How to Watch Movies on Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 DK2?

Diana Joan

May 12, 2015 09:25 am / Posted by Diana Joan

DK2 is the latest development kit for the Oculus Rift that allows developers to build amazing games and experiences for the consumer Oculus Rift. Compare to its former version – Oculus Rift, it has the following distinctive features:

Watch movies on Oculus Rift DK2

Low-latency position tracking opens the door to entirely new interactive and gameplay opportunities.

Great positional tracking helps the Rift to accurately map all of your real world head movements.

Low Persistence OLED Display DK2 can eliminate motion blur and judder, makes the scene appear visually stable to increase the potential for presence.

Want to experience your favorite movies with the next-generation virtual reality technology on this new development kit. The good news is that you can watch movies on DK2 in any format such as MP4, MKV, AVI and 3D movies you wish. The following articles will show you how to watch movie on Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 DK2 with VR Player.

VR Player is an experimental Virtual Reality Player for Head-Mounted devices like Oculus Rift, it can read both 2D and 3D images and videos, provide Oculus Rift trackers for orientation and position.

Go with the following steps to enjoy movies on Oculus Rife Kit 2 DK2.

1.Download and install VLC player.

2.Download and install VR Player.

3.Then download the DK2 Tracker to track motion within VP player.

4.Expand the zip file of DK2 Tracker and copy the files to the following location: C:\Program Files (x86)\VR Player\Trackers.

5.Open VR player and set the tracker you have just copied as below:

Set the tracker in VR player

There are different options to view 2D or 3D movies, you can have a reference at the examples below:

1.Select Oculus as extended Desktop in the Rift Display Mode Program.

2.Make sure your windows monitor is setup so your rift is secondary.

3.Options for watching 3D movies:

Menu – Media – Format – Side by Side

Menu – Media – Projection – Plane

4.Options for common 2D movies:

Menu – Media – Format – Mono

Menu – Media – Projection – Plane

5.Open selected movies:

Menu – File – Open File – With VLC…

6.Browse and select the movie you desire to watch.

7.Switch to Oculus screen:

When the movie is playing, move the video screen onto your Oculus screen with the instructions: In the Oculus is your second monitor to the left, hit these keys:

Hit Windows Key + Cursor Key Left (Do this twice to move the window to your Oculus)

Hit Windows Key + Cursor Key Up (This maximizes the window)

8.Put on your headphones and enjoy movies on Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 DK2 with pleasure.

If you have any codec problems to play your favorite movies on Oculus Rift 2, you can download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, which can professional and comprehensively handle all common and uncommon files formats such as 3D Blu-ray to Oculus Rift playable format.