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Play AVI Videos on PS4 Without any hassle

Play AVI Videos on PS4 Without any hassle

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The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is not just a home video game console but a meltimedia device for home theater. The PlayStation 4 system software also supports to stream video files from DLNA media servers and USB drives using the Media Player app. However, altough PS4 supports various video format, you may still meet some video playback issue on PS4 via media server or USB, like failing to play AVI on PS4.  

AVI Video Playback Issues on PS4

Q 1: “I’ve been trying to play .avi files on my PS4, but PS4 won’t recognize them when I plug in my external hdd.”
Q 2: “I just confused why my PS4 could play some of my AVI files, while refuse to play other my AVI files got from video sharing website.”
Q 3: “I read the manual and learned PS4 supports most data types including AVI. But I just inserted a CD that has an .avi file and it says data unsupported. Why?”
Q 4: “Anyone getting THERE IS NO PLAYABLE MEDIA when trying to play one of their supported formats? I’m connecting an external drive through USB 3.0, files are AVI, inside a folder called Movies (that’s what the Guide said to do)”
Q 5: “How to watch .avi/.mpegs on PS4? I’ve had a search and most threads seen to be from quite a while ago, so I’ll ask again. What’s the best way to get a video file onto PS4? USB, Streaming? Another piece of hardware? What’s the general consensus?”

Does PS4 support AVI? Can PS4 play AVI video?

Why you can play some of your AVI files on PS4 while some can’t be played? Does PS4 support AVI video on earth? You maybe have these questions, too. Before answering the questions, you need to know that if you want to play videos on PS4 using a USB storage device, you must save your files to a folder so that they will be recognized by the system.

Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)

Visual: MPEG4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)

Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
Audio: AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)

Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2, MPEG2 Visual
Audio: MP2 (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2), AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
AVCHD (.m2ts, .mts)

Why fail to play AVI vidoes on PS4 sometimes?

From the supported formats of PS4 through a USB storage device, PS4 can play AVI files with MPEG4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2 and MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital). So as for other AVI files, PS4 does not play them at all.

But when your AVI files are not supported by PS4,  how can you play them successfully? A useful tip is to convert AVI to PS4 supported h.264 AVI or MP4/MKV with video Converter

Best AVI to PS4 Converter: Transcode AVI to PS4

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate will be the best AVI to PS4 Converter which intends to convert H.265, Divx, XviD AVI to PS4 supported H.264 AVI/MKV/MP4. With this AVI to PS4 Converter, you can easily solve “Fail play AVI on PS4” “Can’t play AVI on PS4” “Does PS4 Play AVI” “AVI PS4″ “PS4 AVI” issues. 

Besides solving PS4 AVI issue, this AVI to PS4 converter also enables you to convert other videos and audios to PS4 like MP4 to PS4, MKV to PS4, MOV to PS4, WMV to PS4, FLV to PS4, MPG to PS4, MP3 to PS4, FLAC to PS4, Blu-ray to PS4, WAV in PS4, and WMA to PS4 etc.

What’s more, this AVI to PS4 converter can convert nearly all popular video/audio formats to another one on Windows 10/8. It can switch the convertion among MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, VOB, MPG, Xvid, DivX, H.264, 3GP, RM, WTV, MXF, F4V, Apple ProRes MOV, WebM, VP8, 1080p, 1080i HD, VP9, AVCHD, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA, FLAC, OGG, AIFF and etc. with lossless quality loss and wonderful sound. 

Last but not least, Pavtube AVI to PS4 Converter is embedded with editing functions like merge videos together, cut videos, crop videos, rotate videos, add to videos, adjust video channel, adjust A/V parameters, adjust 3D depth, adjust aspect ratio, deinterlacing video and more.

Free download and install

Steps to convert AVI to PS4 for playing AVI on PS4 without any hassle

Step 1: Add AVI files

Launch AVI to PS4 converter on computer. Click “File” to load AVI files your PS4 can’t play to this software. Batch conversion function allows you add more than one AVI files at a time.

Step 2: Choose PS4 supported format

Pavtube AVI to PS4 converter offers users the optimized PS3/PSP format. From “Format” drop-down list, go to choose “PSP/PS3″ > “PS3 Video(1080P) MPEG-4 (*.mp4)” which is also suitable for PS4. 

Tips: Edit AVI Files before Converting AVI to PS4 Formats

  • Go to “Merge into one File” tab to merge several AVI files into single one for PS4.
  • Go to “Edit” tab and open “Crop” “Effect” “Watermark” “Audio” tab to adjust video zoom, adjust image brightness, and add watermark etc. with AVI to PS4 Converter.
  • Go to “Setting” tab to adjust video bitrate/codec/resolution and more.

Step 3: Start AVI to PS4 conversion.

When all the settings is done, go back to the main interface and carry out the AVI to PS4 conversion by hitting right-bottom convert button. When the conversion is finished, click the “Open” icon on the main interface to pop out the converted files. 

Two Methods to Play AVI on PS4

The following will introduce two general methods to transfer AVI to PS4 for successfully play AVI on PS4:

Method 1: Physically copying AVI files to a removable storage device compatible with the PlayStation 4:

  • Transfer the converted AVI files from the computer to a removable storage device like USB drive, memory card, portable hard drive, high-density memory stick or CD/DVD which is compatible with the PlayStation 4. (Tips: Make sure that the removable storage device is formatted in FAT32; Make sure that the transferred AVI files are in a folder called VIDEO on the root of the removable storage device, if not, first create a folder named VIDEO.)
  • Connect the removable storage device to your PlayStation 4.
  • Turn the PS4 on and then scroll to the “Video” icon on the cross media bar (XMB.) Then scroll down to the device that contains your AVI video files. Select it and press the triangle button. Select “Show files” from the menu.
  • Scroll down to the AVI movie you want to play and then press “X” to begin play AVI on PS4.

Method 2: Stream AVI video on PS4 over the network

  • Stream AVI from Windows to PS4 with the help of Windows Media Player 11
  • In the Media Sharing preference box with your PS4 powered on and connected to the network, select “Unknown Device”-that’s your PS4.
  • Your library should now show up in XMB.
  • Stream AVI from Mac to PS4 with the help of Nullriver Media Link (It costs 20 bucks)
  • Nullriver Media Link can easily stream all of your iLife libraries or any folder full of video on your Mac to PS4.
  • With sharing enabled in the Media Link preference pane, just browse through all your files under the “Media Link” source in XMB.

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