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Play DVD on Gear VR (Innovator Edition) through Oculus Cinema

Gear VR, Samsung's first mobile virtual reality headset, has lit up the imagination of both smartphone and VR enthusiasts. With Oculus cinema, you can have a stunning virtual reality experience with the Samsung Gear VR (Innovator Edition) and Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, but Gear VR still unable to play DVD movies. If you can play DVD movies on Gear VR, you can sit down on couch and watch DVD movies to kill time from wherever in house. To make it come true, you should rip DVD movie to Gear VR (Innovator Edition) playable 3D videos firstly.

Play DVD on Gear VR (Innovator Edition) through Oculus Cinema

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-bottom (top down), so the workaround is to download a DVD ripping program that can convert DVD movies to a SBS or TD for Gear VR (Innovator Edition).

To finish the task easily, you can adopt iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for help. With it, you can effortlessly rip DVD movie from DVD disc and DVD movie folder and output SBS or TD MP4/MKV videos supported by Samsung Gear VR Unit/Innovator Edition. Adopts newest acceleration high-techs, it produces fast processing speed. And it comes with advanced decoding/encoding methods to deliver fantastic audiovisual effect. Plus, this DVD ripping software entitles users to freely customize the output videos. They can change video/audio parameters, customize video effect freely. The equivalent Mac version is iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Now download the right version and follow the tips below to finish your task.

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How to transfer and view DVD movies on Gear VR

Step 1. Load DVD movies

Install and launch the top DVD to Gear VR converter, add your DVD files by clicking the "Load file(s)" icon. ISO/IFO image files and DVD folders are also supported.

DVD to Gear VR converter

Step 2. Select MP4-3D SBS/TD as the output format

Click "Format" bar and find "3D Video". there are a lot of format options for you. To rip DVD to Gear VR (Innovator Edition) playable 3D videos, select "MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)" or "MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mkv)" as the output format. Top-Bottom 3D mode is also supported.

Gear VR (Innovator Edition) playable 3D videos

Step 3. Set advanced settings

By clicking "Settings" button, you can freely adjust the parameters like video codec, video bitrate, video frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel. Content mastered at 1920×1080 compressed side-by-side 3D should be resampled to 1920×540 resolution full side-by-side resolution.

SBS MP4 video settings

Step 4. Start ripping DVD to Gear VR (Innovator Edition)

At last, simply click the "Start conversion" button under the preview window, and the DVD ripper will start the conversion from DVD movies to 3D SBS/TD videos for playback with Gear VR (Innovator Edition).

In order to add and view SBS 3D video files on Gear VR for wonderful 3D VR experience, read the following steps:

1. On your MicroSD card file directory, navigate to Oculus > Movies > Your Movies.
2. Create a new folder within "Your Movies" and label it "3D".
3. Import or move your SBS 3D 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 4, slide the phone in 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 wish to view (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.
5. Enjoy.

Now you can freely watch your DVD movies in virtual cinema mode. This Ultimate Converter for Win/Mac can not only rip DVD movies, but also convert Blu-ray and 2D/3D movies to playable 3D video.

Check out an Ultimate Guide for Using Samsung Gear VR here.

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One thought on “Play DVD on Gear VR (Innovator Edition) through Oculus Cinema

  1. Molly says:

    The output video quality is great and lots of customizable features are provided.

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