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How to Rip Blu-ray Movies and DVD’s to Oculus GO incl. Subtitles

F4CEpa1mF4CEpa1m Posts: 136
Art3mis
Hi all!

Watching movies and Netflix on the Oculus GO has become a favorite past time of mine thanks to the reduced SDE and improved resolution of the Oculus GO.


Text instructions below, also made a video guide here:  


NOTE:

All the software mentioned is free.

This works for normal DVD’s as well, just skip the ‘shrink file’ part (unless you want subtitles).

Rips are 720p due to Oculus GO resolution limitations but look a lot clearer than what you would expect from 720p on a PC/TV. More info here:

https://twitter.com/ID_AA_Carmack/status/1004366416173248512


STEP 1: DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL FREE SOFTWARE

a)

Download and install latest MakeMKV Software:

http://www.makemkv.com/download/

Go to this website and copy the MakeMKV beta code from the box:

http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1053

Open MakeMKV software and at the top, click ‘Help > Register’, paste the beta code in to that field and click ‘OK’.

b)

Download and install latest Handbrake software:

https://handbrake.fr/


STEP 2: RIP BLURAY MOVIE TO YOUR PC

a) Open MakeMKV, click the big hard drive/disc icon to analyze the movie files

b) Once it’s done, in the list of ‘Titles’ untick all the boxes except the main movie file (this will almost always be the biggest file listed here)

c) Click the ‘Output Folder’ icon on the right hand side and hoose the location on your PC where you want to store the movie file

d) Click the MakeMKV button. The software will rip the BluRay disc to a file on your PC(will usually take around 30 minutes)

STEP 3: SHRINK MOVIE FILE

a) Open Handbrake and click ‘Open a Single Video File’ button and browse to the movie file you just ripped to your PC

b) Click the presets drop down list, go to the General menu and choose ‘Super HQ 720p 30 Surround’


STEP 4: SUBTITLES

Only do this step if watching movie that requires subtitles, otherwise skip to step 5.

a) Click on ‘Audio Tab’ and from the drop down lists choose the language you want to hear the movie in

b) Click on the ‘Subtitles’ tab and from the drop down list pick the correct subtitle track

Note. To find correct subtitle track, open the movie in VLC Media player, click ‘Subtitles’ at the top and try the different subtitle tracks until one of them works. Take note of that subtitle track number and pick that number from the drop down list in Handbrake.

c) Untick the ‘Forced Only’ and ‘Default’ boxes. Tick the ‘Burn In’ box.

d) Click on ‘Selection Behavior’ and tick the ‘Add Closed Captions When Available’ box and click ‘Save’

VLC Media Player Download: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html


STEP 5: SHRINK MOVIE FILE (cont)

a) Click ‘Browse’ down the bottom and pick the location on your PC’s hard drive you want to save your reduced movie file to. Give file a name (like MovieName – Small) and click ‘Save’

b) Click the ‘Start Encode’ button up the top (this will take a while)

Note: If handbrake crashes when trying to encode, go to the following link and download + install the Handbrake Nightly Build by clicking the ‘WinGUI.exe’ download link and repeat from step 3.

Handbrake Nightly Build: https://handbrake.fr/nightly.php


STEP 6: TRANSFER MOVIE FILE

a) Turn on your Oculus GO

b) Plug Oculus GO in to your PC via USB cable

c) Put on Oculus GO and ‘Allow’ the connection to your PC

d) Back on your PC, go to ‘My PC’ (Windows 10) or ‘My Computer (Windows 7) and open ‘VR Headset > Internal Storage > Movies.

e) Drag and drop your reduced movie file in to that ‘Movies’ folder

f) Unplug Oculus GO and put on headset


STEP 7: FREE VR MEDIA PLAYER

a) Download and install free Skybox media player from Oculus GO store

b) Open Skybox and play movie file

c) Press the trigger on the Oculus GO controller when the movie starts and in the ‘Stereo Mode’ menu make sure that ‘2D Single’ is selected

d) On the left go over to the ‘Subtitles and Track’ menu, and in the ‘Track’ tab, select stereo or surround depending on what is available

e) Choose your environment in ‘Cinema Scene’

f) Reset your view to a comfortable position

g) Hit play, kick back, relax and enjoy the film!


x_0

Comments

  • ChazmeisterChazmeister Posts: 427
    Trinity
    edited June 12
    I shall have to try the newer version of MakeMKV as I used it when I first had my rift to try and rip my "Mad Max: Fury Road" blu-ray and it didn't like it. Something to do with the copy protection on the blu-ray possibly. VLC wouldn't play the Blu-Ray either and the only reason I knew it wasn't my Blu-Ray drive causing a problem was because it worked perfectly with the Power DVD demo software.

    It's a shitter, because I would love to be able to watch blu-rays in VR in one of the cinema environments. So far (as far as I'm aware) no one has made an app for VR that can play blu-rays. All these cinema style apps just play a limited selection of media file types but not any actual physical disks. It means that in order to use VR for watching movies, I have to waste precious time and HDD space ripping DVDs and hoping the results turn out OK, when really we just need an app that can play the movies straight from our DVD/Blu-Ray drives. But as usual in the industry's overzealous drive to stamp out piracy and licence everything to the hilt, it's the legitimate users that end up being most inconvenienced.
  • RavengerRavenger Posts: 36
    Brain Burst
    Yep it's really annoying, as I have a bunch of great 3D blue-rays and no legitmate way to get those playing on the Go, or even the Rift which is attached to my PC with a blu-ray drive. To be honest I wouldn't mind paying a reasonable price to get a downloadable high quality 3D copies of various movies I already own for the Go, just for the convenience, however no-one is offering this option. The Oculus movies are streaming only which is silly for a device meant to be used whilst traveling (or on the Go, so to speak, pun intended. ;))
  • F4CEpa1mF4CEpa1m Posts: 136
    Art3mis
    I shall have to try the newer version of MakeMKV as I used it when I first had my rift to try and rip my "Mad Max: Fury Road" blu-ray and it didn't like it. Something to do with the copy protection on the blu-ray possibly. VLC wouldn't play the Blu-Ray either and the only reason I knew it wasn't my Blu-Ray drive causing a problem was because it worked perfectly with the Power DVD demo software.

    It's a shitter, because I would love to be able to watch blu-rays in VR in one of the cinema environments. So far (as far as I'm aware) no one has made an app for VR that can play blu-rays. All these cinema style apps just play a limited selection of media file types but not any actual physical disks. It means that in order to use VR for watching movies, I have to waste precious time and HDD space ripping DVDs and hoping the results turn out OK, when really we just need an app that can play the movies straight from our DVD/Blu-Ray drives. But as usual in the industry's overzealous drive to stamp out piracy and licence everything to the hilt, it's the legitimate users that end up being most inconvenienced.
    Hey mate, give it a bake with this first:
    https://www.dvdfab.cn/free.htm

    Will strip the copy protection  :)
  • ChazmeisterChazmeister Posts: 427
    Trinity
    Thanks! Will give it a try.
  • F4CEpa1mF4CEpa1m Posts: 136
    Art3mis
    edited June 27
    Ravenger said:
    Yep it's really annoying, as I have a bunch of great 3D blue-rays and no legitmate way to get those playing on the Go, or even the Rift which is attached to my PC with a blu-ray drive. To be honest I wouldn't mind paying a reasonable price to get a downloadable high quality 3D copies of various movies I already own for the Go, just for the convenience, however no-one is offering this option. The Oculus movies are streaming only which is silly for a device meant to be used whilst traveling (or on the Go, so to speak, pun intended. ;))

    Ah, so sit tight.  I literally have THE easiest way to do this, for free, no codecs needed, and it's almost easier than this non 3D tutorial as it turns out.  Putting the video together as we speak.  Will be up in the next 12 hours if not sooner.

    Watch this space...  :smile:
  • F4CEpa1mF4CEpa1m Posts: 136
    Art3mis
    Ravenger said:
    Yep it's really annoying, as I have a bunch of great 3D blue-rays and no legitmate way to get those playing on the Go, or even the Rift which is attached to my PC with a blu-ray drive. To be honest I wouldn't mind paying a reasonable price to get a downloadable high quality 3D copies of various movies I already own for the Go, just for the convenience, however no-one is offering this option. The Oculus movies are streaming only which is silly for a device meant to be used whilst traveling (or on the Go, so to speak, pun intended. ;))

    Hey mate, as promised:



    Sorting out a text guide for this forum as we speak if you prefer that it should be up in next 30 or so  :)
  • ChazmeisterChazmeister Posts: 427
    Trinity
    edited July 1
    Wow, thanks for that, I shall give all that a go. Not that I have any 3D blu-rays, so I'll have to have a gander at your 2D-3D vid. Does that work well by the way, I mean is the end effect good? I presume all this works the same for standard DVD's too?

    Edit: Except that I've just realised all my DVD's and stuff are boxed up and sitting in my parents garage whilst I go through the whole process of house selling and buying. So might now be about September before I get to try this, unless I order a few more blu-rays. Watching "Where Eagles Dare" in 3D might be pretty cool, so it is tempting.
  • F4CEpa1mF4CEpa1m Posts: 136
    Art3mis
    Wow, thanks for that, I shall give all that a go. Not that I have any 3D blu-rays, so I'll have to have a gander at your 2D-3D vid. Does that work well by the way, I mean is the end effect good? I presume all this works the same for standard DVD's too?
    That vid will be up in the next 2 days  :)  It works ok but has its limitations.  Like it's not great on movies with a tonne of fast paced movement or lighting.  I'd highly recommend getting some cheap af 3D blurays off ebay or something and giving the guide here a go, the result is much much more impressive
  • ChazmeisterChazmeister Posts: 427
    Trinity
    Not a bad idea, thanks!
  • heathergillumheathergillum Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Try VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper. It is the software that specializes in ripping Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder/ISO files to other more compatible formats which allows you to play Blu-ray or DVD with more ease.
  • F4CEpa1mF4CEpa1m Posts: 136
    Art3mis
    Wow, thanks for that, I shall give all that a go. Not that I have any 3D blu-rays, so I'll have to have a gander at your 2D-3D vid. Does that work well by the way, I mean is the end effect good? I presume all this works the same for standard DVD's too?
    Hey mate, here is the vid I mentioned:  

    Would highly recommend the tutorial in this thread over that though.  I just picked up Tron Legacy 3D for $8 and its fucking crazy good
  • Hannah3umHannah3um Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    I totally agree with hearthergillum!!! Strongly recommend VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper! It is the best ripper that I have ever tried. It really pays off with full ripping features, and definitely it supports ripping 3D dvd/blu-ray to 
  • F4CEpa1mF4CEpa1m Posts: 136
    Art3mis
    edited August 19
    Hannah3um said:
    I totally agree with hearthergillum!!! Strongly recommend VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper! It is the best ripper that I have ever tried. It really pays off with full ripping features, and definitely it supports ripping 3D dvd/blu-ray to 
    It's funny, in the original vid I had a section for some recommended paid options for those who would want it but then I just though "eh this is YouTube, people will get up in arms if it's not totally free"  Been a few people suggest paid versions instead so wish had of left it in there now, oh well.  

    To be fair though, for just straight ripping a Blu-Ray or DVD to an Oculus GO, MKV does it as simple as the paid version so I don't think paying $30 is justified here.  But for ripping 3D blu-rays and watching them in VR then yeah, the paid version takes a LOT of the hassle out of it
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 4,581 Volunteer Moderator
    Love your vids mate, ordered a few 3D blu rays to try this out ;)
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.
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  • F4CEpa1mF4CEpa1m Posts: 136
    Art3mis
    edited August 19
    Techy111 said:
    Love your vids mate, ordered a few 3D blu rays to try this out ;)
    Thanks  :)

    You're using this one to rip 3D movies though yeah?:


    Honestly, scavenging for cheap 3D Blu-rays and ripping them to my Oculus GO has been a favourite past time of mine for the past month  :)  Love it
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 4,581 Volunteer Moderator
    edited August 19
    I've just ordered Gravity for a fiver, the space movie with Sandra Bullock. Looking forward to testing it :) and yes , I have the Go and Rift
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.
    And FlyInside Forum Admin.
    Flyinside Flight Simulator is coming !!!!! (In Beta)
  • F4CEpa1mF4CEpa1m Posts: 136
    Art3mis
    Techy111 said:
    I've just ordered Gravity for a fiver, the space movie with Sandra Bullock. Looking forward to testing it :)
    Oh shit, that'd be another good one.  Thanks, I've got one more on the list now haha.  My current favourites have been Tron Legacy, The Lion King and Jurassic Park.  Wanting to get Ready Player One, Blade Runner 2049, Avatar and now Gravity.  The hunt continues
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 4,581 Volunteer Moderator
    Ohhhhh Avatar......ordered £6.99 ;)
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.
    And FlyInside Forum Admin.
    Flyinside Flight Simulator is coming !!!!! (In Beta)
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 3,736 Valuable Player

    I'm a bit late to this thread but just noticed recommendations for paid-for software.


    I've been ripping all my Blu-rays to NAS for a while and thoroughly recommend DVDFab. I got the All-in-One lifetime license which isn't cheap but if you have several hundred discs (including TV box-sets) it becomes a pretty reasonable proposition. Does subtitle, including resizing/repositioning/font changes and external files, 3D in various forms, audio mix-downs & a lot of useful option and gets updated around once a weak, usually to allow for the latest protection but bug fixes and new features are pretty regular. Also, if you have a lot of discs and ripping time is a factor, DVDFab is quite quick:


    Non-3D titles, ripped to h.264 @ 10Mbps 2-pass & audio to AC3 640kbps (for compatibility with all my devices), rip at approximately 320 fps. So, as it's 2-pass, that equates to around 18 minutes for a 2 hour movie.


    I don't have a Go and only a handful of 3D titles which look good in the Rift but probably nowhere near as good as they would in the Go. Anyway, just some info that people may find useful if deciding on paid-for software.

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  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 4,581 Volunteer Moderator
    I am an absolute idiot lol  :D :D :D :D :D

    Might be a good idea before I ordered 4 blu-ray 3d movies to buy a blu-ray drive for my pc..........doh !!!!!
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.
    And FlyInside Forum Admin.
    Flyinside Flight Simulator is coming !!!!! (In Beta)
  • Hannah3umHannah3um Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    I totally agree with hearthergillum!!! Strongly recommend VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper! It is the best ripper that I have ever tried. It really pays off with full ripping features, and definitely it supports ripping 3D dvd/blu-ray to 2D/3D video of any kinds of formats.
  • Hannah3umHannah3um Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    I totally agree with hearthergillum!!! Strongly recommend VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper! It is the best ripper that I have ever tried. It really pays off with full ripping features, and definitely it supports ripping 3D dvd/blu-ray to 2D/3D video of any kinds of formats.
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