ISO to PS4 – Problem to Play/Watch ISO on PS4 via USB drive

John Salley

Dec 18, 2015 12:19 pm / Posted by John Salley to Media Players, PlayStation

PS4 is far more than a video game console, it can be served as a good portable device for video enjoyment. Until now, there are many issues of playing ISO files on PS4 from PlayStation Support and forum. 

“I have some old home movies I put transfered from VHS to a recordable DVD player. I’ve made a backup .iso from the DVD, but I’m not sure if this is only happening to me but when I click on the movie it “load” into my PS4 but just stays at a black screen? Anyone else having this problem? Will I be able to extract ISO files to PS4 via the USB connection without any issue?” 

The point here is, PS4 can play H.264, MPEG-4, AVI, WMV video files from USB drive, but ISO files are not supported. Some users even think that backing up to ISO is a waste, since the PS4 will not be able to play the extras or menu on the disc image. On top of that DLNA does not really support ISO disc images either, what transcoding DLNA servers do is extract the video stream from the image to try and play it. Thus, this article shares two solutions for you to get ISO files to work on PS4. 

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Solution 1: Burn ISO to DVD for PS4 

Since, PS4 support DVD playback, to stream ISO to PS4, what you can do is to burn ISO movies into DVD disc for playing using Windows Disc Image Burner. Here are the steps: 

1. Insert a recordable CD, DVD, or Blu ray Disc into your disc burner. 
2. Open Computer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Computer. 
3. In Windows Explorer, find the disc image file, and then double-click it. 
4. If you have more than one disc burner, from the Disc burner list in Windows Disc Image Burner, click the burner that you want to use. 
5. (Optional) If you want to verify that the disc image was burned correctly to the disc, select the Verify disc after burning check box. 
If the integrity of disc image file is critical (for example, the disc image file contains a firmware update), you should select this check box. 
6. Click Burn to burn the disc. 

When you got the new DVD you created, you can now play on your PS4 with ease. 
Get backed up ISO files compatible with PS4 

For viewing ISO files on PS4, a dead easy way is to rip ISO into a format the PS4 can play. And after that, just connect it with USB or just transfer to PS4 from HDD. 

To complete your task, you need the assistant of a ISO converting program called Pavtube BDMagic (Read review) which is capable of converting ISO files from Blu-ray/DVD to PS4 supported video format with fast speed and excellent output quality so that you can play ISO videos on PS4 without any limitations. About 200+ preset profiles available for Apple, Android, and Microsoft devices make ISO playback pretty easier than ever. What’s more, this program comes with a built-in video editor that allows you to edit your movie files by trimming, cropping, adjusting video effects, etc. Now download this tool and follow the instructions below. 


Stream/Convert/Extract ISO files to PS4 readable format 

1. Add ISO image files 

Run the ISO to PS4 Converter program and click disc button to add the ISO files. As you can see, you can also load DVD Folders and IFO files to rip. 


2. Choose output format 

Click Format bar and choose “PS3 Video(AC3 5.1)(*.avi)”, “PS3 Video(480P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)”, “PS3 Video(720P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)”, “PS3 Video(1080P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)” from PSP/PS3, which can also be recognized by PlayStation 4 well. 


Tip– Advanced settings: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original DVD while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset. 


3. Start converting ISO files 

Finally, hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to start to rip ISO to PlayStation recognized video. When everything is done, you can stream converted files to PS4 from computer via USB or Media Server for infinite playback. 

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