PS4 video streaming with navigator

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PS4 video streaming with navigator

Postby GreenSnake » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:34 am


Is it technicaly possible to stream video to the PS4 navigator using a local PC server ? (Since DLNA not supported)
Is this kind of feature can be added to ps3 media server ?

thanks for your answer
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Re: PS4 video streaming with navigator

Postby Creighton » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:55 am

I'm going to bump this and try to provide a better description.

I would like to note that although DLNA support hasn't been confirmed for the PS4, I have a good feeling they will add it in sometime in the future - so maybe this isn't worth the development time.

That being said, as of right now you can only stream videos to your PS4 using the built-in web browser. This is accomplished through an HTML5 video player saved into an HTML document on your computer and hosted via a file server. The code in the document points to the video file, which is also hosted on your file server. The video must be MP4 (v:h264 a:aac). You can then point the PS4's web browser to your computer's file server via LAN IP address and the HTML5 player will stream the video file. The player I've been using allows for fullscreen, which works perfectly. In my testing I haven't encountered a single issue, and it even works flawlessly for high bitrate 1080p video content. I'm about to begin testing now on checking for Cinavia and I'll edit this post when I'm done.

So the feature suggestion I would make is a built-in paged web server for accommodating the PS4, which you can browse your shared folders and upon choosing a file, it loads a new page with an HTML5 player and begins transcoding the file (when necessary) to MP4. Either this, or a simple API built into the program to allow for a transcode request to be dumped to a local file and thus shared to an HTML5 player within the PS4 web browser.

Any input or thoughts on this suggestion?

Edit: Finished testing for Cinavia. I sent the same file simultaneously to my PS3 and PS4. The PS3 reported Cinavia protection while the PS4 continued to play. I did this test a second time with a different file as well with the same results. Conclusion is that the PS4 does not currently have Cinavia protection within its web browser.
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Re: PS4 video streaming with navigator

Postby Creighton » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:51 am

Sorry for the double post, I created and have been using a dirty hack in order to stream videos to my PS4 using the method described above. I put it all together for others, and as long as the videos are in the correct format, it works flawlessly. Hopefully this can hold those over who want it until another solution comes along, or they add DLNA to the PS4.

Full post and download here: ... ng-121523/
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Re: PS4 video streaming with navigator

Postby johnjjohn » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:40 pm

Creighton or other in the know,

Thank you for the ps4 streaming work. I was trying to create a media library from ps3 external hard drive, but lost patience with fat32 limitations. I decided to stream to the ps3, have dabbled with the ps3 media server, but then discovered your hfs stream to the ps4 browser. utilizing the ps4 is preferred. unfortunately, I have a problem.

I see the files on the ps4 browser and they are MP4 (v:h264 a:aac). confirmed. however, I get an error message when I click a file, data not supported on ps4. At first, I thought something had to be wrong with the files, but then I noticed the html5 video player requirement.

I just spent an hour trying to figure out how to embed the video.js player.

Do you have a tutorial or link that spells out how to get this done?

Thank you.
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Re: PS4 video streaming with navigator

Postby Denbo » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:12 am

I run Apache http server on my win 7, Same media format restrictions as plex mp4, and through PS4 web browser. I didn’t get a warm fuzzy feeling using plex. It is easy to setup let me know if you need details of the setup.
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