Best way to convert video files to watch on PSP?

  • ilmaestro 17 Apr 2009 08:32:27 32,932 posts
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    So, I'm look for something fairly simple to convert various types of video files for consumption on PSP. 3GP doesn't seem to like me (won't let me drag and drop stuff), PSP Video 9 seems like a bloated piece of bloat, and other stuff seems like it needs a tutorial. Any suggestions?
  • StarchildHypocrethes 17 Apr 2009 08:35:17 33,944 posts
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    I haven't done it in some time, but when I did I always used PSP Video 9 and I'm borderline retarded, so it can't be that difficult :)
  • ilmaestro 17 Apr 2009 08:36:38 32,932 posts
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    No, it seems dead easy with PSPVideo9, but the program itself seems to have become a bloated piece of shit. I was wondering if there was a more streamlined version of just the encoder with a simple frontend or something.
  • DFawkes 17 Apr 2009 08:37:39 32,752 posts
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    PSP Video 9 is what I use. It's not as bloated as it once was either, it is improving a bit with time. Not helpful, but it is the easiest to use I've tried.
  • Dougs 17 Apr 2009 08:45:36 100,274 posts
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    Handbrake is easier. Used to use PSP9 but they then changed it and seemed a shambles to me.
  • ilmaestro 17 Apr 2009 09:00:15 32,932 posts
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    Handbrake, will have a look, cheers Dougs! And cheers Mr. Fawkes, I'll keep my eye on PSP9 and see if it gets any better still.
  • Deleted user 17 April 2009 09:14:05
    PSPVC (PSP Video Converter) is the best tool I've found. Had problems with earlier converters regarding sync on certain xvid files.
  • oldschoolsoviet 17 Apr 2009 09:21:40 6,968 posts
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    Handbrake is easier, but it's very picky about the types of file it'll convert. V9 accepts a far greater selection.
    PSPVC370 is the latest version of another good 'un, a lot of fiddly details for the techies but simple enough for quick converts too.

    LOL ! valli, you typing fiend :)
  • ilmaestro 17 Apr 2009 09:23:39 32,932 posts
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    Good work chaps, cheers!

    If anyone had any idea what my problem was 3GP, that would be great, too.
  • blue-white 17 Apr 2009 14:25:27 238 posts
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    Xvid4PSP is my favourite.
  • HiddenAway 17 Apr 2009 15:12:59 15,147 posts
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    HA's Handbrake guide...

    Possibly obsolete. Not had the inclination to do this for a while...
  • BanjoMan 17 Apr 2009 15:13:57 13,692 posts
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    3GP converter is a piece of piss. And free, obv. Try reinstalling it?
  • DarthCheesiest 17 Apr 2009 15:26:15 1,283 posts
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    If you have a system with a modern ATI graphics card HD 2000(don't know, I'm sure it worked on an X1800 I had) or better and the .Net framework installed(most likely) then you could try the ATI avivo video converter. It can convert videos to different formats including 'Sony portable gaming device', it has a video quality setting and that is it for options. Don't know what videos it accepts.

    Latest Graphics Driver probably required
    Avivo video converter
    About Avivo
  • Dougs 17 Apr 2009 15:41:00 100,274 posts
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    HiddenAway wrote:
    HA's Handbrake guide...

    Possibly obsolete. Not had the inclination to do this for a while...

    Cheers, have varied what codec I've used and always wondered what res to set it at! Takes longer than a minute though, 4 hours for an AVI conversion....
  • MasterNameless 17 Apr 2009 15:44:35 367 posts
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    Zachm wrote:
    Xvid4PSP is my favourite.

    +1, and it's free too.

    Just set it to PSPAVC, drag and drop, and encode! Easy as.

    It usually takes about 10 minutes or so to encode a 25 minute avi/mkv for me. Embeds subtitles nicely too (although you need to turn a setting on in your codecs, VSfilter or something like that, I forget now - and I have the CCCP codec pack installed)
  • ilmaestro 17 Apr 2009 23:42:24 32,932 posts
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    Thank you all very much for your input, having looked at a few of them this:

    Zachm wrote:
    Xvid4PSP is my favourite.

    seems to be the winner at the moment. And man, have they brought the PSP along in leaps and bounds as a media player since I last tried using it.
  • beastmaster 17 Apr 2009 23:54:07 22,332 posts
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    If anyone uses a mac then PSP Ware is ace. It's not free but it syncs with iPhoto & iTunes and automatically converts the files. Adding movies is easy to is it somehow uses VLC and converts any kind of file without a problem. Syncs bookmarks with Safari too.

    never looked back really.
  • el_pollo_diablo 19 Apr 2009 23:00:59 3,106 posts
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    Visualhub is the one for all you mac users out there.

    Click the PSP button and then click go. Not had to make a single codec or settings tweak ever.
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