The PSP uses a memory stick (similar to digital cameras) AS a hard drive.Originally posted by G20man32904
Umm you don't need memory to store movies you need hard drive space.
Ditto what "SS" said.
First of all, I have a PSP, NOT a PS2. PSP's are designed to do many things besides just play games. They also play movies using a proprietary DVD or things you have downloaded from your computer. They can play MP3 files and also store digital images from your digital camera.Originally posted by HAVOC
What are you trying to do? PS2 seems like a long way around to be backing up DVDs. Your PC is a far better choice for a lot of reasons.
Providing that you don't go around selling copies that you made this way, but only use the converted files for personal use, if the DVD the file is based on was a legal copy, why would anything done to fool with the encryption in order to play it on another format be illegal? (Think 1980's here--copying music from record to cassette tape so you could play it on your car stereo)Originally posted by HAVOC
OK, I gotcha now...
You can reduce DVDs to all sorts of small sizes, with a loss in quality of course (just like the loss you have whan you use those oddball Sony PSP disks). With some work you can jam a DVD onto a CD. It'd look OK on the PSP, but as for playing it on a TV somewhere... prolly look like crap.
First question... what formats can the PSP handle? I doubt it can mount a DVD image you have on a Memory Stick. If it can't, you'd have to extract the base video file into a file format the PSP understands.
Problem is, to make an .mpg or .avi or other "standard" file from a DVD you need to do manipulations to break the CSS encryption that are technically illegal. Software to do it is readily available, but you'll have to go find it yourself, linking to it is a violation of GT's ToS (for that matter, mentioning it might be, but I'll give it a shot).
Almost, but not quite. UMD's media appears identical to a DVD (except in miniature) on visual inspection except that the "DVD" is mounted inside a small plastic case from which it is not intended to be removed. It compares to a standard DVD much as a 3.5 inch floppy disk compares to the 5.5 inch type floppy disk. If you could directly burn a UMD, you would the need to have a casing to put it in.Originally posted by HAVOC
Problem with DVD Shrink is you still have a DVD image when you're done. I don't think the PSP is smart enough to mount a DVD image that shows up on a Memory Stick. If you could find a way to burn the PSP format (UMD?), then you could do DVD Shrink to reduce size and use the burner to make PSP native discs.
To begin with, please understand that I'm still learning, and actually know very little about this stuff. According to the PSP's manual, it says it plays "MP4 (video codecs for the video files that conform to the Memory Stick video file format are MPEG-4 or AVC)" Whatever that means.:dunno:Originally posted by fastvfr
Myself, I'd just capture the video stream from the PC's DVD into a file, reduce that to a VCD-sized format, then put two or three flicks on the flash memory.
That seems pretty simple. The question is, what does the PSP like for compatibility? MP4? WMV? Quicktime?