Play iTunes movies or TV shows on Oculus Rift DK2 in Oculus Cinema

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Oculus Rift Developers Kit Dk2 is the top virtual reality headset display comparing with other 3D Glasses. After you got this great 3D glasses, you will find enjoy external movies , especially iTunes movies, with Oculus Rift DK2, will not as easy as you expected. All iTunes movies have DRM protection which leads to the failure playback by Oculus Rift DK2. iTunes movies authorize to PC but not Oculus Rift DK2. So, you may get into trouble:

“ When I first saw movies at my local theater couple years back, I was amazed at how things popped out. Well, I bought some movies from iTunes, I want to play them on my Oculus Rift DK2, what should I do? How to watch downloaded movie from iTunes with a full movie theater right on my couch? Can I copy movies purchased in iTunes and playback on my new Oculus Rift DK2? ”

Tips for 3D Devices Owners: DVD on Nvidia 3D Vision with 3D effects | 3D movies to Lakento MVR | iTunes movie to Archos VR headset | iTunes DRM to Gear VR |

Still want to watch iTunes movies through Oculus Rift DK2 in Oculus Cinema? The beat solution as most of 3D glasses users recommended: remove the DRM protection of iTunes movies and secondly convert DRM-free movies to side-by-side 3D MP4/MKV for Oculus Rift DK2. Here we use ChewTune + Video Converter Ultimate from Pavtube, a powerful software bundle to help remove iTunes DRM and convert to Side-by-Side 3D video format for adding to Oculus Rift Developers Kit Dk2.

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Separately, Pavtube ChewTune, a professional iTunes M4V video converter which can help you remove DRM protection and convert iTunes movies and TV shows losslessly to various video formats with fast speed. And Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is your best choice which has a simple and intuitive interface, and can help you convert all media files to abundant 2D video formats as well as 3D MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI for watching on Oculus Rift DK2 and other 3D devices in high quality with only a few clicks.

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Tutorial: How to Play/Watching DRM iTunes Movies Possible on Oculus Rift DK2

Step 1. Add iTunes video

Drag and drop your videos to the DRM Removal Tool directly, or you can click icon to import them as below.

Step 2. Select output format.

From the “Format” bar, click the drop-down list on the bottom; navigate to “Common Video” column, choose “Same as the source video” as output format.

Step 3. Customize target video specs. (Optional)

Click “Settings” to enter Profile Settings window, you can find settings for video size, codec, bitrate and frame rate. Change them according to your own needs.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Now click the “Convert” button to start converting iTunes videos to Oculus Rift DK2 in batch; this converter will activate your media player automatically and start to play this video (let’s keep it running). The player windows cannot be removed or closed. After conversion, click “Open” to locate the converted video directly.

Step 5. Turn the DRM-free movie into 3D SBS video

Run Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, drag and drop to import the new DRM removed videos. Click format list and choose “MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mkv)” or “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mp4)” from “3D Video” and hit “Convert”. (Learn Differences Between Anaglyph 3D and Side-by-Side 3D).

Step 6. DK2 + VR Player + VLC Player: Getting Home Theater Experience

To have a wonderful 3D home theatre experience, this conversion is just the first procedure. You need two extra things – VR Player and media player. The following is to teach the green hands for Oculus Rift DK2 how to set up. We will take VLC player as an example.

1. Download and install VLC Player

2. Download and install VR Player

3. You then need to download the DK2 Tracker (Hosted here case it is removed from where I got it from) for motion tracking with the player

4. Expand the .zip and copy to the following location (or wherever you installed VR Player): C:\Program Files (x86)\VR Player\Trackers

5. Open up VR player and set the tracker that you just copied as follows:

Depending on the content you wish to view you have a few options. Here are some examples:

1. Set up Oculus as extended Desktop the Rift Display Mode program.

2. Ensure your windows monitor is setup so your rift is secondary.

3. For 3D movies such as Big Hero 6:

Menu – Media – Format – Side By Side

Menu – Media – Projection – Plane

4. If your movie is not 3D

Menu – Media – Format – Mono

Menu – Media – Projection – Plane

5. To open a movie select:

Menu – File – Open File – With VLC

6. Browse to your selected movie.

7. Now that the movie is running you need to move the video screen onto your Oculus screen.

In my case the Oculus is my second monitor to the left. So I hit these keys:

Hit Windows Key + Cursor Key Left (Do this twice, this moves the window to your Oculus)

Hit Windows Key + Cursor Key Up (This maximizes the window)

Put on headphones and enjoy!

How awesome is this?! DK2 + VLC + Blu-Ray Ripper: The Best 3D Home Theater Experience! Now you can make watching iTunes Video possible on Oculus Rift DK2 in Oculus Cinema right on couch with ease. Enjoy!

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