If you're a loyal player of Sony PlayStation Portable, you may have ever extracted some cutscene movie files from a preferred UMD game in .pmf format. However, there's a problem that immediately comes on the heels, PMF file cannot be recognized by most media players and editors. Given this, I've compiled two methods to transcode PMF to MP4 for free use.
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What is a PMF file? In a nutshell, PMF stands for Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Movie File, a proprietary format that can be extracted from PSP disk images. Many people would like to save some classic and impressive cutscenes, movie intros and outros to local drive for playback or editing. To your disappointment, PMF is a tough file type that only a limited number of programs can handle it normally. Even if it plays, you'll find there is still no sound.
Based on the search results, Lande PMF Player is recommended to play PMF video files on Windows desktop, but unfortunately, this player seems to be discontinued as I didn't find any valid download link over the Internet. On the other hand, PPSSPP can run parts of PMF files, but some are locked and unplayable. Instead of some unconfirmed complicated guide, I will introduce two simple methods to work it out.
Free HD Video Converter Factory is one of the few PSP PMF converters that allows you to turn PMF movie file into any playable or editable format. The self-explanatory GUI and oversimplified navigation make it accessible to everyone.
Expand the full list of 500+ presets on the right side. Navigate to "Video" category and select "MP4".
Tips. Choose any profile based on your preference. If needed, open "Parameter settings" to configure detailed video properties like resolution, bitrate, and more.
Specify an output directory to save the converted files. At last, hit the big "Run" button to start PMF to MP4 conversion.
If there is still no sound after the conversion using the PSP video converter, you may give it a shot with a lightweight utility I found accidentally on a forum. I've tried it with several PMF files to see if the converted files have sound, and to my surprise, it worked like a charm. As it didn't seem to have an official download link, I've zipped the utility and uploaded to Google Drive.
Download this PMF video converter via this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BBMu8qhe9t0OPipf7Pz-KMZHcFo7N07O/view. Then unzip this package file, and you'll see a folder named "PMF2MKV". Open this folder and run "PMF2MKV.exe" therein, then a blank window will pop up.
Locate your PMF files, drag and drop them into this blank window. This neat program will automatically process and convert all PMF file to (H.264/AAC) MKV in the same folder. Just wait for the complete message. After done, the MKV video should play with sound. If you prefer another video file type, change the video format with the aforementioned free converter.
Now you have learned two methods to convert PMF files at no cost. I've no idea whether the two PMF converters work for all PMF files, at least they worked pretty well during my hands-on experience. You're welcomed to upload and send some PMF files you failed to convert to me for further investigation. Meanwhile, it would be much appreciated if you share with me any better solution. Thanks for your reading.
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