Movie lovers may be delighted because the next-gen of Sony's PS3, the PlayStation 4, has added DVD functionality to make it a snap to play DVD on PS4. Disappointedly, gamers are recently shocked to find DVD won't play on PS4 anymore. Below are the constant occasions regarding to the PS4 DVD playback errors:
When I click on the movie it "load" into it, PS4 just stays at a black screen? I've tried this with DVD's movies and freeze my ps4 right after clicking on them. Is this a firmware issue? Like with the 1.50 update or could this be hardware?
- My PS4 suddenly ejects disc on its own when I am playing a game. I have no clue why this is happening. Help plz
- How do I fix the problem on my ps4 . It says "unrecognized disc " when i put in a game. Any suggestions ?
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Part 1: Common "PS4 Won't Play DVD" Errors
Until now, there are many PS4 DVD playback/disc reading issues from PlayStation4 Support and forum. Here are the common solutions to "PS4 not playing DVD" problem suggested by users:
- Try to eject the stuck disc manually, clean it and reboot your PS4.
- Someone suggested to turn off the PS4 internet connection and the movies will play.
- Someone gives the direction of updating your PS4 to the newest version 1.52 and then try again.
- Pull out the hdmi cord and plugging it back in when the screen stays black.
- Rip DVD movie to PS4 supported video format using a PS4 DVD ripper for effortless DVD playback without inserting disc anymore.
Maybe do some audio video setting could be on the cards to make playing DVDs easier on the Sony's new game console after adopting the above methods. But based on my own experiment, I directly have a shot on the last solution - rip DVD and play DVD movie on PS4 with friendly video format. It worked! And I have to say it is the best way to liberate myself from endless annoying predicament.
Part 2: How to Rip and Play DVD on PS4 with Original Image Quality
If you are the one similar to me and want to dig out the easiest yet most efficient solution to play disc movies on PS4 without any trouble, here you come to the right place. This article shares a dead easy solution to get DVD PS4 problem worked out with the help of a professional DVD ripper called MacX DVD Ripper Pro.
MacX DVD Ripper is a professional DVD to PS4 ripping program that lets you 1:1 copy and rip protected DVD/homemade DVDs to MOV, MP4, FLV, AVI, MPEG4, H264, WMV, etc with original quality and fast speed. About 420+ preset profiles available for Apple, Android, Sony, Microsoft and Google devices make DVD playback pretty easier than ever. Therefore, you can directly rip DVD to PS4, PS3, Xbox One, iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6s/SE/6s Plus, iPad Air 2/mini 4, iPad Pro, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Kindle Fire HD, as well as other new phones and tablets.
Step 1. Run DVD to PS4 converter on Mac/PC and load DVD file
Free download and run this trust-worthy DVD to PS4 ripper on your Mac, import the DVD movie you'd like to rip by clicking "DVD Disc" button . Or simply load DVD folder and ISO image by clicking the relative button on the main interface. You can also get its windows version to tackle the PS4 won't play DVd' problem.
Step 2. Select output format
From the pop-up small window, you can choose "Sony Device" --> "to PS4 Video" and choose PS4 H.264 or MPEG4 as the output video format. Click the "Done" to return to the main interface.
Tips: the stunning "Edit" feature lets you crop the video size to better suit your PS4's screen, trim the video segment, add watermark and external subtitle as you want. It's the same to rip DVD to PSP MP4, Galaxy Note etc. and othe Android devices.
Step 3. Select output folder
Specify output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.
Step 4. Start converting DVD to PS4
With the above steps been finished, click the "RUN" button to start DVD to PS4 conversion on your computer. If you want to import DVD to iPhone iPad etc. iOS devices, sync the ripped movie file with iTunes alternative, MacX MediaTrans for faster and easier transferring speed.
When the DVD to PSP MP4 ripping finished, you can freely transfer DVD movie to PS4 and watch movie on PS4 anytime and anywhere you like, without being bothered by asking yourself the questions like "Why my PS4 won't play DVD?" or the like.
The DVD ripping ability in the DVD ripper for Mac/PC is really excellent because it disables all copy protection measures off DVD discs, be it CSS, Region Code, UOPs, RCE, Sony ARccOS protection or Disney X-project protection. Thus you can rip any copy-protected DVD to iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4 with Retina, iPhone 7/SE/6s/6 Plus, Xbox One, HTC One M10/9, Google new nexus 7, etc without any hassle.
Another problem might occur when playing DVD on PS4: that is PS4 audio problem. The AV receiver probably only detects Linear PCM (Stereo) or PCM 5.1 even if the audio on the DVD movie is set to Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1. How to fix PS4 audio problem when playing DVD thereon, look below:
- When the blu-ray or DVD is playing, press Options
- Go into the Settings menu
- Under Audio Format, select Bitstream (Direct)