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[Off Topic] How to Stream MP4 video on PS4 from USB Drive

How to Stream MP4 video on PS4 from USB Drive

Source: Convert MP4 to PS4 Supported Format

Can PlayStation 4 play MP4? Why PS4 won't play MP4 movies sometime? This article will introduce a powerful MP4 to PS4 Converter to solve all PS4 MP4 issues.

Sony PS4 is released in more and more countries, we can got this striking video game console and play latest games on HDTV’s big screen. Though PS4 is developed as game console, many people use it to watch movies. Althought it claims to support MP4 files, but we still run into PS4 won't play MP4 files, So, you may encounter various problems: "no audio when playing MP4 on PS4" or "PS4 can’t read some of MP4 videos", "Can PlayStation 4 play MP4 videos?" The following article just aims to explain why PS4 doesn't play some MP4 movies as well as provide an easy solution to play various MP4 files on PS4.

According to PlayStation support website, PS4 has strict requirements of MP4 files, only supports playing MP4 files encoded with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC):

Video in MPEG-4 SP (Simple Profile) and audio in AAC LC (Low Complexity) format.
Video in H.264/AVC HP (High Profile) and audio in AAC LC (Low Complexity) format.
MPEG-2 TS format with video in H.264/AVC and audio in AAC LC (Low Complexity) format.

PS4 Tips: TS folder/VOB to PS4 | DVD to PS4 | iTunes Videos to PS4

While MP4 is a container video format which may contain various video or audio codec. If the MP4 video is not encoded with PS4 compatible codec, we will fail to stream MP4 to PS4 or cannot play MP4 on PS4 even if successfully transferred MP4 to PS4. In order to successfully play various MP4 files on PS4, a widely used solution is to convert MP4 to PS4 recognized formats. Here, we strongly recommend Pavtube MP4 to PS4 Converter to help you convert MP4 to PS4 to solve "PS4 won't play MP4" issue. (Here is review).


Here, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is a very easy-to-use video to PS4 converting program which comes with flawless video quality and quick conversion speed. It is an all-in-one converting program, and it features outputting 3D (Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, Anaglyph) in H.265/HEVC/MP4/MKV/AVI/MOV/WMV formats. It even helps to convert PS4 unsupported audio like FLAC, OGG, Apple Lossless ALAC M4A, M4R, CAF, M4B, AIFF, APE, DTS etc to PS4 supported MP3, WAV or WMA as well as other devices supported formats. You can reach the Mac version here: iMedia Converter for Mac. Now, just following content step-by-step guide on how to convert MP4 to PS4 supported MP4 for successfully playback.

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Tutorials: Converting MP4 videos to PS4 friendly format

Step 1: Load MP4 video files to this MP4 to PS4 Converter

Download the Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate on your computer, install and run the program, add videos. You can choose to import videos or the entire folder by clicking the top left two icons. It supports batch conversion, you can import and transcode multiple movies files at one time.

Step 2. Choose a proper format for PS4.

Click "Format" drop-down list and choose " PSP/PS3 >> PS3 Video(720P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)" as the compatible MP4 preset with best video quality.

Step 3. Customize video specs for PS4 (Optional).

For people who want to further customizing output video size and quality, you can click "Settings" on the bottom to enter Profile Settings Window, and customize video size, frame rate, bitrate, codec and sample rate(Hz). In general, the higher bit rate, the bigger output file size.

Step 4. Start MP4 to PS4 Conversion.

You can hit the big red "Convert" to start converting MP4 to MP4 with best video settings for PS4. After the conversion, click "Open output folder" in the conversion window, or "Open" in main interface to quick locate the converted video.

Now, you can transfer converted videos to PS4 via USB flash drive for smooth playback without any problem.

Insert USB Drive into USB port, turn PS4 on and then go to the main menu, select "Video" and find your USB Drive, select "Display All" to see the video files that exists on your PS4, please choose the file that you want to transfer and press the triangle button, choose "Copy" and confirm the transferring, the movies are transferred to your PS4 hard drive, and then you can play MP4 movies on PS4 from USB Drive.

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