Watching 3D Blu-rays on HTC Vive

Diana Joan

Jan 26, 2017 07:24 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Now, the HTC Vive takes VR a step further and allows full motion in the room for the user. Unlike other VR systems, you are expected to interact within a limited space and get the feeling of actually being in the scene every time. When people want to invest their own VR Headsets, many tend to get a HTC Vive. One of the major benefits of using HTC Vive VR is the ability to watch movies in 3D. 3D Blu-ray, as one of the best 3D course, is ideal for HTC Vive playback:

" if it is possible to watch Blu-ray 3D content on a HTV Vive VR and, if so, what the experience is like?"- from http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=277067

But 3D Blu-ray is physical media, can you watch 3D Blu-ray on HTC Vive? It is entirely possible to watch 3D Blu-ray movies on HTC Vive devices. You have to convert your 3D Blu-ray movies into a format that your HTC Vive device can read, either off internal memory or a separate drive.

How to Watch 3D Blu-ray Movies on HTC Vive?

What you need to keep in mind at all times is the fact that HTC Vive is able to play SBS MP4 videos (which means Side-by-Side MP4 files). Once you have done that, everything else is pretty easy. You connect to the theatre app of HTC Vive and you select the movie you want to watch. In order to convert the files from 3D Blu-Ray to SBS MP4 files, you can use an app, such as Pavtube ByteCopy.

With a converter like that, you may change the output format and have the files ready to watch on your iOS running device, your Android, Microsoft, Sony, LG and Samsung, BlackBerry and a lot more.

So, how do things work for you, when you wish to enjoy a 3D Blu-ray VR movie with the HTC Vive? You simply need to follow the steps outlined below. You will see that there is nothing tricky or requiring extra technical knowledge here, which is a good thing.

Step 1. Load 3D Blu-ray files

Launch the 3D Blu-ray Ripper for HTC Vive. Click “Load from disc” button on the main interface to load your media files to the program. Blu-ray folder is also supported. All of your loved 2D/3D Blu-ray movies such as Avatar, The Walking Dead, The Martian, Spectre 007, etc can be loaded into the software to rip for your HTC Vive streaming.

load 3D Blu-ray

Step 2. Select output 3D 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.

3D MP4

Tip: Click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window, here you can adjust the 3D depth, change image display order for 3D SBS movie, you can also make a choice between full sbs/tab and half sbs and tab according to your own needs.

Step 3. Start to convert 3D Blu-ray to SBS 3D MP4 for HTC Vive

Click “Convert” to accomplish the rest process of 3D Blu-ray to HTC Vive conversion automatically. Once the ripping ends, you can open the output folder to locate the 3D SBS video for HTC Vive. Then, you can set up your HTC Video to view your 3D movie on HTC Vive. For those who don’t know how to watch 3D videos on HTC Vive, I have searched a step-by-step guide for you on howtogeek.com and have extracted the important part for you at below.

After having completed the conversion, your 3D movie is ready to watch. Now, place the file with the movie at the "MyVideos" folder miscroSD of HTC Vive. You are all ready to put on the glasses and enjoy 3D experience at home or anywhere else. What is more, you may upload the videos on your channel on YouTube and share them with the public.

As you can see, HTC Vive is a great tool not only for gamers and those who wish to experience battles and missions in a 3D environment. It is also a wonderful asset, so as for you to enjoy 3D Blu-ray Movies like they are supposed to be – including you as a person in the action and offering a marvellous recreation option for everyone! Try it out!

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