Cross-platform content manager assistant for the PS Vita
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QCMA is a cross-platform application to provide a Open Source implementation of the original Content Manager Assistant that comes with the PS Vita. QCMA is meant to be compatible with Linux, Windows and MAC OS X.


The aim of this project is to provide an implementation that is on par with the official CMA and also offer some features missing in the original one.

Implemented features.

  • Metadata for PSP savedatas.
  • Basic metadata for single songs (album, artist, title, cover art).
  • Basic metadata for videos (duration, dimensions, thumbnail).
  • Basic metadata for photos (dimensions, thumbnails).
  • Simple backup browser: view and delete the backups on your PC without a Vita.
  • Easy wireless pairing (show PIN to the user when a Vita is detected).
  • Ability to restart the connection if the Vita is reconnected.


  • Complete categories for music.
  • SQLite backend for database.

Planned features

  • Android version: port of Qcma to Android.

Headless version

There is a qcma_cli binary that doesn't need a X session running (useful for servers). The daemon provides minimal interaction via unix signals. Here are some usage examples:

Send a signal to refresh the database

kill -HUP $(pgrep qcma_cli)

Send a signal to stop the daemon

kill $(pgrep qcma_cli)


Where do I get the source code?

Check the GitHub repo here:

I want to contribute

Contact me on GitHub

Thanks to

Yifan Lu - for the vitamtp library and the reference implementation of OpenCMA.

Other contributors: check here