How to Enjoy 3D Blu-ray videos on Freefly VR Headset?

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The Freefly VR is a smartphone adapter that allows virtual reality content to be experienced with the smartphone that most people already carry in their pockets. Within seconds of wearing the Freefly VR, you can be sitting in a fantasy theater, dancing through the clubs or touring exotic locations! Music videos, movies and games that can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store are all pushing forward into virtual reality, offering 3D 360 degree worlds to explore. The lightweight device blocks external light allowing you to truly lose yourself in another world.


* Huge Field of View (120°)
* Wide 42 mm lenses for maximum field of immersion
* Multi-phone adjustable (4.7″ and 6.1″), including the latest iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s plus, Samsung S3, S4, S5 and S6, Samsung Note 3&4 and many more…
* Lightweight design
* 1-click quick open system
* Ergonomic comfort with soft faux-leather

After getting this great VR headset, chances are you want to view 3D Blu-ray movies with it. Well, this article mainly focuses on how to enjoy 3D Blu-rays videos on Freefly VR with smooth workflow. When it comes to playing 3D videos, Freefly VR requires either side-by-side or top-to-bottom (top down), but most Blu-rays are in the “frame packed” format. So the workaround is to download a 3D Blu-ray ripping program that can convert a frame packed Blu-ray to a SBS or TD.

Best Assistant of Watching 3D Blu-ray on Freefly VR Headset

For 3D Glasses, 3D SBS MP4 is the most compatible format, including Freely VR. So you can choose to rip 3D Blu-ray to 3D MP4 for Freely VR via iPhone. To reach the goal, a Blu-ray Ripper is needed. Here, Pavtube BDMagic review>. With applying it, you can easily rip any commercial and region-locked 3D Blu-rays to 3D MP4/MKV for Freely VR as well as Gear VR, GOODO VR, Oculus Rift DK2, or other popular VR devices. What’s more, with the built-in editor, you can trim, crop, adjust special effect to your 3D Blu-ray videos, so that you can get the very part and effects at your will. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Pavtube BDMagic for Mac (El Capitan, Yosemite included), which has the same function as the Windows version.

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Step-by-step guide for Watching 3D Blu-ray on Freefly VR Headset

1. Add 3D Blu-ray movies

Insert the Blu-ray disc into external Blu-ray drive and launch the 3D Blu-ray ripper. Click disc button to add the 3D Blu-ray files. At the bottom, you can select your desired subtitle and audio track. And by clicking Edit, you can trim, crop videos, adjust video effects, add watermarks, etc.

2. Choose output profile

Click “Format” to select an output profile. Here you can follow the path “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)” for ripping Blu-ray to side-by-side 3D MP4 video.

Tip: If necessary, you are allowed to adjust video and audio presets in Settings. Parameters like video codec, video bitrate, video frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, and more can be adjusted to achieve a better video/audio playback on Freefly VR Headset. An important issue that you must consider that in Freefly VR Headset, resolution for each eye is not Full HD but half the QHD screen. That is means a spilt VR resolution of 1280 x 1440 for each eye on Freefly VR Headset. It has a 60Hz refresh rate and a 96 degree field of view.

We recommend using 1280×720 HD resolution to encode your videos. Higher resolutions will not provide any better quality, meaning you’ll waste space and processing power.

We also recommend using a higher bit rate than a typical web stream at that resolution, as the pixels in your video will be magnified on the phone’s screen. The optimal bit rate is content dependent, and many videos can get by with less, but 5 Mb/s should give good quality.

While H.264 is the recommended video coding, H.265 videos can also be played.

3D movies should be encoded “full side-by-side” with a 1:1 pixel aspect ratio. Content mastered at 1920×1080 compressed side -by- side 3D should be resampled to 1920×540 resolution full side -by -side resolution.

3. Advanced Video/Audio settings

Click “Settings” button to do corresponding settings regarding to video, audio. Plus, you can also select 3D Anaglyph like Left/Right mode.

4. Start conversion

Hit the Convert button; this video converter will start to convert 3D Blu-ray to SBS MP4 files. After the conversion is over, connect the USB drive with computer and head to the destination folder where the converted files are stored and get them to Freefly VR headset for enjoyment using its Video Player app without any hassles. Now, just enjoy.

Additional Tips: Downloading 3D Movies for Freefly VR

When downloading 3D movies, you’ll notice that they come in either Side-by-Side (SBS) format, which comes in Full SBS and Half SBS, or Over/Under (or Top/Bottom) format. For the non-techie people, they refer to the resolution of the movies and the way the two frames are separated (vertically for the former and horizontally for the latter).

A Side-by-Side format comes in 1920 x 1080. Full SBS nets you the full resolution in both frames, while Half SBS gives you 960 x 1080 for each frame. On the other hand, the Over/Under format comes in 1280 x 720, with each frame coming in at 1280 x 360.

The Freefly VR automatically assumes that all files in the “3D” folder are in the SBS format. If you have a movie in Over/Under format, you must create a text file to have it correctly read. Simply copy and paste the following to Notepad and save it in the EXACT name of the movie:


“format”: “3DTB”


Yes, the quotes are included. So, Over/Under movies in your 3D movies folder should have two accompanying files: the .png file for the poster image (assuming you got one) and the aforementioned text file.

Except for that last part which borders on the technical side, watching movies on your Freefly VR is a simple matter. All you really need to do is copy your movies in the correct folder and you’re good to go.

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