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Below is a guide from Wololo on SKFU Pr0xy covering how to use a proxy server with your PS4 to sniff PSN traffic for those interested.

To quote: How To Use a Proxy Server with Your PS4 to Sniff PSN Traffic SKFU Pr0xy

The following guide covers the very basics of how to install and run a proxy server on your local computer to use with your PS4. This allows you to study how the PS4 communicates with Sony’s servers, for various reasons.

A proxy lets you block some of the traffic (which has been useful in the past to let users access Netflix on their PS3 even when they didn’t have PSN access), or replace some of the traffic with connections to your own server (useful for being able to connect to the PSN on a lower firmware), or simply because you’d like to know what type of information your console sends to Sony’s servers.

Charles proxy is probably the most popular proxy around here, but it is commercial software. Thankfully, scene dev SKFU has been creating and updating his own proxy server for windows, and this is the tool I will be showing today.

There’s nothing really complex with installing and running SKFU’s pr0xy server, but many people assume it’s difficult and don’t even give it a try. Hopefully this tutorial will prove them wrong.

1. Download, install and run SKFU Proxy

Download SKFU Pr0xy: (Mirrors: HERE). Just get the zip and extract it to a folder of your choice.

Double click on SKFUPr0xy.exe to start the skfu proxy interface.

SKFU pr0xy in theory detects your computer’s IP address automatically. This is important because you will need to enter this information in the PS4 later on.

Assuming SKFU pr0xy has correctly detected your IP address, all you need to do is click on the “start” button.

2. Setup the proxy connection on your PS4

The PS4 Network settings have options to connect through a proxy, there is no dangerous manipulation involved here. Just go to “Settings”, then “Network”

Go to “Set up internet connection”, then select the default option for every step until you reach the “Proxy Server” step. There, select “Use”.

In the “Address” field, input the IP address of your computer as displayed in SKFU proxy. For the port number, use the port number given to you by SKFU pr0xy (8080 by default, which conveniently also happens to be the default given by the PS4)

For the other steps, select the default answer, and you’re done!

To make sure everything works, test your internet connection on the PS4 (last step of the setting). If things go well, the “internet connection test” should work, and you should start seeing some activity in SKFU pr0xy.

3. Profit

You can now navigate on your PS4, on the PSN, etc… to see how the PS4 communicates with the Sony servers. In the screenshot below, I captured the interaction between the PS4 and Sony’s server when checking for a “Firmware update”. This told me the PS4 firmware update information can be found at This is of course not groundbreaking information, but that’s the basics.

SKFU Pr0xy offers additional tools to filter some requests, replace some requests with others, etc... it lets you manipulate the queries sent by your PS4 to the Sony network, as well as the replies from the servers themselves. Enjoy :)

If your PS4 doesn’t find SKFU pr0xy: make sure they are connected on the same network (I personally prefer to plug both the PS4 and the computer through LAN in these conditions, rather than Wifi), and that your router does not block communications through the used port (8080 in that case)

:idea: From $n!pR, below is a guide on how to play media files on your PS4: How to Play Media Files on Your PS4

This is not really the best solution but if your really desperate to play media on your PS4 you can follow this guide.

First, you'll need to setup an http server on your computer which will serve your PS4 the media files through the web browser. Next, copy this code into a blank document and save it as an html file on your http server.
<!doctype html>
    <link href="" rel="stylesheet">
    <script src=""></script>
  <video id="vid1" class="video-js vjs-default-skin" controls preload="auto" width="640" height="360"
    <source src="mymusic.mp3" type='audio/mpeg'>
Then simply link the media in the html and copy it into root of your http server. You can now play music or movies on your PS4 through the web browser! You can go here for the different mime types and replace audio/mpeg. Access the html file from your http server on your computer by entering the ip address/index.html or whatever you called the file. Have fun!

From eussNL: Any of these webservers will do.

If you do not want to install it on the computer but run from an usbstick instead, you can try these:
Of course it does not even have to be a PC, if you have a Raspberry Pi (also usable as PS4 flasher/dumper), you can use this as guide for lighttpd on it.

:arrow: Also from BiteYourConsole comes BiteYourPlayer v1.0 Beta PS4 Media Player HTML Mod with details below, to quote:

Download: hfs.rar (Http File Server v2.2f - no setup) / BiteYourPlayer.rar / (Mirror)

To quote, roughly translated: The new PlayStation 4 is equipped with a web browser from all over, maybe one of the fastest on a console from the living room, and so that BiteYourConsole jumped at the potential offered by a language such as HTML5.

With a speech of this magnitude we were able to make a simple but potential movie player in mp4 format (format commonly used for watching movies via smartphone and PlayStation Portable).

To run the application needs a Http Server, we have chosen HTTP File Server (HFS) that once started will allow us to be able to watch our video from any device connected to our Wi-Fi network.


Download the portable version of the HFS program, run it and drag the contents of the file into the window Biteyourplayer.rar Virtual File System.

To be able to watch a movie on the PlayStation 4 via the Web browser does not have to do is drag the movie to the video folder, the files will have the mp4 format and must be renamed to PS4.

After the configuration, there is nothing left to start the server and log on with the IP of your console through the browser (eg / index.html).

Thanks to $n!PR for the idea and Michael Varaquez for having edited the html code.

Finally, below is a How To Play Your Personal Music Collection On PS4 video guide from GregoryRasputinHaX as follows:

I know a lot of people wont want to be bothered with this, but take the type of situation, where you only have one PC in your house and it is used by the entire family, say someone wants to use that computer, while you want to listen some music, this would be an ideal situation, here is the tutorial or guide on how to do it:

:arrow: Play Your Media Files on PS4 via the Web Server Tutorial by alexrivera

1. Download the archive containing the pack of all what you need here: (586.64 KB)
2. Unzip the “” with a program like 7-Zip or winrar.
3. Open the “BiteYourPlayer” folder.
4. Launch the application “hfs.exe.”
5. Accept by clicking “yes” when the new firewall window appears.
6. “HTTP File Server 2.2f” should be running properly now.
7. Right-click the house icon and select “Add files …”.
8. Select the file “index.html”, “player.jpg”, “termini.png” from the pack you downloaded and extracted before and click “Open”.
9. The files should appear in the home folder displayed by the software tree.
10. Right-click the house icon and select “Add folder from disk …”.
11. Select the “video” folder and click “OK”.
12. Select the “Real Folder” option when the software asks you “what kind of folder do you want”.
13. The “video” folder should appear in the tree displayed by the software.
14. Put your video in MP4 format in the “video” folder in your “BiteYourPlayer” folder and select it.
15. Rename your video previously selected to “ps4.mp4″.
16. Back on the interface of HFS (HTTP File Server) software, right-click on the “video” folder and click “Add files...”.
17. Select the video you renamed to “ps4.mp4″ and click “Open.”
18. Your video file to MP4 format “ps4.mp4″ should appear in the tree displayed by the software.
19. Click on the file “ps4.mp4″ and you will see its path appear at the upper side of the software. Take note of it (for example :
20. You can now open the PS4 browser and write the correct path and you will be able to read your multimedia file on your PS4 web browser.

And below is a video on How to Stream Videos from Local Network to PS4 using Plex Media Server instead of PS4 Media Server from Wololo for those interested:

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