PS4 Not Reading MKV Files- A quick Fix

Published on by Chris King

In this article, we just aim to solve the MKV to PS4 playback issues for you, so that you can play MKV files on PS4 with ease.

PS4 Not Reading MKV Files- A quick Fix
I think I’m not alone in this issue: PS4 won't play MKV files, but the site says it can play them. Searching online, I got some some light on this situation. And in this page, I will share the easy way to get MP4 files playable on PS4 without hassle.

PS4's new Media Player allows for playback of movies like MKV, AVI, MPEG-2 TS, MP4 and music MP3, AAC although, it is very tricky about video/audio codecs. If the MKV video is encoded with other video/audio codecs like DTS, your PS4 would not able to recognize and read it.

In this case, a quick workaround to get PS4 play MKV is to convert MKV to PS4 most compatible H.264/MPEG-4 .mp4 video. Brosoft Video Converter is the utility I’m using to achieve the goal. This is a very easy-to-use PS4 video converting program which comes with flawless video quality and quick conversion speed.

With it, you can convert MKV as well as VOB, MTS, FLV, WMV, etc to PS4 playable format with the best quality. In addition, this PS4 video converter provides video editing functions such as video cut, video joiner, join splitter, effects adjusting, subtitles inserting and more. For Mac users, you can turn to Video Converter for Mac. Just get the right version according to your computer's OS and follow the step-by-step guide below to convert MKV files to PS4 smoothly.

How to Converrt MKV Videos to PS4 friendly format

1. Load MKV files > Launch the MKV to PS4 converter on your computer, then add .mkv videos. You can choose to import videos or the entire folder by clicking the top left two icons.

2. Select the output format > Click on the dropdown menu of "Format" and then move your pointer to "PSP/PS3". From the sub-list, you can choose "PS3 Video(720P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)", "PS3 Video(1080P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)" as the target format for your PS4.

Tip: If the default video/parameters can't meet your needs, just click Settings icon to adjust the video codec, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to get a decent video as you want. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

3. Start MKV to PS4 conversion > After all necessary settings, you can hit the "Convert" to start converting MKV to MP4 with best video settings for PS4.

Once the conversion finished, click "Open" in main interface to quick locate the converted video. Then, you can stream the converted MKV movies to PS4 no matter via DLNA or USB freely. Enjoy!

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