PS4 media player update – supported formats and full details

A new PS4 media player update has rolled out today via PSN to take advantage of the launch of PlayStation VR.

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Update v2.50 adds support for:

  • 360-degree videos
  • 360-degree photos
  • Audio upscaling

ps vr headset

To take advantage of 360-degree videos and photos, you’ll need to have your PS VR headset connected to your PlayStation 4. Then take the following steps:

1. Activate VR mode from the Media Player’s Options menu
2. Choose your 360-degree video of photo from a media server or USB device
3. Sit back and enjoy the view!

Related: How to set-up PlayStation VR

Supported formats

The following video formats are supported, though they must have been captured by an omnidirectional camera in equirectangular format.

  • MKV
  • AVI
  • MP4
  • MPEG2 PS
  • MPEG 2 TS

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The following photo formats are supported:

  • JPEG
  • BMP
  • PNG

In terms of improved audio support the PS4 media player will now upscale non-FLAC music to a higher resolution. Sony breaks down the new Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE HX™) Technology.