Life always offers you with thousands of choices, and what you have to do is taking one. The same is true when it comes to choosing a 3D VR headset from the variety. From the perspective of a consumer, I would prefer Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 which can replace my movie theatre where I can watch some downloaded movies. With the alarmingly dangerous TV shows:The Walking Dead seasons 6 coming out, I can't wait to watch episodes of The Walking Dead seasons 1-6 in DVD with Rift DK2. Now follow the ways below, and learn how to successfully make The Walking Dead TV series DVD playable on Oculus Rift DK2.
As a matter of fact, the DK2 lacks ability to play DVD movies since it is easy to find out: common VR headsets like Gear VR, VR One, Google Cardboard, Merge VR Goggles, Rift DK2 don't have a built-in DVD-ROM or DVD player, and it requires Side-by-Side MP4 video. Of course, a possible solution is to use any traditional DVD player software and just make sure to output in SBS, but it is not so easy to find a suitable one since most VR players won't support loading DVDs.
Lucky for all of us, as long as you rip the DVD, extract the contents out of The Walking Dead TV series DVD, and convert to an Oculus Rift-approved video format, you then can put the DVD file to play on DK2. With Virtual Desktop, or ORPlayer, Stereoscopic Player, SBS 3D Video Player, VR Player, etc., all our PC content in the Rift, just launch the movie.
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Here we've outlined exactly what you need to rip The Walking Dead TV series DVD to a manageable file for watching on Oculus Rift DK2.
- A professional DVD ripper for Rift DK2- iFastime Video Converter Ultimate is the best choice for you. It can legally remove copy protection from commercial DVD and effectively change it to 3D SBS video for Oculus Rift DK2 with original video quality. The software is frequently updated to cut through the copy protection on the latest DVDs. In addition, it allows you to customize and edit your The Walking Dead TV series DVD videos before converting to SBS MP4 format like trimming, cropping, adding effect/watermarks, inserting subtitles. The equivalent Mac version is iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Now download the right version on your computer and follow the tips below to finish your task.
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Step 1. Load The Walking Dead TV series DVD
Install and launch the best DVD to DK2 Converter on your PC and then click "Load file(s)" button to load movies from The Walking Dead TV series DVD. After the movies are loaded, you can preview them on the right viewing window and adjust volume or take snapshots freely.
Step 2. Select output format
Click "Format" and select "MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)" from "3D Video" category as the output format. It works on Oculus Rift DK2 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. For ripping DVD to view on Oculus Rift DK2, 2D/3D videos for the Cinema app should be in 720p (1280*720) with a higher bitrate around 5mbit/s. And keep audio in AAC or MP3.
Step 3. Start to convert DVD for Oculus Rift DK2
After all the above settings have done, click "Start conversion" button on the main interface and start The Walking Dead TV series DVD to Oculus Rift DK2 conversion. You don't need to keep waiting for the conversion done if you have other things to do, just click the "Shut down computer after conversion".
Part II: Play converted movies on Oculus Rift DK2
Unlike the Gear VR, the Oculus Rift DK2 is connected to a PC with wires. Here are the solutions for how to import converted movies or TV shows onto Oculus Rift DK2 for viewing.
1. Download and install VLC Player
2. Download and install VR Player
3. Then 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 PlayerTrackers
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:
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