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How to Solve PS4 Won't Play Blu-ray Movies

If you are a gaming enthusiast, then PS4 can be your perfect option while you have the spare time. Asides from providing the perfect viewing experiences, at the time, PS4 are playing a dominant role on the movie and other playbacks solutions provider. For PS4, many digital formats can be compatible. However, recently, some users reflected that PS4 won’t play Cinavia-protected Blu-ray movies. Well, it doesn’t matter that you have not encountered such a problem or have no idea of what Cinavia-protected Blu-ray movie is. Now, let’s start from the beginning.

Part 1: Can PS4 Play Cinavia-protected Blu-ray Movie?

Before confirming whether PS4 can play Cinavia-protected Blu-ray movie, some of you may be confused about the exact definition about Cinavia protection. Well, let’s put it in details. Cinavia is an advanced anti-piracy technology that embeds anti-piracy information (that is, audio watermarks) into sound files to generate inaudible sound information. Even after re-encoding or external recording, it still cannot eliminate the anti-piracy generated by Cinavia. Information can still be identified through dedicated equipment. Generally, it is mainly applied to theater-only information as well as Blu-ray disc and DVD and other video products to prevent movie piracy and Blu-ray disc piracy.

Therefore, if the Blu-ray movie you have tried to play had been suddenly muted or stopped while playing, it is most likely it has been Cinavia-protected. Same as PS3, unfortunately, PS4 is unable to play Cinavia-protected Blu-ray movies either. Once you have encountered the failure, in most cases, you can find the Cinavia message code 3 like this “Audio outputs temporarily muted. Do not adjust the playback volume. The content being played is protected by Cinavia and is not authorized for playback on this device.”. On other occasions, you may also see Cinavia message code 1 “Playback stopped. The content being played is protected by Cinavia and is not authorized for playback on this device.” If unluckily you came to encounter such a problem, are there any ways to remove the Cinavia protection on Blu-ray movies? Well, let’s focus on the following tutorials.

Part 2: How to Bypass Cinavia on PS4?

Does PS4 have Cinavia automatic removal function? The answer is negative. But we can try some other ways to fix this problem.

Solution 1. Change the date on PS4

The first way you can take a try is to change the date on your PS4. If suddenly you get the Cinavia message code 3 on your PS4 while playing the Blu-ray playback, then you can simply click the “Pause” button (you can click the short key X), and then try to get back out to the main menu (you can click the short key O). Next, enter the “Settings” menu and choose “Date and Time” option to change the year by one. Once all the settings have been done, then go back to select the Blu-ray movie one more time for another trial. But you will be annoyed by the Cinavia watermark which may appear 4 or 5 times per movie. However, here this method is only effective for the Cinavia message code 3, not Cinavia message code 1.

Solution 2. Remove Cinavia Protection on Blu-ray Movie

Sometimes, you may choose to play the Blu-ray disc on your PS4 which can be mostly formatted with the Cinavia protection. The first method is to focus on the firmware. The second method is to remove Cinavia protection on the Blu-ray movies and then they can be played on all players including PS4 that contain Cinavia detector. There are many Cinavia removing tools you can search online to remove Cinavia protection on Blu-rays for good. Here, you can try Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal. If you are interested in this method, continue this reading to Part 3.

Part 3: Try Cinavia Removal Tool for Permanent Ease

How to disable Cinavia on PS4 for permanent ease? Of course, you can do it. But if you can obtain a Cinavia Removal tool, then this purpose can be easily achieved. It is really quite annoying to encounter the audio temporarily muted Cinavia on PS4. But if you can know Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal, this problem can be permanently fixed in a simple way. As one of the most common movie protection, Cinavia is quite difficult to be removed, just like AACS, BD and MKB. But Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal is a powerful program that can be able to eliminate the Cinavia watermark protection with ease. Why is it so powerful and what are the main features of it? The following points can be referential.


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☉ Permanently remove Cinavia protection.

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1. Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal can remove all kinds of media protections, including Cinavia, AACS, BD+ and MKB protection at the same time. With only one piece of removal software at hand, you don’t need to buy any other protection removing tools any longer.

2. Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal can be capable of copying movies with Cinavia protection in 1:1 format without any Cinavia protection retained. The movies can be copied in form of Blu-ray disc, folder and ISO image file without any quality losses. It also offers two copy modes for users including Full Movie and Main Movie.

3. Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal can allow the copied Cinavia-free Blu-ray movies to be played on all Cinavia compliant devices. Once the original Blu-ray movie has been removed from the Cinavia protection, the copied movie will be applicable in any time in the future.

4. Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal can also complete the Cinavia watermark removal process at high speed due to the Intel Quick Sync GPU acceleration technology. By the way, users can be attracted by the user-friendly UI, especially for beginners.

Part 4: How to Remove Cinavia to Play on PS4

Built with so many fantastic features, you may can’t waiting removing Cinavia protection on your Blu-ray movies so that they can be smoothly played on PS4. It is quite simple to complete the Cinavia removal process of Blu-ray movies with Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal. The tutorial is showed in details below.

Step 1. Download Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia which is part of Leawo Prof. Media. You can download Leawo Prof. Media and click “Blu-ray Cinavia” to enter the main interface of Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia.

Step 2. Load the Blu-ray movie to the program. You can simply clcik the “Add Blu-ray” option to add the Blu-ray content to the main interface of the tool. You are allowed to select from the following three types “Add from CD-ROM”, “Add from folder” and “Add ISO file”.

Step 3. Set the related parameters of the removal tool. When the original Blu-ray movie has been imported, then you can set the “Disc type”, “Copy mode (Full Movie and Main Movie)”, “Subtitle and Audio track” parameters accordingly. Based on your own needs, you can select the relevant parameters respectively. Once they have been set, click save.

Step 4. Start the removing process. When all the settings have been done, simply click the big green “Cinavia” button. Then you can see the related output settings. Before it starts the process of removing, you need to confirm the “Copy to”, “Disc Label” and “Save to” options. Then click the “Burn” icon to start removing Cinavia protection from the Blu-ray movies.

Part 5: Conclusion

In order to prevent the illegal video piracy problem, it is quite common that Cinavia protection has been built into many media products, including theater-related information, Blu-ray discs, DVD, and many other video products. If you enjoy playing Blu-ray movies on your PS4 and you should be taking it easy while encountering the Cinavia message code 1 and Cinavia message code 3 problems. By referring to the above tutorial, you can easily find the ways out.

First of all, you can try the free method. Changing the date of the PS4 by one and reloading the original Blu-ray movie with Cinavia protection may solve the problem. But this is only a temporary way to fix the problem. For the second way, it is much more convenient and permanent. That is Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal. With the comprehensive features and powerful functions in removing all kinds of protections, this program can be able to provide users with Cinavia-free Blu-ray movies as well as copying the Blu-ray movie with 100% original quality. It is worth trying! If the problem of Cinavia message code 3 on PS4 can be solved, you can freely enjoy the Blu-ray content with high quality.



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