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Sony launches Media Manager software for PSP

Sony Computer Entertainment America has launched a new piece of software designed to make it easier for PlayStation Portable owners to transfer media from PC to PSP.

Sony Computer Entertainment America has launched a new piece of software designed to make it easier for PlayStation Portable owners to transfer media from PC to PSP.

The PSP Media Manager features a drag-and-drop interface and thumbnail previews so users can move files around quickly and easily, and a one-click option for backing up files. It supports a wide range of video and audio formats, including jpeg, wav, wma, mp4, avi and mpeg, and a range of bitrate options are available.

A download-only version is on sale now at the Sony website, priced USD 19.95. A boxed version, which will go on sale on December 1, will come with a 6 foot USB 2.0 cable, sample media and five free song downloads from Sony's Connect music store. It will retail for USD 29.95.

"The PSP system has established itself as the pre-eminent device for mobile entertainment and gaming," said Dave Chaimson, vice president of marketing, Sony Media Software.

"Now, with the release of the new PSP Media Manager software, we're providing Sony technology that lets users easily optimize and transfer their content from the PC to their PSP system using a familiar drag-and-drop interface."

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