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How to Play MKV Files in Oculus Rift With Proper Audio


You probably got a Oculus Rift to play games, but VR can also offer a seriously immersive video-watching experience. Watching MKV movies in Oculus Rift is a nice choice. But something frustrating, when play MKV in Oculus Rift, you may find the audio can't play properly. In this article, we aim to present the easiest solution to help you out.

Actually, Oculus Video Players do not yet support AC3 or DTS audio codec. If your MKV media contains AC3 or DTS audio, it won't be supported by Oculus player. To open and view MKV files with Oculus Rift beautifully, you have to convert MKV videos, so they use MP3 or ACC. Here we use Brorsoft Video Converter to do the conversion task.

It is an all-in-one video player, converter and editor. With it, you can fast convert MKV to Oculus Rift supported file type like MP4, MKV in .mp3, .aac audio. Best of all, this software allows you to convert MKV to 3D videos such as MKV Top-bottom 3D Video, MP4 Top-bottom 3D Video, MP4 Side-by-Side 3D video, which can be played on Oculus Rift perfectly. If you are Mac users, please turn to Video Converter for Mac(Sierra, El Capitan and Yosemite compatible). Now, we will give a detailed guide on the whole process from converting MKV to Oculus Rift supported video.

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Convert MKV for Oculus Rift playback without Quality Loss

Step 1. Load MKV video files

Run the MKV video converter program and load your source video files MKV into it. It supports batch conversion. And if you wanna join several video clips together, just check out the "merge into one file" box.


Step 2. Decide output format

Tap on "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 Oculus Rift. Of course, "MKV Side-by-Side 3D video", "MP4 Side-by-Side 3D video" are also supported.


Step 3. Specify video/audio parameters

Click Settings button to adjust video/audio parameters like video resolution, bitrate, audio codec, audio channel.

Step 4. Start encoding MKV to Oculus Rift

Click Convert button to start converting MKV to Oculus Rift friendly video. After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos by clicking the Open button. Now it would be easy for you to watch MKV videos on Oculus Rift with Oculus video app.

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