Guide on Ripping 3D Blu-ray to View on HTC Vive

Diana Joan

Mar 04, 2016 08:19 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Good News for 3D Glassless Fans - HTC Vive release date

Pre-orders for the HTC Vive will open on 29 February. The devices will ship to customers around early April, which is also when the company is aiming to have the devices in-store for general purchase.

HTC Vive

Like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive is a full system VR experience that will need you to hook up to a powerful PC. The HTC Vive is different from other VR systems because it gives you freedom to roam around a room. While other systems will allow you some movement, HTC Vive uses lasers mounted on the wall to map your location and movement around the physical space, integrating this into the virtual space. That allows for freedom of movement that other systems currently don't offer. If you happen to have a bunch of 3D Blu-ray collections at home, it's a pity for you can not get them on your Andorid/iOS devices through HTC Vive with 3D Effects.

Because of the playable format of the HTC Vive (include other 3D glasses) have strict requirements, such as: 3D Blu-ray discs. That's to say, in order to view 3D Blu-ray movies in HTC Vive through your smartphone successfully, you're advised to rip and convert 3D Blu-ray to SBS MP4 videos initially, and then you can use the HTC Vive theater app to play the converted videos in 3D effect.

In fact, what you need is one professional 3D Movie Converter for VR Headsets which can convert any 3D Blu-rays to HTC Vive friendly 3D SBS MP4 videos for smooth watching. Luckily, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Mac) has the ability to get that big goal done. Read the Review.

What Pavtube 3D Movie Converter can do?

- Convert 3D Blu-ray (ISO,IFO files) to 3D videos with 3D effect for watching with HTC Vive
- Convert 2D/3D resources to 3D movies in 3D MKV, 3D MP4, 3D MOV, 3D WMV and 3D AVI format to watch on 3D devices with Side by Side, Anaglyph (difference between side by side 3D and anaglyph 3D) and Top/Bottom 3D effects.
- Support 3D Blu-ray and any videos/movies to 3D VR Headsets including Google Cardboard 2, ANTVR, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, Zeiss VR One, HTC Vive, etc supported 3D videos with 3D effect. For detailed information, please visit, view 3D movies on VR Headsets.
- Batch safe conversion and super fast conversion speed
- Work in Windows(10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, etc)

The 3D Video Converter Ultimate has for output devices are also impressive. All the ones you would expect are there - iPad, iPhone, Android, Microsoft, Sony, HTC, LG, Samsung, Asus products and others - and you can also have this video converter make you a video that will play on Fuze, Sony Walkman, BlackBerry, Zen X-Fi and many more devices.

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Enable 3D Blu-rays onto HTC Vive for Enjoying With 3D Effects

Step 1: Add 3D Blu-ray image

Launch the 3D Blu-ray to HTC Vive converter for Windows 10 and add your movie source by clicking the "Load File" icon to import 3D Blu-ray images to the app.

Add 3D Blu-ray image

Step 2: Choose an output format

HTC Vive can accept 3D SBS MP4 so you can click "Format" bar on the interface then navigate to "3D Video" to choose "MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)", "MP4 Anaglyph 3D Video (*.mp4)" or "MP4 Top bottom 3D Video (*.mp4)" as the output format.

Choose an output format

Note: Although there is a profile created by the application, we can always change some parameters of resolution, compression, audio, etc. An important issue that you must consider that in Samsung Gear VR resolution for each eye is not FullHD but half the QHD screen. So you can free change your target video size, bitrate, frame rate and 3D depth in "Settings". If you want to get best video quality, pls switch them to "original". 3D movies should be encoded "full side-by-side" with a 1:1 pixel aspect ratio. Content mastered at 1920X1080 compressed side--by--side 3D should be resampled to 1920X540 resolution full side--by--side resolution (Learn more) The developer edition has a stated resolution of 1080x1200px, split across both eyes. It's also sporting a 90Hz refresh rate. Both specs are generally on par which what we'd expect at this stage in the device's development>.

Step 3. Start to convert 3D Blu-ray to SBS 3D MKV/MP4

Click "Convert" and let the Video Converter Ultimate accomplish the rest automatically. Now, equip your 3D glasses (like HTC Vive) and put these converted SBS 3D MKV/MP4 video files in the ‘MyVideos' folder miscroSD of HTC Vive and start your theatric 3D experience at home! BTW, you can also upload these 3D Videos to your YouTube 3D page for sharing.

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