“Is there currently any way to play 3D movie content straight from a Blu ray in a VR cinema? 3D Blu rays are begging to be tried out! If not, can anyone point me in the easiest direction to convert info on my BDs so I can watch my 3D Blu-ray video in a VR cinema?”
Currently movie players that work with the Oculus Rift 3D Media Player might not work with a 3D Blu-Ray disc. Let alone Blu-ray is actually notorious for being a pain to get functional in VLC or so. It’s not a fault of VLC’s developers, but of the encryption that most studios use in their BluRays. It took me a full day to find all the dll’s and libraries to get it working, and even then, it was only good for a few of my older BluRays.
However, ripping a 3D BluRay to SBS 3D .mkv for Rift is doable and much easier, and if you got Pavtube BDMagic (Read reviews) to do the conversion, the 3D content can be shrink to a proper file size with still good video quality. So no pain with the backup space as common Blu-ray copies are up to 30GB or above.
What can Pavtube BDMagic do?
Here we will introduce you a powerful 3D Blu-ray to 3D SBS MP4 converter – Pavtube BDMagic. It is a professional 2D/3D Blu-ray ripping software. With it you can easily convert 2D/3D Blu-ray movies or DVDs, ISO folders to MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4 with 3D effect with super fast speed, to create true theater entertainment at home instead of going to cinema.
Use a 3D Blu-Ray ripper to watch 3D Blu-ray on Oculus Rift DK2
Step 1. Load your Blu-ray disc
Run the best 3D Blu-ray to Rift Converter your PC and click “File” icon to load movie from your Blu-ray source(Disc, folder, ISO).
Step 2. Choose an output format
Choose “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mp4) ” under “3D Video” category as playable format for Rift.
Step 3. Start ripping Blu-ray to Rift
Hit the “Convert” button to transfer your 3D Blu-ray to MP4 Side-by-Side 3D video for playback with Oculus Rift.
In order to have the wonderful 3D home theatre experience, two extra things we need are VR Player and media player.