Media Player launches on PlayStation 4




The PlayStation 4 finally has a new media player that allows video, music, and pictures to be streamed from a PC or USB stick. The app, titled Media Player, is now available for download on PSN.

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You can stream files off of a home server or a USB stick that you plug into the system. Many of the major file formats you’d hope for are supported, such as MKV, AVI, and MP4.

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PS4 Media Player Supported File Formats and Codecs

Video

MKV

  • Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2
  • Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)

AVI

  • Visual: MPEG4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2
  • Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)

MP4

  • Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2
  • Audio: AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)

MPEG-2 TS

  • 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)

Photo

  • JPEG (based on DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21)
  • BMP
  • PNG

Music

  • MP3
  • AAC (M4A)

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