Feb 072018

You maybe have collected plenty of 3D movies, no matter they are offered by your friends, or downloaded from sharing sites like YouTube If you do have these collection and want to watch these 3D movies on Samsung Gear VR with Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy S7/S7 Edge and Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge+, here are the steps to teach you how to transfer 3D movies to Gear VR.

How to transfer your 3D movies to Samsung Gear VR?

The following steps will teach you for perfect 3D movies playback on Samsung Gear VR by Oculus:

1. On your MicroSD card file directory, navigate to Oculus > Movies > Your Movies
2. Create a new folder in “Your Movies” and label it “3D”
3. Move your 3D SBS videos into your newly created “3D” folder

Once you have created your 3D content folder and imported compatible video files, insert your MicroSD card into your Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S8/S7/S6, pair up the phone with your Gear VR, and put the virtual reality headset on your head. Then:

1. Navigate to Oculus Cinema from the main menu
2. Navigate to “My Videos” from the Oculus Cinema content library menu
3. Select the 3D video you want to watch (if you followed the above steps it should have a “3D” label in the upper righthand corner)
4. Choose the cinema mode to begin playback.

Now, put the headset on your head and watch if the operation works. If you don’t have 3D movie source like the question on Reddit, or your movie library are 2D mode even some exist on Blu-ray/DVD discs, don’t worry, you can convert them to 3D movies for Samsung Gear VR. This behavior can bring you new viewing experience on the old movies and don’t waste the film source.

Don’t know how to do? Take easy. The article, you are reading, aims to instruct you how to transform old movie library to 3D movies for Gear VR. Before the tutorial, you should make sure:

  • You have Blu-ray/DVD drive if your source videos are some physical discs;
  • You have computer and network and there is enough storage space on your hard drive;
  • You have a Blu-ray Ripper which has the power to deal with Blu-ray/DVD, 4K/SD/HD videos you have.

If you have prepared all the above mentioned, let’s start the process.

Note: Here, I choose to use aPubsoft Blu-ray Ripper, which can rip all the newest even region-locked Blu-ray/DVD and work in 4K/SD/HD video, TV shows and music dramas. It can accept H.265, MP4, AVI, FLV, MKV, ASF, etc and then change them to 3D SBS MP4/MKV/MOV for Gear VR. For me, it is the best choice. If you still don’t have one Blu-ray Ripper, you can try it.

Free download aPubsoft Blu-ray Ripper:

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Rip Blu-ray/DVD and convert 2D movie library to 3D SBS video for Samsung Gear VR

Step 1. Load Blu-ray/DVD/movie library

Insert 3D/2D Blu-ray/DVD movie to Blu-ray drive, launch the aPubsoft Blu-ray Ripper, and click “Load Disc” button to load Blu-ray or DVD from ROM. For video file, click the “Add video” button, browse to computer hard drive and import video into this app.

aPubsoft Blu-ray Ripper - Load Blu-ray, DVD, movie library

Step 2. Select format and set profile

Click “Profile” bar on the interface then navigate to “3D Video” category, and choose “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)” as the output format.

Rip Blu-ray/DVD to 3D SBS MP4, Convert movie library to 3D SBS MP4

Tip: If necessary, you are allowed to adjust video and audio presets in Settings. Parameters like video codec, video bitrate, video frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, and more can be adjusted to achieve a better video/audio playback on Samsung Gear VR. An important issue that you must consider that in Samsung Gear VR, resolution for each eye is not Full HD but half the QHD screen. That is means a spilt VR resolution of 1280 x 1440 for each eye on Samsung Gear VR. It has a 60Hz refresh rate and a 96 degree field of view.

We recommend using 1280×720 HD resolution to encode your videos. Higher resolutions will not provide any better quality, meaning you’ll waste space and processing power.

We also recommend using a higher bit rate than a typical web stream at that resolution, as the pixels in your video will be magnified on the phone’s screen. The optimal bit rate is content dependent, and many videos can get by with less, but 5 Mb/s should give good quality.

While H.264 is the recommended video coding, H.265 videos can also be played.

3D movies should be encoded “full side-by-side” with a 1:1 pixel aspect ratio. Content mastered at 1920×1080 compressed side -by- side 3D should be resampled to 1920×540 resolution full side -by -side resolution.

Step 3. Convert BD/DVD/Video to 3D SBS MP4

Click “Convert” button to rip Blu-ray/DVD to 3D SBS MP4, convert video to 3D SBS MP4 video for Gear VR with original quality.

After the BD/DVD/Video to 3D SBS MP4 conversion completed, you can click “Open Folder” button to get the generated 3D SBS .mp4 videos. Then transfer the created 3D movies to Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S8/S7/S6 to watch 3D movie on Samsung Gear VR. Enjoy your 3D life!

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