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An Effective Way to Solve PS3 MP4 Playback Error and Play MP4 on PS3

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Updated on Dec 25, 2020

PS3 offers the capability of storing and viewing personal videos yet sometimes you may be annoyed by playback failures. Apart from rare video files, some common video formats that supposed to be supported by PS3 can't be recognized, somehow. MP4 is such a case. This article will tell you how to solve the PS3 MP4 error. You are also recommended to use this PS3 video converter to convert any files to be playable on PS3:

Can PS3 Play MP4?

PlayStation 3 (PS3) still puts itself in a significant position in the home game console market though many new competitive products have been released. This gaming console comes with a bundle of amazing functions, including the Blu-ray format support, enabling users to create personal media library, surf on the Internet, fully enjoy music and watch local videos. It's no wonder that many people use it as a part of their home theatres. Even so, when playing some videos on PS3, many people still encounter playback issues and a common scenario is MP4 not playing on PS3. One can easily find PS3 supported video formats on its official user's guide page, and PS3 only supports MP4 with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video codec and AAC audio codec. If you import an MP4 video encoded with any other video/audio codec, for instance, MP4 H.265 video, PS3 will refuse it. The best solution to the PS3 MP4 issue is converting MP4 for PS3, which is what we talk about in the following part.

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HD Video Converter Factory Pro – Easily Convert MP4 for Playing on PS3

A good MP4 video converter will help you resolve the problem in the most direct way. I sincerely recommend HD Video Converter Factory Pro. It offers smart fit presets for PS3 and other devices, ranging from game consoles, TVs, and mobile devices to Projector and Home Theater. Thus, you don't have to know which formats your devices specifically support. HD Video Converter Factory Pro also gives the quickest and simplest operation for video formats conversion allowing you to convert large files in seconds. Another striking point I have to mention is its multiple functions, which empowers you to download videos from the likes of YouTube, record screen, fine-tune videos by cutting, cropping, adding special effects, and so forth.

Here is how to convert MP4 so that you can play MP4 on PS3:

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Three Steps to Fix PS3 MP4 Issues

Open the Video Converter and Import Videos

Before start, please free downloadfree download and install the video converter on your PC.

Step 1. Add MP4 Files

Open HD Video Converter Factory Pro and there are five function modules. Select Converter and it will direct you to the Video Converter window. You're able to add a single file or multiple files via the "Add videos" button or drag-and-drop action.

If you need to convert other videos for playing, such as playing AVI on PS3, playing MKV on PS3, just throw all of them here. HD Video Converter Factory Pro can handle almost all video files.

Choose PS3 under the Sony Tab

Step 2. Choose PS3 from the Output Format Window

Click on the big output format icon on the right side, then move to the Sony tab, find PS3 and select it for solving the PS3 MP4 error.

You can also modify the parameters of the output video and its audio track. For example, you can change the video resolution, convert frame rate, bit rate, and adjust the video dimension by changing aspect ratio. To access the Settings window, you need to click on the Parameter Settings button below the output format icon.

Click “Run” to Start the Conversion

Step 3. Convert MP4 to PS3

Specify the default path for saving the exported files. Just move to the bottom of the window, click on the inverted triangle next to the folder icon, then you can choose any location on your computer as the output folder. Finally, select Run to process the videos.

Bonus Method: Two Ways on How to Play MP4 on PS3

To play the converted MP4 on PS3, you can make use of a USB device, or streaming services like TVersity or the built-in DLAN feature of Windows Media Player. If you choose the former physical way, first create a folder named VIDEO on the external hard drive and copy all videos into the folder, connect the external hard drive to the USB port on your PS3 via a USB cable, then you're able to view the videos on your PS3 with ease. Of course, if you prefer the second way, due to different streaming services, the detailed steps are different, yet which would be easy to handle. There are many related tutorials online for your reference. 

Final Word

Does MP4 play on PS3? The answer depends on which video and audio codec your MP4 file uses. If it adopts an unsupported codec, you will probably meet playback issues. Fortunately, it's exceptionally easy to fix the PS3 MP4 problem once you get the right tool, and WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is an amazing choice. Install it now to tackle the problem: 

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