PlayStation 4 (PS4) is not only a game console. It also bring gamer and his or her or their family entertainments. You can enjoy listening to music with spotity. And in the PlayStation Store, there are many applications available, such as Amazon Video, NetFlix, Hulu Plus. You can buy games, movies, TV shows with the APP to make your movies or TV shows portfolio unique. Besides, there is USB port on PS4 for you to connect USB flash drive. You can store your favorite movies or TV shows in the USD drive and then play them with PS4. But we know that not all the video formats or audio formats are supported by PS4. The formats that PS4 supports are mainly MP4, H.264 videos, etc. And the audio formats are mainly MP3, AAC, M4A. If your movies or music can not be played on Sony PS4, you can check if it is the video/ audio format problem. What can we do with the unsupported video formats? Some users may also worry that they don’t even know what video formats PS4 supports. How can we solve the problems? Take it easy. It is not a big deal. We can use Video Converter Ultimate to convert all kinds of video formats to PS4. In below section, we will show you how to use this Video Converter Ultimate to convert videos for PS4 on Mac step by step. If you are on Windows OS, refer to this guide to convert movies to Sony PS4 supported media formats.
Convert movies to PS4 compatible video format on Mac
Step 1. Download, install and launch Video Converter Ultimate for Mac
Download below free trial version of Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. With this trial version, you can try to convert any videos to PS4 videos formats. And you can play around the partially converted videos on PS4 to see if it works. You can also have a glance at the interface of this video converter to know more about its other features.
Step 2. Drag and drop source videos to the Video converter
Now you can add your source videos to the video converter. There are two ways to add videos. You can click the symbol + at the bottom left corner, and then select videos from the folder location. Or you can simply drag the videos and then drop them into the converter. This video converter supports batch conversion. To save your time, you can add a batch of movies or TV shows into the converter to convert them as the same time.
Step 3. Select target video formats, and edit output effect.
As you can see from the surface of this Video Converter Ultimate, there are six output categories, which are Video, Audio, Devices, Editing, HD & 3D, Web sharing. You can select the target output format from each category. The simplest way to convert videos to PS4 is to select the DEVICES category, as you can ignore what videos type you need to select. Under Devices category, you can click the icon of PS4 directly. The converter will then match the suitable formats for PS4 automatically.
If you want to edit the output effect, you can click the pencil symbol behind information of target. You can trim the videos by selecting the starts time and ends time. You can also rotate it, set the lighting or other effect, add watermark and add subtitle. When you are ready to save the edit, simply click DONE and you will get back to main screen of the converter.
Step 4. Convert the videos to Sony PS4 format
Choose a location to save the output. Now you can click the Convert button at the bottom right corner. The converter will start converting. Once the conversion is done, a folder containing the outputs will up pop. Now you have got the PS4 videos finally. Saves these converted videos to your USB drive. Connect the USB drive to PS4 USB port. All the rest you need to do now is just enjoying the fun. Now you know how to play movies on Sony PS4 from USB Flash Drive.
If you are using the free trial version of the Video Converter Ultimate, the output should be limited to 1/3. Buy the license to get a register version, and you will be able to get a complete output. With the register version, you can use all the features that it has to convert all kinds of videos to many kinds of devices, such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy s, 3D movies, HD, 4K TV, etc. You can also use it to burn your homemade videos to professional DVD. You can convert a video to MP3, etc. It is really convenient to have such a versatile PS4 video converter tool.
Update Apr 2019: this article was originally published in Dec 2015 and has since been updated. the old screenshots were replaced to reflect the UI changes of the most recent version of the above video converter.