iPSP
iPSP
4.0.1

2.4

iPSP free download for Mac

iPSP4.0.1

13 August 2008

Use Sony Playstation Portable as multimedia player.

Overview

Note: iPSP is no longer under development and the developer provides no support for it.

iPSP... The Sony Playstation Portable is the most advanced portable game system on the market, featuring stunning graphics, incredible sound and a sleek modern design based around a gorgeous screen... all for an amazing low price.

Additionally, the PSP has great personal multimedia features too... it can play back music and allows for video and photo viewing on its amazing screen. Sony offers optional software for managing and transferring photos, videos and music to the PSP... if you are a Windows user.

If you are a Mac user, you probably already manage your music with iTunes, organize your photos with iPhoto and have made an iMovie or two. You know the iApps, you love the OS X User experience and the intelligence and simplicity it provides.

Support for the latest firmware. Play your iPod videos on your PSP. (protected media not supported) If you have a Mac and a PSP, we've got the tool you need to bring them together...

What's new in iPSP

Version 4.0.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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52 Reviews of iPSP

Luxuryluke
02 March 2005
Version: 1.1.3b

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I CAN"T WAIT TO USE THIS! Is it March that they are available US?
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Frieddylan
23 January 2011
Version: 4.0.1
I have to step in here- albeit some time after the last review- this application works well enough considering the hurdles required by not being a Window platform. The Sony Media app works well for PCs and this is a third party app to do similar for Macs without official support. In saying that you can transfer and manipulate your connected device within the boundaries lain out by BOTH MS and Sony. I paid for the app- as long as you understand you're already behind 'it' by not running Windows (the supported OS for Sony) then you'll be more than pleased.
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Phoenix-Ashes
21 April 2009
Version: 4.0.1
I had the misfortune of purchasing this only to discover that it doesn't do anything it's meant to. Looking at previous posts it looks like lots of people are having the same problem. It took a month to get the serial number !!! They ignored several emails!! Customer service is non-existent and not very helpful when you eventually do get a reply, and product doesn't work. They will not refund your money back even though the product doesn't do as advertised !!! Don't waste your money on a pretty app that does nothing.
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Mr.Ash
22 August 2008
Version: 4.0.1
iPSP seems to be a very promissing tool. However it realy dosen't work at all. The program runs extremly unstable and crashe ofte without any real reason. Converting movies is a gamble from the begining and it's absolutly impossible to install Homebrew tools or convert a PSX game for the PSP. At the moment absolutly not worth the oney.
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anonymous-dingo-1062
13 August 2008
Version: 4.0.1
Use PSPWare from Nullriver Software instead of this.
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Fujiapple
30 November 2007
Version: 3.1
iPSP seemed like a promising program full of features, however this program should come with a huge BUYER BEWARE all over the website! unfortunately the program has not worked, and i have spoken to several other people who have had same results (or rather lack of) music and videos, the dev site "PSP is the most complete, but easy to use app for video on Mac OS X" however it is far from complete and easy, unless they mean "IT WONT WORK" because unfortunatly i only been able to update photos. Music and Videos do not upload (only a folder on the memory card is created) i have send 3 emails and 1 form (from their site) requesting help. it has been 2 weeks since i sent those emails (i had bought the software 2 weeks ago, and have never had any success) i find this absolutely pathetic, that a company will not even answer (not even a "were really busy we will try and email you soon) i have had no reply for support, and probably no chance of getting a refund on a peice of software that does nothing for me. u urge extreme caution when dealing with this dev (RnSK Software), and this sofware (iPSP) as for my future, i will buy or endorse this dev again!) ps: i wrote this as a review as it is exactly that, the program fails to work, except show you a nice GUI interface.
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Guile
19 September 2007
Version: 3.0.3
bad psp, bad app, go away and buy an DS...
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Sapporobaby
19 September 2007
Version: 3.0.3
Hey mods, remember this company? They steal money and do not provide services. You might want to read the comments and then remove this software from your site.
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Ryandbrimhall
04 July 2007
Version: 3.0.1
DO NOT BUY FROM THEM! I paid them my money because I loved the app but they gave me a bad key and have not answered my many emails. I buy mac software all the time and have never had problems. This is not the software you want for your PSP.
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Pfusion
25 May 2007
Version: 3.0.1
It just doesn't work!! Doesn't open...nothin' baby! It is nothingware!
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Super-a
06 January 2007
Version: 3.0.1
I really don't think this application does much else than launch with a GUI. Don't waste your time even downloading iPSP. Go for PSPWare, because it actually works.
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Mh
22 December 2006
Version: 3.0.1
Do not buy from this company. They take your money but their products do not work. You will pay for the serial number it will not work and you will lose your money.
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Jnls4
29 November 2006
Version: 3.0.1
Whatever you do, do not buy this! I purchased it and it worked once when I uploaded a movie to the PSP. I sent three e-mails to tech support and received nothing back. In my fourth e-mail, I threatened to notify the Better Business Bureau. They finally returned my e-mail and asked me some questions about my problem. I sent a return e-mail answering their questions and am still waiting for a response. I sent the e-mail about a month ago.
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William-R
26 November 2006
Version: 3.0.1
I purchased an earlier version of this software, and when I updated to the latest version, it deleted the old version and then refuses to take the serial number I purchased. The developer has not yet replied to any of my e-mails. Be warned, back up your old version of the program before upgrading.
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Anonymous
06 November 2005
Version: 2.5.7
nintendo? are you trying to be funny? lol
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Anonymous
15 October 2005
Version: 2.5.7
Get a Nintendo instead! Fony zuck$
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Anonymous
17 September 2005
Version: 2.5.4
For 2.5.5 which isn't listed here yet. I have already stated some of the problems I found with iPSP and have been presented with some solutions. Looking at the message board I found a post where the 1 minute avc was solved by a user, the author responded they would add the fix and did. Giving credit where it is due, I feel that iPSP is being actively developed. What I find problematic is the entire AVC system. A lot could be learned by looking at psp video 9. Instead of two choices (nothing or high quality) there are bitrates for video available. Sure, the 384 normal is good; except the audio is encoded at something like 128. While this may seem reasonable to many, what it generally creates is an AVC of about the same size as an MP4 file with better audio and video. Great, except the audio is marginally better and one of the things people want to do is adjust the size. A choice in audio size is a must. Now, I hope the author has an answer for how the size output box works?: 1) does it change the video rate only? 2) does it change the audio rate? 3) Does it do a mix of both? The disclaimer posted in previous reviews regarding AVC is solid. I have only had two of 15 AVC conversions sync closely. Only the video_ts appeared to be somewhat immune so drift, but the elementary streams which I synced at 1.74 or so started synced then drifted at the end. Of course slapping an mp4/aac audio file encoded w/ ffmpeg in their w/ paste extract from quicktime resulted in a perfectly synced file no drift file. Renaming and atoms are the issues to me. If I want to change the name displayed in the PSP it's not easy or impossible w/ iPSP. If I were to encode h.264 + aac w/ quicktime then I would need to add the psp atoms (again not an option). So on the plus side, we have a method of creating AVC files on a Mac. On the minus side, the audio doesn't sync (no matter what the video is 'hardcoded' at). The sync adjustment window also crashes after some use. So here's the kicker. Why do we need to sync? PSP video 9 doesn't do this. I think the solution to improving this product is to implement variable features for video framerate and audio bitrate. Once this is done a very testable product will be out and the authors will get the feedback they need to fix any minor bugs. As it stands we have a minor improvement, but the authors are working at it and they take into account response on their website. I'm not going to add a rating, I'll keep using it unless something else beats it w/ an avc implementation.
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Anonymous
11 September 2005
Version: 2.5.4
I can't stand this program anymore. Get PSPware you'll see a difference.
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Anonymous
11 September 2005
Version: 2.5.4
I appreciate the developers efforts. GUI design is nice, however, the app itself needs a bit of improvement. Good work so far, keep it up.
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Anonymous
10 September 2005
Version: 2.5.3
What shall I say? As mentioned before, AVC doesn't work: Source was a 16:9 .vob (from a VIDEO_TS folder - 21 minutes), selected 'Widescreen', selected 'High quality video' - filesize should be 66 MB. Converted a long time on a G4 1.42 - and all I've got was a 1 minute long .mp4 with 1,4 MB (!) and in 320x240 (no widescreen!). Yes - you'll have to install mpegenc and Forty-TwoDVD-MPPlus - mpegenc was installed before and I've got no response wether iPSP overwrites the file or not. And: The Forty-crap doesn't come with an uninstaller - so these binaries stay on your HD forever or you'll have to search by yourself. I'll go with PSPWare (it has no AVC-output yet) - but who needs iPSP with features that doesn't work?
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Anonymous
26 August 2005
Version: 2.5.2
After comparing various psp integration applications I feel that iPSP is one of the worst made. I made the mistake of purchasing it, but it becomes a long saga of more purchases from the same company. Want to convert movies? iPSP REQUIRES you to purchase forty-two. You can use demo mode, but that produces a short clip so it's virtually useless. As for fine tuning in video the promise is the highest possible format (AVC), but there is no real tuning for this conversion. Furthermore you end up installing a bunch of archaic plugins in quicktime, a few helper applications and other extras just to do something other applications do, but a lot slower. There's no way I'm wasting my time and space w/ the iPSP AVC implementation so onto the other features. Don't waste money on Toast 7 for the psp video feature, the input requires a simple file to begin w/ and I want to watch video from dvd's. Music has a preference to not convert. Make sure this is unchecked or your transfer rate will take ages. Speaking of transfer rate, for some reason the speed isn't there. Photos, drag your albums over and wait. Game saves, you have to set the sync on startup button. Overall usage: there is no general sync system, instead the user must drag and drop or select items and delete them manually. The usability is too tedious for words. I'd love to have a log of all the things I need to remove to get this off my machine. I'm not shouting like a dev, but I think ffmpeg, yade, and pspware are the best possible combination and they only cost you a total of 15 dollars for full usage. If these developers get it together they might be able to fix the problem by adding a sync system, putting all the components in one app, and charging less. As it stands I wouldn't recommend this application to anyone as everything can be done manually or w/ a couple of apps and better.
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Anonymous
31 July 2005
Version: 2.5
I like the direction this is going. They have already added a way to easily add bookmarks from Safari to the new browser, and MP4 encoding is pretty simple and fast but we really need the new codec and I hope they figure out how to include that. I also would like to see bookmarks from some other popular browser show up such as firefox, as well as a way to import bookmarks from del.icio.us Another feature that would be cool would be a way to import text, pdf, or other docs into html and then put them into a local file which is added to the bookmarks . This will make e-books take up much less space than jpeg format.
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1.5
Anonymous
30 July 2005
Version: 2.5
Gave it another try. It failed. Went back to PSPWare.
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Dlprthug79
28 July 2005
Version: 2.5pre 2
This thing sucks I have a mac, Listen its not worth purchasing, its compression sucks. PSP WARE is FREE and it works WAY BETTER! Trust me, PSP WARE PSP WARE PSP WARE
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Anonymous
26 July 2005
Version: 2.5pre 2
They fired all of their support staff. The developers don't even own window machines to test their software on either. Stay away from this company (Which isn't really a REAL company). What product have you ever used that needs to have daily bug updates? lol. What a joke.
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Anonymous
28 April 2005
Version: 2.0.8
I LOVE THIS!!!!!!! EXCELLENT SERVICE. I paid via paypal, and got my serial instantly. This upgrade is incredible. The PDF transfer is so cool. I can read all my software manuals and ebooks. while I listen to mp3's. SWEET. GOOD WORK GUYS! Thanks.
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Anonymous
25 April 2005
Version: 2.0.8
DO NOT SEND THEM MONEY! I paid via PayPal over a week ago and have not received a license or even a reply to my multiple emails asking them wtf. I don't know what happened to these developers since their last release, but it seems they fell off the face of the planet. PSPWare on the other hand sent me a license immediately and have had great support.
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Anonymous
21 April 2005
Version: 2.0.8
HAHA.. Buggy as hell and doesn't work properly. There current technical support sucks ass and they cannot produce a version that works correctly. STAY AWAY! Go with PSPWare..
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Anonymous
18 April 2005
Version: 2.0.8
i went ahead and bought the app (or at least tried) because it did work for me in trial mode. but my complaint is that after paying no one got back to me with a serial AND IT'S BEEN 3 1/2 DAYS with no response! i bought PSPWare too and like it better for photos and music, but the video compression options in this one are better. just wish they would give me my serial so i can see progress bars... i would actually rate it higher but since i can't access features i've paid for i'm lowering my rating.
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iconoclast6
16 April 2005
Version: 2.0.8
Do Not Buy This Software For Windows or Mac. I purchased it and so did friends of mine. On the Mac it does work for photos, but nothing else. On XP, it does not work at all for anything. I used it with QT PRO, exported existing video files into every file format. I used it Ulead in XP to convert existing video files as well. Nada. When contacted for support or refunds, the developer offers no substantive responses. This software is a ripoff.
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Anonymous
12 April 2005
Version: 2.0.8
PSPWare http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17474 Still beats this hands down in my opinion even after this update. Give it a try and see which you prefer.
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2.5
Nipper
08 April 2005
Version: 2.0.7
Liked the look of iPSP compared to other programs on the Internet. Was prepared to purchase the app *IF* it worked. Downloaded three build 0.5, 0.6, 0.7 and all of them had the same problem. It detects its own crash and goes up its own arse when you click music or video. The thing defiantly talks to the PSP though. Emailed the company and got a response. Turns out that they have *NEVER* experienced this problem before and it must just be me. Kindly asked to add some debugging into the detected error and I would try a special build so they would fix the problem and got a to the point email back from them. Cant reproduce this problem, so its hard for us to troubleshoot it - ignoring my email!! They dont want peoples custom, and even if you pay support is likely to be crap in my opionion. On the same note I tried the app around a mates and it crashes on his PC in the same way!!
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Anonymous
29 March 2005
Version: 2.0.7
many errors, needs more work, should have been a beta, does not pass for a release, disappointing
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Richie Blitz
28 March 2005
Version: 2.0.7
I registered and the file pull down doesnt work and how the hell do I access photos and video? Im on a mac
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Anonymous
25 March 2005
Version: 2.0.7
Doesn't seem to work for me -- I plugged my PSP in, it mounts as "Untitled" on the desktop, and launching PSP returns an error stating that it can't find it. Hmm....
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Anonymous
25 March 2005
Version: 2.0.7
Couldn't get it to work very well at all on a Mac (got a scary error message) with fresh OS X install (on a powerbook) and a PSP right out of the box. Looking around turns out ffmpegx and altShiiva let you pop videos onto your PSP. ffmpegx works on Mac and Linux and it's free. It's literally one button to encode to the PSP. Turns out it'll even encode VOB files. http://homepage.mac.com/major4/psp.html and http://macupdate.com/info.php/id/11973
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Anonymous
25 March 2005
Version: 2.0.7
give me a break, the dev did many great stuff that the other app doesn't do! Are sure you have a psp? Because it's a must have for psp users. I paid and support the dev for his great job.
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Anonymous
24 March 2005
Version: 2.0.6
Skip this thing, save headaches and $20 by going to http://homepage.mac.com/major4/ Free and simple and it works and properly credits people. After you install it's basically one click to encode video onto the PSP.
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Anonymous
24 March 2005
Version: 2.0.6
This software includes binaries for LAME, FFmpeg and others. Not to mention that it's a bad habit to do so without giving proper credit, it's also very much illegal if you haven't paid your MPEG licensing fees. Naturally this application is also as horrible as everything else that was ever developed with that despicable REALbasic...
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Anonymous
24 March 2005
Version: 2.0.6
This app will be good one day. Right now it is so incredibly buggy it feels like a pre-beta. Nothing really works properly on the first try. Very frustrating.
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Anonymous
23 March 2005
Version: 2.0.6
Just to echo the comments of the people before me. This is a mess, did anyone even test this? After all the trouble I went thru trying to get this to work as advertised I quite literally could have done it all manually and walked out the door with a loaded PSP without a headache.
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C-Bennett
11 March 2005
Version: 2.0.4
iPSP is possibly one of the shoddiest little applications I've ever had the misfortune to use. Being initially impressed by v1.x, I purchased a full license. Unfortunately v2.x, is thus far, shocking bad! Here's my story... 2.0.4 Comments -------------- I gave iPSP another chance today at v2.0.4. Made a few playlists in iTunes (4.7.1) and a few albums in iPhoto (5.0.1). Plugged in my PSP (with a freshly formatted 1GB SanDisk DUO Pro) and launched the application. Went straight to transfer some tunes by clicking on the 'Music' icon. Chose the playlist I wanted and the program sorted through the tracks quickly but transferred absolutely nothing to my PSP except creating empty folders with no MP3s inside. I tried quitting the application and doing the process again but to no avail. Next up was the 'Photo' button and thankfully it worked as advertised, properly transferring photos from my selected library. Finally, the 'Videos' button caused the program to crash upon the first press. Re-launched iPSP and tried it again... crash! Re-launched iPSP for the third time and guess what... crash! Gave-up and moved onto the 'Add Video' button which popped-up a file select window. Chose my source video file and set-up the encoding parameters and hit encode. The program started encoding the video properly so I decided to hit cancel and quit the program. Unimpressed thus-far I decided to delete the iPSP application from my computer, but was told upon emptying the trash that 'files were in use' and the process could not be completed. I closed my open applications, ejected mounted images, and checked the 'force quite' dialogue box but there was nothing running. I finally decided to pull-up the Activity Monitor and noticed that there one ffmpegX processes still in operation, consuming almost upwards of 80% of my CPU, ffmpegX being the iPSP's video encoder. Unbelievable! 2.0.3 Comments -------------- 2.0.3 is an interesting development over v1.x but unfortunately using the program is like skating on thin ice. Sometimes it works (like updating iTunes and iPhoto lists) and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it crashes doing simple operations (like adding video files) and sometimes it doesn't. I really like where the program is going and hope the author(s) can really try and improve its stability and slightly clumsy interface (I mean what's with the naff-looking video game controller and giant musical note... eugh!). I purchased a license for v1.x but until the program feels more streamlined I'm going to return to encoding videos with ffmpegX/PSPREZ (more control over settings) and manually copying MP3s and pictures. Fingers crossed for the next update.
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Anonymous
06 March 2005
Version: 2.0.3
I tested the video encoding of iPSP v1.x against AltShiiva and ffmpegX a few weeks ago as this is the main feature of iPSP I believe most users will be interested in. AltShiiva produced slighter larger files, however it created them twice as quickly and with better image quality. ffmpegX failed to produce a valid mp4 file. I will test iPSP v2 shortly but I doubt it will be any faster judging by the release notes.
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Anonymous
05 March 2005
Version: 2.0.2
Doesn't work at all. Launches, chimes, and does nothing else. File menu doesn't work. About box doesn't work. Screwed up the icon on my memory stick. I had to use Terminal to remove the .Volume.icns file. Be very wary of this app.
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Anonymous
05 March 2005
Version: 2.0.2
i think sony should buy this product off the developer and give it out for free. im sure that the develpor wouldnt mind the sony CEO walk up to him hand him a cheque for $1 000 000 and walk out with the source!
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Anonymous
04 March 2005
Version: 2.0
I can't us it till I get my PSP (3/24) but from looking at the website it's obviously being developed to work with Tiger, that makes me happy. One suggestion, add an eject button to the interface (top right like on a keyboard) and have it greyed out when there is nothing to eject (so I'm sure it's no longer mounted), so having to go to the desktop to eject is not necessary. I look forward to using this app, a lot.
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Anonymous
03 March 2005
Version: 1.1.3b
I have a PSP for 2 months now, and this is THE tool for Mac users. I paid the $20 and it deserve it! Good work guys.
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Anonymous
03 March 2005
Version: 1.1.3b
Makes me want to get a PSP wow...$20..... pay up. If not, get on Sony's case. They should provide it for free. This is why Microsoft got big.... people paid for it's use. Why do developers not grow? People don't pay. If you don't pay.... never, i mean never again make a comment about Microsoft being so....successful. This just openned my eyes to the PSP as a Mac user. Sony should pay this guy.
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Qubex
03 March 2005
Version: 1.1.3b
That's a very unfair thing to say. The developer is investing time and effort into creating a tool that will allow Mac users to use their PSP to the full, and you berate him for charging money for his work? How about you come to work for me, free? Does that sound like a good arrangement? Hypocrite.
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Bryan-Law
03 March 2005
Version: 1.1.3b
It's good to see that us Mac users will be able to actually use the PSP when it comes out. I was getting worried that when I do get one when they come out over here in the states, that I would be unable to transfer data to it because I don't run Windows. I think that it is unfair of Sony to ignore us Mac users and make their software PC only. This looks like a promising program, and I will definately try it fully once I get a PSP. My only complaint about this program is that it's not free. I know, the developer is trying to make some money, but that's taking advantage of the fact that there currently is nothing else. Please, if someone else is considering starting a free/opensource software like this, I encourage you to do so.
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Anonymous
03 March 2005
Version: 1.1.3b
From description, the PSP has an "amazing low price." I disagree.
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Anonymous
02 March 2005
Version: 1.1.3b
Once they've arrived in US stores I'll give iPSP a whirl. Looks promising.
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Luxuryluke
02 March 2005
Version: 1.1.3b
I CAN"T WAIT TO USE THIS! Is it March that they are available US?
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