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Nutte

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Post Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:18 am

mp4 not playable on ps4

I haven't used my ps4 in a while but now when I started it up and tried to play some videos I noticed that plenty of mp4's were unplayable.

Below is an example of an mp4-file it doesn't like. Any idea?
I use Serviio 1.9 and currently have an unmodified ps4-profile.

  Code:
General
Complete name                            : F:\--- Music ---\Dance Battle\GAME DAY DANCE BATTLE! (Amymarie Gaertner, Kaycee Rice, Glitch, Gev)    @ScottDW.mp4
Format                                   : MPEG-4
Format profile                           : Base Media
Codec ID                                 : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size                                : 426 MiB
Duration                                 : 3 min 15 s
Overall bit rate                         : 18.3 Mb/s
Writing application                      : Lavf56.40.101

Video
ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : AVC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                           : High@L5.1
Format settings, CABAC                   : No
Format settings, RefFrames               : 2 frames
Codec ID                                 : avc1
Codec ID/Info                            : Advanced Video Coding
Duration                                 : 3 min 15 s
Bit rate                                 : 18.2 Mb/s
Width                                    : 3 840 pixels
Height                                   : 2 160 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
Frame rate mode                          : Variable
Frame rate                               : 23.976 (23976/1000) FPS
Minimum frame rate                       : 23.974 FPS
Maximum frame rate                       : 90 000.000 FPS
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.091
Stream size                              : 422 MiB (99%)
Color range                              : Limited
Color primaries                          : BT.709
Transfer characteristics                 : BT.709
Matrix coefficients                      : BT.709

Audio
ID                                       : 2
Format                                   : AAC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile                           : LC
Codec ID                                 : 40
Duration                                 : 3 min 15 s
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 126 kb/s
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L R
Sampling rate                            : 44.1 kHz
Frame rate                               : 43.066 FPS (1024 SPF)
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 2.92 MiB (1%)
Default                                  : Yes
Alternate group                          : 1
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Nutte

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Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:01 am

Re: mp4 not playable on ps4

Hmmm, I just now noticed that those videos were 4k. When I downloaded 1080p-versions of the same videos (from YouTube) the PS4 plays them fine.
What confused me was that I thought the PS4 had played those files before, but I guess I remember wrong. It's not really surprising the PS4 (non-Pro) doesn't handle 4k-videos.


On another note...
Is there anyone here reading this that has both an Xbox One & PS4?
I think the PS4 is a huge step down compared to the PS3 when it comes to multimedia playback, and also got very disappointed that the PS4 Pro can't play UHD-discs. I haven't had an Xbox in a while, but am considering going back (to Xbox). Does it handle local multimedia content better? Is it maybe even comparable or better than the PS3 is/was?
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Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:20 pm

Re: mp4 not playable on ps4

I have a regular PS4 and an Xbox One S. The PS4 is better in some areas (HDMI-CEC so you use the TV remote, and it has inline SRT subtitle support), but the Xbox One S plays H.265 natively which is ideal for modern TV show content.
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