A Complete List of File Formats Supported by the PSP

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The PlayStation Portable, like other devices and operating systems, supports a limited number of file formats. Below are file extensions describing the different formats Sony's handheld gaming console supports for videos, games, audio, and images. If your file isn't in one of these formats, you need to convert it before it can be used on the PSP.

Sony ended hardware production of the PlayStation Portable console in 2014.

If you need to convert a file to a PSP-compatible format, you might be able to use a free file converter.

PSP Video Formats

Aside from movies and music videos available commercially on UMD, the PSP can also play video files from the Memory Stick. These files must be in MP4 or AVI format.

Use a free video file converter if you need to convert a video to a format playable on the PSP. For example, an MKV to MP4 (or AVI) converter is needed to play MKVs on a PSP.

PSP Music Formats

Music can be used from UMDs but usually comes in the form of music videos. You can also load your own songs to play on the PSP as long as they're in one of the formats listed above.

It's possible you might not be able to play some of the file formats if you're using a Memory Stick Pro Duo; only the Memory Stick Duo is compatible with all file formats.

Use a free audio file converter if you need a specific music file to be in one of the above PSP formats.

PSP Image Formats

Anything that comes on a UMD can be played on a PSP, images included. Use a free image file converter to convert pictures to a PSP-compatible format.

PSP Game Formats

  • UMD
  • Digital downloads

Excluding homebrew games, the PSP only plays games on UMDs and official digital downloads. With the right homebrew, however, the PSP can emulate many different consoles and play their appropriate ROMs.

PSP Firmware Compatibility

Different firmware versions are compatible with different file formats. The more recent the version, the more file formats you can view. Use the linked tutorial linked to find out which version of the firmware you have, then check the firmware profiles to find out more about file compatibility.