How to Get MKV files to work in HTC Vive

02 May

HTC Vive is a virtual reality headset developed by HTC and Valve Corporation, which is committed to create an immersive environment that allow users to walk and look around in the simulated world and get the most vivid VR experience with your games and movies. When you get this amazing VR headset to play your favorite VR videos, you will notice with a pity that HTC Vive does not support MKV videos. Then the best solution is a professional VR video converter to convert MKV to HTC Vive supported formats for convenient playback.

In fact, Handbrake can repackage MKVs using different codecs for HTC Vive playback. It supports encoding of several audio tracks, and the audio quality is also quite favorable. But sometimes the output audio maybe a little bit low and it is uncomfortable when you on trip or in crowding space without sound amplifier built in. Worse still, it only supports converting MKV to MP4 or M4V, not into 3D format. In this case, a Handbrake alternative for Windows users to encode MKV is needed.  

Here Dimo Video Converter Ultimate is the bee's knees, which can help you easily solve "MKV won't work in HTC Vive" problem. The program can help you quickly finish the conversion from MKV to 3D SBS MP4 video for HTC Vive with customized profile settings in original video quality. Besides side-by-side, this software provides Top bottom/Anaglyph 3D outputs to meet different needs.

In addition, if you want to trim/crop videos, select audio track, add text watermark or apply special effects, all these can be easily achieved with this powerful tool. The equivalent Mac version Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is for Mac OS users. Now download the program and let's learn how to do it.

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Simple Steps to Convert MKV to 3D MP4 for using in HTC Vive

Step 1: Load MKV movie

Launch the MKV to HTC Vive converter and click "Add file" button to load your MKV media sources.

Step 2: Choose an output format

This VR video making tool can convert any video to VR headsets, like HTC VIVE, Samsumg Gear VR or Oculus Rift without worrying about audio, video code specifications or labeling. So you can click "Select Format" bar on the interface then navigate to "Device" to choose "HTC Vive" as the output format.

Tips: Custom VR video parameters

Click "Settings" button to do corresponding settings regarding to video, audio like video codec, file size, video bitrate, frame rate, etc.

Step 3. Set VR video mode and edit VR video

Click "Edit" and find the "3D" option. Since HTC Vive can accept 3D SBS MP4, you can choose left/right mode which allows users to create a 3D SBS video. For skilled users however you can also make use of the advanced video customization options in the video editor software like adding watermarks/effects to VR videos, crop/trim/rotate VR videos, etc.

Step 3: Start to convert MKV to HTC Vive

Hit the "Start" button to convert MKV to Side-by-Side 3D video for playback with HTC Vive. After conversion, you can hit "Open" to find the generated 3D videos. Then, you can transfer the converted video files to HTC Vive with installed VR players for enjoyment.

Best VR Video Player for HTC Vive Recommend

If you want to play the converted VR video on HTC Vive, you need to install a VR video player on your computer in advance. There are three kinds of player software available in the current market: Virtual Desktop, Whirlig VR Media Player and Vive Cinema.

Virtual Desktop - $14.99

This application is designed for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to help you use your computer in VR. With Virtual Desktop, you are able to browse the web, watch videos, or even play games on a giant virtual screen. However Virtual Desktop can only work with Windows 10.

Whirlig VR Media Player - $3.99

Whirligig is also an immersive video player. But the operation for this player is complicated and you are required to download and install the decoder.

Vive Cinema - Free

Vive Cinema is a free VR player developed by HTC VR NEW Technology team and it can be download from Viveport. Vive Cinema supports many types of video playing such as flat, stereo (3D), 360, and 180. And Windows 7/8/10 are supported by this player.

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