How-To: Convert 3D video to Gear VR 3D SBS MKV/MP4 via Oculus Cinema

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The Gear VR, Samsung’s first mobile virtual reality headset, has lit up the imagination of both smartphone and VR enthusiasts, and in this particular Venn diagram, it appears there is a fair bit of overlap. If you are looking for an app that allows you to watch 3D movies in Samsung Gear VR without the virtual cinema surroundings via Gear VR, as in just the movie in 3D, that has to be Oculus Cinema.

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Watch 3D video on Gear VR

Using the Oculus Cinema to playback your own videos/movies is simple. Within the root directory, you’ll find an “Oculus” Folder… Just dig a few levels in and you’ll find a “Movies” folder, which drills down to “Your Movies”. This is where the 2D movies need to be placed for playback on Gear VR. For 3D video content, Oculus Cinema only supports the side-by-side and top-to-bottom formats. How to enable 3D video playable on Gear VR via Oculus Cinema app? You need make sure all your 3D videos are in Gear VR supported format.

With Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, (Read reason to choose it) you can easily convert 3D video to Gear VR 3D SBS MKV/MP4 video within few clicks. Plus, this software application allows users to convert 2D to 3D video for Gear VR.

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Render 3D video to Gear VR 3D SBS MKV/MP4 for viewing in Oculus Cinema

Step 1. Launch the best 3D video to Gear VR converter, and add source media by clicking “Add video” button on the software UI.

3D video to Gear VR converter

Step 2. Choose Gear VR supported format. To get 3D SBS video for Gear VR in Oculus Cinema, you are recommended to follow the path “3D Video” >”MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mkv)” as output. Or select “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mp4)” works for Gear VR as well.

Gear VR video format

Step 3. Start converting 3D video to Gear VR 3D SBS MKV/MP4. When the 3D video to Gear VR conversion is done, open output folder, find the created 3D SBS MKV/MP4 video, and then you can set up Gear VR and render 3D video to Samsung Gear VR for enjoying in Oculus Cinema app.

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  1. Reply Monica

    I was trying to convert some video files that I have on my computer and came across this 3D video converter. It is very simple to use!

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