Sunday, 29 January 2017

Rip DVD for Playback on Google Cardboard with 3D effect

Google Cardboard, another excellent virtual reality headset followed with Samsung Gear VRZeiss VR One, has gained widespread reputations amongest 3D lovers, not only because of its lower price, but also its powerful compatibility with nearly any smartphones including Android and iPhone. If you happen to have a bunch of DVD collections at home, it's a pity for you can not get them on your Andorid/iOS devices through Google Cardboard with 3D Effects. In this article, I'll glad to share some useful tips to help you move your DVD medias into Google Cardboard for viewing freely on your smartphone. 

As a matter of fact, Google Cardboard lacks ability to play DVD movies but it can play Side-by-Side MP4 videos. So in order to watch DVD in Google Cardboard, firstly you'll rip and convert DVDs to SBS MP4 videos. To do this, you can use Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. With it, you can convert 2D DVD as well as 2D/3D Blu-ray to Google Cardboard supported side-by-side video files with lossless quality. In addition, it offers other 3D videos as MKV Top-bottom 3D video, MP4 top-bottom 3D video, MKV side-by-side 3D video, which can play on Gear VR, VR One, Oculus Rift DK2, PS VR, Google DayDream View etc. perfectly.

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Ripping DVD for viewing in Google Cardboard is simple as ABC. After downloading, follow the wizard to install and run the program. Then follow the steps below to convert DVD to MP4/MKV SBS video. The below guide takes DVD Ripper for Windows (macos Sierra compatible) screenshots for example. If you're using a Windows PC, simply turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate, which has the same function as the Mac version. Keep in mind that you have download the rght version, Mac OS .dmg files cannot be installed on Windows platform – and vice versa.

Simple Steps to Rip DVD for watching on Google Cardboard

a: Load DVD movies

Insert your DVD disc into your DVD-ROM, run Dimo DVD to VR video converter and click "Add DVD" icon to load DVD movies.

b: Choose output format

Click the format bar to follow "Format > Video" and choose the MP4 or MOV format which can fit your Google Cardboard or mobile phone perfectly.

Tip: If you like, you can click "Settings" which is next to "Format", free change your target video size, bitrate, frame rate and 3D depth. If you want to get best video quality, pls switch them to "original".

c: Select 3D effects 

Click on "Edit" > 3D and choose 3D effect (Red-Blue, Left-Right, Top-Bottom three modes) from the option. Here "Left-Right" can be set to get a side-by-side video. You are able to get immediate preview of 3D effect within the built-in player. 

c: Start DVD ripping

Click the "Start" button, and the DVD ripper will start the conversion from DVD movies to 3D SBS video for Google Cardboard. After conversion, open output file destination, locate the created SBS 3D MP4 video and you could view the ripped DVD movies in Google Cardboard via iPhone/Android as you want. You can adjust your phone left or right in your Cardboard holder to help to maximize the 3D depth as well as focus the viewing area as closely to the center of the screen as possible.

Note: You'll have to download the compatible iOS or Android VR player apps that are capable of projecting stereoscopic content. Learn more and get your own Cardboard viewer at

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Thursday, 26 January 2017

Watching 3D YouTube movies on Sony Bravia 3D Television

Nowadays, with the rapid development of technologies, more and more people are able to and become interested in watching 3D movies. However, still many people don't know where to get that 3D movies at present. Actually, 3D YouTube movies are good sources for your 3D glasses, VR headsets or 3D TV. Then here comes the question: Can Sony Bravia 3D TV be able to play YouTube 3D movie files? You have probably tried this at some time however can't play them on Sony 3D TV after trying all the efforts. If you've some downloaded 3D YouTube videos that you would love to watch in Sony Bravia 3D TV offiline, you've come to the right place.

According to Sony Support, the YouTube website offers several types of 3D content. Content located in the YouTube Gallery require anaglyph 3D glasses. 3D videos that are supported by Sony 3D TVs are also made available through the Youtube website. 

You probably can access many 3D video sources from YouTube, and most of them are 3D files in FLV format. While, the 3D YouTube .flv can be read by directly Sony Bravia 3D TV, as the playable format of the Sony Bravia 3D TV (include its 3D glasses) have strict requirements. So, change 3D YouTube videos to SBS MP4 3D, a more common format for Sony Bravia 3D TV with 3D display device is a have-to-do step.

Actually, it's very easy as long as you have an outstanding 3D YouTube video converterDimo Video Converter Ultimate is such a smart tool for you. The software is able to convert 3D YouTube FLV as well as virtually all video formats like MKV, VOB, MOV, WMV, MTS, AVI, MP4, Tivo, H.265, etc to Sony Bravia 3D TV friendly file formats like 3D SBS MP4 without quality loss. 

Plus, it offers kinds of preset profiles for HD TVs including Apple TV, Sony TV, Panasonic TV, Samsung TV, LG TV, etc to meet your different needs. What's more, with the built-in editor, you can trim, crop, adjust special effect to your YouTube video, so that you get the very part and effects at your will. If you are a Mac user, please turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac (macOS Sierra included), which can help you transcode 3D YouTube FLV files to Sony Bravia 3D TV supported file formats on Mac OS X. Now download the right program and refer to the guide below for more conversion instructions.

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Transcode 3D YouTube files to SBS MP4 for running on Sony Bravia 3D TV

Step 1: Run the 3D YouTube video converter, and click the "Add file" button to load YouTube FLV videos. Or simply drop your .flv videos into this 3D video converter.

Step 2: Click the dropdown list of "Select Format" and set a Sony Bravia 3D TV supported format.  

We recommend you to choose MP4 under "Format > Video > MP4.

Step 3: Start adding 3D Side-by-side effect to your MP4 files. Click "Edit" and you can adding Anaglyphic Red-Blue, Left-right, Top-Bottom 3D effect (Here "Left-right" is recommended) as well as adding watermark, trim your videos and so on. 

Tip: If you like, you can click on Settings you could easily set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc to adjust parameters that affect video quality and file size for the video you prefer. Keep in mind video bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa. 1920x1080 compressed side-by-side 3D should be resampled to 1920x540 resolution full side-by-side resolution. And keep audio in AAC or MP3. 

Step 4: Finally, after all necessary settings are done, click "Start" to start converting 3D YouTube to 3D SBS MP4 video. After the conversion is finished, you can get the encoded files under "Open" panel; now you can streamconverted movies to Sony Bravia 3D Television without any issue.

Tip 1. Follow these steps to access 3D YouTube videos on Sony Bravia 3D online:
  • Make sure that the TV has been set up to access the Internet video channels.
  • Make sure that the 3D feature has been properly set up.
  • Access the YouTube channel from Video section of the TV menu.
  • Perform a search using yt3d in the search field.
Tip 2. How to Find 3D videos:

There's three main ways to find 3D content on YouTube. 

Firstly, when the service was original launched, a special tag of "yt3D:enable=true" had to be applied to get the 3D button and functionality to appear. That's not true anymore, but there's an archive of stuff in there and some people are still tagging their videos like that, so it's worth a look.?

Secondly, YouTube has official 3D channel to highlight some of the better video. 

Thirdly, there's a number of professional and affiliated channels producing fantastic 3D content, so here's some of the Best 3D videos in Youtube YT3D.

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Monday, 23 January 2017

Viewing 3D Blu-ray on Samsung Gear VR in Oculus Cinema

No doubt that this year is going to embrace massive new Blu-ray movies on disc. Maybe you have purchased some Blu-ray discs in 3D, and got upset because you cannot bring these 3D Blu-ray discs to Gear VR for viewing with 3D effect because it is limited by a sparse content store out of the box without 3D Blu-ray technology involved. If you're looking for an easy way to achieve your goal, you've come to the right place. Just read on to learn how to watch 3D Blu-ray on Gear VR in Oculus Cinema with 3D effect. 

It's important to know that the most VR app for Gear VR or Oculus Cinema supports 3D movies in side-by-side/top-bottom format. To get rid of the trouble with placing them in Blu-ray player and even avoid considering the region codes of commercial BDs, the only route is to rip 3D Blu-rays to Gear VR VR app supported file 3D video type.

See Gear VR Supported Media Formats

.mp4 .m4v .3gp .3g2 .ts .webm .mkv .wmv .asf .avi .flv. In our opinion, .mkv is best, while audio is aac. Only audio which Android standardly supports work and that is AAC and MP3. AC3 and DTS were removed because of high licensing costs. Make sure your movies are in 720p.  

Samsung Gear VR works on the following Samsung Galaxy smartphones: Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge+, Galaxy S7/S7 Edge. 

Here Dimo Video Converter Ultimate is recommended as a professional Blu-ray to Gear VR Converter. It is specially designed for remove protection from 3D Blu-ray and rip movie from 3D Blu-ray disc and BD movie folder and output SBS, Top-Bottom, Anaglyph 3D MKV, MP4 videos supported by Samsung Gear VR Unit/Innovator Edition, Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive, Google Daydream View, 3D TV, etc. with best quality easily. For mac users, please turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, macOS Sierra 10.12 supported.

Other functions:

* Convert Blu ray/DVD Movies to latest iOS Android devices with customized profile settings.

* World's Fastest Speed - NVIDIA CUDA technology makes conversion 6X faster than any others.

*  Convert  to All Mainstream Formats - Convert downloaded or recorded movies and videos to MP4, MOV, AVI, etc.

*  Make ISO - 1:1 backup 2D/3D Blu-ray to ISO.

*  Edit and Adjust Video - Free edit (crop, trim, add effect/watermark, etc.) 

* In addition, you can also lossless copy 2D/3D Blu-ray to mkv with keeping audio tracks, subtitles, without hassle!

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1. Load 3D Blu-ray files

Insert your 3D Blu-ray disc into your 3D Blu-ray drive, run the top 3D Blu-ray Ripper and click “Add Blu-ray" icon to load 3D Blu-ray movies. 

2. Choose output format

Click the format bar to follow “Select Format > Device > VR" and choose Gear VR as output device for playing 3D Blu-ray perfectly.

Tip: Although there is a profile created by the VR video converter application, we can always change parameters by clicking  "Setting" to adjust the video resolution and bitrate to get more compatible format with Gear VR. 

a. We recommend using 1280×720 HD resolution to encode your videos. Higher resolutions will not provide any better quality, meaning you'll waste space and processing power.

b. 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. While H.264 is the recommended video coding, H.265 videos can also be played.

c. Note that 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. Full SBS nets you the full resolution in both frames, while Half SBS gives you 960 x 1080 for each frame. On the other hand, the Over/Under format comes in 1280 x 720, with each frame coming in at 1280 x 360.

3. Add 3D effect

Click "Edit" and turn to 3D, then choose "Left-Right" or "Top-Bottom" and click "OK" to set 3D mode for viewing 3D Blu-ray on Gear VR with 3D effect.

4. Start 3D Blu-ray to 3D digital format for Gear VR

Click "Start" button, and the 3D Blu-ray ripper will start the conversion from 3D Blu-ray movies to 3D SBS/TB video. After the conversion, click “Open" icon to locate the converted video files. Then transfer the converted files to your phone in the ‘MyVideos' folder, and then grab some popcorn and start your theatric 3D experience at home!

Take Galaxy S7/S7 Edge as an example and see how to import converted videos to Gear VR:

There are two ways to watch your own video content in the "My Videos" section of Oculus Cinema with Gear VR via Galaxy S7/S7 Edge. First, any movies you record using your Galaxy Galaxy S7/S7 Edge′s camera will automatically appear in the "My Videos" section. The other way is to copy Gear VR compatible video files directly to your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge phone or SD card in any of the following directories: 

On your phone's internal storage (Galaxy S7/S7 Edge): 


On your phone's removable SD card (Card): 


On a PC, your S7/S7 Edge's storage can be accessed from Windows Explorer by simply plugging in the USB data/charging cable – no software is required. On a Mac, files can be transferred to your phone using Android File Transfer (, which is a free utility provided by Google. 

When downloading 3D movies, you'll notice that they come in either Side-by-Side (SBS) format, which comes in Full SBS and Half SBS, or Over/Under (or Top/Bottom) format. For the non-techie people, they refer to the resolution of the movies and the way the two frames are separated (vertically for the former and horizontally for the latter).

A Side-by-Side format comes in 1920 x 1080. Full SBS nets you the full resolution in both frames, while Half SBS gives you 960 x 1080 for each frame. On the other hand, the Over/Under format comes in 1280 x 720, with each frame coming in at 1280 x 360.

The Gear VR automatically assumes that all files in the "3D" folder are in the SBS format. If you have a movie in Over/Under format, you must create a text file to have it correctly read. Simply copy and paste the following to Notepad and save it in the EXACT name of the movie:

"format": "3DTB"

Yes, the quotes are included. So, Over/Under movies in your 3D movies folder should have two accompanying files: the .png file for the poster image (assuming you got one) and the aforementioned text file. Except for that last part which borders on the technical side, watching movies on your Gear VR is a simple matter. All you really need to do is copy your movies in the correct folder and you're good to go.

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Rip The Hunger Games 3D Blu-ray to play via Apple TV (4)

It does not matter weather you have cut-the-cable entirely, are a part-time streamer, or hide in the back-bedroom during the holidays to get your Hulu fix, everyone wants to watch hot contents during the holidays! For me and my family, the second installment in The Hunger Games film series, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a holiday must. So let's start with watching The Hunger Games (2) 3D Blu-ray through Apple TV (4) on HDTV using a simple workflow. 

"We were going on skiing holiday and my wife wanted to watch the movie "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" whilst we are away. I had a 3D bluray only copy (no digital or DVD) so was looking for a way to digitize 3D Blu-ray for playback on HDTV though Apple TV. Any suggestion?"

Most people's first thought upon playing The Hunger Games 3D Blu-ray on Apple TV 4/3/2/1 is to stream/AirPlay/mirror 3D Blu-ray to Apple TV 4 from PC or Mac, which however has some limits and will be explained later. Some say use VLC media player, which should works but I have never tried it myself. 

In fact, to play The Hunger Games 3D Blu-ray on Apple TV, you should keep a few things in mind: As the newly released commercial Blu-ray disc, The Hunger Games 2 3D Blu-ray discs are protected with region codes and layers of digital rights management, including AACS, and BD+, etc. A common 3D Blu-ray player or drive can't read Blu-ray information.

However, ATV does not include a drive for playing The Hunger Games 3D Blu-ray. Apple TV supports MOV, MP4, and M4V in H.264 or MPEG-4 codec. As your Blu-ray isn't supported by Apple TV, the ultimate solution sseems to be to rip The Hunger Games 3D Blu-ray to Apple TV (4), to some extent. At this point, we recommend Dimo Video Converter Ultimate, the best 3D Blu-ray ripper for home and office use. 

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Why choose Dimo to rip The Hunger Games Blu-ray to Apple TV? 

1. Rip any Blu-ray disc with advanced disc decrypting technology and powerful copy protection removing ability. It can Decrypt Blu-ray discs with BD+ and the latest MKB protections and CSS-DVD discs. The 1080p video and DTS 5.1/7.1 audio systems are included to get a better audiovisual experience. With the "Media Server" function, users can also watch Blu-ray movies on HD TV via Apple TV with Wi-Fi. 

2. 100% quality lossless conversion of Blu-ray to Apple TV. Convert 3D Blu-ray to Apple TV with full movie, main movie, preferred subtitle(s), etc.

3. 6X faster 3D Bluray to ATV conversion with the help of NVIDIA CUDA, AMD APP and Intel Quick Sync graphics acceleration technologies.

4. All Apple TV tablets are available with preset specific profiles for easy and direct 3D Blu-ray to Apple TV conversion so that you can rip Blu-ray to ATV videos for  unlimited playback, be it Apple TV, Apple TV 2, Apple TV 3, Apple TV 4, etc. 

The equivalent Mac version is Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Now, Just download, install and launch this great 3D Blu-ray Ripper and then follow the tutorial to play The Hunger Games 3D Blu-ray movie on Apple TV 4/3/2/1. 

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How to convert and stream The Hunger Games 3D Blu-ray to Apple TV

NOTE: Anywhere from 30 to 60 GB of hard disk space is needed depending on what you're ripping. Blu-Rays are big, and we're going to rip the whole thing to our drive first, so depending on the movie you're ripping and the quality you want in your final movie file, you'll need a good amount of space. 

1. Insert your The Hunger Games 3D Blu-ray disc to the Blu-ray Disc drive, then launch The Hunger Games 3D Blu-ray Ripper and click the "Add Blu-ray" button to have the blu-ray content imported. 

Tip: Before start ripping 3D Blu-ray to Apple TV videos, you can backup Blu-ray movies first in a lossless way or clone Blu-ray to ISO

2. Click "Select Format" bar and choose any of the Apple TV, AppleTV2, AppleTV3, AppleTV4 from "Device > Apple" as the output file format. If you want to add 3D Blu-ray to Apple TV for playing on Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV, Panasonic TV, etc., you can also directly select a format from decent device preset under "TVS". (Check TV supported format first)

3. Click the "Settings" icon, and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality. 

Note: By choosing this format, you will get two sound tracks in the result MP4 video, one is stereo, and the other is AC3 encoded Dolby Digital 5.1 pass-through by setting channels to 6. When your Apple TV is connected to audio receiver, the 5.1 surround sound will work. When ATV is connected to your HDTV only, the stereo track will work.

Since ATV 4 supports Dolby Digital 7.1 while Apple TV 3 supports 5.1, you can also rip Blu-ray to multi-track MP4 for ATV 4. Or if you want to compress The Hunger Games 3D Blu-ray to a video more suitable for watching, you can down scale the video size and video bitrae. 

4. Click "Edit" and turn to "3D", then choose "Left-Right" (Side-by-side) 3D mode for playing on Apple TV (4).

5. Press the big "Start" button at the bottom of the main interface to convert 3D Blu-ray to 3D SBS MP4 for Apple TV. You've made it. This professional 3D Blu-ray to Apple TV Converter really never lets you down during the work. 

After the conversion, get the outputs to add to your iTunes library or sync to Apple TV for playback at ease. Just enjoy. For mac users, here are ways for streaming to ATV on Mac: 

1. AirPlay Blu-ray to Apple TV 4 

Step 1. Open iTunes and add the ripped Blu-ray video to iTunes by File -> Add file to library 
Step 2. Connect your Mac and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi. 
Step 3. Click AirPlay icon (besides volume slider) and select Apple TV to enable the Blu-ray to Apple TV streaming. 
Step 4. And then you can watch The Hunger Games 3D Blu-ray on Apple TV 4/3/2/1. 

Note: Blu-ray video to Apple TV 4 AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 and superior, OS X Mountain Lion and later. Despite the fact it has HDMI 1.4 UHD video output on the back, Apple TV 4 does not allow 4K video streaming or AirPlay. For AirPlay 4K Blu-ray video to Apple TV 4 on both Mac and Windows, rip or compress them  at first.

Mirror Blu-ray to Apple TV 4 

Step 1. Play Blu-ray on Mac using an external Blu-ray drive (if needed) and 3rd-party Blu-ray player. 

* Blu-rays played back with default Apple players cannot be mirrored 

Step 2. Open "Settings" on Apple TV to turn on AirPlay. Connect Mac and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi. 

Step 3. Check "AirPlay Display" settings in system preference on Mac. Make sure it is enabled. 

Step 4. Click AirPlay button and select Apple TV. 

Step 5. Tap the AirPlay button again and choose "Mirror Built-in Display". Then you will be able to watch The Hunger Games 3D Blu-ray videos on Apple TV/4. 

AirPlay and Mirror of course are impressive video streaming technologies for downloaded and locally stored movie files. But is Mirror the best way for playing 3D Blu-ray on Apple TV 4? Well, it depends. It may take you a while to realize that most Blu-rays cannot be played on Apple TV 4 via mirroring, due to copyright issues, making 3D Blu-ray rip to Apple TV a necessary step.

The Apple TV 4 is capable of supporting stereoscopic 3D apps on 3D-capable televisions, according to longtime Apple game developers Pangea Software. 

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