Showing posts with label Oculus Rift. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Oculus Rift. Show all posts

Monday, 9 January 2017

How Can I Watch GoPro Videos on VR Devices

There is a growing collection of 360-degree VR videos available on the Web for you to watch. However, if you have other video shootings like Gopro VR video, is it possible to put these VR video from Gopro into VR devices for playing with ease?



Why GoPro VR Player won't play VR video from Gopro?

GoPro VR Player is a 360-degree video & photo player for computers at their original quality. By default, GoPro VR Player will choose the best default video plugin according to your OS and if you are using an Oculus or not. GoPro VR Player will not play some Gopro videos due to decoding issue

Fortunately, you can change video plugin through the Preferences menu, which will directly affect GoPro VR Player video decoding abilities. GoPro VR Player will use a different video backend according to this setting after you restart the player to apply it. Then tap Reset to "Reset to suggested settings" in the start menu. 

How to Convert VR Videos from Gopro for Playing on VR Devices

GoPro cameras are the best fit for capturing 360 degree videos. With the help of special camera holders and some fancy video stitching software, making the best quality high-definition 360 degree video is possible. After shooting with GoPro and do some editing job, how to get a virtual reality experience with your VR video from Gopro on a VR device like HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift?

Here's why Dimo Video Converter Ultimate is such a wonderful tool to have in your arsenal when you are going to be making VR videos and regularly having to preview Gopro VR videos, convert them to be compatible with various VR devices and even sharing them on all devices that you wish to watch them on.

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* Convert distinctive audio/video records in the meantime, fundamentally rearranged the audio/video you have to convert to the program.
* It can be wholeheartedly used to edit or play videos on various devices (such as HTC Vive, Samsung VR devices and Oculus Rift, etc.) as required.
* Create 3D modes like Top-bottom, Side-by-Side which can be played on VR devices perfectly
* Intel and NVIDIA GPU hardware animating grows conversion speed.
* It moreover can share videos from the computer and even make ISO files.

It is perfectly compatible with Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista & macOS 10.12 Sierra, macOS 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.7 Lion. For mac users, please turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.

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Guide: Convert GoPro VR video to SBS/TB 3D Video for VR devices

One: Run the GoPro VR video converter and click "Add File" button to load your media sources.



Two: Tap on "Select Format" bar and basically "Format > Video > MP4" is a universal format for most VR devices. Plus, there are optimized presets for Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, etc from "Device > VR"; choose a proper one as you need.

Tip: Click Settings button to adjust video/audio parameters like video resolution, bitrate, audio codec, audio channel. According to my experience, anything over 720p does nothing but turn battery energy into heat, due to the screen resolution.

Three: The 3D Video Converter program provides three kinds of 3D effects, you can choose one that match your VR devices, such as Side-by-side (Left-Right) or Top-Bottom.



Before converting your videos, you can preview and edit them as needed. Click the "Start" button to get GoPro VR video compatible with your VR devices. After the conversion, click "Open" button to quickly locate the generated media file. Now you can transfer the converted videos to play with VR devices easily.

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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.

4. CINEVEO

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 & EnterTheRift.fr. 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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Monday, 2 January 2017

How to enjoy 3D movies on Oculus Rift CV1

Virtual reality is difficult to understand until you try it for yourself. But when you hurried to jump on the crazy train to Rift CV1 valley, you found you can't get the proper way to let yourself immerse into 3D VR world with Oculus Rift CV1. Don't be chaotic, here can offer you the secret key to open the pandora 3D visual world, throught importing all your3D movie library to Oculus Rift CV1 VR without any hassles.



Why Can't Watch 3D Movies on Oculus Rift CV1?

Oculus Rift CV1 by default supports most common file formats including MKV, MP4, AVI, and FLV. When it comes to playing 3D videos or movies, Oculus Rift CV1 requires either side-by-side or top-to-bottom (top down), but many movies are not that format. Thus, the workaround is to download a 3D video converter program that can convert 3D movies to Oculus Rift CV1 supported formats.

To finish task, here we recommended you to try Dimo Video Converter Ultimate, a professional video converter for Rift CV1. It enables you convert various 3D movies including 3D Blu-ray, 3D YouTube FLV, 3D YIFY, 3D MTS, 3D MKV, etc. to Oculus Rift CV1/DK2 or Oculus video format at super fast speed. It supports Anaglyph, Top-Bottom, Side-by-Side for Oculus Rift, 3D TV, Gear VR, DayDream View, HTC Vive, Google Cardboard, etc. with the best quality.

What's more, with the built-in editor, you can trim, crop, add watermark, adjust special effect to your 3D video, so that you get the very part and effects at your will. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac (OS Sierra, OS X El Capitan included), which has the same function as the Windows version. Free download the right version and see easy steps to watch 3D movies on Oculus Rift CV1 with Oculus Video effortlessly. 

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Easy Step for Watching 3D Movies on Rift CV1 in Oculus Video

How to re-encode and watch 3D movies on Oculus Rift CV1 

Step 1. Load 3D movies

Launch the VR video converter for Rift CV1, and click "Add File" button to import your source materials 3D media files.



Step 2. Select output format

It is time to select the output file format type that will be Oculus Rift VR device in your case. Click "Select Format" and select "Oculus Rift" from "Device > VR" category as the output format. It works on Oculus Rift CV1 perfectly. Choose the output file folder where you need to save back your video file after conversion. 

Tip: Click Settings to adjust the parameters like video codec, video bitrate, video frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel. 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 3. Set the Matching 3D modes

The 3D Video Converter program provides three kinds of 3D effects, you can choose one that match your Oculus Rift CV1, such as Side-by-side (Left-Right) or Top-Bottom.



Step 4. Start conversion

Click the "Start" button to start and finish the 3D video to Rift CV1 conversion. After the conversion, click "Open" button to quickly locate the generated media file. Now you can transfer the converted 3D videos to play with Rift CV1 easily.

Follow the official instruction to play 360 videos or 3D content in Oculus rift:

1. Label 3D videos and 360 videos as:

a. The 360 videos are here implemented using advanced spherical mapping; for this you simply need to add _360 at the end of your video file name. After completion of this labelling process you can move these videos to video folder as per need.

b. In case of 3D panoramic videos, you need to add labels as per top, bottom, left and right conventions. The extensions at the end of video file name will be “_360_TB.mp4”, “_360_RL.mp4”, “_360_BT.mp4” and “_360_LR_mp4” etc. It is important to provide proper names to these videos files for easy access at later stages.

2. Here are the steps to transfer your videos to Oculus Videos

a. Open the Windows system drive that is probably C drive in most of the cases.
b. Now access Users folder.
c. Choose user files option ahead.
d. Finally locate and then open Videos folder and paste your videos there. 

For the next time, whenever you will launch the Oculus Video then these transferred videos will immediately and automatically appear on My Videos section of your system.

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Saturday, 26 November 2016

How to Play 3D Videos and Movies on Oculus Rift

Fanciful to create 3D movies for playing on Oculus Rift? Certainly not. Maybe it has been imagined before, but in the prevailing Virtual Reality times, making 3D VR videos yourselves come true even you thought you are just an amateur. There are a few tricks required to be able to watch your own movie library on Oculus Rift, as well as convert incompatible videos for Oculus Rift in 3D. Read on.



How to create 3D MP4/MKV videos for Oculus Rift? 

To watch your own 2D/3D movies and even 360 degree videos on Oculus Rift with 3D effect, you can download a freeVR player app like Virtual Desktop, which allows you to enjoy your movies in correct video mode. Just browser the videos and put on your Rift to enjoy.  

Why not play good movie sources with built-in Oculus Video App?

If you have an Oculus Rift, you have probably noticed the built in Video App. The Oculus App has several limitations which include:

* Inability to detect automatically 360-degree movies stored on your computer. Workaround: Rename any 360-degree movie you have so the filename ending with  _360, then the player will pick up the file for playback in 360 degrees.

* The player will play regular video files such as .MKV in a virtual movie theater, which is cool, but it will not play 3D movies or play any sound if the audio is encoded in DD5.1, DTS or any surround sound format

You may tired of the hundreds of simple trailers, demos and some shorts from online on Rift with 3rd party VR players. In these cases, you do the favor to seek the chance to see spectacular local films in Blu-ray, DVD, AVI, MKV, MTS, MXF, YouTube FLV, YIFY, etc. within Oculus Rift, can be done? 

So as to finish the task, you can adopt 3D movie creating software of Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for help. With it you can easily convert 2D/3D movies or rip Blu-ray/DVDs to MKV, MP4, AVI WMV with 3D effect to create true theater entertainment. 

If you have the colorful 3D glasses and 3D player on PC like Stereoscopic Player or 3D TV, it couldn't be more wonderful to create 3D Red-Green movies for them. If you're Mac users, then turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, which allows you to create 3D videos for playback on Oculus Rift on Mac(including OS Sierra and OS X El Capitan). Now download the right version and follow the tips below to finish your job. 

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Steps to Make 3D movies for playing on Oculus Rift

Step 1. Add own movie library

Install and launch the best 3D Converter for Oculus Rift, and add video files by clicking "Add file" or using "Drag & drop" method 

 

Step 2. Choose SBS 3D MP4/MKV as output format for Oculus Rift 

To watch mvoies on Oculus Rift with 3D effects, you can choose an Oculus Rift customized profile with its supported format

Go to the "Select Format" >"Device" >"VR" >"Oculus Rift" 

Step 3. Set Side-by-Side(SBS) for Oculus Rift VR 

Click "Edit" >"3D" >"left-right" >"OK". What's more, you can also use the useful build-in video editor in this Video Converter Ultimate to polish your video to get a better 3D visual entertainment. 



Note: Although there is a profile created by the application, if you like you can always change some parameters of resolution, compression, audio, etc to get your favor output 3D movies. 

An important issue that you must consider that in Oculus Rift VR resolution for each eye is not Full HD as the headset uses two separate OLED displays that receive their visual information from very powerful PCs running some of the world's best graphics cards. So you can free change your target video size, bitrate, frame rate in "Settings". Here, 720p (1280*720) with a higher bitrate around 5mbit/s is recommended. 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 convert 2D/3D videos to SBS 3D MKV/MP4 for Oculus Rift 

At last, simply click the "Start" button, and the 3D SBS maker will start the conversion for playback with Oculus Rift. After conversion,  head to the destination folder where the converted files are stored (under "Open" button). After that, transfer them to Oculus Rift headset for playing.

How to Watch Movies On The Oculus Rift (Development Kit 2 DK2)? 

Here we go:

Step 1: Properly labeling your 360 and 3D videos
Before you can move your 360 and 3D videos to the Videos folder in your Windows system drive, it must be labeled in the proper format for Oculus to render it correctly.

Label 3D videos:

For 3D panoramic videos, top-bottom, bottom-top, left-right and right-left stereoscopic video support are implemented using the following naming convention:

Naming conventions used to label your 3D panoramic video:

"_TB.mp4" or "_360_TB.mp4" - Top / bottom 3D
"_BT.mp4" or "_360_BT.mp4" - Bottom / top 3D
"_LR.mp4" or "_360_LR.mp4" - Left / right side by side 3D
"_RL.mp4" or "_360_RL.mp4" - Right / left side by side 3D

Please add the proper naming convention to the end of your video file name.

Example: If your video file was MyCoolVideo.mp4, label it asMyCoolVideo_360_TB.mp4.

Label 360 videos:

360 videos in Oculus are implemented using spherical mapping to render panoramic videos. For your 360 video to be compatible with Oculus, add "_360" to the end of your file name. Example: If your video file was MyCoolVideo.mp4, label it as MyCoolVideo_360.mp4.

Step 2: Transfer your videos to Oculus Video

The Oculus Video app for Rift pulls video files from your default Windows video folder. To transfer your video files to the Windows Video folder:

Open your Windows System drive (this is generally your C: drive).
Open the Users folder.
Select your user profile.
Locate and open the Videos folder and move your videos here.

The next time you launch Oculus Video, your videos will automatically appear in the "My Videos" section.

How awesome is this? Yeah, it is that good! And then you can enjoy 3D movies on Oculus Rift (DK2) easily. With the innovative GUI, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate, the powerful software to create 3D movies for VR, has stepped into a whole new level of 3D performance and portability for VR videos. Wherever your ideas take you, you'll get there more than ever with adding 3D effects to own movie library, high-performance 3D Blu-ray/DVD ripping/handling based on 6X faster NVIDIA CUDA speed-up technology, state-of-the-art output VR presets like Oculus Rift,  Samsung Gear VR,HTC Vive, etc., and more. 

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