News: PlayStation VR adds support for 3D movies
Sony has added 3D movie support to PlayStation VR in the latest software update for its PlayStation 4 games console. version 4.50 of the PS4 system software will let users watch 3D Blu-rays via PlayStation VR, with the addition of stereoscopic 3D support. The update also adds external hard disk drive (HDD) support to the console, so that users can plug USB 3.0 HDDs of up to 8TB in size into their PS4 to store additional content.
This new software update of PS4 gives us the chance to watch either 3D Blu-ray movies or stereoscopic 3D format movies on Playstation VR with PS4. The following article will show you how to view 3D Blu-ray movies directly on PS VR and create stereoscopic 3D from common digital video or Blu-ray/DVD disc for Playstation VR enjoying with immersive 3D visual effect.
View 3D Blu-ray movies on PlayStation VR
Although the PS4 software update allows you to play 3D Blu-rays via PlayStation VR, however, it is well know that store purchased 3D Blu-ray disc all have a region code, in addition, the PS4 Blu-ray player also is region-locked to Blu-ray disc. You can only play 3D Blu-ray movies on PS4 Player that have this region code. If your 3D Blu-ray movies are borrowed from friends or purchased from overseas, you will fail to play the 3D Blu-ray movies on PS4 Player via PlayStation VR.
Fix 3D Blu-ray Region Code issue for PS VR Headset viewing
Adjust PS4 region code setting for 3D Blu-ray disc
Check your Blu-ray disc's case to see which region code it uses and then adjust the PS4's region code setting to let it compatible with the region code on your Blu-ray disc. As the region code setting for a PS4 system can be changed a maximum of 4 times, after which the region code will be locked. And restoring default settings or initializing the PS4 will have no effect on the region code settings or the number of times you change it.
Remove region code from 3D Blu-ray disc
If you are looking for a more effective way to get the problem solved, we highly recommend you to bypass region code from 3D Blu-ray movies with a third-party 3D Blu-ray Ripper program such as Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate(get Mac version). The program can automatically remove all Blu-ray region code including region A, region B and region C from 3D Blu-ray disc, you can then play the region free 3D Blu-ray movies on PS4 via PlayStation with no limitation. As for the output format option, you can either make a full disc copy of original 3D Blu-ray movies and save as a 3D BDMV folder with all the subtitle languages, audio tracks and chapter information well preserved or a main movie of 3D Blu-ray and save as 3D M2TS files without unwanted comments, ads, trailers, etc for directly viewing on PS4 via PlayStation with immersive 3D effect.
Here is the detailed guide to remove region code from 3D Blu-ray movies.
Create stereoscopic 3D for PlayStation VR watching
Apart from directly viewing 3D Blu-ray movies on PlayStation VR, you can also create PS VR compatible create stereoscopic 3D format movies from your own digital video or 2D Blu-ray/DVD disc. Here, you can easily complete the job with our remarkable 3D movie converter - Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate which has full support for all digital video in various different file formats with the resolution of 4K/2K/HD/SD and also commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc with copy protection and region code. You can directly generate 3D Stereoscopic (Anaglyph) with the format of AVI/MP4/MKV for viewing on PlayStation VR.
Adjust output 3D profile settings
From PS4 supported file formats, we can see to play the created 3D Stereoscopic (Anaglyph) on PS4 via PlayStation VR, you will still need to adjust the output the video codec as H.264, audio codec as AAC, MP3 or AC3. Besides that, you can also do some 3D profile settings, you can drag the slider bars to adjust the 3D video depth value to get better 3D effect, switch between "Red/Blue Anaglyph" or "Red/Green Anaglyph" according to your own needs.
How to Create 3D Stereoscopic Video for Viewing on PlayStation VR with 3D Visual Effect?
Step 1: Load digital video or Blu-ray/DVD disc.
Launch the program on your computer, click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to import unsupported videos to the application. For loading Blu-ray or DVD disc, insert your Blu-ray/DVD disc into an external Blu-ray/DVD drive, click "File" > "Load from disc" option.
Step 2: Output PS VR accepted 3D Stereoscopic format.
From "Format" drop-down list, select PS VR compatible 3D format from "3D Video" > "MP4 Anaglyph 3D Video(*.mp4)", You can also choose Anaglyph 3D MKV or Anaglyph 3D AVI format according to your own needs.
Step 3: Adjust 3D profile settings.
Click "Settings" to open "Profile Settings" window, adjust the output video codec as H.264, AUDIO codec as AAC, MP3 or AC3 to make them compatible with PS4. You can also do some 3D profile settings 3D depth such as changing the 3D video depth or make a choice between "Red/Blue Anaglyph" or "Red/Green Anaglyph".
Step 4: Begin the 3D format creation process.
Go back to the main interface and start the video/Blu-ray/DVD to PS VR supported 3D Stereoscopic/Anaglyph MP4/MKV conversion process by hitting right-bottom"Convert" button.
When the conversion is completed, click the "Open Output Folder" on the main interface to pop out the folder with generated 3D file formats. Then feel free to transfer and view them on PS4 via PlayStation VR.