Content Manager Copying music, images, and videos to and from a computer

Copy music, images, and videos on your system to or from a computer (Windows®/Mac).

Before performing this procedure, you need to do the following:

  • For a PCH-1000 series system, insert a memory card for the PS Vita system.
  • Link a Sony Entertainment Network account with your system.
  • Connect your computer to the Internet.
  • Download and install Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation® on your computer.
    Download Content Manager Assistant from the following website:
    http://cma.dl.playstation.net/cma/
1.
On the computer, check that Content Manager Assistant is installed and started.
Windows®:
Look for the Content Manager Assistant icon in the notification area of the taskbar to verify that the application is running:
Mac:
Look for the Content Manager Assistant icon in the menu bar to verify that the application is running:
2.
On your system, select (Content Manager) > [Copy Content].
3.
Select (PC), and then select (USB cable) or (Wi-Fi).
To connect using Wi-Fi, you must select the [Connect to PS Vita System Using Wi-Fi] checkbox under [Wi-Fi Connection Settings] in the Content Manager Assistant to set a checkmark, and register your PS Vita system with the computer. For details, see "Transferring data to and from a computer using Wi-Fi".
4.
Select either [ PC → PS Vita System] or [ PS Vita System → PC].
5.
Select [Videos], [Music] or [Photos] to select the kind of content to copy.
6.
Select the checkboxes of the content you want to copy, and then select [Copy].
This is an example for Music:
  • You can also copy content using the (Videos), (Music), and (Photos) applications.
  • Playlists and music on playlists must be stored in a folder selected as a destination folder for [Music] in the Content Manager Assistant application.
  • Some types of content downloaded from PlayStation®Store can only be used on a limited number of devices per account. Manage the devices on which you use the content by activating and deactivating devices.
  • (Age restricted content) can be copied, but parental controls must either be off or set appropriately to play the content at the destination of the copy.
  • Some types of content cannot be copied.
  • The video content that is downloaded from PlayStation®Store cannot be copied or moved to the computer.
  • Take care not to infringe the copyrights and other intellectual property rights of others.

Copying the entire folder

When you are managing photos and video in a folder on your computer, you can copy the entire folder to your system.
In step 6 of "Copying music, images, and videos to and from a computer", select [Cancel] > (Back), and then select (Folders) > (Options) > [Copy].

  • When there is a folder within a folder to copy, a child folder is opened and the contents are copied as the content inside the parent folder.
  • When content is selected from a folder and copied to a system, a folder with an identical name will be created.
  • An entire folder that was copied to your system cannot be copied back to a computer.

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