Saturday, 10 December 2016

Quick Tutorial on Watching 3D Blu-ray in Sony PSVR

Not as Oculus Rift or HTC Vive on a high-end PC, PlayStation VR is more affordable device (as its price selling only at $399 along with 50+ games at launch) to experience the virtual reality world in your own home, it's said to open up the so-called future of video games to its widest possible audience. However, apart from VR games, PSVR's cinematic mode also provide the amazing video enjoyment. So the urgent things for us all turn into this question — "Is it possible to watch 3D movies like 3D Blu-ray via PSVR"? If you want to get the hand-on workflow, though, we'll go ahead and break down the guidance of how to effortlessly play 3D Blu-ray on PSVR for your reference here. 



Like most VR headsets such as Samsung Gear, PSVR isn't independent designed to play games and watch movies, it has to connect to Sony own PlayStation 4. So if you want to enjoy your 3D Blu-ray movies with this Sony virtual reality headset, you must make that via a PS4 and its build-in native VR player — PS4's media player which has become better due to the update released to the console on Oct.14, 2016. 

But if you are not satisfied with the video contents in media player and don't like to spend money to access more movies, then you could use a professional VR video converter such as Dimo Video Converter Ultimate to convert 3D Blu-ray to SBS 3D to PSVR supported file first, and then watch them with your Sony PlayStation VR via a PSVR HDMI cable plugged on your PC. You could get more details by the below explanation. 

Preparation: 

1. The high-recommended 3D Blu-ray to PSVR converter which is able to rip 2D/3D Blu-ray, DVD as well as 2D/3D videos in fast speed and excellent output quality for playback on specific display 3D devices, I.e. Homido VROculus Rift CV13D projectorGoogle Cardboard

Plus, this video converter entitles users to freely customize the output videos by changing video/audio parameters, trimming, cropping, adding video effect freely. If you're a Mac user, you can turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac (OS Sierra compatible), which has the same function as the Windows version. 

2. Go to PlayStation Store to install the media player (most player is default installation). 

Note: PS4 users should bear in mind that content in media player must be in the following formats are the only ones supported: MKV, AVI, MP4, MPEG2 PS, MPEG2 TS, and AVCHD for videos; JPEG, BMP, and PNG for images; and lossless res FLAC for audio including other file formats (MP3, AAC). 

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How to rip 3D Blu-ray for watching on PSVR headset?

Step 1. Import 3D Blu-ray

Click "Add Blu-ray" button to this PSVR Blu-ray ripper. 



Step 2. Select output format for PSVR 

To watch 3D Blu-ray mvoies on PSVR, it's better to choose MP4 as output format by this path: "Select Format" >"Video" >"MP4".

Step 3. Set 3D mode

Click "Edit" and turn to "3D", choose "Left-right", and click "OK" to confirm. By the way, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate additionally supplies some useful edit functions for you to enhance video with 3D effects to get a better visual entertainment. 



Note: Although there is a profile created by Dimo Video Converter Ultimate, you are able to change some parameters of resolution, compression, audio, etc. It's important to keep in mind that most VR resolution for each eye is not FullHD but half the QHD screen. So you can free change your target video size, bitrate and frame rate in "Settings". 

If you want to get best video quality, pls switch them to "original". 3D movies should be encoded "full side-by-side" with a 1:1 pixel aspect ratio. Content mastered at 1920×1080 compressed side-by-side 3D should be resampled to 1920×540 resolution full side-by-side resolution. We also recommend using a higher bit rate than a typical web stream at that resolution, as the pixels in your video will be magnified on the phone's screen. The optimal bit rate is content dependent, and many videos can get by with less, but 5 Mb/s should give good quality.  

 

Step 4. Start to convert 3D Blu-ray to PSVR

Click "Start" and let the Blu-ray ripper for PSVR accomplish the rest automatically. Now, click "Open" to head to the output destination folder and copy the converted SBS 3D MP4 to your PlayStation VR for watching from "VR Mode" at Media Player's Options men. Start your theatric 3D experience at home! BTW, you can also upload these created 3D or VR Videos to your YouTube 3D page for sharing. 

See how to connect and import converted 3D videos to PSVR for playing:

The PlayStation VR connects to your PS4 via a special converter box. You plug the headset's HDMI and USB cables into the box, then the box into your PS4. A secondary HDMI port on the box lets you send the image to your TV, so you can wear the headset and still play your friend who doesn't have a headset of her own. Now start importing your 3D SBS MP4 video to PS VR.

* Plug the PSVR HDMI cable directly to your PC(Mac), not the breakout box.
* In the HDMI OUT port of the PSVR breakout box, You have to plug a HDMI cable to a TV that is turned on. Could be bypassed by connecting something like Headless Ghost, (this will trick the PSVR breakout box into thinking a display is connected to it.)
* After that, you should see your PC screen on the PSVR headset, not in cinema mode but your entire screen covering the whole PSVR display, then you can use VLC or something to display a SBS 3D movie

Any question regarding with 3D Blu-ray conversion for PSVR, please feel free to contact us or leave a message at Facebook.

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