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 on 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. 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 convert PMF to MP4 with audio.
Free HD Video Converter Factory is one of the few PSP PMF converter that allows you to convert PMF movie file to any familiar and playable format. You'll be surprised by its oversimplified navigation and self-explanatory GUI. Additionally, it even enables you to download online video and music from 300+ popular websites. Just download and install this freeware below, then let's get started to convert PMF to MP4 in only 3 steps.
Fire up Free HD Video Converter Factory and you'll see two main features: Converter and Downloader. Literally, open Converter and click on "Add Files" button to import the PMF files. Also, you can simply drag the files into the program window.
Hit the format profile on the right side to spread the full list of 500+ presets of frequently-used formats and devices. Select any one based on your preference. For advanced user, you're able to open "Parameter settings" window to make further changes.
Click on the inverted triangle icon at the bottom to specify an output directory to save the converted files. At last, hit the big "Run" button to start to convert PMF to MP4.
If there is still no sound after the conversion, 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, and drag 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 other video file type, change the video format with the aforementioned free converter.
Now you have learnt two methods to convert PMF to MP4 at no cost. I've no idea if the solutions are applicable to all PMF files, at least they worked pretty well during my tests. You're welcomed to upload and send some PMF file 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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