Updated on August 30, 2017

PS4 Pro is a high-end version of PS4 that is capable of outputting 4K graphics, HDR support, smoother and more stable framerates, and 4K video streaming. It’s important to note that PS4 Pro is not another generation of console. PS4 Pro is very much a part of the PS4 family. For some DVD users, they encounter the DVD playback issue when play DVD on PS 4 Pro:

My PS4Pro will not play DVD movie disks?  It reads game disks fine.  It can even read the title of DVD’s movie disks, but when I select start from the menu bar, it generates the error “Cannot start the application. (CE-30022-7)” These same disks playback fine on other systems.  How to resolve?


Solution 1. Connect to the internet 

Insert the DVD disc, and then select the content from the content area. Your PS4 Pro system must enable the disc playback feature over the Internet, one time only, before you can play any DVDs. After this feature is enabled, your PS4 Pro system doesn’t have to connect to the Internet to play DVDs. If you can’t set the internet well, PS4 will fail to play the DVD and show the message to you.

You can do these steps: Select (Settings) > [Network] > [Set Up Internet Connection], and then follow the on-screen instructions to configure network settings. For more information, you can read this article.

Soulution 2. Bypass the region code

When your PS4 Pro can’t play the DVD because of the DVD region code , you can clicked “Options” and got the long error message. Do you want to play all DVD movies from all over the world with region-free?

Tips: If you want to learn more about Region Code, turn to this page. If you have PS3/PS4, just turn to this page for removing region code for play DVD on PS3/PS4.

For playing region locked DVD on PS4 Pro, you’d better remove DVD first. Most free conversion programs won’t work with copy protected DVDs, here Brorsoft DVD Ripper come out, it can remove the DVD region code as well as the copy protection such as RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney x-project DRM for playing DVD on PS4 Pro. With it you can rip all commercial protected DVDs to nearly all popular video and audio formats like MP4, MKV, AVI as you need for playback on PS4 Pro.

How to bypass DVD region code and rip DVD to digital format for playing on PS4 Pro

The trail-before-purchase version availabel for you, the watermark is the only limitation between the trial version and full version. Here in this article, Windows version screenshots were taken as example, the Mac version shares the same steps, just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on macOS – and vice versa.

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Step 1: Load DVD

Click “Load Disc” button to load DVD discs to load your DVD movies. You can also click “IFO/ISO” icon to load your DVD ISO image files.


Tip: If you need to rip DVD with wanted subtitles and audio track, you can click the drop down menu after “Subtitles” and “Audio” to select your desired tracks. What’s more, it also offers an option called Forced subtitles, which enables you to see subtitles only when actors are speaking a different language.


Step 2. Choose output format

Select an compatible format, e.g. H.264 .mp4, since it is compatible with almost any devices and media players.

Basically the “Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)” is just all right.

Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from catalogues.


Tip: If you think the video size this not suitable for your devices, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 3: Copy DVD to PS3/PS4

When all the settings are OK, click “Convert” button to remove/unlock DVD region code automaticlly(no extra steps or options you need do, bypass region code is automaticlly when you start converting).

You can view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime..

When the conversion is over, click “open” to locate the ripped video files without region code.

You have two ways to stream your local media and converted DVD movies to PS4 Pro.

Method 1: Play DVD Rips to PS4 Pro via USB

Copy the converted DVD movie media file to a USB flash drive and plug it into USB port on game console then you can play it on PS4 Pro.

Method 2: Stream DVD Rips to PS4 Pro from Plex

1. Download Plex Media Server from https://my.plexapp.com/downloads and set up your media before signing into Plex through the Settings.
2. Then, you navigate to https://my.plexapp.com/ on your PS4 Pro through the browser and sign-in.
3. Head to your media server and voila. You have access to all your DLNA media.

How to Play DVD on PS 4 Pro