I got a PSP. Ok, Iâ€™ve had it for a week or two. The funny thing is, I canâ€™t blame it for my lack of posting, much. I have been trying to perfect getting video to it (as opposed to playing game, apparently). Iâ€™ve been trying to do that for MONTHS before I got it, mind you. Now that I have one, Iâ€™ve been trying to get a good balance of quality and file size. Iâ€™ve had a little bit of luck, but nothing Iâ€™m sticking to. Iâ€™m using PSP video 9 for my conversions from other formats. Iâ€™m happy with that. What I am NOT happy with, are videos that come off of the net already in .MP4 format (be it mpeg-4 or H.264). There is no real (noticeable) comparison between those and the oneâ€™s I convert myself except for two things: 1) Sony stupid file naming convention, and 2) a header tag (Sonyâ€™s idea, no doubt) on the ones I convert in pspvideo9.
Apparently, thanks to Sony, you canâ€™t just put an .MP4 file on to your PSP and play it outright. That would be too easy. You see, 1) you have to name your file in a specific way: M4VXXXXX (mpeg-4 AKA SP) or MAQXXXXX(H.264 AKA AVC) (The xâ€™s represent a 5 digit number from 00001 to 99999) and 2) there seems to be the aforementioned tag file on the front of the file(a header file). PSP video 9 puts this on any video it converts. The problem is, it doesnâ€™t appear to come on most of the .MP4 video from the net (example: Nerd TV, Digitallife TV, commandN, 1up show (until the last ep), etc). You know, I havenâ€™t tried Ipod formatted video. Iâ€™ll have to try that. Anyway, there has to be a way to add the needed header file. Yes, you can rename M4V files, but that doesnâ€™t work. You canâ€™t do it in psp video 9 and any .MP4 file you rename doesnâ€™t have the tag. In fact, it comes up in psp video 9 and says NO MSV TITLE TAG FOUND in the title part. If youâ€™ve used this program, you know this already. I donâ€™t know what to do about it, but I am still looking. If anyone has a solution, let me know. And yes, I have been googling for itâ€¦