How to Stream DVD Movies to Watch on PS4 with Plex Media Server?

Diana Joan

Jun 25, 2015 09:47 am / Posted by Diana Joan

The PS4 system software supports DVD playback and the supported DVD disc formats including DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW*2(video mode, VR mode*3), DVD+R/RW*2, DVDs that have not been finalized are not supported by PS4. However, since DVD support is not so popular to the PS4 system, you will require a day-one software update, in addition, you may need to contact Sony's customer service, which will send you an activation disc. Perhaps, streaming DVD to PS4 with a media server might be another perfect choice for you to enjoy DVD movies on PS4.

DVD to PS4

The possibility of streaming videos to PS4 can be realized through a PS4 media server, thanks to the Plex Media Server, we can easily watch our favorite videos on PS4's web browser with Plex Interface. However, PS4 can not play every video you stream to it and it now only recognizes the following formats:

MKV
Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High ProfileLevel4.2
Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)

AVI
Visual: MPEG4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)

MP4
Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
Audio: AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)

MPEG-2 TS
Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2, MPEG2 Visual
Audio: MP2 (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2), AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)

AVCHD (.m2ts, .mts)

To play DVD movies on PS4, you'd better rip or convert or rip DVD to PS4 supported formats listed above, however, to stream videos smoothly with Plex Media server, it is idea for you to choose MP4 format compressed with H.264/MPEG-4 codec. Here, you can use Pavtube DVDAid for Windows/Mac (top best DVD Ripper for Windows Mac) to directly encode DVD to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2 compressed MP4 format. To make the output file format more adaptable with PS4 when playing, you can change the output profile parameters such as video codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, sample rate, bit rate and channels according to your own needs.

How to rip/convert DVD to PS4 streaming H.264 MP4 format?

Step 1: Load DVD disc to the software.

Insert your DVD disc into your computer DVD drive, then launch the program, from "File" menu drop-down list, select "Load from disc" to import source DVD disc movies to the program.

Load DVD disc to the program

Step 2: Select PS4 playable H.264 MP4 High Profile output format.

Click "Format" bra, from its drop-down option, switch to "Common Video" > "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" as the output streaming and playing format.

Specify output file format

Step 3: Change output profile parameters.

Open "Profile Settings" window, here you can adjust the output video codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, sample rate, bit rate, channels to make the converted files to play perfect on PS4.

Step 4: Convert DVD to PS4.

Carry out the conversion process by hitting the right-bottom convert button to start to convert DVD to PS4 MP4 video for streaming with Plex Media Server.

When the conversion is done, you can begin DVD movies streaming to PS4 with Plex Media Server by reading the following two parts:

How to set up Plex Media Server?

How to stream media files to PS4 through Plex Media Server?

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


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