Now I’m weird in that when I play MKV in Oculus Rift, I find the audio can’t play properly. Looking around for any decent tutorials, I got some clues. Now I will share the solution with you.
According to some guys’ hints, 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. Brorsoft Video Converter is the utility to help me finish the conversion task.
With this professional MKV converter, 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, I will give a detailed guide on converting MKV to Oculus Rift supported video.
How to play MKV files on Oculus Rift
Step 1: Load original MKV files
Click “Add” button on the main interface to load your MKV files to the program. (Drag&Drop function is included.)
Step 2: Select 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.
Adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the “Settings” button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
Step 3: Start MKV to Oculus Rift Conversion
Tap the Conversion button on the main interface to start transcoding MKV to Oculus Rift.
The process will be finished soon. After the conversion, you can easily find the encoded MKV video clips in the destination folder by clicking “Open”button for playing on Oculus Rift without hassle.
About Brorsoft Video Converter: With the new optimized acceleration technology, the super speed video conversion now is 6X faster than before and surpasses most regular video converters. What’s more, this video file converter ensures zero quality loss. The lossless conversion supports most formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, and more. With its built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks.