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How-To: Convert DVD’s to PSP Format

Posted by Jason on August 28, 2008

If your like me you absolutely love your PSP and like watching movies on it’s great screen. Well by the time you finish reading this guide you’ll be a pro at converting your DVD collection to PSP format to watch on the go. Now, let’s get started.

I’ll start out by listing the needed hardware and software for this guide.

  • PSP (you knew this)
  • 1GB Memory Stick
  • USB Cable to connect your PSP to your PC
  • DVDFab (you can get a trial version here)
  • DVD drive on your PC
  • DVD movies

Let’s begin. If you don’t have DVDFab already let’s download and install it first. You can get the trial version here. After you install it double click the desktop icon to open it up. On the left hand panel you will see a button labeled PSP, click that. Next let’s put in the DVD that you are wanting to convert. DVDFab should automatically open the disc up and select the main title. After that is done you will see a checkbox on the right side to include subtitles or not. (I always uncheck all subtitles) After you do that click “Next” on the bottom right.

Now this is where we want to make our settings to get the best quality for our movie. Go ahead and click on the “Configure” button. What I am going to show you is how to optimize these settings for widescreen movies so they will be in high quality, full screen on your PSP. Here are the settings we will choose (I also included a screenshot with the settings):

  • Video Codec: AVC 768kbps
  • Audio Codec: AAC 128kbps
  • Sampling Frequency: 48.000kHz
  • Resolution: 480×272
  • 2-Pass Conversion (you can select 1-Pass but you will lose a lot of quality)

After you have all the settings set click the “Done” button and once that window closes click the “Start” button. Now we wait. I usually run this process while I’m at work or overnight while sleeping.

Once it has finished all we have to do is put it on out PSP. Connect your PSP to your PC via USB and put it in “USB Connection” mode under settings. If you are using Windows you will most likely see a pop up on the screen that says “Open Folder to View Files”, go ahead and select that. Now let’s go to our output movie file which will be here (My Documents\DVDFab\PSP\) if you installed DVDFab with default settings. Click on you movie file and drag it to your PSP’s “VIDEO” folder. That’s it! Enjoy watching your movie on the go.

If you have any questions regarding this process feel free to leave a comment and I’ll be sure to respond . Thanks for reading.


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