One of the most exciting features of the new 3.30 firmware update
is the ability to play back video with resolutions as high as 720x480 (DVD quality). However, many PSP users have found it nearly impossible to create files that will play in the system. As it stands, Dark_Alex's custom firmware
still appears to have better video capabilities than Sony's current official firmware.
However, Chipxsd of QJ.net
has been able to use Sony's Vegas video application
(which starts at $90) to create a 480x272 video file that works on his system. It's unclear what that program does differently from other free programs, such as 3GP Converter
and PSP Video 9
, but hopefully all PSP fans will have access to full-resolution videos in time.
To download the test file, click here