Enjoy TV Video Content on your Sony PSP (Page 1 of 2)
Categories: Portable Devices (iPod, PSP, etc)
[Using the iRecord | Using the Neuros Recorder 2]
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This how to guide will show you how to enjoy video content from your TV like live broadcasts or TV sources like a DVD player, VCR or DVR on your Sony PSP.
This guide assumes you have some basic knowledge of how to hook up audio/video connections as we will use two popular MPEG-4 video recording devices called iRecord and Neuros Technology's Neuros Recorder 2 Plus.
Of course there are other ways to record and copy video content to your PSP from a DVD or a DVR, but those require a more advanced level of knowledge and a greater time commitment.
First we'll look at the iRecord which allows a one touch recording interface to record movies or TV shows directly to a video iPod or PSP (due to the 16:9 aspect and gorgeous display on the PSP, we prefer to use the PSP for portable video). iRecord is a Personal Media Recorder that records both audio and video to a USB mass storage device by simply hooking up some AV cablesto a DVD Player, VCR, TV, STB or any other analog video source with a simple press of a button.
Using state of the art patent-pending compression techniques, you can record 3 hours of video/audio per Gigabyte of storage using H.264/AVC for video encoding and AAC for audio encoding. Music only recording is supported by MP3 audio compression.
To record to a PSP, start out by connecting the iRecord to the device you want to record from (VCR, DVD, TV or DVR) using the included component cables. Next, plug a USB cable into the iRecord and PSP and put the PSP in USB Mode (using the PSP menus you go into Settings then USB Connection depending on your firmware). Next, que up the video content, hit the iRecord record button and play the video content from the VCR, DVD, TV or DVR. When finished recording press the record button again.
iRecord uses H.264 with CABAC and the video quality is as good as the studio produced UMD's. The recorded video content appears in the Video menu of the PSP and are stored in the MP_Root-->100ANV01 folder on the Memory Stick. The video fles are named as MAQxxxxx.MP4 (xxxxx represents the sequence number of the recording). Simply click on a file and your video will begin to play on the PSP.
Read on for how to steps using the Neuros Recorder 2 Plus...