Sony finally released a media player for the ps4!

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Gareee
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Sony finally released a media player for the ps4!

Post by Gareee » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:11 pm

Just tested it out with UMS, and here are initial findings:

File playback seems slightly faster than on the ps3.

Compatibility with file formats seems to be it's biggest issue. Many videos that play fine on the ps3 either pop up audio error compatibility issues, or error out playing.

Fast forwarding or back seem faster on the ps4, but there doesn't appear to be any thumbnail display option (like every 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, ect.)

I was hoping to finally be freed of relying on our ps3 for media playback, but at least with this initial release, compatibility playing common file formats can be problematic.

AuthenticM
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Re: Sony finally released a media player for the ps4!

Post by AuthenticM » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:20 pm

I tried watching a 20-minute video and it got cut-off half-way through.

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SubJunk
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Re: Sony finally released a media player for the ps4!

Post by SubJunk » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:08 pm

This is great news! Can one of you please post a trace log after connecting to the PS4 so I can create a renderer profile from that? Thanks

Ranger187
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Re: Sony finally released a media player for the ps4!

Post by Ranger187 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:50 pm

Here's the trace log....

I just woke up to do this...
ums_dbg.zip
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shaneo88
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Re: Sony finally released a media player for the ps4!

Post by shaneo88 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:15 pm

If it helps, here is a trace log from mine.
ums_dbg.zip
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Ranger187
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Re: Sony finally released a media player for the ps4!

Post by Ranger187 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:20 pm

Here's an icon just in case you want to implement one asap.
ps4-wallpaper-2859.jpg
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Nomandis
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Re: Sony finally released a media player for the ps4!

Post by Nomandis » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:11 am

Hi,

I played a MKV with subtitles and it played fine.

Here are the supported codecs

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)

Photo

JPEG (based on DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21)
BMP
PNG

Music

MP3
AAC (M4A)

Gareee
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Re: Sony finally released a media player for the ps4!

Post by Gareee » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:07 am

There is some popular audio format they aren't supporting. I need to look at my files to see what it is. Even some popular fairly new releases, like 1080p guardians of the galaxy have unplayable audio.

jumperzz2014
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Re: Sony finally released a media player for the ps4!

Post by jumperzz2014 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:36 am

Tried to play some mkvs on PS4, cant get them to work.

They have a DTS Audio track, maybe same issue as on XboxOne?

Tried to create a profile with the XboxOne settings, but wont work :/

arab
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Re: Sony finally released a media player for the ps4!

Post by arab » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:40 am

Here's my preliminary config, care to test?

http://pastebin.com/WM5W2ni5

@jumperzz2014: unfortunately ps4 media player does not support the DTS audio format.

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