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How to Rip 3D Blu-ray for Viewing on Samsung Gear VR

A simple guide on how to rip and convert 3D Blu-ray to 3D SBS MP4 videos so that you can enjoy 3D Blu-ray films with Samsung Gear VR with ease.


Samsung Gear VR is a mobile virtual reality device, which acts as the headset’s display and processor. Whenever you want to enter virtual reality, just take your Galaxy smartphone, slide it in the Gear VR, then put on your Gear VR, you are in there in the moment. As a disc lover, ever thought of getting your 3D Blu-ray collections to Gear VR for watching, on one hand, instead of going to the cinema, on other hand, to get rid of the trouble with placing them in Blu-ray player and even avoid considering the region codes of commercial BDs? In this page, we give you the easy solution to watch 3D Blu-ray movies in Samsung Gear VR with Oculus Cinema.

It’s important to know that Gear VR requires either side-by-side or top-to-bottom (top down), but most Blu-rays are in the “frame packed” format and Gear VR goes with 3D Blu-ray technology involved. To work this out, the only route is to rip 3D Blu-rays to Gear VR supported file type.

In fact, with the right program, you can get all done easily and quickly. Here Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is the best choice of converting 3D Blu-rays for Samsung Gear VR. The program is easy to use and can help you rip 3D Blu-rays, to not only SBS 3D MP4 videos which is compatible with Gear VR in fast speed and excellent output quality, but also 3D videos in MKV, AVI, WMV for playback on specific display 3D devices. Plus, this Blu-ray ripping software entitles users to freely customize the output videos by changing video/audio parameters, trimming, cropping, adding video effect, inserting srt/ass/ssa subtitles freely.

Watching 3D Blu-ray movie on Gear VR with the app is as easy as ABC. After downloading, follow the wizard to install and run the program. Then follow the steps below to rip 3D Blu-ray to SBS MP4 videos in a few clicks. The below guide takes Blu-ray Ripper for Windows (Windows 10 compatible) screenshots for example. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac (El Capitan compatible), which has the same function as the Windows version.

Full Guide: How to watch 3D Blu-rays on Samsung Gear VR

1. Import 3D Blu-ray movies

Launch the best 3D Blu-ray to Gear VR converter. Click the disc button to add 3D Blu-ray movie to it. After the BD files are loaded, you can preview them on the right viewing window and take snapshots of your favorite movie scene if you want.


2. Select output format for Gear VR

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 Samsung Gear VR.


3. Advanced Video/Audio settings

Click “Settings” button to do corresponding settings regarding to video, audio. Note that Gear VR compatible audio has to be encoded in AAC or MP3. AC3 audio and DTS Dolby don’t seem to work. Plus, in this Profile Settings window, you can also select 3D Anaglyph and 3D Depth.


4. Start converting 3D Blu-ray to Gear VR

After you have done all the settings, return to the main interface to hit Convert button to start 3D Blu-ray to Gear V4 converting process. When the conversion is finished, click Open button to get the output 3D videos.

How to transfer ripped 3D Blu-ray movies to Samsung Gear VR?

The following steps will teach you for perfect 3D movies playback on Samsung Gear VR by Oculus:

1. On your MicroSD card file directory, navigate to Oculus > Movies > Your Movies
2. Create a new folder in “Your Movies” and label it “3D”
3. 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 Galaxy Note 4/5 or Galaxy S5/S6, pair up the phone with your Gear VR, and put the virtual reality headset on your head. Then:

1.Navigate to Oculus Cinema from the main menu
2. Navigate to “My Videos” from the Oculus Cinema content library menu
3. Select the 3D video you want to watch (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.

Now, put the headset on your head and watch if the operation works. As you see, it is extremely easy to for 3D Blu-ray enjoyment on Gear VR in Oculus Cinema without any hassles.

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