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PS4 Media Player Not Reading MP4 Files- Fixed

July 27, 2016

Summary: PS4 won't play MP4 files? This tutorial explains the reason and walks you through how to get MP4 play on PS4 without hassle.

Sony is finally adding a dedicated media player app to the PS4, which is compatible with a larger variety of file formats than the PS3's player. As it claimed, PS4 can playback MP4 movies over both wi-fi (DLNA) and USB. However, in some cases, you'll find your MP4 files can’t be played on PS4... In this article, we’d like to help you solve the MP4 to PS4 playback issues.

Why PS4 media player not reading your MP4 files? The reason is that different MP4 files are encoded with different audio and video codecs. According to PlayStation support website, PS4 only supports playing MP4 files encoded with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC). 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 PlayStation4.

To solve PS4 won't play MP4 problem, the easy and quick workaround is to encode/re-encode MP4 to PS4 compatible H.264 or MPEG-4 encoded MP4 files. Along with some help from third-party program like Brorsoft Video Converter (available for Windows and Mac), you can achieve your goal effortlessly. This software can do batch conversion from MP4, MKV, MOV, VOB and more to PS4 supported video formats with fast encoding speed and excellent output video quality. Just get the right version according to your computer's OS and follow the step-by-step guide below to convert MP4 files to PS4 smoothly.

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Converting MP4 Videos to PS4 friendly format

1. Start the MP4 to PS4 converter and to add your MP4 files to it. You can choose to import videos or the entire folder by clicking the top left two icons.



2. Click on the dropdown menu of "Format" and then move your pointer to "PSP/PS3". From the sub-list, you can choose "PS3 Video(720P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)", "PS3 Video(1080P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)" as the target format for your PS4.



Tip: If the default video/parameters can't meet your needs, just click Settings icon to adjust the video codec, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to get a decent video as you want. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

3. After all necessary settings, you can hit "Convert" button to start converting MP4 to PS4 with best video settings.

Once the conversion finished, click "Open" in main interface to quick locate the converted video. Then, you can transfer the converted MP4 movies to PS4 from USB or media server easily.

Editor's Note: How to Play Media Files on PS4 Correctly?

> Music files must be inside a Folder called music;
> Photos and Videos can be inside any Folder and they work, but they MUST be inside a folder;
> You can copy ANY video from your captures folder and play them back as well;
> The USB device must not have User Profile Encryption on.

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