The 4K PS4 which is called PS4 Pro is coming. As the first console from Sony that will support 4K resolutions, it will not only support 4K Ultra HD resolution for gaming on a 4K TV, but also 4K content from Netflix. Want to stream and play local videos on PS4 Pro, fortunately, you can play videos stored on USB drive or media server with its built-in media player app. How about play online downloaded AVI files on PS4 Pro?
Can PS4 Pro play AVI files?
From Sony Playstation offical website, we get the information that PS4 Pro has included playback support for AVI files, but you can only play certain AVI files that meet the following standard can on PS4 Pro.
– Video: Video: MPEG4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
– Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
However, like other container file formats, AVI may hold other incompatible video such as Divx, Xvid, DV or audio codec like DTS, WMA, PCM, DTS-HD, FLAC, etc that are not supported by PS4, and you will fail to open those files with PS4 Pro. To fix this format incompatible issue, you will need to perform a format transcoding process. If you are looking for a simple to use and workable solution, you are highly recommeded to download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows/Mac (best video converter review), the program is powerful enough to handle all the AVI files encoded with various different video and audio codec, you can not only make use of the program to convert AVI to PS4 Pro playable H.264 or MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2 video codec but also MP3, AAC LC and AC3 audio codec.
Apart from AVI, you can also use the program to convert other unsupported file formats such as MP4, MKV, WMV, FLV, MOV, FLV, VOB, etc into PS4 Pro supported file formats.
Step by Step guide to Convert AVI Files to PS4 Pro for Playing via USB or Media Server
Step 1: Load AVI files into the program.
After the successful installation, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to load unsupported AVI files into the program.
Step 2: Specify output file format.
Click “Format”, from its drop-down option, choose PS4 Pro supported AVI codec from “Common Video” > “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” to output.
You can also choose to output PS4 Pro preset profile formats by following “PS3” > “PS3 Video(1080p) MPEG-4(*.mp4)” from “Format” drop-down option, which is also workable on PS4 Pro.
Step 3: Start convesion.
Go back to the main interface, click right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from AVI to PS4 Pro supported file formats conversion process.
Step 4: Stream converted video to PS4 Pro via USB or Media Server.
When the conversion is completed, click “Open Output Folder” to pop out the folder with converted files, thenyou can easily transfer and play converted files on PS4 Pro via an external USB drive or stream files to PS4 Pro via Plex Media Server.
Tips: To play video on PS4 Pro via USB cable, make sure to place your media file in Folders or your PS4 Pro won’t be able to use them. Audio files must be located in a folder called “Music” on the drive for the PS4 Pro to detect them correctly. Video files can be in any folder, but they need to be in a folder and not on the root of the drive. You could put them in a folder named “Videos”, or create separate folders for different types of videos.