How to Use Kodi to Watch 3D Blu-ray Movies with Raspberry Pi 3 on 3D TV?

Diana Joan

Mar 28, 2016 09:35 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Watch 3D Blu-ray movies on 3D TV with Kodi installed on Raspberri Pi 3

Home has become the new place to watch an immersive 3D movie. For 3D Blu-ray disc movie collectors who already owns a 3D TV, it would be pricey for you to invest extra money to buy a 3D Blu-ray player for viewing 3D movies at home. Is there a more affordable and convenient way to watch 3D Blu-ray movies on 3D TV? The good news is with OSMC, a version of Kodi (support for passive 3D SBS, TAB and Anaglyph formats) installed on Raspberri Pi 3, a versatile microcomputers, the dream of watching 3D Blu-ray movies on 3D TV will be easily realized in a more economical way.

Install Kodi on Respberry Pi 3

Transcode 3D Blu-ray for Kodi

However, the only problems here for you is that Kodi does not support to play 3D Blu-ray disc, in addition, if the 3D Blu-ray disc are commercial ones with copy protection, you can not even add them to Kodi on your computer. To solve this problem, you will need a third-party application to rip/convert 3D Blu-ray to Kodi supported 3D formats. After searching on the Internet for best 3D Blu-ray Ripper, you can find that Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan) comes high recommended on many different site reviews, the program can easily bypass the copy & region protection on all commercial 3D Blu-ray disc and then convert 3D Blu-ray disc to Kodi supported 3D formats in SBS, TAB or Anaglyph mode (Difference between Side-by-Side 3Dand Anaglyph 3D).

Adjust 3D profile settings

To enhance your 3D movie viewing experience, you can adjust the output 3D profile parameters such as adjusting 3D depth for better 3D visual effect or switching between left and right to decide which side image to be displayed first.

How to convert 3D Blu-ray to Kodi 3D formats for viewing with Raspberri Pi 3 on TV?

Step 1. Load 3D Blu-ray discc.

Insert 3D Blu-ray disc into an internal or external Blu-ray drive, then launch the 3D Blu-ray ripper application. Click "File" > "Load from disc" to add 3D Blu-ray disc into the program。

Load 3D Blu-ray disc

Tips: The program will automatically select the main movie title for you, under movie title list, click "Subtitles" drop-down option to select your desired subtitle language, from "Audio" drop-down list to select your favored audio tracks. You can also check "Forced" subtitle option to disable the traditional subtitles while still preserving the subtitles that translate foreign language speaking parts.

Step 2: Output Kodi supported 3D format.

Move to "Format" menu, find "3D Video" category and choose Kodi supported 3D formats and modes from its extended file list, here, we select "MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mp4)" as best 3D output format for Kodi.

Output Kodi supported 3D format

Step 3: Customize 3D profile parameters.

Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, you can drag the slider bars to adjust 3D depth, check "switch left right" to change the image display order.

Adjust 3D profile settings

Step 4: Start to convert 3D Blu-ray to 3D SBS MP4 video

Back to program main interface, hit on the "Convert" button and start to create 3D SBS MP4 video from 3D Blu-ray disc. When the conversion is done, you can locate the generated 3D SBS MP4 video in output folder and transfer the 3D movies to Kodi on your computer. Then install Kodi on Raspberry Pi 3, and connect Raspberry to your 3D TV, you will be able to watch 3D high definition movies at home.


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