What is PS4 and what are the supported video formats? As a game enthusiast, you must get to know these two questions first. PS4 is short for PlayStation 4 which is the fourth home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment in 2013. With the powerful accelerated Processing Unit (APU) which combines central processing unit (CPU) and graphics processing unit (GPU), as well as memory controller and video decoder, PS4’s technology specifications are similar to the hardware in a personal computer. You can have the best video game experience with PS4. Besides, one of the fantastic features of PS4 is that it can support audio and video playback. Basically, PS4 supports MKV, AVI, MPEG, MP4 as well as Blu-ray Disc. For many movie lovers, Blu-ray movies are quite attractive, especially 3D Blu-ray movies. So can PS4 play 3D Blu-ray movies? How does PS4 play 3D Blu-ray movies? Is PS4 a 3D Blu-ray movie player? Without doubts, you can use PS4 to watch 3D Blu-ray movies, but you have to buy 3D Blu-ray disc or DVD.
Alternative 1: Play 3D Blu-ray in PS4 using Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter
Since PS4 fails to play the 3D Blu-ray movie in the form of USB data directly, is there any way to play 3D Blu-ray on PS4? Will PS4 play 3D Blu-ray movie in the alternative methods? The answer is positive. The process will be separated into two parts. Firstly, you need to convert 3D Blu-ray movie to some other formats PS4 supports, such as MKV. Then you can play the movies in MKV format on PS4 successfully. Here you will need the help of Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter. The tutorial will be elaborated in the following.
As a piece of powerful converting software, Leawo Blu-ray to MKV converter could help users to convert 3D Blu-ray to MKV in 1:1 lossless quality with all original subtitles and audio tracks retained. After the conversion, PS4 could play 3D Blu-ray movies easily. Please refer to the detailed steps below.
Step 1: Download Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter and install it.
Step 2: Import the 3D Blu-ray movie file on your computer to the program. You can click Add Blu-ray/DVD button at the top left of program interface or just drag the file directly to the main interface.
Step 3: Select the imported mode of 3D Blu-ray movie. There are 3 options for you to choose after adding the movie to the program: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. Full Movie allows you to import all titles, and Main Movie only imports the longest title by default while you can freely choose titles under Custom Mode. Then click OK button to start importing the movie.
Step 4: Choose the subtitles and audio tracks. When the 3D Blu-ray movie has been imported, you can choose which subtitle and audio track you want to retain in the output MKV file.
Step 5: You can preview the imported 3D Blu-ray movie by clicking the previewing icon at the bottom left of each title.
Step 6: After previewing, you can just click the green icon Convert at the top right corner of the main menu to start the conversion process. Before it starts, it will require you to choose the final Save to route.
Step 7: Convert 3D Blu-ray movie to MKV format. After choosing the Save to route, you can click the icon Convert at the bottom to start the conversion process. The conversion process will last for several minutes. Just wait in patience. After it is done, you can obtain the converted 3D Blu-ray movie in the MKV format on your computer. Finally, you can play the converted 1:1 lossless quality 3D Blu-ray movie on PS4 with ease and fluency.
Alternative 2: Play 3D Blu-ray in PS4 using Leawo Blu-ray Copy
Following the above steps, you can retain the video with perfect 3D effects without quality loss. Besides, just as mentioned, PS4 could support 3D Blu-ray disc. Therefore, if the 3D Blu-ray movie could be burned to a disc or DVD, then it will be possible for PS4 to play 3D Blu-ray movie. Here you will need the third-party program —- Leawo Blu-ray Copy. Leawo Blu-ray Copy offers you the best solution to copy Blu-ray movie without quality loss and it could also copy Blu-ray 3D disc in 1:1 disc to disc duplication.
Step 1: Download Leawo Blu-ray Copy (included in Leawo Prof. Media) and install it.
Step 2: Insert a blank Blu-ray disc to your computer’s disc drive.
Step 3: Import the 3D Blu-ray movie to the main interface of Leawo Blu-ray Copy. You can click Add Blu-ray/DVD button or just simply drag the file to the interface.
Step 4: Set the 3D Blu-ray movie settings. After loading, you will need to select video mode (Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode), Subtitle and Audio Tracks at the bottom.
Step 5: Start copying 3D Blu-ray movie file to the blank disc. Before copying, you will need to set the “Copy to“, “Disc Label“, “Save to” parameters. Then click Copy button below to start. Leawo Blu-ray Copy would start to back up Blu-ray file and finally you will get a new Blu-ray disc with 3D effects perfectly retained.
When the 3D Blu-ray disc has been prepared, what you need to do is to insert it to PS4’s disc drive. The built-in PS4 3D Blu-ray player will play the 3D Ble-ray disc successfully. Now if someone asks can PS4 play 3D Blu-ray movies, you can reply to them with the above mentioned methods. Which one is better? It depends on your own requirements.