There are many podcasts on PSP available. Some ofthem simply share information on the PlayStationPortable and distribute it to people interested in portablegaming. These podcasts serve as news organizations,sharing audio or visual files talking about thePlayStation Portable and speculating about updates tothe PSP. The vast majority, however, take advantage ofthe ability of the PlayStation Portable’s ability todownload and play quality videos on the gaming screen.Developers of the program PSP Video 9 first created aprogram that could change videos from computer typeslike .avi and .mpeg to the format used by the PlayStation Portable.
Once that was done, it was quickly possible to createpodcasts for the PSP. Podcasters began creating videofiles, changing them to a format readable by thePlayStation Portable, and distributing them by podastfeed. These podcast feeds are subscribed to by peopleinterested in the feed, who download the episodes asthey come out. After the video files are transfered to thePlayStation Portable, they can be viewed whenever theend user wishes, just like the other movies andprofessionally done videos available for the PSP. ThePlayStation Portable has thus been changed from simplybeing a portable gaming platform to a piece of fullfeatured media hardware capable of playing games,storing information, and playing videos and movies,moving toward a more complex future.