Download audio to your PlayStation Portable (PSP) with FeedDemon

IT Conversations podcast on a PSP

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:

  1. 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
  2. If you haven’t done so already, create a folder on the mapped drive named PSP, then create a subfolder of that named Music
  3. Open FeedDemon’s FeedStation utility, then click the Options toolbutton and switch to the Podcasting tab
  4. 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 I:\PSP\Music)
  5. 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!

9 thoughts on “Download audio to your PlayStation Portable (PSP) with FeedDemon

  1. Speaking of Nashville and Windows and FeedDemon

    Speaking of Nashville and Windows and FeedDemon: Nick Bradbury explains how to download a podcast to a PSP with FeedDemon , but warns: beef up your memory stick as the one that comes standard is only 32 MB.

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  2. I still wouldn’t say that was too hard given that many technologies require many more than 5 steps to implement :) Very cool that this device, too, supports podcasting!

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  3. I purchased my PSP as another gaming platform but some of the other features such as video playback and image viewing has really made me love this device. I have an iPod so no need to podcast to this device. Soon we will be doing videos instead of solely audio (re:PSPcasting). Get that code ready Nick!
    Oh yeah 1GB memory sticks are sold out everywhere…wonder why :p

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  4. Nick Bradbury: Download audio to your PlayStation Portable (PSP) with FeedDemon

    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
    Read more at: Nick …

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  5. How do i use wireless mode? I have two games that have online capabilities but i have never seen an open game for either of them

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    For those who want to browse websites on their PSP, mozy, roto and others have already figured out the hack, see hackaday:
    the new psp game wipeout pure apparantly comes with a full featured web browser that is used to download…

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