How to Get Videos From YouTube to a PSP Easily

by John Heller ; Updated September 22, 2017

Although YouTube does not provide a native feature to download videos from its website, you can easily download YouTube content by running the free YouTube Downloader application. Convert the downloaded videos into an MP4 format that is optimized and displayable on the PlayStation Portable video gaming system.

Open your browser and download and install the YouTube Downloader program. The program is free and available on download sites such as downloads.com and others.

Go to YouTube and find a video you want to save. Then open YouTube Downloader. In the browser, copy the entire video URL by highlighting the URL in the address bar, right clicking your mouse on the highlighted text and selecting "copy." YouTube Downloader will automatically copy the URL into the "Enter video URL" text box. Click OK and the file will download into your selected download directory.

Click the dot that says "Convert video." This will automatically select the last video you downloaded for conversion. If you want to convert a different file click on the "..." next to "Select Video File" and select a downloaded YouTube video from your downloads directory. In the "Convert To" field select "PSP video" for conversion. Choose the video file quality you wish to convert and click OK. The file will now convert into a PSP playable file.

Mount your PSP portable by plugging the USB cord into the turned off PSP and the other end of the cable into your computer. Turn on the PSP and let the computer recognize your PSP.

Go to "My Computer." Your PSP should show up as a portable media device to which you can copy information from your hard drive. Double Click on the PSP drive and open a folder called "MP_ROOT." Under this folder is a sub folder called "100MNV01." Copy and paste the converted YouTube videos you want to view into this folder. Once the copying is completed, unplug your PSP from the computer.

View your videos on your PSP by navigating to the "Videos" menu from the PSP home menu. Your downloaded YouTube videos should be viewable on the portable device.

About the Author

John Heller has been a freelance writer and author since 1998, beginning in college, and has written content for publishers such as Game Wire and Demand Studios. He focuses on and enjoys writing and blogging about health, technology, gaming, recreation, food and lifestyles for many online and print publications.

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