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10.4: Easily move eBooks to PlayStation Portable System
Tiger only hintI discovered the easiest way yet to get eBooks on your Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) after installing Tiger.
  1. Choose any book from gutenberg.org that has an HTML version.
  2. Select Page Setup in Safari and choose a custom paper size of 3.78in x 6.66in, then select Print from the File menu.
  3. Select "Save PDF to iPhoto" from the Save as PDF pop-up menu.
  4. When iPhoto opens up, you're presented with a dialog asking you to choose the album to import into, or to create a new one. This dialog seems to always pop up *behind* iPhoto, so you may have to look for it. Create a new album for your eBook.
  5. In your album, select all of your eBook images, rotate the pictures once, counter-clockwise, then use the Share feature to export them to .jpg at 480 x 272. Make sure to "Use Album Name" when exporting.
  6. Move the entire folder over to your PSP via USB into the Images directory on your memory stick.
  7. On the PSP, open the first image and rotate your PSP to read it. Use the top right trigger to turn the page forward.
Voila! You may want to tweak the HTML first to optimize the text for viewing, but usually that just means adding a font-size and font-family attribute to the styles, and lots of those Gutenberg texts are already very nicely formatted.

[robg adds: If someone sends me a PSP, I'll give this one a thorough test :) ...]
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10.4: Easily move eBooks to PlayStation Portable
Authored by: smcavoy on May 10, '05 11:24:03AM
you might want to check out a fairly easy way to get text to the PSP (from your mac). Check out roboticjelly.net. Look for "PSP Book"

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10.4: Easily move eBooks to PlayStation Portable
Authored by: jasont on May 10, '05 06:32:08PM

PSPBook is by far the best method of converting any text file to a group of jpegs for PSP reading. It supports full font and compression settings. Just select your input file, click export, select destination, and you are set.

This hint does provide something. Much like itunes gives us movie management (hmmn....did someone take the name iMovie..oh yeah..I guess we did..what do we do guys..let's placate the qt 7 full screen people) this lets you manage your ebooks in a library manner. It takes some space, but it works. The lack of good ebook management AND viewing software in an integrated application is really painful in this hour and minute so this hint has something going for it even if you use PSPBook to do the work anyways.



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10.4: Easily move eBooks to PlayStation Portable
Authored by: djl on Oct 23, '05 01:49:05PM

Haven't tried it myself yet but this seems quite good:-

http://pdf2psp.sourceforge.net/



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