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How to convert video to PSP?
Sothink Video Converter converts various video to PSP video/movie (MP4 format for Sony PlayStation Portable), and provides you faster conversion speed and better video quality than any other PSP converter. It supports a wide variety of source video formats. And it can help you put the converted PSP video to your PSP (or Memory Stick) automatically.

 

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Add Video Files

Click "Add" to add source video file.
You can add different formats of video to the conversion list.
Select a file and click "Delete" to remove the files from conversion list.
Select a file and click "Move Up" and "Move Down" to change the conversion order.
Select a file and click "Play" to activate a player to preview the video.
Select a file and click "Crop & Trim" to crop and trim the video.
 

Convertsion Settings

Output Directory

Select a path that you want to save the created video files. Each file will be automatically named by the program.
For example, if the given name is superman.wmv, then the created files will be named as superman.mp4 and superman.THM.

Profiles

Select "User-defined" to customize the audio and video settings yourself. Otherwise, you can simply select one from the profiles pre-defined by the program.

Audio Settings

Specify the audio and video settings for the conversion.
[Sample rate]: This is fixed to 24000Hz.
[Bit rate]: 16 to 128 kbps. Choose higher bit rate to get better audio quality.
[Channels]: Mono/Stereo
[Gain]: You can adjust the audio volume by dragging the gain slider. The range is from -5.0 to 30.0db. Please note that if the gain is too high, the audio may get distortion.

Video Settings

[Dimension]: There are 5 different dimensions available - 160x112, 160x120, 320x240, 368x208, and 480x160.
[Bit rate]: 216 to 768kbps. Choose higher bit rate to get better video quality.
[Frame rate]: It is recommended to select "Do not change" to keep the original frame rate of source video for the best video quality.
[Zoom mode]: LetterBox/Pan&Scan/Stretch

Conversion Process

Status

During the conversion process, the program will show the detailed conversion status, including:
* Current file - path and name of the file being converted.
* Estimated overall time - the estimated time that the whole conversion would take.
* Elapsed time
* Time Left
* Overall progress - the progress of the whole conversion.

Post-processing Options

And the operations you can choose to let the program do after the conversion:

"Play a sound when conversion is finished" - Let the program tell you that the conversion is done by playing a sound.

"Load the files to PSP" - Let the program automatically put the created video to your PSP (or Memory Stick). If this option is unchecked, you will have to load the created files to your PSP manually after conversion. And you must know how to create the right folders and file names on Memory Stick so that your PSP can recognize the videos.

"Shut down the computer when all tasks are finished" - Let the program automatically shut down your computer when all conversion tasks are done.

Load Video Files to PSP

Specify the target device or drive, and click "Next" to let the program load the created files to your PSP (or Memory Stick) automatically.
Click "Cancel" to back to the beginning panel, and load the created files to PSP by yourself manually later.

When you load the files, please note there are such naming and path setting rules (below) you should respect. Otherwise, your PSP would not recognize the videos:

  1. You must copy the correlated ".mp4" and ".THM" files, which have the same name, to the same folder;
  2. The file name should be M4V00001.mp4 to M4V99999.mp4, and M4V00001.THM to M4V99999.THM. Neither the number of "mp4" or "THM" files in one folder could over 99999, otherwise just move the files to another folder.
  3. The path should be (Volume Label):MP_ROOT101MNV01 to (Volume Label):MP_ROOT999MNV01. The number of folders in PSP should not over 999.

There is an example:
Firstly, rename superman.mp4 to M4V00001.mp4, and superman.THM to M4V00001.THM.
Then, assumed that "G" is the volume label of your PSP (Memory Stick), create a folder on it like this: G:MP_ROOT101MNV01.
Lastly, copy M4V00001.mp4 and M4V00001.THM altogether to the folder.

Conversion Result

When the conversion is finished, the program would give a result summary, which shows the number of total source files, successfully converted files, and failed files. Click "Open Folder" to open the folder where the created video files are saved.

Click "Finish" to back to beginning panel, you can continue to convert other videos.
Click "Exit" to quit the program.

Advanced Usage


 

Crop and Trim

    Crop

    • Left & Top
      The left-top point on picture is considered as origin. Give Left and Top value to define the position of cropping area.
    • Width & Height
      Give Width and Height value to define the cropping area.
    • Aspect Ratio
      Custom - the aspect ratio is defined by the Width and Height.
      4:3/16:9/2.35:1/1.85:1
    • Mouse Action
      You can drag the red rectangle outline (when the cursor is an arrow) to select the area you want to be converted.
      You can also define an area by giving Width and Height, and then move red rectangle outline to any position (when the cursor is a cross arrow).

    Trim

      On the trim panel you can see the "Duration", "Start time", "End time", and the navigated time at the side of navigation slider.
      You can move the sliders on the trim bar to trim the video. But please note that the trimmed video clip should be longer than 1 second.

      Start time slider - Drag it to set start time.

      End time slider - Drag it to set end time.

      Navigation slider - Drag it to navigate the source video.

      You can use keyboard to control the position of slider.
      * Left/Right - go back/forth 0.001s each time
      * Page Up/Page Down - go back/forth 1s each time
      * Up/Down - switch to the slider you want to move

    Zoom Mode

    • LetterBox
      - If you adopt LetterBox mode, the picture will be shrunk to fit the target dimension while preserving the aspect ratio of source video, and black bars will be added to fill the gaps.
    • Pan & Scan
      - Only parts of the source video would be converted with Pan & Scan mode. The program will cut out some detail around the picture, which is not considered that important, to make the width or height fit.
    • Stretch
      - With Stretch mode, the whole video will be recorded at full dimension for preserving all the fine details, but the picture will lost the original aspect ratio and be literally squashed out of shape.

     

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