Secrets of the PlayStation Portable


book cover
Secrets of the PlayStation Portable
By Joel Durham, Jr.
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: August 07, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-46436-2
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-46436-1
Pages: 240
 

Table of Contents  | Index
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With over 13 million shipped, the Sony PlayStation Portable, or PSP, is one of the fastest selling game consoles in history. In this essential guide, gaming expert Joel Durham, Jr. shows readers how to get the most out of this revolutionary handheld game console. After an initial tour around the interface, Joel will introduce the readers to the multimedia possibilities of the PSP, including gaming, movie playback, organizing and playing music, organizing and displaying photographs, and web surfing and RSS. In addition he will walk readers through how to use the device on a network, how to get the most life from the battery, how to pick a headset, how to set up a WLAN and more.



book cover
Secrets of the PlayStation Portable
By Joel Durham, Jr.
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: August 07, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-46436-2
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-46436-1
Pages: 240
 

Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
       Acknowledgments
    Part 1:  The Ultimate Guide to the Sony PlayStation Portable
          Chapter 1.  Presenting the PlayStation Portable
      How This Book Can Save Your Life
      PSP Possibilities
      PSP Tech: The Specs
      A Tour of Your PSP
          Chapter 2.  What the Manual Doesn't Tell You
      Getting Started
      Homebrew Concerns: When to Update Your PSP's Firmware
      Memory Stick and Battery Basics
      Headset Basics
          Chapter 3.  Caring for Your PSP
      Most Important: Don't Break It
      Keep Your PSP Clean
      Care for PSP Media and Headphones
    Part 2:  UMD Games and Movies on the PSP
          Chapter 4.  Gaming on the PSP
      All About PSP Gaming
      A Typical Play Session with a New Game
          Chapter 5.  UMD Movies on the PSP
      How and Where to Get UMD Movies
      How to Play and Control Movies
    Part 3:  Media From Your Computer: Videos, Music, and Photographs
          Chapter 6.  Introducing Your PSP to Your PC
      Knowing the Formats Supported by Your PSP
      Manipulating Files on a Memory Stick Duo
          Chapter 7.  Playing Videos on the PSP
      Organizing Video Files on a Memory Stick Duo
      Playing Video Files from a Memory Stick Duo
          Chapter 8.  Playing Audio on the PSP
      Organizing Your Audio Files
      Playing Audio Files on the PSP
          Chapter 9.  Viewing Images on the PSP
      Optimizing and Organizing Your Image Files for Your PSP
      Viewing Image Files on the PSP
      Exploring the PSP's Image Tricks
    Part 4:  The Web and Your PSP
          Chapter 10.  Web Connectivity and Your PSP
      The Secrets of Setting Up a WLAN
      Web-Connection Problems and Solutions
          Chapter 11.  Surfing the Web with Your PSP
      Using the Built-In Web Browser
      Understanding and Using RSS Feeds
    Part 5:  Hacks and Homebrew
          Chapter 12.  The Dark Side of the PSP
      Hacking and Homebrew
      Just Don't Do It: Software Piracy
      Sony's Efforts to Plug PSP Holes
          Chapter 13.  The Logistics of Homebrew
      Firmware Versions, Hacks, and Eloaders
      Five Web Destinations for Homebrew and Homebrew News
      How to Use Homebrew
          Chapter 14.  Twelve Cool Homebrew Programs
      Applications
      Games
        Appendix A.  Nine Nifty PSP Accessories
      Headphones
      External Speakers
      Other Awesome Accessories
        Appendix B.  Format Conversion Made Easy
      Converting Video to PSP Format
      Converting Audio to PSP Formats
      Converting Images to PSP Formats
   Index