How to convert 3D Blu-ray to 3D SBS MKV for Samsung Gear VR?

Diana Joan

Feb 27, 2015 05:40 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Finally you can but a virtual reality headset and use it in your home right now. On September 3, 2014, Samsung Electronics in collaboration with Oculus VR announced the Gear VR, an accessible, impressive virtual reality headset. When paired with the Snapdragon variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Gear VR creates a totally independent system, with no interfacing needed with external devices (in contrast with the Oculus Rift, which requires a PC for the computation), making it a truly mobile system. It features a touchpad on the right side and a back button which are interfaced to the Note 4 via a micro USB connection.

Watch 3D Blu-ray on Samsung Gear VR

This is exciting: We are witnessing the birth of a new medium, wireless, consumer-grade virtual reality in your home. Are you eager to watch 2D/3D Blu-ray collection on the new device? With Pavtube BDMagic for Windows/Mac, a professional yet easy-to use 3D Blu-ray ripper, you are able to backup, convert and edit 2D/3D Blu-rays as well as 3D Blu-ray ISO files to Samsung Gear VR supported formats such as 3D SBS MKV or MP4 and enjoy on at homes.

The problem of enjoying 3D Blu-ray movies on other virtual reality devices such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, Zeiss VR One can also be comprehensively solved by this terrific tool.

Enable 3D Blu-ray movies on Samsung Gear VR with Pavtube BDMagic

Step 1: Load 3D Blu-ray movie.

Insert Blu-ray into your Blu-ray disc drive, launch Pavtube BDMagic, and import movie into this app by clicking "Load file(s)" button.

Import 3D Blu-ray in BDMagic

Tip 1: Choose language from "Subtitles" and "Audio" drop-down boxes for viewing on Samsung Gear VR. Subtitles are embedded with video scenes so they cannot be turned off during playback.

Step 2: Select format and set profile.

Tap on Format bane and open profile list. Find and choose the optimized video format for Samsung Gear VR.

SBS 3D MKV format for Gear VR

Tip 2: You are allowed to customize video and audio presets in BDMagic. Parameters like video codec, video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channels, can be reset to achieve a better video/audio enjoyment on Samsung Gear VR.

Step 3: Rip 3D Blu-ray to 3D SBS MKV.

Hit on the "Convert" icon on program UI and start ripping 3D Blu-ray to Samsung Gear VR. After the conversion completes, click "Open" button and find the ripped movie. Now you can transfer and watch 3D SBS MKV video on Samsung Gear VR.

Watch 3D movie on Samsung Gear VR

To view your SBS 3D video files on your Gear VR, follow these steps:

1. On your MicroSD card file directory, navigate to Oculus > Movies > Your Movies

2. Create a new folder within "Your Movies" and label it "3D"

3. Import or move your side-by-side 3D videos into your newly created "3D" folder

Once you have created your 3D content folder and imported compatible video files, insert your Micro SD card into your Galaxy Note 4 (if it isn't already), dock the phone in your Gear VR, and don the virtual reality headset. Then:

1. Navigate to Oculus Cinema from the main menu

2. Navigate to "My Videos" from the Oculus Cinema content library menu

3. Select the 3D video you wish to view (if you followed the above steps it should have a "3D" label in the upper righthand corner)

Choose the cinema mode to begin playback.


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