Showing posts with label Media Player. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Media Player. Show all posts

Sunday, June 22, 2014

How to Play Blu-ray/DVD Movies on PS4

Have you ever wanted to watch a Blu-ray and DVD movie on PS4, but not want to lose any video quality? This article mainly tells you how.

Sony PS4 console a fantastic next-gen console with almost everything gamers are looking for: great graphical power, high storage capacity, high-resolution widescreen, HD and 4K support and more. Needless to say, it will be a great pleasant to enjoy videos/movies on this might-be-the-best game console. Spontaneously, users will have questions to ask, i.e, "Can I watch Blu-ray movies on PS4?" or "How to play a DVD on the PS4?".

As PlayStation 4 won't play Blu-rays or DVDs out of the box, customers have to install the software update when first getting it. If the PS4 is connected to the Internet, go to the function screen, select "Settings" -> "System Software Update", and update to the latest system software 1.50. In case the PS4 has no Internet connection for the time being, users can also use an external disc or USB storage to update the console system.

Until now, there are many issues of playing Blu-ray/DVD on PS4 from PlayStation4 Support. Maybe do some audio video setting could be on the cards to make BD/DVD playable on the Sony's new game console. But the complexity might be a lot more irritating.

So to play Blu-ray/DVD movies on PS4 with ease, what you need is a professional Blu-ray/DVD to PS4 Ripper- Pavtube BDMagic that can help you to remove the protection of Blu-ray/DVD and then convert to PS4 supported mp4 format with outstanding video quality. Moreover, you can choose the desired subtitle for output and select forced subtitles for some foreign languages. The mac version is BDMagic for Mac.

Read on the detailed guides below:

How to Play Blu-ray/DVD Movies on PS4

Note: Put Blu-ray onto Blu-ray drive before ripping Blu-rays.

Step 1. Run the software and load Blu-ray.

Click "Load file" button to import Blu-ray/DVD. The software will recognize the real main title of Blu-ray and pick it automatically. You do not need to look for the main title manually.

Click the selected main title you can preview the whole Blu-ray/DVD movies on the preview window on the right, which works like a media player.

Tips: You can check forced subtitles for output.

"Forced subtitle" is optional and uncheck by default. Go to check "Forced subtitles" for output.

Take note that it will output forced subtitles only if it is checked. And you can choose the desired subtitle and audio tracks in the "Subtitle" and "Audio" drop list.

Step 2. Choose output format for PS4.

Choose PS4 supported formats in the "Format" dropdown list. You can go to "PSP/PS3" option to find what you like. Here "PS3 Video(720P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)" is better for wathing or streaming on PS4.

Tips: For some advances users, you can go to adjust video and audio parameters like bitrate, resolution, channels, etc. Click "Settings" button you can go to check and change them as you like.

Step 3. Convert Blu-ray to PS4

Before conversion you can go to "Browse" your computer to find the folder for output files. Then click "Convert" button to get conversion started. After a while, you can find the generated files quickly via "Open" button.

Now just copy and dump the converted video to PS4 via USB for convenient playback via PS4.


If you simply want to back up Blu-ray to external hard drive, here are two solutions:

1. Click the "Copy the entire disc" icon on the top to output 1:1 Blu-ray/DVD file exactly the same as original.

2. Select "Copy>Directly Copy" in format list to output an intact m2ts file of the main title.

3. I used another Pavtube program called ByteCopy to backup my Blu-ray/DVD without quality loss. Meanwhile, several audio tracks and subtitles are preserved so I can switch language when watching movies.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

How to Play DVD with VLC Media Player

In this article, I will share my experience and offer the best way to help you play DVD videos on VLC Media Player for enjoying with ease. 

VLC, also known as VLC Media Player or VideoLan Client, is a universal media player to play almost any video file and even DVD movies. However, VLC can't automatically determine which file on the DVD contains the actual movie. Instead, you must manually load and preview each file in turn, so it can take a bit of time to get things started. But that's the only real obstacle. When you're done, you'll have an mp1v file you can watch in just about any media player (including VLC, natch). Ah, that VLC—it just keeps giving and giving.

An quick workaround I find to solve the issues is to convert the DVD video files to common formats (like AVI, MOV, MPEG, MP4, etc) to fit the local VLC media player with DVDAid from Pavtube. If you are Mac users, you can try Pavtube DVDAid for Mac.

Overall, this program works successfully in DVD to MP4 conversion even you have a bunch of large DVD files. I have tried it to encode DVD to MP4 for playing on my VLC player, it turns out playing any kinds of DVD files smoothly and at original quality. It’s the best software application for Win users. What's more, this converter also supports many of other video formats like MOV,MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, etc.

Step 1: Add DVD video files

Run DVD to VLC Converter on your computer, and then click "Load disc" button to import the DVD video files to the converter.

Step 2: Choose H.264 MP4 as output format.

In “Format” drop down list box, you may select best video format for plaing on VLC Media Player.

Here, you are recommended to choose Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4); if you want to get HD MP4 files to use on VLC player, you can choose HD Video -> H.264 HD Video (*.mp4).

Step 3: Start Convert

Click “Convert” in the main interface to start transcoding DVD movie to VLC supported H.264 MP4 format.

After conversion, you can use converted MP4 files and open them with VLC Media Player for playback easiliy and smoothly.

Some other better ways to play DVD

If you still cannot solve the problems, here offers you some of the alternatives that will help you out.

1. Top Best VLC Alternative - Pavtube Video Player

Here Pavtube Video Player is the best alternative to VLC Media Player to play DVD on windows-based computer. It is a professional program in ripping Blu-ray/DVD/HD video  for playback, storage or editing. It can rip the latest 3D/2D Blu-ray and DVD and convert any kinds of video files to various video formats for some popular smartphones and tablets as well as editing software.

Most important of all, it can play DVD files (including IFO, ISO, VOB files) without having to install any extra codec packages. The built-in media player allows you to watch any DVD movies with HD visual experience without any hassles.

The Mac version is iMedia Converter for Mac.

2. PowerDVD

PowerDVD is developed by CyberLink Corp. and can play any video, audio, pictures, DVD, Blu-ray and HD movies.  Its high playback image and audio quality makes it famous in the DVD player market. However,  PowerDVD is expensive and its superabundant version usually makes users refused and hard to decide which to choose.

3. BS Player

BS Player is claimed to be the best multimedia player in the world which allows for a wide array of options for Video, DVD, Audio, Radio and TV playback, as well as plays all types of media files. It has now returned with a free version.

But if you want to navigate the DVD menu, you need to purchase it first. Besides, there's no "Play DVD" button, which means you need to upgrade to the pro version as per needs.
Now choose the best method to play .DVD extension video files on your Media Player. Just like the saying goes, where there is a will, there is a way. Watching DVD movies anywhere you like is easy as ABC now.

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