Watching your own 2D/3D Blu-ray, DVD and ISO files on Oculus Rift DK2

Diana Joan

Mar 24, 2015 08:34 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray

Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 represents a significant improvement over DK1. For DK2, the screen has been upgraded to an OLED model running 1920 x 1080, or 960 x 1080 per eye, which is precisely 2.25x more pixels. Nowadays, many customers bought Oculus Rift DK2 to play high-definition 3D movies on it and now what I am trying is to put 2D/3D Blu-ray, DVD and ISO onto the DK2.

You can indeed watch any movie on the DK2 in pretty much any format you wish (.MKV, .MP4, .AVI etc). However, Oculus Rift DK2 do not include a drive for playing Blu-ray/DVDs; Commercial BD/DVD discs usually are protected from copying; the ISO files are back-ward supported by DK2. So what’s the solution for copying 2D/3D Blu-ray, DVD and ISO to Oculus Rift DK2?

With a 3D Blu-ray Ripper, you can rip 2D/3D Blu-ray, DVD and ISO to Rift DK2 compatible 3D SBS format for playing freely without losing any video quality. And here Pavtube BDMagic (Read review) is a terrific option for this. I only used it one time and knew that it was exactly what I was looking for. I have Avatar Blu Ray and Blu Ray 3D bundle, I have already ripped the non 3D version and it just works fine. It provides the stunning 3D effects: MP4 Side-by-Side, Anaglyph and Top-Bottom 3D Video. Of course, it also comes with MKV, AVI, etc format with 3D effects. Don’t hesitate to get it now and follow the easy steps below to make your 2D/3D Blu-ray, DVD and ISO playable anywhere on Oculus Rift DK2.


Rip 2D/3D Blu-ray, DVD and ISO to Oculus Rift DK2 with 3D effects

Step 1: Load movie files

Run the best 3D Blu-ray to Oculus Rift DK2 Converter and click disc icon to load your Blu-ray, DVD or ISO movie files.

Step 2: Set Oculus Rift DK2 friendly format.

Click Format and select “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mp4)” under 3D Video. In general, mp4 is a well-accepted file format for its ability to save memory storage and keep up the video quality. Also you can choose 3D SBS MKV or 3D SBS AVI format. (Read Differences Between Anaglyph 3D and Side-by-Side 3D)


1. By clicking the “Settings” button, you can modify the video/audio parameters like 1920*1080 (Full HD 1080P video resolution), which can help you get the ripped movies with high quality.

2. Before conversion, you also can trim the video length, change the movie contrast, brightness, saturation, etc., remove black margin, add text or image watermark, and so on after clicking “Edit” button.

Step 3: Start Blu-ray/DVD/ISO conversion

Hit the Convert button to start converting 2D/3D Blu-ray, DVD and ISO movies to 3D MP4/MKV video for playing on Oculus Rift DK2. After a short conversion, you will get the ripped files.

Unlike the Gear VR, the Oculus Rift DK2 (pictured) is tethered to a PC with wires. Then how to Watch Movies On The Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 DK2? Here we go:

Download and install VLC Player

Download and install VR Player

You then need to download the DK2 Tracker (Hosted here incase it is removed from where I got it from) for motion tracking within the player
Expand the .zip ( * See below in known issues if you have problems here)
Copy to the following location (or wherever you installed VR Player):
C:\Program Files (x86)\VR Player\Trackers
Open up VR player and set the tracker that you just copied as follows:

Depending on the content you wish to view you have a few options. Here are some examples:

Set up Oculus as extended Desktop in the Rift Display Mode program.
Ensure your windows monitor is setup so your rift is secondary.
For 3D movies such as Avatar:
Menu – Media – Format – Side By Side
Menu – Media – Projection – Plane
If your movie is not 3D
Menu – Media – Format – Mono
Menu – Media – Projection – Plane
To open a movie select:
Menu – File – Open File – With VLC…
Browse to your selected movie.
Now that the movie is running you need to move the video screen onto your Oculus screen.
In my case the Oculus is my second monitor to the left. So I hit these keys:
Hit Windows Key + Cursor Key Left (Do this twice, this moves the window to your Oculus)
Hit Windows Key + Cursor Key Up (This maximizes the window)
Put on headphones and enjoy!

How awesome is this? Yeah, it is that good! And then you can enjoy 3D Blu-ray movies on Oculus Rift DK2 easily.

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