PS4, fully named as PlayStation 4, is a home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment, formerly Sony Computer Entertainment. Announced as the successor to the PlayStation 3 during a press conference on February 20, 2013, it was launched on November 15, 2013 in North America, and November 29, 2013 in Europe, South America and Australia, and February 22, 2014 in Japan. It competes with Nintendo’s Wii U and Microsoft’s Xbox One, as part of the eighth generation of video game consoles. Sony PS4 has the upper hand over its rival Xbox One on supporting for DVD/Blu-ray playback.
However, this Xbox One’s competitor seems to be far from perfectness with regard to the Blu-ray feature. Until now, there are many issues of playing Blu-ray on PS4 from PlayStation4 Support such as showing a black screen after putting the disc into Blu-ray drive, “Unrecognized Disc” message popping up when playing game Blu-ray and the like. Of course, maybe do some audio video setting could be on the cards to make Blu-ray playable on the Sony’s new game console. But the complexity might be a lot more irritating.
Based on my own experiment and customer’s feedback, the quick workaround is to convert Blu-ray to PS4 supported video formats like MPEG4, H264, etc. Actually, it is easy and worth your effort as long as you have a right Blu-ray to PS4 converter software like UFUSoft Windows 10 Blu-ray ripper. It offers specified video formats for PS4, PS3, PSP and many other game hardware like Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii and more. With it, you can rip Blu-ray to PS4/PS3 compatible videos with fast speed and extremely high quality on on Windows 10/8.1/8/7. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to the Mac version for help. Now just download the right version and finish your task along with the following step-by-step guide.
Steps to convert Blu-ray to PS4/PS3 supported video formats on Windows 10/8.1/8/7?
Step 1. Download and install UFUSoft Blu-ray Ripper for PS4/PS4. Launch it and click the Load disc button to import the Blu-ray files that you want to convert to play with PS4 or PS3. Both ISO, IFO and files in DVD Folder can also be loaded.
Step 2. Click the Format box and select PSP/PS3 > Sony PS Video (*.mp4) as the export format, which comes with the best video/audio settings for PS3 but also fit PS4 seamlessly.
Tip: If the default video/parameters can’t meet your needs, just click Settings icon to adjust the video codec, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to get a decent video as you want. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.
Step 3. When all settings are done, simply click the Start button to begin the conversion from Blu-ray to PS4/PS3. You will get the files converted ready in a few minutes.
How to Play 4K Blu-ray on PS4?
“I’m buying a 4K tv with my tax refund in a few weeks and I was wondering if the PS4 Blu Ray player plays UHD movies yet. I’m hoping to avoid buying an extra Blu Ray player.”
Well, the Blu-ray disc drive that is currently installed in the PS4 is made exclusively for the Blu-ray disc player, so it cannot read the 3-layer media that is standardized by Ultra HD Blu-ray. For this reason, the PlayStation 4 models that are out in the market cannot be compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray (4K Blu-ray). But you don’t have to worry, you can find workaround to play 4K Blu-ray on PS4.
If you have some 4K Blu-ray discs and would like to watch those 4K Blu-ray content on PS4, you can make use of a 4K Blu-ray ripper to convert 4K Blu-ray to 4K MP4 video as MP4 video format is acceptable by PS4. After finishing conversion on your computer, you can copy the converted 4K MP4 video to a USB storage, and then insert it into your PS4 for 4K content playback. Of course, to enjoy 4K content, you need to connect your PS4 to a 4K TV beforehand.
When speaking of a 4K Blu-ray ripping program, you can also use UFUSoft 4k Blu-ray Ripper. It accepts 4K Blu-ray disc input and outputs 4K videos such as 4K MP4 and 4K MKV. More amazingly, it can accept copy-protected Blu-ray disc. If you are using Mac computer, you should switch to its Mac counterpart UFUSoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac for converting video format on Mac. Then following the steps above.