How to Solve 3D Blu-ray disc on PlayStation 4 Region Codec Issues?

Monica Pavtube

Jul 31, 2014 08:13 am / Posted by Monica Pavtube

Good News: PS4 Now Support 3D Blu-ray discs

Since the release of new PlayStation 4, Sony is keeping striving to bring more experiences to users by adding more new functions. According to message from Twitter, Sony has updated its PlayStation 4 by adding the new function “play 3D Blu-ray movies” in July 2014, and all PlayStation 4 users need is a 3D TV compatible with PlayStation 4 and 3D flicks.


3D Blu-ray not on working on PS4

“Hey guys. I updated to version 1.75 last week and still can not watch any 3D Blur-ay movies. I tried all the movies that I had and none of them work. The system is working fine otherwise. I have no idea what I did wrong, if anything…Do I need to change setup options for 3D to work? I was really counting on my PS4 to become my 3D player so that I can get rid of the PS3. Thank you for your help.”

PS4 Player is region-locked to Blu-ray disc

Although PS4 has officially added 3D Blu-ray support, however, people still encountered the issues mentioned above again and again. The main reason is that although PS4 is a region-free consoles in term of gaming, however, the PS4 Blu-ray Player is region-locked. If your 3D Blu-ray discs are region coded, you won’t be able to play them on your PS4 Blu-ray player.

Remove region code from 3D Blu-ray disc

Therefore, when planning on picking up the PS4, make sure to buy from a location where a PS4 Blu-ray player is the least likely to have film restrictions for your area. If you are unfortunately to have bought a PS4 player that is the region locked, the only solution to watch 3D Blu-ray disc on it is to find an application to remove the region codec from your 3D Blu-ray disc.

After comparing many internet reviews, we finally settled on Pavtube BDMagic for Windows (Top 5 Blu-ray Rippers)/Mac , the program provides a free tried version so that you can try before you buy to make sure whether it would like.

As a standalone and simple to use application, the program can do you a great favor to remove both copy and region protection from your 3D Blu-ray disc. As for output file format, you can either make a full 3D Blu-ray disc copy with all the languages, subtitle tracks and chapter info well preserved or a main movie copy to save as a 100% intact 3D M2TS/VOB movie for convenient playback on PS4 without scratching the Blu-ray disc.

How to Remove Region Code from 3D Blu-ray Disc for Playback on PS4?

Step 1. Load 3D Blu-ray movie

Insert your 3D Blu-ray to your PC, and run 3D Blu-ray converter on PC and click “File” to follow “Load from disc.” An internal or external Blu-ray drive is required to recognize your 3D Blu-ray disc.

Load 3D Blu-ray disc

Step 2: Choose output file format.

There are 2 different ways for you to copy 3D Blu-ray for playback on PS4.

Full disc copy: On the top tool bar of the program, click the icon to make an entire disc opy of the original 3D Blu-ray file structure.

Main 3D Blu-ray disc movie copy: Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down options, scroll the main format category on the left, select “Copy” > “Directly Copy for 3D Bluray” to copy the main 3D movie in its original format without quality loss. When your directly copy a 3D Blu-ray title, you will get a .M2TS file as output with 3D effect.

main 3d movie copy

Step 3: Start 3D Blu-ray to PS4 conversion process.

Go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom convert button to bypass region code from 3D Blu-ray disc for PS4 playback.

When the conversion is completed, click the “Open” icon on the main interface to pop out the converted files. Connect your external USB device to transfer the converted files to PS4 for playback as below:
1. Connect the USB drive to PS4.
Turn on your PS4, plug your USB device into the PS4 USB port.
2. Go to the category (Music, Video, Photo, etc) on your PS4 home menu, select the USB device icon and then tap the “up triangular arrow” button.
3. Highlight “Display All” and the press the “x” button.
A list of all folders and playable content for that category will be displayed.
4. To view or play a file, highlight the file and press the “x” icon.

Further Reading:
Upgrade TV Picture Quality with PS4 by Operation Mode, Matching Color and Black Level Settings
How to Easily Access American Netflix on PS4 when you live outside of the US
Hero Plex: Stream Your Personal Media to PS4 without DLNA