It would be far more convenient if a PSPer could rip the DVDs he already owns to a form of media that his gaming unit will recognize. And guess what? The software industry is already on the case, with X-OOM's Movies on PSP. The software lets you store movie files on a Sony memory stick, which works with the PSP. So, for all the buzz, UMDs probably won't keep studio executives out of Del Taco.
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