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Is It Possible to Make PS4 DVD Region Free? How to Play DVDs from Other Countries on PS4?

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Updated on April 28, 2023

When you try to play some DVD movies purchased abroad on your PS4, there is a big chance that you will run into playback issues, which is primarily caused by region code limits. In the following part, we will show you how to solve the PS4 DVD region problem.

Download this handy DVD region code removal tool for preparation. Read on to learn how to play region locked DVDs on PS4.

Is PS4 Region Free?

Before we delve into solutions to fix the PS4 DVD playback issues, let’s discuss the root cause – region restriction. Whether PS4 is region locked or free?

Briefly speaking, PS4 is region free for games. Users can play digital and physical games on this console when they are traveling among different countries. However, DLC for games is region locked. If you purchase DLC on a foreign region PSN account but it doesn’t match with the game, you would still encounter playback issues.

As for DVDs and Blu-ray, PS4 is region locked. The region code of a DVD movie must be the same as the one of your PS4 device. Usually, you can find out the region code number of a DVD disc printed on the back of the case and there are 6 popular region codes involving different regions and countries:

1 - The United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda

2 - Europe (except Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia), Greenland, Turkey, the Middle East, Egypt, Eswatini, Lesotho, South Africa, Japan, and French Guiana

3 - Southeast Asia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau

4 - Latin America (except French Guiana and Puerto Rico), Australia, the Caribbean, and Oceania

5 - Africa (except Egypt, Lesotho, Eswatini, and South Africa), Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Central Asia, South Asia, Mongolia, and North Korea

6 - Mainland China

Let's say for example, can ps4 play region 2 DVDs in the UK? If you have a PS4 purchased from the USA, the answer is definitely no. So how to fix the problem? Just read on!

Related Post: How to Play UK DVDs in US

Importance: WonderFox doesn’t advocate any illegal duplication and distribution. Please refer to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before ripping a copy-protected DVD.

How to Remove Region Code from DVDs to Play them on PS4?

Once you exceed the maximum numbers for changing region code in PS4, it will be region locked and you can’t change the region anymore. Meanwhile, Sony doesn’t natively support the feature in the recent models. By comparison, removing DVD region code is obviously a more effective method for PS4 DVD region hack. For this purpose, you only need a good DVD region code remover. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a popular tool for DVD copy removal and DVD to digital file conversion. Besides, it offers the optimized preset of output format for PS4. You can use it to convert DVD movies to PS4 well-supported files for smooth playback. Free downloadFree download this awesome tool, and here is how to make PS4 DVD region free.

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Three Steps to Fix PS4 DVD Region Issue for Playing Movies

Add the DVD Movie

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Step 1. Load the DVD Source

Insert the DVD disc into your computer. Open WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, select DVD Disc section, then select the target DVD drive letter that usually is named the same as the DVD movie. Soon, the content in the disc will be loaded and displayed in this program. Meanwhile, it will select the main movie automatically.

Choose PS4 under “Sony”

Step 2. Choose PS4 as the Output Format

Click the output format icon on the right side, then go to “Sony” and select PS4.

In the same way, you can also convert DVD to PS3, Wii, Xbox One, and other popular devices.

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Step 3. Convert DVD to PS4 for Solving PS4 DVD Region Problem

Hit the three-dots button on the bottom of the screen for specifying the output destination. Finally, hit Run and start the conversion process.

Usually, it only takes several minutes to rip a full-length movie. You will receive a notification when the conversion is complete. Then, you can transfer the converted movie files to your PS4 via a USB device.

Also Read: PS4 AVI Playback Issue | HEVC Playback on PS4/PS5 | Watch MKV on PS4

Can I Change PS4 Region Code to Play DVD?

Some systems and devices allow users to change the region. For example, Microsoft allows users to change the Windows DVD drive region code for 5 times to recognize DVDs from a different region. Hence, some of you may also try to change the region on PS4 to make PS4 DVD region free, but which is up to the models of PS4 you have. Only special PS4 models allow users to change the region. To verify whether you can do that with your game console, you only need to insert a DVD from another region. If the device supports the feature, you would receive messages that the region didn’t match and you could change that within 4 times.

In Summary

The DVD and Blu-ray playback features are included with PS4 yet users always meet kinds of unforeseen issues during playback. PS4 DVD region limit is such a frequent and disturbing problem. Converting physical DVDs to PS4 supported video files is not only useful for bypassing the limit but also is a convenient way to easily organize and backup movies on PS4. That’s why we highly recommended it.

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