Make plex to stream a DVD for watching on my virtual reality Gear VR

John Salley

Mar 23, 2015 09:49 am / Posted by John Salley to Apple, BD/DVD Backup, Media Players, Plex, VR

I’m interested in being able to swipe through my Plex media library and then play the selected media in Samsung Gear VR (Learn how to use it). Is there any way to make plex to stream a DVD movie for watching using my virtual reality gear??? That would be awesome.

Watch DVD on Gear VR via Plex

Gear VR is a full virtual reality headset that can be used anywhere, especially on those really long international flights, traveling on the train, boat, or maybe just sitting down the couch. It’s one of the best ways to kill time while having the most wonderful out-of-life experience. Besides going to a theater, you can also try to backup DVD movies with Plex Sever for streaming onto virtual theater screen in Gear VR. In this article, I will share a step-by-step guide on converting standard DVD to SBS 3D video for watching on Gear VR via Plex.

Tools needed: Gear VR; Plex; DVD discs; Mac DVD to SBS Converter

The only thing you need to do is rip your DVD movies to side-by-side 3D MKV/MP4 format before playing on the Gear VR. As one of the best BD/DVD disc handling tools on the market, Pavtube BDMagic for Mac (Read Top Mac 3D Blu-ray Ripping Tools Review) would be the suitable application for Mac users to complete the process of ripping DVD movies to 3D video using the original video quality. It supports outputting almost all the video formats that helps you to accomplish the 2D DVD to 3D MP4, WMV, MKV, AVI, MOV, etc conversion on Mac task easily. In addition, it offers you numerous 3D effects to decide on as. Pavtube is simpler to use, less steps, but just as many options if chosen. The equivalent Windows version. Here offers a brief instruction to reach the goal.


Ripping, converting DVD for using on Gear VR with Plex Server

Step 1: Load DVD movies

Insert your DVD disc into your DVD ROM, run the DVD Ripper for Plex/Gear VR and click disc icon to load DVD movies.

DVD Ripper for Plex/Gear VR

Step 2: Choose output format

From the Format bar, find “3D Video” catalogue, you will find several presets for Side-by-Side 3D, Top-Bottom 3D and Anaglyph 3D. You can choose the one according to your device specification. SBS MP4/MKV is usually the recommended one which is perfect for storage on Plex and best for playback on Gear VR. (Read Differences Between Anaglyph 3D and SBS 3D)

Plex/Gear VR video format

Tip: Click “Settings” to adjust bitrate, frame rate, 3D mode and depth according to your own need.

Step 3: Start DVD to Plex for Gear VR ripping

Click the “Convert” button under the preview window, and the DVD ripper will start the conversion from DVD movies to Side-by-Side 3D MP4. When it finishes, click the “Open” option to locate the created 3D video and stream to Galaxy Note 4 with Plex apps for Android at ease. Now prepared smartphone slide in Gear VR, and put the device on, then get ready for DVD entertainment on Gear VR in Oculus Cinema for killing your boring time. So easy!

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