Friday, December 12, 2014

Convert 3D Blu-ray to SBS MKV for storage on hard drive and playback via Plex

When got some 3D Blu-ray, how can we backup these 3D BD video on hard drive and play on a Plex with great 3D effects? This article will give you the best answer. 

Just bought some 3D Blu-ray discs and I wanna to turn the 3D BD movie into side by side mkv format and save them in a movie folder on my hard drive that will be accessed by Plex with great effects. As 3D Blu-ray is not compatible with the Plex, before watching 3D Blu-ray on Plex, I need to convert these 3D BD movie files first. To help you put 3D Blu-ray on a Plex with ease, read on to get some useful info from the following paragraphs I shared with you.

Convert 3D Blu-ray to SBS MKV for hard drive/Plex

To complete the task, a 3D Blu-ray Converter is necessary. Here I recommend Pavtube ByteCopy I have used. It works perfectly for converting 3D Blu-ray files to a proper format for easy storage on hard drive and playback on Plex keeping original 3D effects. 

This 3D Blu-ray converter is reasonably priced and easy to use. It can handle both 3D and 2D Blu-ray/DVD. The other similar products may convert the audio a few frames behind the video no matter what settings you use, but this 3D Blu-ray files handling tool works excellent and converts seamlessly. If you want to change the 3D Blu-ray video format on Mac, please turn to ByteCopy for Mac to solve all the problems. 

How to transcode 3D Blu-ray to hard drive for backup and Plex for smooth playback in 3D effects 

Step 1. Insert 3D Blu-ray to BD drive. Install and launch 3D Blu-ray Converter and drag and drop source 3D Blu-ray movie files to the software or click "Load Blu-ray" to add Blu-ray videos. 

3D Blu-ray Converter

Step 2. Set hard drive/Plex friendly format. Click Format and select "MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mkv)" under 3D Video. In general, mkv is a well-accepted file format for tv, media players or plex and keep up the video quality. Of course, 3D video in .mp4, 3D video in .avi are supported as well. 
hard drive/Plex friendly format

Tip: By clicking the "Settings" button, I can modify the video/audio parameters like 1920*1080 (Full HD 1080P video resolution), which can help me get the output videos with high quality. 

3d sbs mkv video settings

Step 3. Finally, tap the Conversion button to transcode 3D Blu-ray files to hard drive/Plex. 

After conversion, click the "Open" option to locate the created 3D video and I am ready to transfer my 3D Blu-ray movies to hard drive/Plex for entertainment with 3D effect preserved. To my delight, Plex can perfectly plays the side by side 3d movie, then I can activate 3d mode on my Mitsubishi DLP TV and watch through active 3d glasses.


What's more, I can also rip my 3D Blu-ray to 3D mkv or enjoy on 3D players/3D projectors.

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