PS4 Pro can’t play your 4K video files? Solved!

John Salley

Sep 20, 2017 06:47 am / Posted by John Salley to PlayStation

Thankfully to Sony PS4 Pro which is a more powerful game consolse compared with the traditional PlayStation 4 game console. You can enjoy 4K video on the PS4 Pro. But we have to know that PS4 Pro only support the 4K mp4 files. Basically, what this means is that if you own, say, a 4K movie in mp4 file format, you can put that onto a USB drive or home server and play it using the Media Player app. You’ll still need a 4K television of course.

For some 4K video fans, getting the 4K video files is easy, but make sure all the 4K video files is MP4 video is not easy. So far, watching 4K video on a PS4 Pro has meant streaming from the likes of Netflix and YouTube. But what about all the 4K footage you shot on your phone? You should be covered after today. Sony is rolling out an update to the PS4 Pro’s Media Player app that will let you play locally-stored 4K videos. This post will show you how to convert other 4K video to PS4 Pro supported v4K video.

You May Need a Assistant: 4K Video Converter

4K MP4 on PS4 Pro is the best 4K video formats for PS4 Pro.  Different MP4 files are encoded with different audio and video codecs. According to PlayStation support website, PS4 Pro only supports playing MP4 files encoded with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC, LC, AC-3). How to convert any 4K video to SP4 Pro supported 4K video?  Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can do this job which can output 4K H.265 MP4, H.265 MKV, H.264 4K MP4, at the same time, this PS4 Pro 4K Video Converter takes full use of NVIDIA CUDA technology and AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP), in another word, you choose the 4K video with H.264 or H.265 codec, the conversion speed is 30x faster than any other PS4 Pro 4K Video Converter.

What’s more, even you get the 4K MP4 video, you will fail to play 4K video on Ps4 Pro due to the codec incompatibility. This 4K video converter allows you to enter the setting menu and adjust the video and audio related parameters, you can adjust the 4K files to PS4 Pro best acceptable 4K video and audio codec. With it, you don’t need to worry about playing 4K videos on PS4 Pro due to V/A compatibility issues. You also can get the 3D video for PS VR at here. You can know more in 4K video converter review.

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How to use the best PS4 Pro 4K Video Converter?

Step 1. Import 4K video

Launch the 4K Video Converter software on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import your 4K video to PS4 Pro 4K Video Converter. Also you can drag the video to this software directly. Best of all, you can enjoy the batch video convert when you load a folder to this software.

Import HD or 4K video or movies

Step 2. Choose 4K video format

Click Format and choose H.264 High Profile video (.*mp4) from Common Video, also can choose H.264 HD video (.*mov) from HD video. Then click Setting menu by click “Setting”, in the setting windows, you can set the video codec to H.264, audio to AAC. Also you can adjust other video and audio related parameters, such as: Bitrate, Frames, audio Channels, etc.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 3. Start 4K video to PS4 Pro conversion.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion from 4K Video to PS4 Pro supported format conversion process.

When the conversion is finished, just click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can smoothly play video on PS4 Pro by the USB flash drive. By the way, you also can enter the 4K video editing windwos and edit the 4K video for Vimeo, Youtube, Facebook, etc.

What’s the Difference Between PS4 and PS4 Pro?

PS4 Pro vs PS4: What’s the difference between the two and should current PS4 owners upgrade to the Pro? You can refer to below table and find the secret.

  PS4 (2013) PS4 (2016) PS4 Pro
CPU 1.6GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar 1.6GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar 2.1GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar
GPU 1.84 TFLOP AMD Radeon 1.84 TFLOP AMD Radeon 4.2 TFLOP AMD Radeon
HDR Yes Yes Yes
4K No No Yes
Storage 500GB 500GB&1TB 1TB
USB 2x USB 3.0 2x USB 3.1 3x USB 3.1
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (2.4GHz only) 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi (2.4GHz & 5.0GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi (2.4GHz & 5.0GHz)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0