A simple tutorial to help you solve the PlayStation VR 3D MKV Playback issues quickly.
I just got Sony PlayStaion VR, a virtual reality headset that can be used in our home for 3D movie. Something frustrating is that when I play MKV videos on PS VR, no sound. Searching further and widely, I got some clues. If you don’t have idea how to get it done, or play MKV on PS VR with no sound issue, just read on.
In fact, you can watch 3D Side-by-side (SBS) videos like MKV, MP4 on your PS VR. But the point here is, only 3D MKV which are encoded in AAC or MP3 for stereo can work on PS VR. AC3 and DTS were removed because of high licensing costs. I’ve re-encode my 3D MKV files to PS VR more compatible format to get them to play nice. I’m using Brorsoft Video Converter as 3D MKV converter app here.
Overall, it is a yet professional video converter, which comparatively has better output quality, in particular HD videos and intuitive interface. With it, you can fast convert MKV to PS VR 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 Gear VR perfectly. If you are Mac users, please turn to Video Converter for Mac. Now, we will give a detailed guide on the whole process from converting MKV to PS VR supported video.
Convert MKV for PS VR playback without Quality Loss
Step 1. Load video files
Run the MKV converting program and load your source video files into it.
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 PS VR. Of course, “MKV Side-by-Side 3D video” is supported as well.
Step 3. Specify video/audio parameters
Click Settings button to adjust video/audio parameters like video resolution, bitrate, audio codec, audio channel. According to my experience, anything over 720p does nothing but turn battery energy into heat, due to the screen resolution.
Step 4. Start encoding MKV to PS VR
Click Convert button to start converting MKV to PlayStation VR friendly video. After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos by clicking the Open button. Afterwards, you can watch the converted 3D MKV movies on Sony PlayStation VR with wonderful experience.