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How to Play DVDs on PS4

By Tony Moton

May 20, 2018

PlayStation 4, short for PS4, a home video game console, which is the successor to the PlayStation 3, developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. As one of the popular home video game consoles, playing DVDs on the PS4 is a great pleasure and enjoyment for game lovers. Of course, PS4 is not only limited to playing video game DVDs, other type of DVDs can be played like Movie DVDs and Music DVDs. However, many users have complained that their DVD disc drive does not work smoothly as usual, in particular the PS4 DVD playback problems, which are not friendly to them. Therefore, in this post, some possible solutions are given to those PS4 DVD playback failures. You will benefit from this article if you had encountered those troubles.

Play DVD on PS4


Part 1. PS4 DVD Playback Issues and Possible Solutions

There are many factors that can give rise to PS4 DVD playback failures and the following are some common problems and corresponding solutions.

Problem 1: "NO Disc Inserted" or "Unrecognized Disc" showing on the screen after you did insert a DVD into PS4.

Solution 1: You can take the disc out and reboot your PS4.

Solution 2: As DVD reader is very sensitive to scratches and fingerprints, you need to clean the disc's surface with a microfiber.

Problem 2: PS4 loads the disc at a very low speed and sometimes a black screen displays.

Solution: Change the input on your TV off the current HDMI then change it back. It works for some people for some reasons.

Problem 3: The disc gets stuck in your PS4.

Solution: Eject it manually. Then clear it and reboot your PS4.

Problem 4: Unexpected DVD ejection occurs.

Solution: Press and hold the power button until the system beeps two times. Then wait about 30 seconds until all the system lights turn off. Pull out the power cable for three minutes.

Problem 5: Get an error code saying that you must connect to the internet.

Solution: Tap "Settings" > "Network" > "Set Up Internet Connection", and then follow the on-screen instructions to configure network settings.

If you have tried the above solutions, but still failed to fix the problems? You need to consider if this disc can not be played because of the zone limitations. Many copyright-protected DVDs with latest encryption keys have no effect on PS4 since the PS4 console can only play DVDs that are sold in the same region as the console.

Part 2. The Best Solution to Play DVDs on PS4

Chances do exist when you have tried the above possible solutions but only to receive failures. Then you may try this ultimate method, that is to convert your DVD to other digital formats that can be recognized by PS4, such as the most popular and common one, MP4. And TuneFab DVD Ripper is born to make this possible.

TuneFab DVD Ripper is a powerful converter specializing in converting DVD files to plain formats so that users can better preserve the files or watch them on other digital devices. There are more than 300 video formats covering almost all mobile device brands. It won't take you a long time to rip one DVD as it boasts a 6x ripping speed. Just get to know how it gonna work.

Preparation: Free download DVD video converter and install it on your PC or Mac.

Step 1. Launch TuneFab DVD Ripper

After the installation is completed, boot up TuneFab DVD Ripper on your computer.

Step 2. Load DVD Contents

Insert your DVD disc to your DVD drive. If your computer lacks a built-in drive, an external one is needed.Click "Load Disc" to add your DVD contents. Additionally, IFO files and contents in a DVD folder can be detected as well.

 Load DVD Disc

Step 3. Choose MP4 As Output Format

After adding your DVD files, click on the "Profile" drop-down menu. Write down "PS4" in the search bar and then choose "PS4. mp4" as the output format. Besides, you can tap on "Setting" next to "Profiles" to alter Video Settings, Audio Settings or 3D Settings.

Output Video Format

Step 4. Change An Output Folder (Optional)

This is an optional step, you can remain the default folder. If you want to change it, just click on "Browse" to choose the folder that you want to store the converted videos.

Preferences General

Step 5. Start The Conversion

After all the settings have been finished, click "Convert" and the program will rip DVD files to PS4. mp4 videos immediately. The conversion will be finished within several minutes, saving much time.

Converted DVD Successfully

In conclusion, TuneFab DVD Ripper is the best solution to PS4 DVD playback issues. Any kind of DVD even with latest DRM protection can be removed by this ripper. There is no need to worry about PS4 DVD not playing problems. It is fast, reliable and professional and there are more features waiting for your exploration. Why not have a try?

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