Play DVD on Rift DK2 through Oculus Cinema

Just got a Oculus Rift DK2, a virtual reality headset that can be used in our home for 3D movie? It’s easy for use to play own videos on DK2 using the Oculus Cinema. What about playing DVD on Rift DK2? This tutorial will explain how users can use Rift DK2 to watch DVD movies smoothly. Here we go!

Rift DK2 by default supports most common file formats including MKV, MP4, AVI and WMV and side-by-side 3D format. So the best workaround to make DVD movies playable on DK2 is to download a DVD ripping program that can convert your DVD to a SBS 3D video for Rift DK2.

Pavtube DVDAid is a professional DVD Converter to effortlessly rip movie from DVD disc and DVD movie folder and output SBS 3D videos supported by Oculus Rift DK2 with best quality easily. Besides, this software allows you to rip DVD movies to 3D videos such as MKV Top-bottom 3D Video, MP4 Top-bottom 3D Video, MP4 Side-by-Side 3D video for playing on Gear VR, Google Cardboard, AirVR, etc.  Now download the right version according to your situation and check out the steps below.

Free Download or Purchase  Video Converter Ultimate:

Other Download:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/dvd_ripper/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-DVDAid/3000-7970_4-76158510.html

How to convert and play DVD on Rift DK2

Step 1. Load DVD files

Launch the DVD Ripper. Click “Load file(s)” button on the main interface to load your media files to the program. DVD folder, ISO image files are also supported.

Step 2. Select output format

Click on “Format” bar and find “3D Video”, there are a lot of format options for you. “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)” is recommended for Oculus Rift DK2.

Tip: Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction. With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space.

Step 3. Start converting DVD to Rift DK2

Finally, hit the “Start conversion” button to start the conversion with the smart DVD to Rift DK2 Converter. It will automatically convert DVD files to Rift DK2 compatible video files with the best quality. After the conversion, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies for importing.

In order to have the wonderful 3D home theatre experience, two extra things we need are VR Player and media player. And how to set up?

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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