Monday, November 28, 2016

Import 3D movie library for viewing on HTC Vive vively

Of the various virtual reality headsets that have emerged this year, HTC Vive is the one that's most delivered on the lofty promises of VR. It's designed to put your entire body into a digital realm. Once you find some good sources of VR videos, or have regular 3D movies like Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy, Zootopia, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, Star Trek Beyond, Ice Age: Collision Course, or stuff like that, you can start watching these 3D movies on HTC Vive and putting yourself into a virtual world.





Full HTC Vive 3D Movie HOWTO Guide

Preparation:

1. Best HTC Vive Video Converter- Watch 3D videos on HTC Vive
Watching VR video on HTC Vive is a good taster of Virtual Reality within budget. Can any 3D video be viewed on HTC Vive? No. But with HTC Vive Video Converter- Dimo Video Converter Ultimate, you can watch any 3D movies on HTC Vive without error.

With it, you are able convert unsupported 3D movies including 3D Blu-ray to SBS 3D MP4 files for playback on HTC Vive in just few clicks. It has the most amazingly easy to operate interface. Even freshers, who have no information on how to convert 3D movies to HTC Vive supported format, can quickly finish the 3D video conversion by following the guide. It supports not only HTC Vive, but also all VR headsets like Gear VRVR One, Rift DK2, Google Cardboard, etc. and mainstream 3D TV, 3D media players! By the way, thanks to its advanced NVIDIA CUDA technology, you'll going to process your conversion at 6X faster speed while retaining excellent output quality.

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2. Buy/Download a 3D movie that is in these formats:
.mp4 .m4v .3gp .3g2 .ts .webm .mkv .wmv .asf .avi .flv. In my opinion, .mp4 is best, while audio is aac.

3. A VR player app
a. Whirligig 
To watch a video, click the Browse button in the top left-hand corner of the menu. You'll be able to browse your hard drive to choose a video file. (Whirligig also claims to support YouTube links in its Settings, but I couldn't get that to work at the time of this writing.)



As the video starts to play, you'll probably want to adjust some settings using Whirligig's heads-up controls. Here's what we recommend for each type of video:
  • Regular 2D video: Set Projector to Cinema or Cinema Curved.  
  • 3D video: 3D video comes in a few different forms, so check the video you downloaded–or the settings you used when you ripped it–to see whether it's Half Side-By-Side, Full Side-By-Side, Half Over-Under, or Full Over-Under. Set the Projector to either Cinema or Cinema Curved, then select SBS or OU instead of Mono. If the video is Half SBS, set Stretch to "100" so it displays in the proper aspect ratio.  
  • 180 or 360 degree video: The video will usually tell you whether it's 180 degrees or 360 degrees on the site you download it from. If it's 180 degrees, set Projector to "Fisheye" and set FOV to 180. If it's 360, set Projector to "Barrel" and FOV to 360. You may also have to tweak "Tilt" for 180 videos or "Rotation" for 360 videos so that the video is facing the right direction.  
  • Full VR video: Combine the correct settings from "3D video" and "180 or 360 degree video" sections of this list. You can also adjust the Scale and Distance settings to fit your tastes, or click the Settings cog in the lower right-hand corner for even more options. Whirligig also has some other cool features like saving different presets, but these basics should get you up and running pretty quickly. For now, sit back and enjoy the movie!
b. Virtual Desktop
Whirligig isn't the only way to watch videos on your VR headset, but it was the best cost-to-performance ratio in our tests. If you're willing to pay a little more, Virtual Desktop ($15) is also pretty good, and can do a lot more than play videos–it is, as the name implies, a full version of your PC's desktop in virtual reality. Just play a video in your favorite desktop player (like VLC), set it to full-screen, and go. 

Download and Install Virtual Desktop
First, download and install the Virtual Desktop from Steam. The cost is $14.99, but well worth it. If your target price is, well, free, then you can download the free GoPro VR player from Kolor. However, you need to start and stop the videos on your desktop monitor and is not entirely VR integrated.

Setup Virtual Desktop
The first thing to do is determine how BIG you want your desktop. The app lets you fully customize the size of the desktop. You can even specify with a simple slider control all the way up to 360 degrees which wrap the entire desktop around you. Although neat, 360 degrees is not too practical. Personally, I like 180 degrees with a screen distance around 3 meters.



Playing 360/SBS Videos
Now you have the virtual desktop installed and setup, playing 360 videos is easy!  Just click the 360 Videos option (top right), then browse to your video. Depending on the video format, you will need to change the Video mode. If you see the image duplicated on the left and the right, then select Side By Side (SBS). If you're unsure which format you need, then just click the option until the video looks good. Very few videos these days are 180 degrees, most are 360 degrees in the video projection option.



Steps to convert unsupported 3D videos to play on HTC Vive

Step 1. Load your 3D movies 

Launch the video converter for HTC Vive, and click "Add file" button to import your source 3D materials. Or insert the Blu-ray disc to the Blu-ray Disc drive and click the "Add Blu-ray" button to have movies uploaded to the Blu-ray Ripper.

Step 2. Select output format 

Click "Format" and select "MP4" from "Format > Video" category as the output format. It works on HTC Vive perfectly. 



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. Select 3D mode 

Once you have gained proper information about video types then it is time to set a mode as per your video type so that it can work perfectly on your VR headset. The selection can be done as below:

To get a SBS (Side-by-side) video, click "Edit", turn to "3D" and choose "Left/Right" mode. Finally hit OK button.



Step 4. Start conversion 

Click the "Start" button to start and finish the 3D video to HTC Vive 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 HTC Vive using the above methods easily. 

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

View DVD movies with Oculus Rift CV1 for VR experience

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, November 21, 2016

Create 3D MKV/MP4 movies for playing 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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