How to Fix PS5 MP4 Playback Problems Easily?

If you're a new PS5 owner, you might be having some trouble figuring out how to get your MP4s played on your shiny new game console. Don't worry, you're not alone. Thankfully, there are a few simple steps that you can take in order to work it out. In this article, I'll show you how to fix your PS5 MP4 playback problems easily.

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Kevincy Kevincy | Updated on Jul 27, 2023

Can PS5 Play MP4 Files? It All Depends!

You're probably well aware of the fact that, apart from being as an outstanding game console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5) also gives you an option to play video files from a USB drive connected. However, it's unfortunate that PS5 console only supports a limited video formats for playback, as the official claims, they are MP4 (H.264/AAC), MKV (H.264/AAC), and WEBM (VP9/Opus).

Don't be so happy when you see MP4 appear in the list. MP4 is just a video wrapper that can store a wide range of video and audio compression formats, such as H.264, HEVC/H.265, AV1, MPEG4, AC3, DTS, etc. Which means, if the video specifications are inconsistent with the official announcement, then you will inevitably run into the issues like PS5 not playing MP4 or PS5 MP4 no sound (e.g., H.265 MP4 files won't work on PS5). Next, I'll show you how to fix it and so that you can enjoy your favorite MP4 videos on your PS5 smoothly.

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PS5 Won't Play MP4 Normally? Here's the Simple Fix!

As mentioned, PS5 only supports MP4 (H.264/AAC). So the direct solution is just re-encoding those unplayable MP4 files to PS5 compatible standard. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is highly recommended to complete the job more efficient and time-saving owing to the support of batch conversion and hardware acceleration. With the built-in codecs and 500+ configured presets, it can virtually solve any video and audio format incompatibility issue. More importantly, the intuitive interface makes it hassle-free to everyone.

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How to Re-Encode MP4 Files to PS5 Playable Video Format?

Step 1 - Add MP4 Files

Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro after installation and step into "Converter" module. Then, add your MP4 files that won't play on PS5 by pressing "Add Files" button or a simple drag-and-drop. The corrupt or copyright-protected MP4 files are not supported.

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Step 2 - Select PS5 Profile as Export Format

Press the "Format Profile" on the right side to open a full list of 500+ predefined presets well-arranged by Formats and Devices. Navigate to "SONY" category and select "PS5" profile.

Tips: As PS5 supports 4K (3840 x 2160) video playback, you're entitled to open "Parameter settings" window and modify the detailed parameters, such as MP4 video bitrate, resolution, frame rate, aspect ratio, deinterlacing, and whatever as you with. More surprisingly, this app even allows you to trim, split, crop, rotate, flip, watermark, concatenate MP4 files, and even add subtitles to MP4.

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Step 3 - Re-Encode MP4 to PS5 Supported Standard

Choose a destination folder on the bottom. Finally, hit "Run" button to start the MP4 re-encoding process with GPU acceleration to fix PS5 MP4 playback problem.

Also Read: Fix PS5 MKV Issue | Play HEVC on PS4/PS5 | Record PS5 Gameplay

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How to Smoothly Play MP4 Files on PS5?

Step 1. When the conversion is complete, connect the USB drive to your PC. Make sure the USB drive is formatted with either the exFAT or FAT32 file system.

Step 2. Create a folder in the root directory of the USB drive. Transfer the converted MP4 files into the folder.

Step 3. Connect the USB drive to your PS5 console, select Media Gallery from the main list. Then click USB tab on the far right.

Step 4. Locate the folder you created; you'll see a list of MP4 files appear on your USB drive.

Step 5. Select a file and play 4K MP4 on PS5 without a hitch.

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Final Words...

Hopefully, it will work for you guys. In addition to MP4 files, this guide also applies to other video files. Stop finding a PS5 MP4 player that does not exist, by following this way, you're able to fix any PS5 video playback issue. Thanks for reading, see you next time!

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