How to Rip 3D Blu-ray for Viewing on Oculus Rift DK2
The second iteration of Oculus VR's VR Headset, the Development Kit 2 represents the culmination of many months of cutting-edge research and progress since the company released its DK1 to Kickstarter backers back in March 2013. Just like the predecessor Dk1, the Oculus Rift Dk2 also has stereoscopic 3D capability assuming you use programs (e.g. SBS 3D Video Player) for the DK2. But different from the former, a giant leap in its resolution panel, up from 1280*800 to 1920*1080 and constantly updated to a pentile matrix, OLED panel for display duties. As a disc lover, ever thought of getting your 3D Blu-ray collections to Oculus Rift DK2 for watching, on one hand, instead of going to the cinema, on other hand, to get rid of the trouble with placing them in Blu-ray player and even avoid considering the region codes of commercial BDs? In this page, we give you the easy solution to enjoy 3D Blu-ray on Oculus Rift DK2.
As we far as I know, 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 the problem is that most Blu-rays are in the "frame packed" format. So in order to enjoy 3D Blu-ray medias via Oculus Rift DK2, you'd better rip and convert 3D Blu-ray to MP4/MKV in side-by-side or top-to-bottom 3D formats.
For the sake of completing this goal, you can adopt Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for help. With it you can easily convert 2D/3D Blu-ray movies or DVDs, ISO folders to MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4 with 3D effect to watch not only Oculus Rift DK2 but also other 3D Virtual Reality Devices such as Google Cardboard, Zeiss VR One, Samsung Gear VR, etc with true theater entertainment at home instead of going to cinema. If you're using a Mac, you can turn to Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, which allows you to rip 3D Blu-ray to SBS 3D MP4 videos for playback on Oculus Rift DK2 on Mac OS X(El Capitan included). Now download the right version and follow the step-by-step guide to start ripping 3D Blu-ray for viewing on Oculus Rift DK2.
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!