How to Play Blu-ray Movies on PS4?

PS4 Won’t Play Blu-ray?

My PS4 will not play Blu-rays. It plays games just fine but when I go to start the disc it goes to a black screen and just stays there. I’d think if it’s my tv fault or the PlayStation but it’s really annoying not being able to watch movies. Does this happen for anyone else? What do I do?

play Blu-ray movies on PS4

After months of waiting, you finally own a PlayStation 4. Congratulations! Now you can enjoy some of the best games the system has to offer, including Infamous: Second Son, Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack, among others.

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is a fantastic console with almost everything gamers are looking for: great graphical power, high storage capacity, high-resolution widescreen, 4K resolution, HDMI (1080p and 4K), Blu-ray drive, streaming function and more. Along with the 64-bit x86 architecture and 8GB of GDDR5 memory, PS4 can also be used as an awesome BD player, which runs three times faster than the PS3. As you would expect, it will be a great pleasant to enjoy videos/movies on PlayStation 4. Then in this article, we will discuss the topic about how to play Blu-ray movies on PS4.

How to Play and Watch Blu-ray Movies on Sony PlayStation 4?

Step 1: Download and install PS4 Software Update 1.50.

As PlayStation 4 won’t play Blu-rays or DVDs out of the box, customers have to install the software update when first getting it.

Once the PS4 is connected to the Internet, go to the function screen, select "Settings" -> "System Software Update", and update to the latest system software 3.15. In case the PS4 has no Internet connection for the time being, users can also use an external disc or USB storage to update the console system.

Download PS4 system update file, about 308 MB.

Many users encountered Blu-ray on PS4 not working issues. Maybe do some audio video setting could be on the cards to make Blu-ray/DVD disc playable on the Sonly’s PlayStation 4. But the complexity might be a lot more irritating. We’d better rip Blu-ray discs to PS4/PS3 more supported video format to resolve PS4 problem with playing blu-ray movies.

Blu-ray PS4 ripper

Blu-ray Ripper can help users of Sony’s PlayStation 4 to remove the copy protection on a commercial disc and convert Blu-ray/DVD to PS4 compatible format with high quality. What’s more, you can select the desired subtitle for output and modify output profile parameters to meet target devices exactly.

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Step 1. Run the software and load Blu-ray

Insert Blu-ray disc into Blu-ray drive and click the invert triangle button to load Blu-ray disc. Click Add Blu-ray/DVD button on the top menu to load Blu-ray disc or folders.

input source Blu-ray/DVD

Step 2. Choose output format for PS4

Choose PS4 compatible format by clicking the drop-down Change of MP4 Video on the top menu. Under the Device tab, click Sony and find PS4 (MP4/H.264) as your target format.

Select Edit option to open Profile Settings panel, where you can customize output video quality by adjusting video parameters like video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, as well as audio codec, sample rate, bit rate, channel, and so on.

PS4 profile settings

Step 3. Edit Blu-ray movie and add 3D effect

Click Edit icon in the end of each loaded Blu-ray movie title to enter the video editing panel, where you could Trim video length, Watermark source videos, Crop video size, adjust video Effect, add 3D effect.

edit Blu-ray video

Step 4. Convert Blu-ray to PS4

Click the big green Convert button on the top-righ of the interface. Specify destination folder in the Save to box.

At last, press Convert button to start Blu-ray to PS4 conversion progress. When the conversion completes, just copy the converted video to PS4 via USB for convenient playback via PS4.

Blu-ray to PS4

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