Have download some of your favorite movies in MKV format on Torrent and you may want to transfer them onto PS4 for playback. But the thing is, PS4 can only accepts H.264 mp4. So to speak, you will have to convert torrent MKV movies to PS4 compatible MP4 files first before enjoying.
A video converting program is needed to help you with this purpose. Brorsoft Video Converter (Video Converter for Mac) is one of the best and most professional Torrent MKV to PS4 converter. It not only supports converting MKV, but also include AVI, WMV, MP4, FLV, AVCHD, DivX, Xvid and many others. No matter the video file is downloaded from torrent, recorded with your cell phone/digital camera/camcorder, you can get them onto PS4 for enjoying. Here we include the step-by-step guide on how to download & add torrent MKV files to PlayStation 4 easily. Check it out.
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Part I. Convert Torrent MKV to PS4
Step 1. Import Torrent Downloaded Files
Launch the Torrent video converter software once the installation is completed. Then you may click on “Add” button, go to the folder where you downloaded and stored the torrent movies, choose those you want to put on PS4 and add load them into the application. The batches conversion ability allows you to add multiple pieces and convert them all together at a time. The successfully added videos will appear on the main panel.
Step 2. Choose Output for PlayStation 4
We talked about this a little before that the Sony PlayStation devices play MP4 files. So, here you may hit on “Format” button to list the hidden menu of format list. Then you can go to “Common Video” and select “MP4” as the output.
Step 3. Converting Torrents MKV for PS4
Guess you have done all necessary settings, now you may press on “Convert” button and let this smart app convert torrent downloaded MKV videos to Sony PlayStation 4 recognized files.
Now you may need to wait for a moments and you will be alerted when the conversion task is completed. After that, you can get the converted torrent videos by hitting “Open” button.
Part 2. Transfer converted files to PS4
Use the Correct File System on Your USB Drive
So you have the right files–now it’s time to get them to your PlayStation. To get started, plug a USB drive into your computer. The drive must be formatted with either the exFAT or FAT32 file system, as the PlayStation 4 can’t read NTFS. If your drive is formatted with the NTFS file system, you’ll see an error after you connect it to the PlayStation 4. It just won’t appear or be usable.
To double-check, right-click the drive in Windows and select “Format.” Format it to use the exFAT file system if it’s currently using NTFS. This will erase all files currently on the drive, so back up any files you care about before doing this.
You Must Place Your Media Files in Folders
Sony doesn’t mention this anywhere, so we bumped into this problem ourselves. If you just have a video file and dump it into the “root” folder of your USB drive, the PlayStation 4 won’t see it. Your files must be located inside a folder on the drive or your PS4 won’t be able to use them.
Audio files must be located in a folder called “Music” on the drive for the PS4 to detect them correctly. Video files can be in any folder, but they need to be in a folder and not on the root of the drive. You could put them in a folder named “Videos”, or create separate folders for different types of videos. LIkewise, photos must also be stored in folders if you want to view them, but any folder name will do.
Use the PS4 Media Player
Once you’re done, you can “safely remove” the USB drive from your computer and plug it into one of the USB ports on your PS4 — there are a few located on the front that are usually used for charging your controllers. Launch the PS4 Media Player app and your USB drive will appear as an option.
You’ll see the PS4’s “Media Player” app icon in the PS4’s “content area” — that strip of icons on the main screen. Select it with your controller and launch it. If you haven’t installed the media player app yet, the icon will still appear here, but it’ll take you to the PlayStation Store where you can download the app for free first.
Select your USB drive, browse to the videos you want to play, and use the buttons on the controller to control playback.
While playing a video, you can press the L2 and R2 shoulder buttons to rewind and fast forward. Press the “Options” button to open a playback control panel, and press the triangle button to view information about the file.