Have you imagined if your PS4 game console is able to do more things than you expected but not just for playing games? Is it wonderful to make your device work as a versatile PS4 DVD player? Yes, of course, it is a good idea since your PS4 game console can play DVD, in this case, once you have finished your game session, enjoying your favourite DVD via a big TV screen can be done with such a little PS4 game console without using DVD player. Apart from DVD, the formats like Blu-ray and other discs also can be supported, which relies on the model of the console. Therefore, if your DVD is compatible with PS4 format, DVD can be played on it freely.
Part 1: Is PS4 region free?
PS4 is thought to run with regional limitations, but as a matter of fact, the PS4 game console is regional free by itself. Even though your game is from different countries, there is no problem playing it as normal. The fact is that DVD and Blu-ray are locked by region. If the disc being played is made from a different region, there would be something wrong with your PS4 like freezing.
Part 2: How to play region 2 DVDs on PS4 in different ways?
Actually, you could also make use of some Blu-ray/DVD converter tools to make PS4 DVD/Blu-ray region free, just like Leawo Blu-ray Ripper. As one of the best Blu-ray to video converter tools, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper enables you to decrypt, rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD movies to videos in various formats. It could rip and convert Blu-ray to MP4, AVI, FLV, MKV, WMV, MOV, etc. You could even convert Blu-ray movies to H.265 video for high quality movie enjoyment on your portable media players or devices. It even supports 4K video output including 4K MP4 and 4K MKV, and other HD video output like HD MP4, HD AVI, MOV and many more.
☉ Decrypt and rip Blu-ray/DVD discs with disc protection and region code
☉ Convert Blu-ray/DVD to MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, FLV, and other 180+ HD/SD formats
☉ Convert Blu-ray/DVD main movie to videos for space saving
☉ Convert 2D Blu-ray/DVD movies to 3D movies with 6 different 3D effects
☉ Fast conversion with NVIDIA CUDA, AMD APP and Intel Quick Sync acceleration technologies
Step 1: Enter Leawo Blu-ray Ripper
Launch Leawo Prof. Media and then click “Convert” button on the sub-menu or “Blu-ray/DVD Ripper” option to enter the “Blu-ray Ripper” module.
Step 2: Add source Blu-ray content
Insert your Blu-ray disc into the Blu-ray recorder drive and then on the “Convert” module, click on “Add Blu-ray/DVD” to choose “Add from CD-ROM” option to import Blu-ray/DVD disc from disc recorder drive. Note: You could also import Blu-ray folder and/or ISO image file.
Attention: Leawo Blu-ray Ripper offers 3 options to load source Blu-ray movie: 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 but allows you to switch, while under Custom Mode you could freely choose any title(s) for loading. Choose the one according to your needs and load source Blu-ray/DVD movies.
Step 3: Set output format
Hit the button next to the “Add Photo” button and then click “Change” option to enter the “Profile” panel. You could choose output format from “Format” group or “Device” group as you need. For converting Blu-ray/DVD discs for PS4, you could choose MP4 Video from “Format > Common Video” group.
To get the best off source Blu-ray/DVD disc for PS4, you need to adjust the output video and audio parameters according to PS4 specifications. Just click the “Edit” option on the drop-down panel next to the “Add Photo” button. And then adjust the output video and audio parameters like video bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, quality, audio codec, etc.
Step 4: Set output directory and start converting
On the main interface, hit the green button of “Convert” and then hit the “Save to” option to set a directory on the sidebar. At last, click the “Convert” option to start Blu-ray/DVD disc to PS4 video conversion within Leawo Blu-ray Ripper.
When the conversion completes, you could then freely import the converted Blu-ray/DVD discs into your PS4 for unlimited region-free Blu-ray/DVD playback on PS4. Actually, with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, you could do far more than simple Blu-ray/DVD to digital video conversion. You are also able to edit Blu-ray/DVD movies, apply 3D effect, merge Blu-ray/DVD movie files, etc.
Alternatively, there is also another method to play region 2 DVD on PS4, that is to use another tool Leawo DVD Copy to get region 2 DVD copied to a new disc without regional limitation. Also, to play region 2 DVD in the US is available.
With the help of Leawo DVD Copy, the protection of region-locked DVD can be removed and copied without studio or region limit. Moreover, 100% lossless quality is guaranteed during the copy process to make sure that the output is of good quality the same as the original one. In addition, based on excellent performances, the speed of DVD copying can reach 6 times faster due to the GPU acceleration technology.
Now, you can follow the specific steps as below to begin to copy your region 2 DVD.
Step 1. Load DVD files
The button of "Add Blu-ray/DVD" will stimulate a folder browser. You can also add DVD by dragging the drive icon.
Step 2. Modify several parameters
After successfully importing the source DVD file, you can have a preview, select subtitles, and audio tracks or edit its detailed information to your own taste. The DVD type is advised to change to the corresponding one.
Step 3. Appoint the destination to rebuild DVD
Click on the big green "Copy" button to run the location settings. Put your new writable DVD and assign it to the directory.
Step 4. Finalize how to play DVD on PS4
At last, you should just hit the white "Copy" under the directory panel.
Part 3: A versatile region-free player for both Windows and Mac users
To enjoy your region-locked DVD freely, except for the method mentioned, you also can use another region-free player which can be used on Windows and Mac to watch region 2 DVD with excellent audio and video quality. But you maybe wondering which region-free player is the best option, there is no doubt that Leawo Free Blu-ray Player is absolutely a good choice for your consideration.
Region-free Blu-ray player software to play Blu-ray disc and DVD disc for free, regardless of disc protection and region restriction.
Play 4K FLV videos, 4K MKV videos, 4K MP4 videos, etc. without quality loss.
Support the conversion from Blu-ray/DVD discs to MKV in the premium version.
Here is a video guide on how to use Leawo Free Blu-ray Player: