Creating 3D Blu-ray movies to view in Oculus Rift DK2 via Mac El Capitan

Published on August 10 2015

Want to copy 3D Blu-ray movies into Oculus Rift DK2 for playing with 3D Home Theater Experience via Mac OS X El Capitan? Simply follow this simple tutorial to get the work done!
Question: Creating 3D Blu-ray movies to Oculus Rift DK2

I want to try watching a full movie in Rift DK2. In particular there are a few 3D Blu-ray movies that I own that I never got to experience on the big screen that I've always had regret about. What program are you using to create 3D Bluray movies into Oculus Rift DK2? PC or Mac? I only have a Mac computer. Every time I create them. It only plays in 2D. Any help would be much appreciated. It says 3D in top right corner of trailers and my videos but still plays in 2D. Please and thankyou.

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DK2 is the latest development kit for the Oculus Rift that allows developers to build amazing games and experiences for the consumer Oculus Rift. It is difficult to set up, has wires dangling all over the place, and requires a high-power PC for use on most applications.

However, once the item is set up, the virtual reality experience is quite impressive. So the question here is how to get your purchase 3D Blu-ray movies to your Oculus Rift DK2 with no efforts? Fortunately, a little searching turns up the solution. I've tried the way; it works. Now I will share the easiest way to copy and view 3D Blu-ray on Oculus Rift DK2.

As we all know, Oculus Rift DK2 does not included a drive for playing 3D Blu-ray discss. In addition, Oculus Rift DK2 by default supports most common file formats including MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV and MOV. When it comes to playing 3D videos, Oculus Rift DK2 requires either side-by-side or top-to-bottom (top down), but most Blu-rays are in the "frame packed" format. To get 3D Blu-ray to play with Rift DK2, first you need to convert 3D Blu-ray to Rift DK2 supported file type. And if you stick with 3D movie on Rift DK2, you can rip 3D Blu-ray to MP4/MKV in side-by-side or top-to-bottom 3D formats.

First, the most important piece of the equation is that you have a Mac 3D Blu-ray ripping tool hooked to your Mac that can convert a frame packed Blu-ray to a SBS or TD. These Blu-ray ripping software programs vary, so you might be confused when you have to choose one. If so, you are recommended to use Pavtube BDMagic for Mac, a professional 3D Blu-ray Converter for Mac OS X El Capitan.

With it, you can effortlessly rip 3D Blu-ray movie from Blu-ray disc and Blu-ray movie folder and output SBS, Top-Bottom, Anaglyph 3D MKV, MP4 videos supported by Oculus Rift DK2 for watching with best quality easily. Besides, this Blu-ray ripping tool can also convert Blu-ray/DVD to various popular video formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG, MOV, FLV, MKV, 3GP, etc. as well as rip DVD/Blu-ray to optimized video for playback on iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note 4 and more. Now download the right version according to your situation and check out the steps below. For windows users, just turn to the workflow here.

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How to convert 3D Blu-ray to watch in Oculus Rift DK2 via Mac OS X El Capitan

Step 1. Import 3D Blu-ray movie

Launch the professional 3D Blu-ray to Rift DK2 converter. Click the button on top left corner to add 3D Blu-ray movie to it. Double click the video, you can preview the movie in the right side.

Step 2. Select an output format for Oculus Rift DK2

Click "Format" and find "3D Video". there are a lot of format options for you. Here you can recommended to select "MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)" or "MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mkv)" as the output format. (LearnDifferences Between Anaglyph 3D and Side-by-Side 3D)

Tip: Click “Settings” button to do corresponding settings regarding to video, audio. Note that Rift DK2 compatible audio has to be encoded in AAC or MP3. AC3 audio and DTS Dolby don’t seem to work. Plus, in this Profile Settings window, you can also select 3D Anaglyph and 3D Depth.

And for ripping 3D Blu-ray to view on Oculus Rift DK2, 2D/3D videos for the Cinema app should be in 1080p (1920*1080) with a higher bitrate around 5mbit/s. Higher resolutions for the specific format doesn't make the quality better but are a waste of power and battery life.

Step 3. Start to convert 3D Blu-ray to Rift DK2

Click "Convert" button, this 3D Blu-ray Converter for Mac will start to work. Just be patient, it will not take you long time. After the conversion, hit "Open" or "Open output folder" to quick locate the perfect 3D SBS MP4 for putting to Oculus Rift.

Step 4. View your SBS 3D video files on your Oculus Rift DK2.

Two extra things we need are VR Player and media player. Now follow these steps: (Here is the reference)

1. Download and install VLC player.

2. Download and install VR Player.

3. Then download the DK2 Tracker to track motion within VP player.

4. Expand the zip file of DK2 Tracker and copy the files to the following location: C:\Program Files (x86)\VR Player\Trackers.

5. Open VR player and set the tracker you have just copied as below:

Set the tracker in VR player

There are different options to view 2D or 3D movies, you can have a reference at the examples below:

1. Select Oculus as extended Desktop in the Rift Display Mode Program.

2. Make sure your windows monitor is setup so your rift is secondary.

3. Options for watching 3D movies:

Menu – Media – Format – Side by Side

Menu – Media – Projection – Plane

4.Options for common 2D movies:

Menu – Media – Format – Mono

Menu – Media – Projection – Plane

5. Open selected movies:

Menu – File – Open File – With VLC…

6. Browse and select the movie you desire to watch.

7. Switch to Oculus screen:

When the movie is playing, move the video screen onto your Oculus screen with the instructions: In the Oculus is your second monitor to the left, hit these keys:

Hit Windows Key + Cursor Key Left (Do this twice to move the window to your Oculus)

Hit Windows Key + Cursor Key Up (This maximizes the window)

8. Put on your headphones and enjoy movies on Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 DK2 with pleasure.

How awesome is this? Yeah, it is that good! And you have created 3D Blu-ray movies onto Oculus Rift DK2 easily. Just enjoy!

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Null0 08/29/2015 02:32

Include this program a full-sbs (not half-sbs) output format?