PlayStation Vita supported file types- what video formats does PS Vita play?

What music, video, and photo file types/ codecs are compatible with the PS Vita?

At this time, the following formats are supported on the PS Vita system:

  • Music
    MP3 MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3, MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC), and WAVE (Linear PCM)
  • Videos
    MPEG-4 Simple Profile Level 3, Maximum 320×240 pixels, AAC
    H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Baseline/Main/High Profile Level 3.1, Maximum 720p, AAC
  • Photos
    JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, and PNG

NOTE: You may not be able to play some content depending on the type of data, file size, or copyright protection(e.g. DRM-restricted movies). Some content distributed over the Internet and by other means may also have playback restrictions-so called DRM restriction.

PlayStation Vita does not play the following video and audio contents:

  • Movies, TV shows and music purchased from iTunes Store – you can use ChewTune to get iTunes DRM into PS Vita supported .mp4.
  • HD video files from the PlayStation Store- currently not supported, but could get update later.
  • Video and audio in unsupported formats (MKV, AVI, MOV, M2TS, VOB,etc) – you can use Video Converter to transcode them into PS Vita friendly H.264 .mp4  video and .mp3 audio
  • HD 1080p or 720p MP4 file of very big file size or very high bitrate – use the same Video Converter to shrink the  movie into PS Vita optimized video. Refer to best video format for PS Vita.
  • For copying/ripping protected DVD and Blu-ray movies into PS Vita supported formats, try Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper.

Read more for a guide of how to transfer movies from computer to PS Vita.

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