Play MKV on PS4 with Sound and Subtitle

Summary: Not all MKV can be played on PS4. If the codec in MKV file is wrong, you maybe play MKV on PS4 without sound and subtitle. If you want to know how to play MKV on PS4 with subtitle and sound, read on the article. 

PS4 can play MKV files but it has strict limitations on MKV files. PS4 supported MKV must be encoded with H.264/MPEG-4 video codec and MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital) audio codec, otherwise, you maybe meet MKV no sound issues on PS4. In addition, as a video container, MKV perhaps includes different subtitle format. But  at the moment only external SRT files work, SUB/ASS/SSA/MKS files do not work on PS4 Media Player. So if you want to play MKV files on PS4 with subtitle and sound, you should make sure the audio codec and subtitle format are supported by PS4.


What's more, to make it easier to play video with subtitle on PS4, you have to have external subtitle files named the same as the media file, in the same director. Sounds complex right? Actually, only if you transcode MKV to PS4 according to the codec requirement, you can play MKV files on PS4 with subtitle and sound without any hassle. To accomplish this, you need a MKV to PS4 Converter.


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Best MKV to PS4 Converter to Convert Audio codec and subtitle format


Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate  is the most professional MKV PS4 Converter which can help us easily solve all the “PS4 MKV” and “MKV PS4” problem. It is definitely NO.1 choice to convert MKV to PlayStation 4. In addition, there are more powerful features for us:

  • Convert PS4 unsupported H.265/HEVC, XviD/DviX MKV to PS4 recognized H.264/MPEG-4 MKV.
  • Convert MKV DTS files to MKV AAC/AC3 for PS4 streaming with sound.
  • MKV PS4 Converter can help play MKV on all PlayStation versions like play MKV on PS4, play MKV on PS3, play MKV on PS Vita, play MKV on PS4 Pro and more.
  • Make you play lots of videos and audios on PS4 like play MP4 on PS4, play AVI on PS4, play WMV on PS4, play FLV on PS4, play MPEG on PS4, play VOB on PS4, play MP3 on PS4 and more.
  • Hard burn external ssa/ass/srt subtitle to MKV files to play video on PS4 with subtitle.
  • Video editing functions: merge or join videos together, cut videos, crop videos, add watermark to videos, rotate videos, add/remove subtitle to/from videos, adjust video channel, remove black bars, and adjust the video and audio bitrate and resolution and more.

Note: Pavtube Studio offers the equivalent Mac MKV to PS4 Converter which has updated to support Mac OS X El Capitan.

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 How to Convert MKV to PS4 With Right Audio Codec and Subtitle format?


Step 1: Load MKV files


Download the MKV video converter on your computer, install and run the program, add .mkv videos. You can choose to import videos or the entire folder by clicking the top left two icons. If you have subtitle track in your original MKV files, choose on in "Subtitle". Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can hard burn the subtitle to your output video for PS4 streaming. Hard subtitle will always be showing when the video playing and your PS4 won't read video files and subtitle files simultaneously. If you don't have desired subtitle track and want to add external downloaded subtitle to MKV on your own, you can read the below guide:


Hard burn external ssa/ass/srt subtitle to MKV



Step 2: Select the output format

Click on the dropdown menu of "Format" and then move your pointer to "PSP/PS3". From the sub-list, you can choose "PS3 Video(720P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)", "PS3 Video(1080P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)" as the target format for your PS4.


PS4 1080p video


This preset has been equipped with the most compatible video and audio codec/format for PS4. You also can keep your MKV format by omitting the format selection step. You can click "Settings" in the main interface to change the audio codec to AAC or AC3.


Step 3: Start MKV to PS4 conversion


After all necessary settings, you can hit the "Convert" to start converting MKV to MP4 with best video settings for PS4.


Once the conversion finished, click "Open" in main interface to quick locate the converted video. Then, you can stream the converted MKV movies to PS4 with subtitle and sound via DLNA or USB freely.


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