What is PS4? PlayStation is a video game console from Sony that was introduced in the U.S. in 1995. The basic PlayStations consist of a small box containing the processor and a DVD reader, with video outputs to connect to a TV, sockets for two game controllers, and a socket for one or two memory cards.

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PlayStation 4 (PS4) is the fourth generation of home video game consoles. It contains 8 GB of GDDR5 memory, including a 500 gigabyte hard drive for additional storage, which can be upgraded by the user. The PlayStation 4 features Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, Bluetooth, and two USB 3.0 ports.

The DualShock4 is the PlayStation 4’s primary controller connecting to the console via Bluetooth which is equipped with several new features, including a touchpad on the front. The controller supports motion detection via a gyroscope and an accelerometer, plus improved vibration, and was the first supported by Microsoft Windows.

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The PlayStation 4 system software supports Blu-ray and DVD playback and 3D functionality. Playing a CD is unsupported, but custom music and video files can be played from DLNA servers and USB drives using the Media Player app.

Part 1: Can PS4 Play 4K Blu-ray Movie?

1. Can I Play 4K Blu-ray Movie ON PS4 ?

As we all know, PS4 can install the Blu-ray disc drive that is made exclusively for the Blu-ray disc player, so as to play Blu-ray movies or DVD disc smoothly. However, PS4 fails to read the 3-layer media that is standardized by Ultra HD Blu-ray, which means that PS4 does not support 4K Blu-ray discs. But don’t worry, you can find a workaround to play 4K Blu-ray on PS4 in this post.

4K Blu-rays offer better quality than any other 4K media (streaming has lots of compressions), it would be a pity to unable to play it on PS4. What if we want to make PS4 Play 4K Blu-ray Movie? Don’t worry. We have alternative ways to make 4K Blu-ray work on PS4.

2. Can PS4 Play 4K Blu-ray Without Internet?

You can play offline games and play DVDs and Blu-rays without internet connection on a PS4, for they don’t need it at all. What you need, and don’t have, is reasonably up-to-date System software for the PS4. As we all know, all Blu-ray players need periodic firmware updates to have all of the encryption keys which are definitely needed to play all Blu-ray discs. And these keys are changed from time-to-time, thus, older Blu-ray players would fail to play new discs without a software update. In fact, it works to all Blu-ray players, not just the PS4. To download the software, you can just go to playstation.com, get it to a flash drive, and then update your console from the flash drive.  

Part 2: How to Play 4K Blu-ray on PS4?

Can PS4 Play 4K Blu-ray Movie? If yes, how to Play 4K Blu-ray on PS4? We have done a lot of research, and find that the quick workaround is to convert 4K Blu-ray to PS4 supported video formats. It is well known that PS4 allows users to enjoy videos, photos, and music saved on USB storage devices and media servers using PS4 Media Player. You are able to rip and convert Blu-ray to PS4 supported video format then stream 4K Blu-Ray via USB or media server without worry about the Region codes, decryption technology, etc. You can use a Converter to transcode it to the following formats which supported by PS4 Media Player.

The following table shows the audio and video formats supported by PS4.

PS4 Supported Formats

 

Video

MP4; XviD; WMV; MPEG-2; AVI;
Memory Stick™ Video Formats;
MPEG-4 SP (AAC LC);
Motion JPEG (Linear PCM);
Motion JPEG (u-Law); MP4 File Format;
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC LC);  
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC); DivX and VC-1 (WMV)6;
Video resolution: 4K resolution (3840*2160), 1920×1080 pixels.

 

Audio

MP3; WAV; eAAC+;
MPEG-1 (MPEG Audio Layer 2);
MPEG-2 PS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AAC LC, AC3 (Dolby Digital), LPCM);
MPEG-2 TS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2) AVCHD (.m2ts /.mts).

Part 3: Use Leawo Blu-ray Ripper to Play 4k Blu-ray on PS4

Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is the best all-in-one source for Blu-ray ripping into various formats such as FLAC, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, M4A, MP2, MP3, OGG, RA, AU, WAV, WMA, MKA, regardless of disc protection and region restriction. Support to rip Blu-ray and DVD discs released by all movie studios.

4K Blu-ray is known for its outstanding qualities. With features of quality-lossless Blu-ray/DVD conversion tech, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper can convert 4K Blu-ray to other regular video formats without any quality loss, offering cinema-like movie experience for you with your home theatre system.

   

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use Leawo Blu-ray Ripper to convert 4K Blu-ray to other regular video formats.

Step 1: Download and install Leawo Blu-ray Ripper on your computer, and then click the Blu-ray Ripper at the home page.

Kick off Leawo Prof. Media

Step 2: Import Blu-ray/DVD Files into Leawo Blu-ray Ripper. Click convert then “Add Blu-ray/DVD“or directly drag and drop source files into the converting panel.

add-source-files

Step 3: Once Blu-ray/DVD content is selected, you will be provided three options for you to import Blu-ray/DVD file(s): 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 for importing under Custom Mode. Choose a mode and select a title, and then click “OK” button to start importing source Blu-ray/DVD files.

three-loading-modes

Step 4: Set output settings. Click the drop-down box “MP4 Video” next to the “Add Photo” button and then click “Change” button to enter the “Profile” panel. You can choose either video/audio format or mobile device as output profile under “Format” or “Device” group.

set-profile-settings

Step 5: Set output directory. Click the green “Convert” button to set output directory for saving the output files.

set-output-directory

Part 4: Use Leawo Blu-ray Copy to Play 4k Blu-ray on PS4

Leawo Blu-ray Copy offers user the best solution to copy Blu-ray movie and copy DVD movie without quality loss. This Blu-ray copy software could copy Blu-ray disc of BD25 and BD50, copy Blu-ray folder and ISO image file, copy DVD disc of DVD-9/DVD-5, DVD folder and DVD ISO image file as well. In addition, Leawo Blu-ray Copy software could copy Blu-ray and backup DVD regardless of disc protection and region restriction.Whatever you get a Blu-ray disc with AACS, BD+ or the latest MKB protection in region A, B, or C, or CSS-DVD disc ranging from region 0 to 6, it could easily copy Blu-ray and DVD disc for backup in 1:1 disc quality, retaining any element in source Blu-ray/DVD files, including video dot frame, subtitle, audio channel, etc.

   

Step 1: You need to download and launch Prof. Media in your computer, then click Copy tab to enter the interface of Blu-ray Copy.

Launch Blu-ray Copy

Step 2: You need to add source Blu-ray/DVD/ISO file to the program by clicking "Add from CD-ROM " to import Blu-ray/DVD files from your disc drive.

Load files

Step 3: After the file has completed loading, you are supposed to choose copy mode. There are 3 copy modes provided: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode .
a. Full Mode is for copying contents of the whole disc;
b. Main Movie is for Movie-only backup;
c. Choose Custom Mode to choose whatever chapters of video content in the disc to copy.
Select the one you need.

Set copy mode

Step 4: If you need, you can also choose subtitle and audio track. Subtitle and Audio Tracks inside the disc will all be presented under Subtitle and Audio Option. You can choose the subtitle and audio track you like at will. And the size of the output file is displayed at the bottom of the interface. And then click the box from below “Copy to” to set the directory for the backup. After you set the Copy to and Save to options, click the Copy button at the bottom of the sidebar to start copying.

Set output directory