Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift would be the most popular three VR Headsets. What’s more, Samsung Gear VR will be the best top-selling one among the three due to its lower price than the other two. If you want to have your own 3D movie theater, you can invest in a Samsung Gear VR. When get a Samsung Gear VR, you even can enjoy your collected DVD in 3D with your new Galaxy J7 phone. Here, let’s see how to watch DVD movies on Galaxy J7 through Samsung Gear VR in 3D mode.
Samsung Gear VR by default supports most common file formats including MKV, MP4, AVI, and FLV. When it comes to playing 3D videos, Samsung Gear VR requires either side-by-side or top-to-bottom (top down), but most DVD are in the “frame packed” format. So to enjoy DVD on Gear VR with Galaxy j7, the workaround is to download professional VR Video Converter to rip the DVDs to Gear VR compatible videos so that you can enjoy your DVD movies in Gear VR with Oculus Cinema more conveniently.
Here, we recommend you a top DVD Ripper for Gear VR – Pavtube ByteCopy. It can professionally rip DVD to Gear VR and Galaxy J7 supported video format with fast speed and excellent output quality. It can convert DVD to 3D SBS MP4, 3D SBS MKV, etc with perfect 3D effect. 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 Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, iPad, iPhone, and more. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac (macOS 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.
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/bytecopy/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-ByteCopy/3000-7970_4-76158512.html
How to Rip DVD to 3D MP4 for Gear VR playing with Galaxy J7?
Step 1. Load DVD movies
Insert the DVD disc into your computer’s DVD drive and click the “Load DVD” button on the top left to select and load the DVD movies you want to play on Gear VR. ISO and IFO files are also supported. After the movies are loaded, you can preview them on the right viewing window and adjust volume or take snapshots freely.
Step 2: Set 3D as your output format
Click “Format” and you will find many presets. There are three types of 3D effect: Anaglyph 3D, Side-by-Side 3D and Top-Bottom 3D. Here, you are suggested to choose “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mp4)” or “MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mkv)” from “3D Video” option.
a. Adjust target video settings and 3D effect.
Click “Settings” which is next to “Format”, free change your target video size, bitrate, frame rate and 3D depth. If you want to get best video quality, pls switch them to “original”. 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. 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.
b. Useful edit functions for enhancing your video files.
Clik “Edit” button, you can apply cool effects to your videos. To get more information about this, go to the user guide of ByteCopy
3. Start conversion.
Now hit the big red “Convert” to start converting videos to start converting DVD to 3D SBS MP4/MKV for Gear VR. After the conversion, click “open output folder” to quick locate the generated media file. Learn >> View 3D Movies Including 3D Blu-ray with Gear VR via Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
View DVD Movies on Gear VR via Galaxy J7 in 3D
There are two ways to watch your own video content in the “My Videos” section of Oculus Cinema. First, any movies you record using your Galaxy J7’s camera will automatically appear in the “My Videos” section. The other way is to copy your compatible video files directly to your phone or SD card in any of the following directories:
On your phone’s internal storage (Galaxy J7):
On your phone’s removable SD card (Card):
On a PC, your phone’s storage can be accessed from Windows Explorer by simply plugging in the USB data/charging cable – no software is required. On a Mac, files can be transferred to your phone using Android File Transfer (https://www.android.com/filetransfer/), which is a free utility provided by Google.
For 3D video content, Oculus Cinema supports the side-by-side and top-to-bottom formats. To designate that a file is 3D, create a text file with the same file name as your video and place it in the same directory. For instance, formymovie.mp4, create a text file mymovie.txt, with the following content:
Now get your Gear VR to watch your own 3D movies in Oculus Cinema on your own couch as you wish! Have a nice time!
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