How to get DVD movies for viewing on Oculus Rift DK2
The long wait is over, the next generation Oculus Rift has come to us and it has a giant leap than ever before. Compared with its predecessor, the DK2's enhancements include a higher resolution panel up to 1920*1080(1080p) coupled with a low-persistence OLED display and low-latency positional head tracking. Assume that you have a bunch of DVD collection, ever thought of watching funny DVD movies on Oculus Rift DK2 to create true theater entertainment at home instead of going to cinema? If so, just read on to learn how to enjoy DVD medias on Oculus Rift DK2 with a smooth workflow.
Frankly, Oculus Rift DK2 does not include a drive for playing DVDs. That's to say, in order to watch your favorite DVD movies on Oculus Rift Developers Kit Dk2, you need to rip and convert DVD to a fully compatible format with the Oculus Rift Dk2. There is a large number of DVD Ripping software available to help you convert DVD videos if you want to play them on Oculus Rift Dk2 although, but they are vary and may make you become confused about which one to choose. On this case, I highly recommend you adopt Brorsoft DVD Ripper, which is a specialist in coping with various issues related to DVD-conversion.
With it, you can effortlessly rip and convert DVD to Oculus Rift DK2 supported video format with fast speed while keeping the pristine visual quality. In addition, this DVD Ripping tool can also keep your desired subtitles while converting DVD to various popular video formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG, MOV, FLV, MKV, 3GP for playback on iPad, iPhone, iPod, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Zune, Archos, Blackberry, Xbox and more conveniently. If you would like to watch these DVD movies on Oculus Rift DK2 with excellent 3D effect, chances are you have downloaded this amazing program, for which has the capacity to change any 2D/3D DVD to 3D MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, etc videos for watching on Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, Samsung VR, Zeiss VR One, etc. If not, don't hesitate to download the wonderful gadget. If you are using in Mac, turn to Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac.
How to convert DVD to Oculus Rift Developers Kit Dk2
Step 1: Load DVD movies
Launch the program and click Load DVD: Load DVD Folder, Load ISO Files or Load IFO files to import the DVD movies you want to rip. As you see, all added files will be listed below and you can preview them, take snapshots, choose subtitle and audio track, etc. as you like.
Step 2. Select output format
If you are looking for 3D effect, you are advised to click "Format" and move to "3D Video" category. There are a lot of format options for you, here "MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)" is recommended. Or just move to "Common Video" and click "H.264 Video(*.mp4)" for plain 2D playback.
Step 3. Click "Settings" icon to adjust audio and video parameters
Click the "Settings" icon and you will go into interface named "Settings". You can adjust codec, aspect ratio, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel as you like. For ripping DVD to view on Oculus Rift DK2, 2D/3D videos for the Cinema app should be in 720p (1280*720) 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 4. Start converting DVD movies
When you have finished all the above settings, you can simply click the Convert button on the main interface and let the software do the DVD to Oculus Rift DK2 conversion for you.
Unlike the Gear VR, the Oculus Rift DK2 (pictured) is tethered to a PC with wires. Then how to Watch Movies On The Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 DK2? 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)
8. Put on headphones and enjoy!
How awesome is this? Yeah, it is that good! And then you can enjoy DVD movies on Oculus Rift DK2 easily.