PS4 Media Player (Finally) Free @ PSN (Updates Today)
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PS4 Media Player (Finally) Free @ PSN (Updates Today)

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Found 16th Jun 2015
Finally we have DLNA.

Hello PlayStation Nation! Every time we announce new features for PS4 here on PlayStation Blog, I love going into the comments to answer your questions and see feedback on which features people really like and which ones people still want to see. One of those questions I have been able to count on has been, “Where is our PS4 media player?”

If you were watching our E3 press conference pre-show, you probably heard the good news – Media Player for the PS4 will be available to download from PlayStation Store this evening.

A Media Player icon will appear in the PS4 content area, simply select the icon and you will be taken to the PS Store where you can begin the download.

The Media Player works with both your home server and when plugging a USB stick with media into one of the available ports on the PS4. Your home server will appear as a media option in the player automatically and finding your media is simple and quick. You may also simply enjoy music as background music on your PS4!

Of course, we know what you really want to see: look below to see supported video and audio file formats and codec details.

File formats and codecs

Video

MKV
Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
AVI
Visual: MPEG4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
MP4
Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
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)

165 Comments

SuperEd

Bye bye PLEX

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goonertillidie

Bye bye PLEX



I know how you feel

Banned

Sweet

Plex still wins for me, as Cinavia isn't built into it, where as of course this one will probably have it.

jaystan

I know how you feel



I'm keeping PLEX for the poster and synopsis interface alone. It's also rumoured that their Cinavia anti pirate software is back, capable of even blocking TV content (GOT or Deardevil).

Sony giving something for free,are they feeling alright.
tightest greedist company going apart from apple.

No Dts and the fact it won't handle NTFS is a bit of a downer for me personally. not everyone will care about that though of course.

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Moonmonkeys

No Dts and the fact it won't handle NTFS is a bit of a downer for me … No Dts and the fact it won't handle NTFS is a bit of a downer for me personally. not everyone will care about that though of course.



No DTS is a big one for me. At least it is a start and can be added to

Edited by: "jaystan" 16th Jun 2015

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chasolo

Sony giving something for free,are they feeling alright.tightest greedist … Sony giving something for free,are they feeling alright.tightest greedist company going apart from apple.



Haha how so??

Moonmonkeys

No Dts and the fact it won't handle NTFS is a bit of a downer for me … No Dts and the fact it won't handle NTFS is a bit of a downer for me personally. not everyone will care about that though of course.



And they killed it.

jaystan

No DTS is a big one for me. At least it is a start and can be added to



But will it pass through to the amp, so it can decode? Forgotten the exact terms. But from my understanding it doesn't need to decode dts, it just needs to pass it through (pcm?)

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vik1

But will it pass through to the amp, so it can decode? Forgotten the … But will it pass through to the amp, so it can decode? Forgotten the exact terms. But from my understanding it doesn't need to decode dts, it just needs to pass it through (pcm?)



No idea. Would like to know

Good old pony 2 years later

i wait now for Sony to release ps3 backwards compatibly for ps3 games..

Finally, although lack of DTS support when the console supports DTS is baffling.

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Wongduk

i wait now for Sony to release ps3 backwards compatibly for ps3 games..



Meh.If you look at the XB1 backwards compatible list you are not missing much.

A World of Keflings
Alien Hominid HD
Banjo-Kazooie
Banjo-Tooie
BattleBlock Theater
Defense Grid
Geometry Wars Evolved
Hexic HD
Jetpac Refuelled
Kameo
Mass Effect
N+
Perfect Dark
Perfect Dark Zero
Small Arms
Super Meat Boy
Toy Soldiers
Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Viva Piñata
Viva Piñata: TIP
Zuma

Would this support .srt format too? And both external and portable hard drive? or just USB stick??

If there is no DTS its for one reason alone Cineviva but as long as they have not messed about with passthrough or file playback via an amp it should be fine

finally!

bodas73

If there is no DTS its for one reason alone Cineviva but as long as they … If there is no DTS its for one reason alone Cineviva but as long as they have not messed about with passthrough or file playback via an amp it should be fine



Thanks

Wow Sony fan boys finally get it only now?!

3D blu-rays and now DLNA? Sony spoils us
Who knows, maybe it'll support audio CDs or video from external media soon (_;)

Good news though - heated

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romieuk

Wow Sony fan boys finally get it only now?!



To be fair they have been too busy playing awesome games

be interesting because my sony TV and Sony blu ray player cant handle MKV.... grrr

cant wait to try it out.

Good to hear, hopefully my PS4 can be revived as a semi-decent media player now. It's been gathering dust since finishing Bloodborne.

jaystan

Meh.If you look at the XB1 backwards compatible list you are not missing … Meh.If you look at the XB1 backwards compatible list you are not missing much.*snip*



That's just the day one games, Microsoft already stated there will be ~100 in the first month, with hundreds more coming in months 2-3 (licensing issues have to be sorted out with each individual publisher).
Edited by: "James123" 16th Jun 2015

Wongduk

i wait now for Sony to release ps3 backwards compatibly for ps3 games..



Already have it's called Ps now and it's a rental service, failed spectacularly on that one...

hallelujah,hallelujah

jaystan

To be fair they have been too busy playing awesome games



Which one X)

finally!!! great for playing show box videos off your phone!

been struggling with chromecast and now tv and my internet signal isn't great in the front room but works awesome in the ps4 using a power cable in the ethernet

jaystan

Meh.If you look at the XB1 backwards compatible list you are not missing … Meh.If you look at the XB1 backwards compatible list you are not missing much.A World of KeflingsAlien Hominid HDBanjo-KazooieBanjo-TooieBattleBlock TheaterDefense GridGeometry Wars EvolvedHexic HDJetpac RefuelledKameoMass EffectN+Perfect DarkPerfect Dark ZeroSmall ArmsSuper Meat BoyToy SoldiersToy Soldiers: Cold WarViva PiñataViva Piñata: TIPZuma



you can pick up a ps3 dead cheap if you really wanna play old PlayStation games

zombrex

Which one X)


The Last of Us.
I hate this exclusivity, but it's v v good.

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zombrex

Which one X)



Bloodborne, Last Of Us and all the multi plats that run better

However it has been a dry spell on both overall

jaystan

Bloodborne, Last Of Us and all the multi plats that run better :pHowever … Bloodborne, Last Of Us and all the multi plats that run better :pHowever it has been a dry spell on both overall



So last of us... another Re-release charging again for the games you already own.

Multiplats that run better... Name them they all look/perform more or less the same.

Thanks Opp

chrisredmayne

finally!!! great for playing show box videos off your phone!been … finally!!! great for playing show box videos off your phone!been struggling with chromecast and now tv and my internet signal isn't great in the front room but works awesome in the ps4 using a power cable in the ethernet



How is it casting from phone to ps4?

zombrex

So last of us... another Re-release charging again for the games you … So last of us... another Re-release charging again for the games you already own.Multiplats that run better... Name them they all look/perform more or less the same.



Here we go again..

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zombrex

So last of us... another Re-release charging again for the games you … So last of us... another Re-release charging again for the games you already own.Multiplats that run better... Name them they all look/perform more or less the same.



Depends on if you bought it first time if it's a game you already own and play. Bloodborne on its own is one more than Xbox. Multi plats there have been plenty dialled down from 1080p or 60fps for Xbox.

Both haven't been amazing. Up to now PS4 has edged it.

chasolo

Sony giving something for free,are they feeling alright.tightest greedist … Sony giving something for free,are they feeling alright.tightest greedist company going apart from apple.

How? They're the original comapny to give free games per month. The stores are cheaper than both Microsoft's and Nintendo's. Their console is cheaper than the Xbox One with more features. The controller has a built in 3.5mm jack whereas you have to pay for it on the xbox one.

aiden0109

How? They're the original comapny to give free games per month. The … How? They're the original comapny to give free games per month. The stores are cheaper than both Microsoft's and Nintendo's. Their console is cheaper than the Xbox One with more features. The controller has a built in 3.5mm jack whereas you have to pay for it on the xbox one.



And that audio jack on the controller came into its own when playing Alien Isolation

Anyone know how to kill the annoying key tones whilst browsing in the media player?
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