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Get Annoyed by PS4/PS5 DVD Playback Issues? Here're Solutions!

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Can PlayStation4 play DVDs?

PS4 supports the following disc formats with disc playback feature over the Internet being enabled:

Blu-ray Disc

DVD-R/RW*2 (video mode, VR mode*3)

PS4 doesn't support BD-RE ver.1.0, BD-R/RE XL, DVDs that have not been finalized, AVCHD, CPRM, etc. Discs such as 8 cm discs, non-circular discs, deformed discs are not recommended to play on your PS4.

Does PS4 play DVDs fine? PS4's BD/DVD disc drive sometimes could really drive you crazy and freak you out, especially some PS4 DVD playback issues and related DVD disc not reading problems.

Does PS5 play DVDs? PS5 is set to beat Xbox Series X with its killer features such as innovative DualSense controller, superior 3D sound, etc. On top of that the powerful SSD that provides 5.5GB/s of performance ensure fast game, movie and video loading speed. But just like its predecessor PS4, DVD playback issue on the new game console is still unsettled. The following part is here to tackle DVD playing error on both PS4 and PS5.

Fix PS4 DVD playback error
Fix PS4 DVD Playback Issue

Some Common PS4 DVD Playback/Disc Reading Issues and Possible Solutions

Here are some common issues that users of PS4 have encountered and their suggesting solutions. Do remember that you could always try to get help from PlayStation Support/Blog/Forum.

1. Unexpected game disc/DVD ejection and followed with no acceptation of the discs.

Official Solution: First, hold down the power button until the system beeps twice. Then wait about 30 seconds until all system lights are off. Unplug the power cord for three minutes. If the issue isn't exterminated, visit Sony online Service Request page.
Users' Solution: Take the rubber stopper under the eject button off. (Some users do say it works like a charm.)

Related: PS4 manual disc eject won't work >>

2. When playing game DVD, it shows "NO Disc Inserted" or "Unrecognized Disc"

Official Solution: Delete the game app data and reinstall it. If failed, try PS4 safe mode options.
Solution 1: Clean your disc with a microfiber cloth. The disc reader is really sensitive to scratches and fingerprints.

Solution 2: If your disc is BF4, try another one. Some users report they just have problems only on BF4.

Solution 3: Dissemble your disc drive. Visit YouTube to know the detailed steps.

Classic Solution: Take the disc out and reboot your PS4.

3. After putting the disc into DVD drive, it shows a black screen

Solution: When you see the black screen, change the input on your TV off the current HDMI then change it back.( That works for some people for some reason.).

4. Issue with ejecting PS4 discs - discs get stuck in the11 drive

Solution: Try to eject the stuck disc manually.

5. PS4 DVD Skipping

Solution 1: It's reported that PS4 and PS5 don't work properly with older DVD discs, for they're thicker discs. Change newer disc to have a try.

Solution 2: Clean your DVD disc and DVD drive.

Solution 3: Rebuild the database or initialize the system.

Solution 4: Generally, there is an aluminum disc sandwiched between two plastic discs for a DVD disc. In some cases, these layers aren't glued together well (due to the long-time storage, damp storage environment...) and the beam is unable to detect the pits in the aluminum disc. So heating or boiling the disc helps.

How to Play DVDs on PS4/PS5 Just Fine without Errors

After you tried all possible solutions and were at full stretch, chances are that you were still not able to get PS4 DVD problems worked out. Well, for your game discs, you may better contact your dealer or go directly to Sony. For your movie DVDs, there is an indirect but easy way - you can convert your DVD to MP4 (DVD to AVI, MPEG2 also available, while MP4 recommended for best quality) for PS4 with nearly the same high quality by a professional DVD ripper - WinX DVD Ripper Platinum.

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Download and install WinX DVD Ripper Platinum first. Then run this DVD to PS4 converter. Just a few clicks and some minutes, you will get a high-quality movie video playable on your PS4.

Step 1: Click "DVD Disc" and "Select the source DVD disc" to choose the DVD movie you want to watch on PS4. Hit "OK" to start loading.

Step 2: After loading, the Output Profile would pop out. Move to Device Profile > Sony Device > to PS4 Video > PS4 (H264) or PS4 (AVI/MPEG4/MPEG2) > OK.

Rip DVD to PS4 H264 formats
Rip DVD to PS4

Step 3: Click "Browse" to specify an output folder on your computer to save the output files.

Step 4: Since the hardware encoder options and the right movie title can be detected and checked automatically, you only need to click the "RUN" button to start DVD to PS4/5 converting after finishing the above steps. When the conversion is done, you could load high-quality resulting file on your PS5 fast and enjoy it freely.

Just by a few clicks, the problem for playing DVD on PS4 gets resolved. Now, you can never bother to ask yourself: "Why my PS4 can't play DVD? or why I can't play DVD on PS4?" Just enjoy yourself with PS4 without the annoyance of PS4 DVD playback issues.

Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping copy-protected DVDs for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.

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Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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