Sony’s PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a very popular device and has sold a few million units, but when compared to Apple’s iPod, the PSP lacks storage space. Luckily, the PSP has a built in WiFi card to make up for this disadvantage. With a few simple steps, all of which are included in this tutorial, anyone can stream any non-copyright music from their iTunes library to their PSP. To get started, you will need to have the following:
- PSP With Firmware v2.60
- Networked XP Home/Pro Comp.
- WiFi (802.11b) Network Router
- Apple iTunes v6.0.4 Installed
- Songs in iTunes Music Library
- At Least 1 Playlist With Music
The 5-Step Setup Procedure:
1) Download iTunes-PSP-Server.exe and save it to your desktop.
2) Disable any firewalls and/or keep port 8080 open.
3) Launch iTunes and then click on the iTunes-PSP-Server after.
4) In IE/Firefox open the page “http://localhost:8080”
5) Setup is complete if an “iTunes RSS Server” page appeared.
If the iTunes RSS Server page didn’t appear make sure your firewall has authorized “iTunes-PSP-Server.exe” to access the internet completely. You may also want to add a rule into your firewall to keep port 8080 open. The “black box” is the server, DO NOT close it.
Before going any further make sure you know the IP address of the machine running iTunes and the iTunes-PSP-Server. To find you Local Area Network (LAN) IP go to Start -> Control Panel -> Network Connections -> Click on your Network Card -> Support Tab. Your local IP address should look something like this “192.168.1.xxx”. Another method is to go to Start -> Run… -> type “cmd” hit enter -> type “ipconfig” in the window. Your IP Address should be displayed there. Once the 5-Step Procedure is complete and you have found your Local IP Address, proceed to the next step.
The PSP Setup Procedure:
1) Turn on your PSP and go to Network -> Internet Browser.
2) Enter “http://IPADDRESS:8080” into the Address area.
3) When iTunes RSS Server appears add it to your bookmarks.
4) Now click on any orange RSS icon and “Add This Channel”.
5) Close Internet Browser and go to Network -> RSS Channel.
6) Select a playlist you added and YOUR’RE DONE!!!
This tutorial only demonstrated how to access your iTunes Library over a Local Area WiFi network. If you wish to access your iTunes Library music from any “HotSpot” or external location, you will need to forward port 8080 in your router to allow your Local IP to be accessible externally.
Other Notes: To close the iTunes-PSP-Server just select the black window and press CTRL+Shift+C and it should close. If you update your iTunes library once the server has already been started, selected “Reload Library” on the webpage in your PSP browser. The server can only stream non-copyright protected (DRM-Free) MP3 and AAC files. (no video support yet)
Downloads: iTunes-PSP-Server.exe | Apple iTunes
Links: iTunes RSS Server Development | Google Groups Support
Sweet, I’m going to have a lot of fun with this little app.
Can you get the RSS podcast/vidcast off of I-Tunes?
Nice “How to”, I’m gonna go try it out :)
nice tutorial. cheers
I tried this a few weeks ago and it rocks!
About video streaming, Sony will allow this in a new update soon so you can then set up your vids as well :D
“If you wish to access your iTunes Library music from any “HotSpot” or external location, you will need to forward port 8080 in your router to allow your Local IP to be accessible externally.”
I wouldn’t advise people to do this, it’s not very secure, opening port on the remote interface of your router should only be done when absolutly necessary.
You can stream video to your PSP right now using the PimpStreamer. You can find a complete article on it at http://www.pspupdates.com
Any firmware version can run it. 2.01+ firmwares will need to run the eLoader through GTA.
Very cool. I’m going to have to try this.
is there a way to do this with a mac.
I have a macbookpro. Is there is similar version for macs which is free? Awesome tutorial though.
Will it only work on the computer with the wifi router or will it work from any computer on the network?
There is a method to do this with a macintosh machine, but you’ll need PPM/CPAN modules to do so. Here is the link for more information: http://trickster.bulknews.net/trac.cgi/wiki/ITunesRssServer
iTunes RSS Server will not be able to stream video at the time being, but the iTunes RSS server will automatically extract the audio associated with it it and stream that to you PSP.
How do you do this over the Internet? I have opened port 8080 on my router but what address do I put in now? Is it my ISPADDRESS:8080?
it is great but each playlist only holds 100 songs (in iTunes it can hold all the songs you have e.g 2638) but when you play the RSS channel in youre psp it only holds 100 and thats not the server problem but a psp problem that sony should arrange in the next PSP Update.
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