Monday, July 24, 2006

Sony will release firmware version 2.80 on Thursday with the added feature of RSS video streaming. RSS streaming was added in version 2.50 and has the ability to stream MP3 audio content as well as RSS web content. In the previous post Mark comments on the use of Twonkymedia which is a UPnP media server that supports the PSP in version 4 which is currently in beta.

Twonkymedia provides access to Internet radio (or shoutcast/icecast) streams by proxying the stream to a local RSS feed which means it could also proxy our home Icecast streams. I'm not sure if the Sony RSS software allows you to stream music and also run the browser, if it does then PlayerPal could still be used to control your music. Twonkymedia lets you view your music in a folder tree which makes browsing files easy although not as cool as PlayerPal!

Pimpstreamer remains one of the best video streaming homebrew apps for the PSP but perhaps the new RSS video streaming features in firmware version 2.80 will provide us with a new audio and video streaming solution.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Thanks to PSP Updates for featuring the Location Free PSP audio guide today and thanks for the good feedback I've been recieving.

Just to clear up any confusion this guide has nothing to do with the Sony LocationFree PSP software that is included in newer versions of firmware or with the Sony LocationFree video player system this is a totally different solution for listening, browsing and controlling your music collection using the PSP. I probably should have used a different name especially as LocationFree is trademarked by Sony!

If you want to contact me about any aspects of this guide please leave a comment.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The software pack for the Location Free PSP guide can be downloaded from

Read the definitive guide to using the PSP as a location free audio media player here :

Location Free PSP (PDF Format)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

A draft of the Location Free PSP audio media player guide will be available tommorow for comments by selected user groups. The software pack is about 35MB so I won't be posting that until I get some hosting offers!

Friday, July 14, 2006

This is the home of the Location Free PSP definitive guide to using the Sony Playstation Portable as a true location free media player to browse, control and listen to your media collection from anywhere.

The audio media player guide and Location Free PSP software pack will be available here soon! A video media player guide will follow.