Sony's Media Manager software allows PSP owners to easily transfer music, videos and save data between their PCs and PSP systems. Although we always believed the software should be bundled with the PSP for free, Sony is keen on charging a nominal fee for its use, rendering it much less attractive. Well, it looks like Media Manager is getting a significant update in its new "Pro" revision:
- Windows Vista support
- PSN support - "This new feature lets you transfer downloadable PLAYSTATION Network games from your PC to the PSP system and back, including any Saved Data."
- FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Converter) support
- Backup mode, audio shuffle and search features.
The software will retail for €9.99 in Europe (no US release has been announced). Most exciting of the new features must be PSN support, which will transfer downloadable games to the system. Hopefully, this won't be the only way to get games onto the PSP. In Japan, the PSP Store has a free client you can download. We're certain that SCEE will do the same.
[Thanks, Paul K.!]
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
10-19-2007 @ 12:34PM
It's out in the US already
10-19-2007 @ 12:47PM
So, does this mean the PSP is getting FLAC support? That'd be great if it did, especially if the PS3 got it as well.
Also, the US link says one can backup games downloaded from the PSN - there's no mention of downloading from the PSN (yet).
10-19-2007 @ 1:17PM
No , not now ... just when I wanted to buy a PS3 ... well , maybe Il wait ...
10-19-2007 @ 2:12PM
This is what I really DO hate about Sony - their greedy for charging for software that ought to be FREE for all to use, especially those who buy the hardware.
I've been hating this habit of theirs since I owned their CLIE line of PDAs in the early/mid part of this decade. There's no excuse for it. All proprietary software for ALL their hardware should be free and available.
10-19-2007 @ 3:11PM
I just got an email for a free upgrade from version 2.0 to 2.5
10-19-2007 @ 3:25PM
And what about Mac support? Come on!
10-19-2007 @ 5:37PM
JR Tucker said...
I bought this software a year ago with my original psp-1000 for $30 US. Does anyone know if you can upgrade it to the new version?
10-19-2007 @ 7:02PM
Who won the last psp on day 5? you never posted the winner!
10-19-2007 @ 7:11PM
yea, i 2 got a new new upgrade though my email. fro free. havent tried it though
10-20-2007 @ 2:58AM
I'm in the US, and last night I bought Sony Media Manager Pro from the US website. I just got my first PSP (a US "slim and light" one). I had no knowledge of this "news" about a new version of Sony Media Manager as in this article. Regardless, I ended up being able to by the download version for about $15 directly from Sony.
The version I got was Sony Media Manager PRO 2.5a
10-20-2007 @ 4:06PM
Darren Tilley said...
As far as I understand, this software will let you Backup and restore your PSN downloads, but I don't see where it says the software will be used to actually download the PSN titles.
10-21-2007 @ 9:26AM
Forgive me for asking: does this software allow you to transfer your DVD and music CD collection to the PSP?
10-22-2007 @ 8:13AM
when I have installed it and connect to the PSP it disable the possibility to load homebrew applications. I have firmware 3.52 M33 Update 2.
Does any other have the same problem?
11-12-2007 @ 1:59PM
The inability to run homebrew after a USB connection is due to a bug in 3.52 M33 Update 2. It caused the GAME150 and GAME352 folders to be deleted upon the USB access to the memory stick. Manually recreate the empty folders to run homebrew again or update to 3.52 M33-3 where the bug has been fixed.
11-12-2007 @ 2:05PM
I meant 3.71 M33-3
11-16-2007 @ 11:46PM
Ok, so what is the very latest version of the Media Manager for PSP? Is it the one this page talks about, The Media Manager Pro or the one posted by Brad on 10/20 the Media Manager Pro 2.5a? Next question. I do not want to downnload it, I want to physically buy it boxed to give to my daughter as a Christmas gift-any ideas where I can buy the most recent or second most recent version? Thanks alot! Amy