Wednesday, 4 January 2017

How can I Put DVD to Oculus Rift CV1 for Movie Enjoyment?

Rift is unlike anything you've ever experienced. Whether you're stepping into your favorite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you'll feel like you're really there. Imagine how wonderful if you can view your all DVD collections with VR headsets, well, come with me to get the magic recipe of making use of all your DVD movies with Oculus Rift CV1 for VR experience.

In order to get DVD files onto Oculus Rift CV1, what you need to do is to rip DVD to Oculus Rift CV1 compatible videos (the Oculus Rift CV1 by default supports most common file formats including MP4, AVI, and FLV). Here Dimo Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended to help you do the job.

It can professionally rip DVD to Oculus Rift CV1 supported video format with fast speed and excellent output quality. In addition, this DVD ripping tool can also convert DVD to various popular video formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG, MOV, FLV, MKV, 3GP, etc. as well as rip DVD to optimized video for playback on iPad, iPod, iPhoneGear VR, Android tablet, Xbox 360/One/One S, PS3/PS4/PS4 Pro, Galaxy Tab and more. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Rift CV1 DVD Ripper for Mac (OS Sierra included), which has the same function as the Windows version. Now download the right version and follow the tips below to finish your task.

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How to rip DVD for playing on Oculus Rift CV1

Step 1: Add DVD movies

Launch the top DVD to Oculus Rift CV1 converter, add your DVD files by clicking the "Add DVD" icon. ISO and DVD folder are also supported.

Step 2: Select a suitable output video format

As we mentioned above, Oculus Rift CV1 supports MP4, AVI, FLV, etc format. You can click the "Select ormat" bar and choose one from "Format > Video" list. Or select customized profile for Oculus Rift offered by this top VR video converter from "Device > VR".

Step 3. Select 3D mode

Click "Edit" and in the video editor windows, turn to "3D" tab and then choose "Left-Right" effect.

Step 3: Video encoding settings

By clicking the "Settings" button, you can modify the video/audio parameters. For ripping DVD to view on Oculus Rift CV1, 2D/3D videos for the Cinema app should be in 720p (1280*720) with a higher bitrate around 5mbit/s. Higher resolutions for the specific format doesn't make the quality better but are a waste of power and battery life.

Step 4: Start to rip DVD to Oculus Rift CV1

The last step is to press the big "Start" button on the right to start converting DVD files to Oculus Rift CV1. The conversion takes a few minutes, after conversion, you can click "Open" to locate the output videos. Then you cantransfer and play videos on your Oculus Rift CV1 from your VR video player app.  

Here is the list of Oculus Rift video players that you could find. If we missed any, do contact us and we’ll add it.

1. Total Cinema 360 Oculus Player

This player has a good customer support, followed by a lot of features at which you can take a peek on their official website. Apart from watching video in full 360 degrees, it lets you experience videos on the web from both desktop and mobile browsers. Download here.

2.  LiveViewRift

Say hello to one of the most popular DK2 video players. It is on top of the list for many people, and for a good reason. It perform superbly, has a solid tracking, and has no performance issues. It is my second favourite Oculus Rift video player. Download here.

3. VR Player

VR Player is a known program amongst Oculus Rift veterans. Although I would not recommend using it with DK2 (as it has some performance issues), it is one of the best video players available for the first Oculus Rift development kit. Download here.


CINEVEO is a bit of a controversial app. Its creator, Sven Kohn, had some dishonorable ways to market his program, as well as having a bad customer support. Due to these incidents, CINEVEO has been blacklisted in vrapps & You can read more about the incident here on reddit. Price is $9.99. 

5. MaxVR

MaxVR does everything that you ask him to. There are no complications with this program. Although some features might be missing, it can be seen as something positive. It is one of the most simplistic players that doesn’t confuse their users. Download here. Price is $9.99.

6. RiftMax

Riftmax has also its own spin to all these video players. Apart from watching movies and everything you want, you are able to invite friends or join parties, like in Convrge. To make the best of this social interaction, you can use your spotlight to sing some karaoke to others. Download here.

7. Kolor Eyes

This one has a lot of functions to offer. Apart from watching 360 videos, you can experience movies online, and have an opportunity to connect your Apple or Android devices with your VR headset (GearVR implied). More informationhere.

8. Whirligig

Whirligig has been praised for its smoothness. No judder is a big plus, especially when watching movies for hours on end. Some people even have named Whirligig as one of the best Oculus Rift video players available. Download here.

9. Virtual Desktop

Finally, this one is my favourite. Although LiveViewRift is pretty close in terms of first place, I prefer this one over anything else. Virtual Desktop has all the necessary functions, performs well and lets you watch Youtube 360 videos with an Oculus Rift (click for guide). Download here.

10. VorpX

With the latest updates, vorpX is not only making itself one of the leading VR injection programs, but adds extra functionalities like video player options to user menu. Apart from just watching regular movies, you can now enjoy 3D movies, as long as they are in VLC and MPC-HC format. Download here. Price is $39.

11. VLCRiftPlayer

VLCRiftPlayer is a simple program that does its job well. It is also one of the few video players for Oculus Rift that lets you add subtitles since they're built directly into VLC. Download here.

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