Who would have thought that the gaming console ahead of its time–the Sony
Play Station Portable (PSP)–can even play streaming audio in
addition to video playback functions and games? Well, it can. The RSS channel
feature of PSP allows you to listen to music. This guide discusses what RSS is
and how you can get streaming audio content on your PSP.
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication (RSS). So, the RSS channel is a format
intended for you to pull out information on the Internet efficiently as possible
and use it on your PSP. The resulting format can be video, audio, images,
and so on. You can view a sample channel on the PSP when you navigate to a
network using your PSP. RSS channel allows you to stream music via the PSP while
RSS channel takes your music folder, which you should have organized in
subfolders, and makes a dynamic RSS feed of each folder, and this you can add
through the PSP’s web browser. The problem is you will need to set up and even
run a webserver on your PC to do that.
The end results is that, with RSS channel, when you’re connected to the
Internet, you can add link info to your own channel list which will allow your
PSP system to link to the RSS-distributed content that’s available on web pages.
This means your PSP system will automatically try to update the content
that has been recently added to the pages, and you can play the updated changes
on your PSP.
In a way, RSS channel allows your PSP to synch your music files between PC and
PSP via the Internet. That’s it. Now you know how the latest improvements
in the use of the PSP is being enjoyed today. Have fun.