How to Rip a DVD or a BD to MKV in Side-by-Side 3D

“I am looking for a best free DVD ripper for the purpose of ripping Blu ray of 2D to side byside 3D so that I could play it as a SBS 3D movie on my MKV 3D player. What kind of DVD ripper should I use to convert 2D DVD to MKV sideby side 3D movies on my Windows 8.1? How to copy DVD to computer?

If you have the same question as his or her, then read this post carefully to find out the right solution to rip DVD to computer in Side-by-Side 3D.

Part 1: The introduction of 3D Side by Side

Part 2: The Conversion between 2D Bluray to Side by Side 3D

Part 3: Video Demonstration for How to Save DVD to Computer

Part 1: The introduction of Side by Side 3D

What is Side by Side 3D?

It is one of the 3D content format types, and it is the most popular up now. While DLP 3D ready projectors and newest 3D TVs prefer sequential 3D content, its’ content can be used too. 

Where side by side 3D content can be used?

While projector and TV manufacturers recommend sequential 3D content, it can be used too in newest 3D TVs, most modern 3D ready DLP projectors (like BenQ projectors), Plasma televisions. Blue ray players adopt sequential 3D content format, but side by side content is suitable for cable or air television and is in fact the most popular choice. For the latest news some television providers in the U.S. have already started first 3D transmissions using side by side content. It is suitable for cable or air transmissions because it uses the same bandwidth. 

How does side by side 3D content work?

Like in sequential 3D, in sideby side 3D the content consists of frames, but opposite to sequential 3D, in side by side one frame is not intended for both eyes at the same time. The frame is vertically split in two parts: left part is intended for the left eye, right part – for the right one. So if we have 720p frame (which is 1280 x 800 resolution), the left part of the frame is 640 x 800 pixels of resolution, and the same resolution has the right part of the frame. In that way each of the eye receives image which is horizontally downsized in half (in picture). 

Advantages and disadvantages of side by side 3D

Advantages: On one hand, such content is so popular because of its bandwidth, which is suitable for cable or air television, and also it can be used in most of TVs (and some projectors). On the other hand, 3D glasses to view side by side content are much cheaper. Opposite to sequential 3D, you don’t have to use active shutter glasses (which are expensive), so you can save up some cash. To view such content you have to use passive 3D glasses: anaglyph (one red and one cyan lenses) or polarized 3D glasses.

Disadvantages: Quality is compromised. If you have 1280 x 800 pixels resolution content, each of eye will get only 640 x 800 pixels of native resolution content. It can be (and will be) upscale, but it will never be as good in quality as sequential 3D content. 

Part 2: The Conversion between 2D Bluray to Side by Side 3D

To convert 2D to MKV 3D side by side, you could use F2Fsoft BD Ripper to achieve this. The Blu ray ripping software is a Windows based professional 2D BD to 3D MKV converter. It could convert 2D to 3D videos in various formats like 3D MKV, 3D MP4, 3D AVI, 3D H.264, 3D FLV, etc. There’re in total 6 different 3D movie effects available for you to choose from: Red/Cyan, Red/Green, Red/Blue, Blue/Yellow, and Interleaved, side by side. Thus, you could freely make use of this video converter to create side-by-side 3DMKV videos out of 2D Blueray movies on your PC.

Guide on how to convert 2D movies to MKV 3D video side by side

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Step 1: Free download and install

Free download and install this video converter. Users can convert DVD to MKV 3D on Windows.

Step 2: Add 2D Blu-ray movies

Launch this Bluray to MKV 3D video converter to enter the main interface, and click the “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button to browse and add 2D movies into this converter.

Note: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode are selectable for you to load source Blu-ray content.

Step 3: Set side-by-side as output 3D effect

Click the “Edit” icon in each loaded Bluray title to enter an editing panel, where you could set 3D effect. Open “3D” tab, switch “3D Mode” button to green, and then select Side by Side option. The program would then turn Side by Side as output 3D effect. For vivid 3D effect, you could even adjust 3D Depth. The program would deliver you an instant preview of changes.

Step 4: Set MKV as output profile

Click the drop-down box (“MP4 Video” by default) next to the “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button and then select “Change” option. Under “Format” tab on the popup Profile panel, select MKV as output format.

For advanced needs, you could customize the video and audio parameters of output profiles by clicking the same drop-down box and choosing “Edit” option. You could change video codec, audio codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, resolution, frame rate, channel, and other parameters.

Step 5: Start to make MKV 3D video side by side

After setting the output profile or detailed parameters if necessary, you will be returned to the main interface where you need to click the green “Convert” button to pop up a side bar. Set the “Save to” directory on the popup side bar and then click the “Convert” button at the bottom to start 2D Blue-ray to MKV video conversion. 

Note: If you want to create side by side of 3D MKV/MP4/AVI/FLV videos out of common 2D videos, you could make use of The Blu Ray Converter. At the same time, it can function as Xbox 360 Blu-ray Player.

 

 

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