This article teaches you how to convert 3D Blu-ray to Oculus Rift DK2 friendly Side-by-Side or Top-to-Bottom MP4 video for great enjoyment.
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"Just got my Oculus Rift DK2 today and Im wondering how exactly 3D works. Am I able to have 3D Blu-ray movies and have them play? Would love to watch Tron in 3D Like I did in the theatres. One of my favorite 3D movie experiences in a while."
Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 (DK2)- 1080p (sort of; the resolution is 960 by 1080 for each eye), OLED, visual motion-tracking version of Oculus VRs head-mounted display. As far as we know, the DK2 lacks ability to play 3D Blu-ray movies, and it requires either Side-by-Side MP4 video. 3D Blu-ray in general acts on the principle of alternating frames for each eye, although there are several methods that can be used. For example, odd-numbered frames might be for the left eye whereas even-numbered frames are for the right eye. Side-by-side 3D means taking each frame, compressing them horizontally, and fitting them in a single frame. This results in the separate left-eye/right-eye 1920×1080 frames becoming two individual 960×1080 images inside the same frame. When you look at these, you can actually see the 3D composite if you use the “relaxed eyes” method.
In this case, we will quickly walk you through how to rip a 3D Blu-ray to Side-by-side 3D file type which is friendly with Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 (DK2), so you can view 3D Blu-ray movies with Oculus Rift DK2 in 3D effects.
There are many tools on the market for users to rip and convert 3D Blu-rays for Oculus Rift DK2 .
Here Brorsoft 3D Blu-ray Ripper would be great option for you. It can legally remove copy protection from commercial 3D Blu-ray and change it to 3D MP4 for Oculus Rift DK2 with original video quality. In addition, this 3D Blu-ray ripping tool also offers 3D MP4/MOV/MKV for many glasses on the market, like AirVR, VR One, Gear VR, Google Cardboard. The equivalent Mac version is Brorsoft 3D Blu-ray Ripper for Mac. Now download the right version on your computer and follow the tips below to finish your task.
Simple Steps to Watch 3D Blu-ray on Oculus Rift DK2
Step 1. Load your 3D Blu-ray movies
Install and launch the best 3D Blu-ray to DK2 Converter on your PC and then click "Load Disc" button to load movies from your 3D Blu-ray discs.
Step 2. Select MP4-3D SBS as the output format
Click "Format" and select "MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)" from "3D Video" category as the output format. It works on Oculus Rift DK2 perfectly.
Tip: Click Settings to adjust the parameters like video codec, video bitrate, video frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel. 1920x1080 compressed side-by-side 3D should be resampled to 1920x540 resolution full side-by-side resolution. And keep audio in AAC or MP3.
Step 3. Start conversion
Click the "Convert" button to start and finish the 3D Blu-ray to Oculus Rift DK2 conversion.
To have a wonderful 3D home theatre experience, this conversion is just the first procedure. You need two extra things - VR Player and media player. The following is to teach the green hands for Oculus Rift DK2 how to set up. We will take VLC player as an example.
Here we go:
1. Download and install VLC Player
2. Download and install VR Player
3. You then need to download the DK2 Tracker (Hosted here case it is removed from where I got it from) for motion tracking with the player
4. Expand the .zip and copy to the following location (or wherever you installed VR Player): C:Program Files (x86)VR PlayerTrackers
5. Open up VR player and set the tracker that you just copied as follows:
Depending on the content you wish to view you have a few options. Here are some examples:
1. Set up Oculus as extended Desktop the Rift Display Mode program.
2. Ensure your windows monitor is setup so your rift is secondary.
3. For 3D movies such as Big Hero 6:
Menu - Media - Format - Side By Side
Menu - Media - Projection - Plane
4. If your movie is not 3D
Menu - Media - Format - Mono
Menu - Media - Projection - Plane
5. To open a movie select:
Menu - File - Open File - With VLC
6. Browse to your selected movie.
7. Now that the movie is running you need to move the video screen onto your Oculus screen.
In my case the Oculus is my second monitor to the left. So I hit these keys:
Hit Windows Key + Cursor Key Left (Do this twice, this moves the window to your Oculus)
Hit Windows Key + Cursor Key Up (This maximizes the window)
Put on headphones and enjoy!
How awesome is this?! DK2 + VLC + Blu-Ray Ripper: The Best 3D Home Theater Experience!
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