How to Watch 3D Video/Blu-ray Movies on Oculus Rift VC1?

Diana Joan

Sep 09, 2016 07:12 am / Posted by Diana Joan

The Oculus Rift VC1 helps to enhance your virtual reality experience on another level by offering a comfortable and easy-to-use OLED display that provides an immersive visual fidelity with a resolution of 2160 x 1200 pixels. Want to transfer your favorite online downloaded 3D Yify movies or stored purchased 3D Blu-ray movies on Oculus Rift VC1 with immersive 3D visual effect? The following article will show you thow to make that job completed.

Oculus Rift VC1

Prepare 3D movie source for VC1 viewing

You can't render 3D movies from Netflix. Or your local Redbox kiosk. Nor can you stream or download them from Amazon, Netflix, or iTunes. Following are a few better sources that can deliver good 3D movies:
Comcast Xfinity 3D
Sony PlayStation Network

Best video player for Oculus Rift VC1

There are many VR players for Oculus Rift VC 1, such as Total Cinema 360 Oculus Player, VR Player, LiveViewRift, MaxVR, CINEVEO, RiftMax, Whirligig, Kolor Eyes, VLCRiftPlayer, Virtual Desktop, VorpX. Among all those VR players, Whirligig (smoothness) and Virtual Desktop (have all the necessary functions, performs well ) have gained great popularity than others.

Get Oculus Rift VC1 playable 3D Movies

To play 3D movies on Oculus Rift VC1, you will need to download a special 3 Movie Converter for VR Headsets such as Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows/Mac which can helps to create Side by Side, Top and Bottom and Anaglyph three different mode 3D movie with the format of MP4/MKV/MOV/AVI/WMV from both online downloaded 3D movies but also 3D Blu-ray. With the built-in 3D profile settings function, you can get better 3D effect by adjusting 3D video depth and switch left right image to change the image display order for SBS 3D movie.

How to Transfer and Play 3D Video/Blu-ray on Oculus Rift VC1?

Step 1: Load 3D video or 3D Blu-ray movies into the program.

Launch this 3D Movie Creator on your computer, click "File" > "Load from Disc" to import your 3D Blu-ray disc, 3D Blu-ray ISO or 3D Blu-ray folder. For 3D video file, click the "Add video" button, browse to computer hard drive and import 3D video into this app.

Step 2: Select SBS 3D MP4 as output for Oculus Rift VC1

Tap 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 VC1.

Output Oculus Rift VC1 supported 3D formats

Step 3: Adjust 3D profile settings.

Click "Settings" to open 3D Profile settings window, here you can drag the slider bar to adjust 3D video depth, check "Switch Left Right" option to change 3D SBS movie displaying order from Left/Right to Right/Left or Right/Left to Left/Right.

Change output 3D profile settings

Tips: To display Side-by-Side 3D, a 3D TV will have to split the frame into its left and right sub-frames; these sub-frames are then up-scaled to the set native screen resolution and displayed in a Frame Sequential manner - a process also referred to as page flipping - to achieve the 3D effect. As the Oculus Rift VC1 features an OLED display screen with the resolution of 2160x1200, therefore, it is ideal for you to change the output the file resolution as 1080x1200 for each eye for viewing on Oculus Rift VC1.

Step 4: Start the conversion.

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to begin to convert 3D video/Blu-ray to Oculus Rift VC1 compatible 3D SBS MP4 file format with 2160x1200 resolution for each eye.

Transfer and enjoy 3D movies on Oculus Rift VC1 with Whirligig

1) Launch Whirligig on your desktop.
2) Get into position with your camera and headset.
3) Put on the headset while in your desired position. Then it will adopt your position as of putting on the headset for the first time after launching the app on your desktop.
4) If you mess up and lock in a bad position then you need to remove the headset, close the app on the desktop, relaunch and try again.
Also remember to manually change your playback target from your external speakers to the Rift's speakers in Windows.

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