Will PS4 be able to play MKV/AVI/WMV/VOB/M4V video files?

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Will PS4 be able to play MKV/AVI/WMV/VOB/M4V video files?

Post  aqlucky on Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:39 pm

Summary: How can I put MKV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, MPG, WMV, M4V, Tivo videos to PS4? If you want to make a reservation for Sony's PlayStation 4, and wonder if it can support these files playback, now you have got the chance to learn how to play all kindes of movies on PS4?

PS4 (Sony PlayStation 4) can be called the most exciting game console in the whole year of 2013. It is a video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment which releases on November 15, 2013 in North America for $399, and will compete with Nintendo's Wii U and Microsoft's Xbox One. Play Station 4 is not only a video game console, it can also act as a powerful home media center to stream photos, music and videos to HD TV for playing ans sharing. You can copy or stream many kinds of videos for playback via PS4.

However, some common high definition video formats such as MKV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, MPG, WMV, M4V, Tivo are not supported by PlayStation4. In such cases, you need to convert them to PS4 for playing more HD movies and videos.

Software Requirement:

Here you need the assistance of a PS4 video conversion software program Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate or iMedia Converter for Mac to convert MKV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, MPG, WMV, M4V, Tivo to Sony PS4 videos friendly videos for playback.

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Part 1. Convert MKV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, MPG, WMV, M4V, Tivo Videos to PS4 Video on PC/Mac

Step 1. Install and launch the Ultimate Converter for PS4, and click "Add Video" button to load your source videos files. The software supports batch converison so that you can add several MKV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, MPG, WMV, M4V, Tivo files to convert at one time.

Step 2. Click on "Format" boarder to set output format.

Now that we're converting MKV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, MPG, WMV, M4V, Tivo for PS4, a recommended format is "PSP/PS3 >> PS3 Video(720P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)" foramt.

Step 3. Finally click on "Convert" button to start converting video to 720p MP4 for PS4.

Part 2: Transfer HD Movies to PS4 Video from PC/Mac

Before transferring the converted HD movies to PS4 from your computer, please make sure of the following things to get ready:

The computer with the movie file that has been converted as above;

A USB external hard drive or flash drive;

A PlayStation4

1. Transfer the converted movie file from your computer to the USB. You should format it to FAT-32 if you are using an external hard drive.
2. Insert the USB flash drive or hard drive into one USB port of PS4 console.
3. Turn the PS4 on after making sure there is a disk in the system, and then go to the main menu.
4. Select "Video" and then find your USB device.
5. Select "Display All" to see all the video files existing on your Sony PS4.
6. Select the file you wish to transfer and press the triangle button.
7. Choose "Copy" and confirm the transferring, then the movies are transferred and copied to your PS4 hard drive.

In this way, you can get MKV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, MPG, WMV, M4V, Tivo files playable on PS4 without problems. We hope this short article will bring some new multimedia life to your PlayStation 4 (PS4) console.


PlayStation 4 is thereby used as a host and a controller, through which you can play the HD movies on the display of computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device with the help of HDMI or optical S/PDIF.



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