MKV files can’t be played on PS4 Pro? You need to convert these MKV videos to PS4 Pro fully-supported format files. Learn how to.
Months before I’ve talked about how t o watch MKV movie on PS4. Now I received feedback from some PS4 Pro owners, how to play MKV on PS4 Pro– the upgrade of PS4. To help all of PS4 Pro users to solve the PS4 Pro MKV playback issue, I’d like to share my way in this article.
Good news is that Sony has added support for 4K playback in PS4 Pro, but it’s limited to AVC encoded content Profile High Level 5.1 at 26Mbits/s. And it doesn’t look like we will be getting MKV or HEVC (h265) support on PS4 Pro. To get MKV movie playable on PS4 Pro, you need to convert MKV to PS4 Pro friendly format like MP4 format first.
Actually, it’s easy to get the job done as long as you get Brorsoft Video Converter. This video converter has been proven to be an outstanding MKV to PS4 Pro converter. With it, you can convert different MKV videos to PS4 Pro compatible H.264 MP4 effortlessly. In addition to MKV files, this program also allows you to convert all videos in AVI, MP4, MPG, VOB, TiVo, MOV, etc to a decent format as you want. What’s more, with the built-in editor, you can trim, crop, adjust special effect, add subtitles to video, so that you get the very part and effects at your will. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac (Sierra, El Capitan, Mavericks, Yosemite included), which has the same function as the Windows version.
How to convert and play MKV files on PS4 Pro
STEP 1: Load MKV files to the converter
Launch Brorsoft Video Converter, and click Add button to import your source materials. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files for conversion at a time.
STEP 2: Select 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 Pro.
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.
STEP 3: Start converting MKV to PS4 Pro
Click the “Convert” button to start and finish the MKV to PS4 Pro conversion.
After the conversion, click “Open” button to quickly locate the generated video. Now you can transfer the converted MKV videos to play with PS4 Pro easily.
a. If you have other consoles like Xbox 360/Xbox One/Xbox One S/PS3/PS4/PS Vita/PSP/Wii, just read this best format for game consoles tutorial to make sure a smooth media playback.
b. If you don’t know how to transfer old PS4 data to PS4 Pro, click here.