Though PS4 Slim claims to support MP4 files, sometimes most users still can’t play MP4 files on PS4 Slim well. Why cannot play MP4 on PS4 Slim? What’s happening? As known to all, MP4 video files can hold different video codec, this is why some MP4 video files are not supported by PS4 Slim. In other words, if the MP4 video is not encoded with PS4 Slim compatible codec, we will fail to play MP4 on PS4 Slim. We have collects all the MP4 video and audio codecs, and PS4 Slim compatible MP4 video format at below.
- All MP4 Video Codec: HEVC/MPEG-H Part 2/H.265,MPEG-2 Part 2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.263, VC-1, Dirac, others.
- All MP4 Audio Codec: MPEG-2/4 (HE)-AAC, MPEG-1/2 Layers I, II, III (MP3), AC-3, Apple Lossless, ALS, SLS, Vorbis(with private objectTypeIndication), others.
- PS4 Slim Supported MP4 Video Codec: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 5.2 (PlayStation®4 Pro only)
- PS4 Slim Supported MP4 Audio Codec: AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital), LPCM
Obviously, we have 2 options to play MP4 on PS4 Slim, one is to convert MP4 to PS4 Slim supported video formats, like: MKV, AVI, AVCHD, etc. Another way is to adjust the MP4 video and audio codec to PS4 Slim acceptable MP4 video format. How to realize this goal? You need a video converter which can help you to convert video to video, but not all the video converter provides the video parameter setting option. you can give a chance to Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. This software not only can convert MP4 video to PS4 Slim supported video in 3 clicks, you don’t need to worry about MP4 and PS4 Slim compatibility issue, you can choose MKV, AVI, AVCHD video formats for PS4 Slim, also you can keep the MP4 video and change the codec for PS4 Slim. This video converter provides a comprehensive video setting window, you can change the MP4 video codec, video frame, video bitrate, etc. If you want to get the HD MP4 video or 4K MP4 video, you can change the video resolution too.
Except the MP4 video, you can watch any video on PS4 Slim, like the H.265/HEVC, XAVC, WMV, MKV, VOB, MPG, Tivo, etc. You just need to convert video to PS4 Slim supported video formats. We all know PS4 Slim also limits other video formats, you also can change them for better playback on PS4 Slim. Best of all, you even can play any video on other PlayStation series, like: PS4 Pro, PS3, PS4, etc. More information, you can read this best video converter review.
How to Convert MP4 to PS4 Acceptable Format?
Step 1. Load MP4 Video
Free download the smart MP4 to PS4 Converter by choosing the Trial version which is free. Open this software and click Add Video/Audio to add MP4 video file to this software, you can input the MP4 video form your PC hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, etc. For saving much time and energy, you can add multiple MP4 files to one folder and add the folder to this software for doing batch video conversion.
Step 2. Select PS4 Slim supported video formats
From above information, you can convert the MP4 video to other video formats that PS4 Slim can support, also you can adjust the video parameters, like the below:
Option 1: Convert MP4 to PS4 Slim supported video format
Click Format to open the output video formats list, here, you can choose MKV, AVI, MPEG-2 video formats for PS4 Slim, you can choose them from Common Video, also you can get HD MKV, AVI from HD Video. If you want to find the vidoe format quickly, you can choose Customize and input the video format, this software will provide all the video format you want.
Option 2: Adjust MP4 to PS4 Slim friendly MP4 video format
If you want to keep the MP4 video format,you can click the Setting nad enter the video setting window, here, you can adjust the MP4 video codec to H.264, audio codec: AAC LC, AC-3. If you want to get smaller MP4 video size, you ca reduce the video frame and video bitrate. Here, you also can get 4K video by changing the video resolution from 720p, 1080p to 3840p. If you don’t know how to change PS4 Slim supported video formats, you can refer to the following information.
- MP4: Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 5.2 (PlayStation®4 Pro only) | Audio: AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital), LPCM
- MKV: Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2 | Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
- AVI: Video: MPEG4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2 | Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
- MPEG-2 PS: Video: MPEG2 Visual | Audio: MP2 (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2), MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital), LPCM
- MPEG-2 TS: Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2, MPEG2 Visual | Audio: MP2 (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2), AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
Step 3. Start MP4 to PS4 Slim video conversion
When everything is ready, go back to the main interface and press the "Convert" button, the program begins to Convert MP4 to PS4 Slim immediately. When you keep the MP4 video with H.264 codec, this video converter supports NVIDIA CUDA and AMD APP acceleration technology, you will experience 30x faster speed than other video converter.
See, it is so easy to play any MP4 video on PS4 Slim or any otehr video on PS4 Slim. Can’t wait to try? Take action to install this software and open the video conversion world. If you want to install on Mac, Best Video Converter for Mac is ready for you.