Do you know how to play DVDs on PS4? PlayStation 4, short for PS4, is a wonderful video gaming console developed by Sony for game enthusiasts. But can PS4 play DVDs? The truth is that PS 4 is not merely a game console but also can be used as a multimedia player to play DVD/Blu-ray movies, and various videos files including 4K videos. It is great to enjoy DVD movies on PS4 directly, but you may encounter some annoying playback issues due to various known or unknown reasons. To tackle the DVD playback problems completely, you can convert your DVD to PS4 compatible video formats. So in this article, we will show you how to play DVDs on PS4 directly and how to rip DVDs to PS4 supported videos and then play them on PS4 through a USB stick.

Part 1: How to Play DVDs on PS4 Directly

Part 2: How to Rip DVDs to PS4 Compatible Videos

Part 3: How to Play Converted DVDs on PS4 via USB

Part 1: How to Play DVDs on PS4 Directly

All the DVD formats including DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW are supported by PS4, but to make sure you can play your DVDs successfully, you had better update your PS4 to the latest system version. The playback of DVDs on PS4 is pretty easy, and you can begin by inserting a DVD disc into the disc tray of your PS4.

Step 1: Turn on PS4, and log into your account if necessary.

Step 2: Insert the DVD you want to play into the optical drive of your PS4.

Step 3: Then the dynamic menu will pop out, and you should locate the disc icon and hit play button to play the DVD movie.

It is simple to use PS4 to play DVD discs, but you may meet various playback errors which prevent you from watching your DVD movies smoothly. Problems caused by internet connection or improper assembly of the connectors, DVD dust, etc. are easy to be solved, but errors from scratched disc or region code limitations cannot be fixed. However, there is still a way to play the movies on scratched DVD discs or DVD discs with region code on PS4. You can use DVDFab DVD Ripper to rip and convert your DVDs to PS4 or PS4 compatible formats and then play the converted DVD movies on PS4 with the best free media player.

Part 2: How to Rip DVDs to PS4 Compatible Videos

DVDFab DVD Ripper is the best DVD to PS4 converter that can convert any DVDs (include scratched DVDs) to PS4 or PS4 supported video/audio formats like MKV, AVI, MP4, MP3, AAC and more (click here to have a look at PS4 supported file formats) in an easy and quick way. It can remove the DVD region codes as well as other copy protections completely and permanently. With the employment to the latest hardware acceleration technology, the DVD to PS4 converter can convert DVDs to high-quality videos at a lighting fast speed.

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There are also many customization tools for you to tweak your settings like codec, resolution, frame rate, etc., and edit the video by cropping, trimming the video, add watermark and subtitles, adjusting picture values, etc. DVDFab DVD Ripper hides all these advanced options beneath its clean interface, so if you want to rip DVDs to PS4 simply, you can just load the DVD source, choose the PS4 profile and click the “Start” button. Now let’s check out the detailed conversion steps.

Step 1: Run DVDFab 10, go to the Ripper module, and insert the DVD disc you want to rip. Then DVDFab will load the DVD source automatically.

Step 2: Go to the profile library on the top left corner of the main interface, and click Device > Sony to select the PlayStation 4 as the profile. If you want to convert the DVD to a certain format you like, you should click Format tab instead.

Step 3: Now you are able to customize the video in your way. The main movie title has been selected by default here, but you still can choose other titles. Then you can change the title name and choose the chapters, audio tracks and subtitles you want. You also can click the “wrench” icon to customize your settings like codec, frame rate, resolution, etc. and use the built-in editor to set the aspect ratio, trim and crop the video, add watermark and subtitles, adjust picture values, etc.

Step 4: Navigate to the bottom of the main interface and click the “folder” icon to select a directory to save the output video. And then you can click the “Start” button to start the process of converting the DVD to PS4.

Part 3: How to Play Converted DVDs on PS4 via USB

When the conversion is complete, you can put the PS4 supported vides on your USB stick that can be connected to your PS4 and then play it. But before playing the video, you need to download and install the Media Player app on the PlayStation Store first. Just go the PlayStation Store, find the app and install it.

Below are the detailed steps of playing the converted DVD on PS4 through USB.

Step 1: Open Media Player. If your USB storage device is on the same network with your PS4, it will be detected automatically.

Step 2: Select the USB device.

Step 3: Find the DVD video and click it to play it.

To sum up, can PS4 play DVDs? YES! PS4 can play we commonly used DVDs. How to play DVDs on PS4 in different ways? But if there are problems when playing a DVD PS4, you can rip and convert it to PS4 compatible formats and then play it through a USB storage device without any limitations. PS4 can also be used to play 4K videos but not 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays, but you still can enjoy your 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray movie on PS4 if you convert the 4K UHD Blu-ray to PS4 supported 4K video format. Click How to Rip UHD Blu-rays to learn the steps of ripping 4K UHD Blu-rays to 4K videos.