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How to Play 3D Blu-ray Movies on HTC Vive Focus?


The HTC Vive Focus, the first consumer-available standalone headset with six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) positional tracking, has officially launched in China. The headset has a number of what we'd call "premium" features including: IPD adjustments, USB-C "fast charging" port, microSD slot, headphone jack, head-mounted volume rocker, and integrated stereo speakers. Here we're not going to emphasise it's new features, but the way on how to play your 3D Blu-ray movies on HTC Vive Focus in best 3D effect. Please keep on reading.

Basically, there are two methods to play 3D videos on HTC Vive Focus: Use the Virtual Desktop or Vive video app. And like previous, HTC Vive Fcous supports playing 3D movie either in "Side by Side" or "Over Under" format. So, in order to play 3D Blu-ray movies on HTC Vive Focus, you'd better get the movies off the plastic discs and convert them to HTC Vive Fcous supported 3D video formats in advance.

The job can be done quickly and losslessly with the help of Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper, a professional yet optimal 3D Blu-ray to HTC Vive Focus converter. The program is easy to use and can help you rip 3D Blu-ray to MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, etc HD media formats. Best of all, this software allows you to fast convert 3D Blu-ray movies to 3D videos such as MP4 Top-bottom 3D Video, MP4 Side-by-Side 3D video, MKV Top-bottom 3D Video, which can be played on HTC Vive Focus perfectly. If you are running on Mac, please turn to Blu-ray ripper for Mac, which allows you to convert 3D Blu-ray to HTC Vive Focus VR on Mac OS X (High Sierra included).

Free download 3D Blu-ray to HTC Vive Focus Converter:

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Guide: Rip and Convert 3D Blu-ray Movies to HTC Vive Focus for Playback

NOTE: Anywhere from 30 to 60 GB of hard disk space is needed depending on what you’re ripping. Blu-Rays are big, and we’re going to rip the whole thing to our drive first, so depending on the movie you’re ripping and the quality you want in your final movie file, you’ll need a good amount of space. Here, Windows version Blu-ray ripper taken as example, Mac share the same way except tiny differences on interface.

Step 1. Import 3D Blu-ray movies

Install and run the best 3D Blu-ray to HTC Vive Focus converter, then click "load disc" icon to load your 3D Blu-ray movies to the program. Here, BD/DVD Video_TS folder, ISO/IFO files are supported as well.


Step 2. Select output format

Click "Format" bar and find "3D Video", there are a lot of format options for you. "MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)" is recommended for HTC Vive Focus.


Step 3. Advanced settings

Click "Settings" button to do corresponding settings regarding to video, audio. In this "Profile Settings" window, you can also select 3D Anaglyph and 3D Depth.


Step 4. Start Ripping 3D Blu-ray

With above setting, return to the main interface to hit "Convert" button to start 3D Blu-ray to HTC Vive Focus conversion process. Once finished, click "Open" button to get the output 3D videos, then following below 2 apps to play the converted 3D Blu-ray movies on HTC Vive Focus freely.

1. Vive video

Developed by HTC, Vive Video is a cross-platform video player designed for desktop VR headsets. Provided you have access to a compatible video file format, the application supports 2D, 3D, 180-degree and 360-degree video. Best of all, Vive Video is available as a free download via Steam – avoiding a hefty cost some other routes require.

Here’s how to get started with video playback through Vive Video.

1. Open Vive Video. 
2. Find the downloaded file on your PC using the inbuilt file picker. 
3. Click the file thumbnail to begin playback. 
4. Select the eye icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the player, labeled Select Viewing Mode. 
5. Configure the on-screen options around your video format. 
6. Click Done to confirm your changes.

2. Virtual Desktop

While you’ll be paying a premium for Virtual Desktop, the program’s flexibility and feature set will make this an outstanding tool for all types of video playback. Supporting 2D videos, various 3D formats, immersive video playback and even inbuilt YouTube streaming – you’ll get a wide range of options to play videos.

To get started with the application, start the program while your video content is open on your desktop. A window will also appear on-screen after starting Virtual Desktop, with some further options to tweak your experience.

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