Q: “Hey, guys. Is it possible to enjoy my 3D Blu-ray contents on PSVR without a PS4 game consoler? If so how?”
PlayStation VR is a strong start for virtual reality on consoles, showing that it not only can be done, but it can be done well; the system is home to some of the best VR content I’ve played yet. Beside video games, PSVR can also display anything that your PS4 can deliver to your TV. Video content including DVDs, BluRay discs, 3D Blu-Ray discs, and video files will play what’s called Cinematic Mode. In this post, we’ll guide you how to watch 3D Blu-ray movies on PSVR smoothly.
Solution 1. Watch 3D Blu-ray movies on PSVR via PS4
Watching 3D Blu-Rays with the PlayStation VR only works if you have the latest updates to both the system and the headset. You want the PlayStation 4 to be updated to System Version 4.5, and the PlayStation VR to be updated to System Version 2.5. As soon as you put the Blu-Ray in your PlayStation 4, Cinematic mode will adjust to show you the movie in 3D. You won’t see any 3D features until the movie starts, unless your movie included 3D visuals in the menu system for the disc.
Solution 2. Convert 3D Blu-ray to 3D SBS Videos for PSVR Playback
If you don’t want to pay more $249.99 at least for a PS4 to let you view 3D Blu-rays, you can rip/convert 3D Blu-ray movies to PSVR supported i.g. 3D Side-by-side MP4 or MKV formats and access them in the Oculus Cinema content library directly without a PS4 or 3D TV. To finish the task, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is highly recommended to remove commercial 3D Blu-ray copy protections as well as rip/convert 3D Blu-ray to PSVR Player supported 3D MP4, 3D MKV without losing quality. Beside PSVR, the ripped 3D SBS MP4, MKV files are also working on more VR headset like: Gear VR, Cmoar VR, Oculus Rift DK2, Dream VR, Zeiss VR One, etc. The equivalent Mac version, please turn to Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac.
Free download 3D Blu-ray to PSVR Converter:
Step 1. Load 3D Blu-ray movies
Freedownload and run the best 3D Blu-ray to PSVR Converter, click “Load disc” button to load your 3D Blu-ray movies to this program.
Here, 3D ISO image, 3D Video_TS Folder, 2D/3D DVD are supported as well.
Step 2. Set Output format
Click Format drop-down menu and pick up a proper 3D format i.g. MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4) for PSVR. 3D Side-by-side MP4 is the most popular formats for most 3D VR headsets and 3D TVs.
Tips:Tap the “Settings” button to adjust your target video size, bitrate, frame rate and 3D depth. If you want to get best video quality, pls switch them to “original”.
Step 3. Start the conversion
Tap the “Convert” button to rip and convert 3D Blu-ray for PSVR heasets. This software will finish all the 3D Blu-ray conversion in fast conversion speed.
The conversion takes a few minutes, after conversion, you can click “Open” to locate the output videos. Then follow below easy steps to watch ripped 3D Blu-ray movies on PSVR:
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 PSVR (if it isn’t already), and put the virtual reality headset on your head. Then:
1. Navigate to Cinema Mode 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