Popcorn Hour A-500 PRO is a Networked Media Jukebox designed by and for music and movie lovers. When we press play and watch our movie, we enable ourselves to be taken away to a place that transcends reality. As a die-hard movie fan, there are times when we need to copy and stream 3D Blu-ray discs to Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro for either sharing on big screen HDTV or safekeeping. This guide would offer you the detailed solution.
Can Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro play 3D Blu-ray?
The most popular way that allows you to watch 3D Blu-ray disc movie via your HDTV is the 3D Blu-ray player, while Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro is not Blu-ray capable. Take note that only 3D Blu-ray ISO and 3D MKV files are the formats Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro supports.
See what formats Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro can play in the following picture:
Get 3D Blu-ray Movies running on Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro
What if playing 3D Blu-ray on TV without Blu-ray player? In order to get 3D Blu-ray Movies running on Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro, we have to rip 3D Blu-ray to Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro supported video formats at first. This would not be difficult once you choose the right 3D Blu-ray ripping tool and solution.
Best 3D Blu-ray Ripper and Copy for Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro
When it comes to 3D Blu-ray ripper, Pavtube ByteCopy is second to none. It is able to remove region code, rip and compress any 2D/3D Blu-rays, DVDs including latest copy-protected BD/DVD discs, folders and ISO files to 2D or 3D MKV with compatible size for Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro. Most notably, it offers “Directly Copy for 3D Bluray” option to extract M2TS main title from 3D Blu-ray discs with 3D effect retained. If you like, you can rip 3D Blu-ray to lossless MKV keeping multiple subtitle/audio track and all chapter markers.
It is available to rip and copy 3D Blu-ray to Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10, etc. <Read review to learn more functions>
If you’re using a Mac, ByteCopy for Mac allows you to convert Blu-ray to Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro on Mac OS X (including El Capitan and Yosemite). Below will be the step-by-step guide for you.
Free download and install Pavtube ByteCopy:
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Rip and copy 3D Blu-ray for Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro streaming
This guide uses ByteCopy (Including Windows 10) screenshots. The way to rip 3D Blu-ray disc to Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you’ve downloaded the right version.
a. Source 3D Blu-ray movies, in either disc, folder or ISO image file.
b. Hard drive with enough space.
c. Blu-ray drive.
d. Pavtube ByteCopy or ByteCopy for Mac.
e. Internet connection (in case of 3D Blu-ray discs being encrypted).
1. Load 3D Blu-ray files
Insert your 3D Blu-ray disc to the Blu-ray Disc drive, then launch ByteCopy and click “File” to choose “Load from disc” to have 3D Blu-ray content imported.
Tip: Before start ripping 3D Blu-ray to Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro, you can choose your wanted subtitle/audio track and forced subtitle before the next step.
2. Choose target format
Option A – Full copy 3D Blu-ray to BDMV for burning for Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro
Click “Copy the entire disc” on the top of the menu to start to entire copy 3D Blu-ray to with original video structure and then create free Blu-ray ISO image to play on Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro since it doesn’t play 3D Blu-ray menu directly.
Option B – Directly backup 3D Blu-ray to M2TS for Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro
In this way, you only extract the main title from 3D Blu-ray discs without preserving the extra info. You can save lots of storage space by backing 3D Blu-ray to M2TS. Hit “Format” then select “Copy” to choose “Directly Copy for 3D Bluray”.
Option C – Rip 3D Blu-ray to lossless MKV for Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro
Navigate to “Format”>”Multi-track”, and choose “Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)” which means you can make lossless 3D Blu-ray copy with all the chapter markers preserving.
Option D – Convert 3D Blu-ray to 2D/3D MKV for Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro
Click the Format bar and go to the Profile column, choose “MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv)” as the output video format in the category of “Common Video”. Or select “3D Video > MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mkv)” with keeping 3D effect from original 3D Blu-ray.
3. Profile Settings
Click the “Settings” icon, and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel, etc.
Tip: To keep the 1080p video resolution, you’d set the video size as 1920*1080 to convert 3D Blu-ray to Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro for playing keeping 1080p. If you want to compress 3D Blu-rays, you can downscale the video size and video bitrae.
4. Start converting/copying 3D Blu-ray to Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro
Hit the big “Start conversion” button to start the 3D Blu-ray to 2D MKV/3D MKV/M2TS/Muti-track MKV conversion for Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro with the ideal 3D Blu-ray to Popcorn Hour Converter utility. After the conversion, get the outputs to stream to Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro for TV playback over DLNA for playback at ease. Start enjoying! The viewing experience is simply phenomenal!
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Tip. About 3D Blu-ray movies
Let’s know more about 3D movies. A 3D or 3-D (three-dimensional) film is a motion picture that enhances the illusion of depth perception. Derived from stereoscopic photography, a regular motion picture camera system is used to record the images as seen from two perspectives, and special projection hardware and/or eyewear are used to provide the illusion of depth when viewing the film.
What is Blu-ray 3D?
In December 2009, the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) finalized the specification for 3D content on Blu-ray Disc. BD 3D delivers full HD 1080p resolution to each eye, regardless of whether that display uses LCD, plasma, or LED technology. With 3D on Blu-ray, each eye gets its own 1,920×1,080-pixel image. These 2 images are combined into one extra-tall frame.
To enjoy Blu-ray 3D via your computer, you need:
1. 3D HDTV (with 3D glasses);
2. 3D media player software (like PowerDVD, Total Media Theatre);
PowerDVD is the No. 1 Media Player for playback Blu-ray, 3D Video & HD Movie on Windows platform. Its Unique TrueTheater enhancements let you not only enjoy a vivid 3D movie, but also converts 2D content into 3D, offering a whole new viewing experience for content such as Blu-ray HD movies, slideshows, YouTube videos and more. The depth of the 3D experience can be optimized with easy slider controls to get the best results from your 3D display.
b. Total Media Theatre
Total Media Theatre is another Blu-ray playback software for enjoy Blu-ray as well as 3D movies on your computer. It allows you to play 3D movies and video files including Blu-ray 3D movies. You can create 3D videos in real-time from 2D videos and DVDs via its patent Sim3D technology. So does the 2D image playback. Other feature like adjusting the depth perception to customize your 3D experience is also available. It is the most user-friendly Blu-ray player software as reviewed from a lot of users.
3. Blu-ray drive
4. 3D Blu-ray movies.
What kind of video file is used for 3D Blu-ray?
The Blu-ray Disc Association has chosen the Multiview Video Coding (MVC) codec to store 3D, so that even though it provides a full 1080p frame for each eye, it will only require about 50% more storage space compared to the 2D version, and all 3D discs will be fully backward compatible, in 2D, on existing players.
Do I have to wear glasses? What kind?
The viewer still has to wear polarized glasses, but in Blu-ray 3D, the glasses have LCD active shutters that are synchronized with signals from the TV. The shutters rapidly block the right- and left-eye views alternately so each eye receives the correct image. This technology provides higher resolution than simpler X-Pol glasses because in Active Shutter technology, each eye sees all the lines in the video, whereas in X-Pol each eye sees only half the lines.
Do I need a new screen to watch Blu-ray 3D?
Yes. A BD 3D compatible screen is required to view 3D content. The new screens have higher refresh rates and IR transmitters that work with the Active Shutter glasses. 3D screens can also display 2D content.
Do I need a special Blu-ray Player?
Yes. 3D – compatible Blu-ray Disc players will be marked with the BD 3D logo. These are known as Profile 5 players.
Do I need to shoot stereoscopic video to create Blu-ray 3D?
You can create original content in stereoscopic 3D, or you can add the 3D effect to 2D video by creating an offset image in post production.
How do I author a 3D Blu-ray Disc?
The basic authoring concepts for Blu-ray Disc carry over from 2D to 3D. Sony Creative Software’s DoStudio and Blu-print have support for 3D authoring.
Are Blu-ray Disc menus in 3D?
The BDA defines a specification for 3D menus in HDMV mode and BD-J.
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