When the PS4 Pro was launched in November 2015, it only support 4K video streamed from Netflix or some 4K games, its own Media Player app lacked the capability to play local 4K video. But now, a great new update make it possible for PS4 Pro owners to play 4K content straight from the Media Player app. Have some 4K TS files from your 4K camcorders such as Panasonic, Canon, Sony or 4K Blu-ray and wish to play the 4K TS files on PS4 Pro?
Can PS4 Pro Media Player app support 4K TS files?
Although the Media Player app can now handle 4K video, however, Sony officially claims that the Media Player app only support 4K video in MP4 container (not MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MXF, TS) format saved on USB stick or home server. It is well known that MP4 is a container file format, when you choose this container file format to wrap 4K video, the compression codec can be either 4K H.264 High Profile codec or 4K H.265 codec. Test from polygon shows that users can only play 4K MP4 video encoded with H.264/AVC but will fail to open the 4K H.265/HEVC video with the media player app on PS4 Pro.
The TS which stands for Transport Stream is a video stream file format that is used for storing video on DVDs. TS files can also store audio and data information. TS files are specified for MPEG-2 part 1 systems, which compresses the video data. Obviously, both the container file format or compression codec of 4K TS files are not compatible with PS4 Pro Media Player app.
Convert 4K TS to PS4 Pro for playing from USB or Home Media Server
To view 4K TS files on PS4 Pro, you will need to perform a format and codec conversion process. Here, you can get the job easily completed with our best TS Video Converter program – Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. The program has full support for all 4K file formats, apart from 4K TS, you can also use the program to rewrap other 4K container file formats such as 4K AVI/WMV/MKV/MOV/MP4/MXF/XAVC/XAVC S and also incompatible 4K codec like 4K H.265, 4K Prores to PS4 Pro Media Player app native compatible 4K H.264 High Profile MP4 format for watching from USB drive or Home Media Server.
The program supports batch conversion mode, you can load multiple 4K TS files at one time to save your precious time. To assist you get better output file quality, the program offers advanced output profile parameters tweaking options for you to flexibly adjust output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.
Tips for playing 4K video on PS4 Pro with Media Player app from USB
The Media Player app will only read videos on USB storage if that external device has not been formatted as additional storage for the PS4. It also means that it the USB storage that’s already been formatted as extended storage for your PS4 can only be used to save games and apps – it can’t be used to save and play videos.
As a cross-platform application, the program is available on both Windows and Mac platform. For Mac users, you can download Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to get the job finished on the new Mac OS or former OS version. Another great benefits we can gain from this application is that the Windows version of the program (Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate) supports up to 6x H.264 codec encoding acceleration if you run the program on a computer with Nvidia Graphic cards that supports Nividia CUDA or AMD App acceleration. What’s more, the program can produce high quality results, you can’t find any difference between the converted video and the original 4K files.
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How to Convert 4K TS for PS4 Pro Media Player App Playing via USB or Media Server?
Step 1: Load 4K TS files into the program.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source 4K TS files into the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select PS4 Pro media player app readable 4K MP4 files formats “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.
Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.
Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.
Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from unsupported 4K TS to PS4 Pro best compatible 4K H.264 High Profile format.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. You can either transfer the converted files to an external USB drive for view with PS4 Pro media player or stream the converted files to PS4 Pro media player via Plex Media Server or DLNA Server.