 3-5 votes, a translation in which, unlike the duplicated one, you can hear the original voices. Usually the task of the understudy involved in dubbing the film is not to replay, to produce the Russian text with restraint. Translation can be professional and amateur, although the border between them is very thin.

Two-voiceover - unlike the polyphonic - the film translates two understudies, a man and a woman (in addition to the original voices on the "background", 2 different translator voices are heard).

One-voiceover - a translation where all the actors are voiced by the same translator (usually a man), the original voices of the actors are also heard. Basically, such a translation is done as a sample of votes for the duplicate.

PS4 media player - multimedia processor with support for DLNA media server

For those who are not particularly versed in any complex IT terms, it sounds very ominous, but in reality everything is extremely simple. As simple as it can be in the 21st century, which has finally arrived.

The new application (player), which you can download to the set-top box for free, allows you to not only open movies and music from external media, but also stream them directly from your PC or laptop. Any DLNA server is suitable for this! Yes, yes, absolutely any.

I have a LG Smat TV and for it I installed SmartShare utility on my laptop (can be downloaded from the official LG website). So I want to tell you that Sonya “software” “reads” and reads films much better and faster than the TV itself, for which this program was actually written. Then I just took off my hat to the developers from Sony. Well done, they could!

Moreover, the PS4 is able to recognize content transmitted via DLNA technology from any device. For example, I was able to read my media library from an iPhone, simply by running the sync: stream application on it (free, there is also a version for iPad).

Movies from the computer can be watched when you do not have an HDMI cable to connect it directly to a TV or external media of the required volume.

Which servers does the PS4 support?

As I wrote above - any and this is all the beauty of technology. You can already use the two examples above (one for PC, especially if you have an LG TV - you can kill two birds with one stone, the second for iOS).

Here are a few more:

  • Home media server ( - many praise for its simplicity and ease of use. Of the chips, you can note the built-in converter, which converts the content to a format supported by the playback device, the inclusion of subtitles in streaming, and much more. Software is free, there is a Russian interface.
  • Serviio ( is a very actively developing project, there are versions for mobile devices, support for web streaming, many different formats. The PRO version is available for the first 15 days of use, after which you can pay $ 25, or use a slightly truncated, but free version.
  • Plex ( is one of the most popular media servers. The project grew out of, perhaps more familiar to you, XBMC. It supports everything you need for streaming movies, and for a small monthly fee you can unlock additional convenient features.

After installing any DLNA media server, you need to select the folder on the PC that you want to share (folder with movies, music, photos, etc.). Then on the PS4 we launch the Media Player application, wait a bit until the connection is made and then everything is simple - select the file to play and go.

The content source (PC with installed and configured server) and the console itself must be on the same local network.

When playing a large file, I did not notice any friezes or glitches. If you have problems, try connecting the set-top box and source to the router using a patch cord, and not via Wi-Fi.

How to watch movies from a flash drive on ps4?

Watching movies from a flash drive is also very simple, but the flash drive must be formatted in the FAT32 system.

This file system, in turn, imposes restrictions on the size of files - no more than 4 GB, and now many films in HD quality weigh 10, 15, 20 gigs. But there is a way out - format the flash drive to exFAT format - it supports much larger files.

What video formats does PS4 support?

From the official developers blog it was possible to find out that the four currently support:

  • video: mkv, avi, mp4, mpeg-2 ts,
  • a photo: jpg, bmp, png,
  • audio: mp3, aac.

The developers promised not to stop there and continue to work on increasing the number of supported formats.

How to watch movies on ps4 online?

Due to the fact that the console has a very good browser, you can easily use it to watch videos. Open any site from which you usually watch movies on your PC and Sonya is supposed to deal with this. But in some cases there may be problems. For example, on some sites full-screen mode does not work, although the video is downloaded and played. As far as I know, in PS4, for security reasons, some features of java script and flash technologies have been “cut down” - this is the reason.

There is a way out, but it’s not completely free - application Film box live allows you to access the online movie library for a monthly fee. There is still hope that ivi will release its application for Sonya, as their video site does not play now.


Actually, I didn’t buy ZYZU for video, or even for games, but only as a device for reading electronic books. I was bribed by three (in my opinion, the most important for e-book'a) of its quality: screen, price and battery life.
However, tormented by the curiosity and childish instinct of the alarm clock parser, I whipped up a short clip and looked at the PSP. The results exceeded all expectations, and it became clear: this machine is, among other things, an excellent portable video player. Sony has created a gadget with great potential, you just need to be able to use this potential. And I caught fire. The sleepless week was spent on googling, studying the doom9 forums, trial with various software and trial views (and, of course, mate). The rewards were: his wife's grumbling, a bunch of disordered information in his head and - most importantly - a video clip of noticeably better quality compared to the first trial.
The experience accumulated by me does not constitute any objective value, but, against the background of an almost complete lack of information on this topic in Russian, it may turn out to be useful.

A warning.

  1. I am neither a professional nor, especially, a guru in the field of video (however, as in any other field). Maximum is an advanced user or a novice enthusiast. Video encoding, on the other hand, is an immense topic. Therefore, all my writings in no way pretend to fully cover the theme of "video on PSP". She does not even claim to be correct.
  2. The manual is written for those who are like me - beginner enthusiasts who are not afraid to read long texts without pictures, and sometimes type a couple of lines in the Note Pad or command line. To some, the article will seem trivial, to others - abstruse. Fans of “solutions in one bottle” (or “one click”) should not be bothered by reading and continue to use the above solutions. Video connoisseurs humbly ask the author to point out the most egregious mistakes. Better yet, write your own guide.
  3. I am primarily interested in quality. Therefore, emphasis will be placed on video in the AVC standard.
  4. For some reason, I settled on firmware 2.50. And all the tests were carried out on it. On other firmware things are slightly different, all significant (and known to me) deviations will be considered separately.
  5. Всё, что я описываю было опробованно мной лично. Однако я не могу гарантировать отсутствие ошибок. А потому – не несу ответственности за любой ущерб, бла-бла. Короче чтение и использование моей писанины – на ваш страх и риск. Да, ещё: торговые марки принадлежат их владельцам. Кому что – я не в курсе.
  6. Большая благодарность людям, писавшим о видео и о PSP в интернете. Особо хотелось бы отметить
  7. Просьба не выкладывать текст где-нить ещё, не переговорив со мной.
  8. Буду признателен, если укажете на ошибки и опечатки.

Как вы, наверное, уже знаете, форматом видео для Sony PSP является MPEG4. Нередко четвёртый мпег отождествляют с популярным кодеком Divx, однако это не совсем верно. Стандарт MPEG4 намного шире, и Divx – это только вариант одной из его частей.
MPEG4 – открытый стандарт, разработанный Moving Picture Experts Group (абреввиатура которой и дала имя стандарту). Стандарт включает в себя несколько частей. Наиболее важными являются следующие:

  1. ISO 14496–1 (Systems) – Сильно продвинутый аналог ДВДшных меню. Насколько мне известно, PSP меню не поддерживает.
  2. ISO 14496–2 (Video) – Advanced Simple Profile, он же ASP. «В миру» известен как Divx, Xvid, Nero Digital и т.д. Один из двух возможных видеоформатов, которые понимает ЗЫЗа.
  3. ISO 14496-10 (Video), Advanced Video Coding - aka AVC, aka H.264. The second possible video format. Big brother ASP and my favorite size. Typical representatives are x264, Nero Digital AVC, Apple Quicktime. The standard is divided into several profiles (in order of coolness): Baseline, Extended, Main, High. Our portable game station understands the third, Main profile. With restrictions. This is a much more advanced format than ASP (see clause 2). Improving the quality is not given for free - both for encoding and for playing AVC Video, significantly more processor power is required. A rare handheld can decent show AVC - often a slide show. But the PSP can! %)
  4. ISO 14496-3 (Audio), Advanced Audio Coding, aka AAC. Big Brother mp3. AAC exists in the form of two subformats (profiles) - LC (Low Complexity) and HE (High Efficiency). As the names suggest, “LC” is simpler and “HE” is more efficient. In other words, LC requires less resources for encoding and playback, but HC will have higher quality. Sound in AAC format can be multi-channel (and not just stereo, like mp3). In addition, a file compressed in AAC will be of higher quality than a file of the same size in mp3. PSP only understands LC (Again, with limitations).
  5. ISO 14496-14 (Container), MP4 container format. A standard that describes the internal structure of a .mp4 file. Compared to the usual avi's, it has a bunch of advantages: .mp4 can contain several audio tracks, subtitles and menus. Guess which of these goodies work on the PSP. That's right, no. Only video and one track audio.
  6. ISO 14496-17 (Subtitles). Subtitles Unlike DVDs, they are not stored as ready-made pictures, but as text. This saves space and allows you to configure them much more flexibly when viewing.
  7. PSPs are not supported.

A slight lyrical digression. I have already said that PSP has enormous potential. For many technical parameters, it can easily compete with handhelds, which are several times more expensive. It has only one drawback, but a huge one - It's a Sony. Our distant Japanese friends want to make money on PSP, but not by selling the gadget itself, but by selling content for it. From here comes the incompatible UMD, from here the inability to run home-made programs, from here the quick patching of holes that allow you to start home-made programs. PSP can be compared with the chic Ferrari, which is sold at the price of "Lada". And to which several anchors are tightly bolted on thick chains. One such anchor is the limitations for video recorded on a Memory Stick.

So, what interests us from all this heap? Discarding the incompatible with the PSP chips and ASP (I warned!) We get in the bottom line items 3, 4 and 5. That is, AVC video, AAC audio and .mp4 as the container in which it is stored. Let's dwell on these three points in more detail (or rather, on the restrictions that Sony imposes)

  1. The PSP display resolution is 480x272 pixels, which roughly corresponds to the 16: 9 aspect ratio (the present aspect ratio of “16: 9” would be 480x270, but it is impossible to see a difference of less than a percent in principle). Videos recorded on UMD have exactly this resolution.
  2. However, Sony introduced several important restrictions on video recorded on a Memory Stick. Thus, they strive to increase sales of UMD-Video - because otherwise there simply is no reason why it would be worth buying it.

The limitations are:

Width should not exceed 480 points, height - 272.
Both width and height must be a multiple of 16.
The total number of points in the frame (ie the width multiplied by the height) should not exceed 76800. For comparison: 480x272 = 130560 points. That is, the permitted permission (sorry for the pun) is only 58.8 percent. This is one of two limitations that more than others impair quality. I would kill. (however, see point Id)

The most common are two resolution options: 320x240 and 368x208.

  1. 320x240 = 76800, aspect ratio 4: 3. Ideal for films with a frame of such proportions (television). But you can also make widescreen films in this resolution - the PSP's player will stretch the image to full screen. I use a similar technique in anamorphic DVDs.
  2. 368x208 = 76544, aspect ratio 16: 9 (almost). It is usually used for DVD rips and generally films with such proportions. It is believed that such a picture, stretched to full screen, turns out to be better than 320x240. Despite the fact that 368x208 uses not 100, but 99.66 percent of the possible maximum pixels.
  3. FPS (Frames per second, frame rate). Only 14.985, 15, 29.97 or 30. The restriction is also artificial and extremely unpleasant. The fact is that usually the frame rate in the PAL and SECAM standards is 25 frames per second (as an option - 23.976). Turning 25 fps into 30 fps (or 29.97) is far from a trivial task. There are several possibilities, but they all have tangible disadvantages. I would kill too. (again see item Id)
  4. The player built into the PSP does not support all the chips included in the AVC main profile. For example, there is a limit on the number of Reference Frames (up to 2 in the presence of b-frames, up to 3 in their absence) and consecutive b-frames (up to 2 or 3, afaik depends on the firmware), b-frames pyramid is not supported. But these restrictions are insignificant - they do not cause a noticeable drop in quality.