PS4 4K Streaming – Play 4K Movie and Videos with Sony PS4

John Salley

Jul 01, 2015 07:42 am / Posted by John Salley to Media Players, PlayStation, Video, Windows

While the 4K push moves forward across the board with numerous consumer electronics like cameras, TVs, PCs and even mobile devices, it seems like everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. This also include the new gaming platforms Play Station 4 and Xbox One from Microsoft. With the HDMI 2.0 cable connected, you can play 4K Movies and Videos with PS4 and enjoy it on 4K TV or big screen TV. After shooting crystal clear Ultra HD footage, why not enjoy movies in 4K resolution with PS4 game console?

However, although PS4 supports 4K movie streaming, there’s video format/codec incompatibility problem. Currently, 4K content could presumably use either H.264 or H.265 for encoding, while PS4 probably won’t support H.265. Moreover, even if it supports H.264, the video format problem remains: today, most of 4K movies are recorded in MXF/RAW/XAVC/XAVC-S format which the PS4 does not support. Even if PS4 supports 4K MP4 , there’re not many 4K MP4 video source available for you. Consequently, for native importation of 4K Movies and Videos to PS4, it is highly advisable to first convert 4K Movies and Videos with appropriate codec and format for playback.

Then, of course, we know what you really want to see PS4 supported video and audio file formats and codec details.



  • Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
  • Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3(Dolby Digital)


  • Visual: MPEG4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
  • Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3(Dolby Digital)


  • Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
  • Audio: AAC LC, AC-3(Dolby Digital)


  • Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2, MPEG2 Visual
  • Audio: MP2(MPEG2 Audio Layer 2), AAC LC, AC-3(Dolby Digital)

AVCHD: (.m2ts, .mts)




JPEG (based on DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21)

Searched high and low solutions for 4K Movie conversion for PS4, some guys gave me some clues:

1. FFmpeg should be able to remux from 4K video to .mp4 with no transcoding necessary. I’ve tried yet, it imports my 4K XAVC-S videos, but it takes more time than its worth. I’d gvie up the way.

2. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, a top 4K to PS4 Converter app

It’s a professional yet decent 4K Movie Converter for PS4, or an alternative to FFmpeg which can perfectly transcode or rewrap 4K MXF/RAW/XAVC/XAVC-S/MP4 movies with H.264 codec or 4K H.265 to PS4 accepted MP4 format with several simple steps and 100% the original 4K video quality kept. What’s more, with the built-in video editor, it’s freely for you to trim the 4K videos into multiple segments with short duration. The most important is that, it allows you to modify the video bitrate, frame rate, video size, audio channel, etc for your original 4K clips for easier streaming. With its help, playing 4K movie with PS4 or other portable devices like Windows 10 tablets/phones will be so much easier. Just download it and follow below steps to convert 4K Movies and Videos to PS4 for enjoying now.


Guide: Transcode/Rewrap 4K Movies and Videos to PS4

Step 1: Import 4K files

Install and launch the 4K file converter. Then you can add the 4K videos to the program by clicking Add button or directly drag and drop.

Step 2: Choose MP4 as output format

To play 4K Movies and Videos with PS4, click format bar and choose “”PS3 Video (720P) MPEG-4 (*.mp4)” ” or “PS3 Video (1080P) MPEG-4 (*.mp4)” from “PSP/PS3”. Besides encode 4K to PS4 supported MP4, this 4K Movie Converter also support converting 4K files to various video formats like AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV and converting 4K to various devices like iPad, iPhone, Surface 3, Surface Hub, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Apple TV 3, etc.

Step 3: Adjust the video, audio settings

The default and optimal output video resolution for PS4 will be 1920*1080. If you don’t want to spend long time for loading 4K Movies and Videos to PS4, you can downsize your 4K to 1080p , or change the video resolution to 4096*2160 so as to keep the original 4K quality by pressing the “Settings” button and go into “Profile Settings”.

Step 4: Do premiere editing

Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the video with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want.

Step 5: Start 4K to PS4 conversion

Click “Convert” to start converting 4K Movies and Videos to MP4 for PS4. After conversion, click “Open” button to locate the converted video files.

Tips: How to Transfer video to PS4 Video from PC/Mac

Media Streaming without DLNA | Via USB | Via Network

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. We believe the Media Player will be a favorite new feature for PS4 owners who love to use their PS4 as the entertainment center of their living room. You can play 4K Movies and Videos on PlayStatin 4 (PS4) now.

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