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PS4 as media computer/server

racing4funn

New Member
Can a PS4 be used are a media provider in family room.. meaning store avi, mp4 movies , music and whatever and play them? what about networking to another PC that holds these files like a server?
 


iamthenight90

The Watcher In The Wings
Can a PS4 be used are a media provider in family room.. meaning store avi, mp4 movies , music and whatever and play them? what about networking to another PC that holds these files like a server?

if your asking for cable no, but you can pay for movies and such, or use m.movietube.co and kissdrama.net for them, its not illegal unless you download the files, so only stream them. just use the website on your ps4's browser
 

racing4funn

New Member
I'm asking about video and music I already have and will continue to get. I have Direct TV.. will it hold and play AVI, MP4, MP3s, Flac and so on. can it be networked to a server holding these files?
 

don_bidarian

New Member
I'm asking about video and music I already have and will continue to get. I have Direct TV.. will it hold and play AVI, MP4, MP3s, Flac and so on. can it be networked to a server holding these files?

Nope, PS4 is not ideal for use as a media system. PS3 was amazing in that regard, but they ditched all the functions on PS4, I think to sell their own video and music services.
I'm not sure if Xbox One can handle media functions like playing those formats or not, but since Microsoft was trying to push it as a Media hub for everything, I think that would be a better bet.
 
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