How Do I Get MKV Files Play on PS4 With Original Quality Keep?

Summary: “Can I get MKV video files play on PS4? How to play MKV files on Sony PS4 via USB Flash Drive?” As the container format, MKV seems has always not been popular in some editing tools or media players like QuickTime or iPad, etc. Today here we are going to have a talk on how to play MKV files on PS4.

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Sony PS4 is a home video game console which is the successor to the PlayStation 3. It features 4K resolution, eight-core X86 AMD Jaguar CPU, 8GB of GDDR5 memory, built-in 500GB hard disk drive. Now, it is becoming the most popular media player for us to enjoy the high definition movies at home instead of going to the cinema. Before transfer movies to USB Flash Drive, you will need to know what video format is supported by Sony PS4, only supported video format can be well played by PS4. PS4 supported media files formats list below: 

Memory Stick™ Video Formats 
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC LC) 
Motion JPEG (Linear PCM) 
Motion JPEG (u-Law) 
MP4 File Format 
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC) 
DivX and VC-1 (WMV)6 

MPEG-1 (MPEG Audio Layer 2) 
MPEG-2 PS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AAC LC, AC3 (Dolby Digital), LPCM) 
MPEG-2 TS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2) AVCHD (.m2ts / .mts)
However, MKV is the unavailable one.

Obviously, MKV format is not in the supported formats list, that is to say, you can not play MKV files video via transferred from USB Flash Drive directly. 

In order to successfully play various MKV files on PS4, a widely used solution is to convert videos to PS4 recognized format in the formats list above, such as MP4. Here, we strongly recommend Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Mac ( Windows version ) to help you play MKV videos on PS4. It could be the best professional one for transcoding MKV to MP4 with 100% original quality keep. With it, you needn’t to worry about video compatibility problems at all. With it, you don’t need to worry about video compatibility problems. You can get MKV files converted to compatible MP4 format in just few steps below:


How do I get MKV files play on PS4?

Step 1. Load MKV files video.

Download the MKV to PS4 Converter, click the “Add file” button, we can easily import our files to this program.

Step 2. Choose PS4 supported mp4 format.

Choose MP4 as output format if you want to play movies on PS4, MP4 is the best compatible format for playable devices. Here we suggest you to select the ‘HD Video’>>’H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)’ as the best one.

Step 3. Get MKV to PS4 supported format MP4 conversion.

Click the “convert”, this program will convert MKV files to Sony PS4 at a fast speed, because AMD APP and NVIDIA CUDA acceleration is supported, it will save much of your time. 

Once finishing MKV to Song PS4 conversion, save the converted MKV movie in H.264 format on your USB Flash Drive, then Turn PS4 on and connect USB Flash Drive with it. On the interface please select “Video” >> “Display All” and choose the file that you want to transfer and press the triangle button, confirm it by choosing “Copy”button, then the movies will transferred to your PS4 hard drive, after all, you can play movies on PS4 via USB Flash Drive.

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Andre Montross (Wednesday, 09 September 2015 04:49)

    Easily convert HD MKV movies to MP4 files

  • #2

    PS4 MP4 Playback (Thursday, 30 June 2016 00:21)

    Great Post! Thanks for sharing!