Last week I picked up a new PlayStation Portable (PSP) in the hopes that I could use FeedDemon to download podcasts and other audio files to it. Turns out it’s possible, but it wasn’t as straightforward as I would’ve liked.
In my case, I decided to use the PSP’s USB connection to copy downloaded audio directly to the PSP’s memory stick. Just in case other readers are struggling with this, here’s how to do it:
- Select “USB Connection” in your PSP’s settings and enable the USB mode – this must be done in order for the PSP’s memory stick to be mapped to a Windows drive letter
- If you haven’t done so already, create a folder on the mapped drive named
PSP, then create a subfolder of that named
- Open FeedDemon’s FeedStation utility, then click the Options toolbutton and switch to the Podcasting tab
- Place a checkmark in “This Folder” to copy downloaded podcasts to a local folder, then enter the path to your PSP’s music folder (in my case, this is
- Click OK to save your settings
The next step is to simply use FeedDemon to download your favorite podcasts, then let FeedStation take care of automatically copying them to your PSP.
Note: My PSP came with a feeble 32MB memory stick, which is far too small for storing audio. So if you plan to use your PSP to listen to podcasts, make sure to invest in a much larger memory stick!