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Ask PSP Fanboy: Volume 3

Every Saturday, PSP Fanboy will answer your burning questions. If you have a question for the team, send an e-mail to andrew @ with the subject "Ask PSP Fanboy."

Q: I want to buy some overseas games that I can't get in Australia. Where should I buy them? And if I do, what about region coding?
A: European and Australian territories have it rough: they usually get games later than the US and Japan. If you've been reading our Import Releases column, you'll know that PSPs can play games from any region. So, a game from America or Japan will work perfectly fine in your Australian PSP. However, the one thing your system won't be able to play is UMD movies from other countries. But does that really matter? Our import stores of choice are Play-Asia and YesAsia.

See more questions after the break.

Q: Where did all the demos go? There were several available, but there hasn't been anything new for several months now. Think there will be any new demo's available for download soon?
A: PSP Fanboys can check out the "demo" tag to see all our downloadable demos so far. It's true that we haven't seen a new demo in a while, and they come out pretty sporadically. Hopefully, we'll see one for Sony's next big PSP project, Ratchet & Clank.

Q: You mentioned that the PSP boasts of 480x272 resolution video in motion JPEG format. What are the requirements to make such a video file?
A: It's very simple to make MJPEG movies, but remember: they take up a lot of space! First, make sure you have firmware 2.80 or above. Then, download 3GP_Converter and this INI file. Copy the INI file into 3GP's "default_settings" folder. Then, run Setup, and choose 480x272 as your preferred encoding format. Drag the file you want to convert into 3GP and wait. When you're done converting, simply place your video in PSP's VIDEO folder.

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