D-BOX Coded Video Mode (Computer & Game Center)

Premium haptic experience for D-BOX coded movies, TV shows, using audio synchronization.


ACCOUNT & SUBSCRIPTION (1st time only)

If not already done, create your D-BOX Connect account and ensure you subscribe to an HaptiSync subscription to get access to haptic codes for more than 2,500 movies and shows.


SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD (1st time only)

If not already done, download and install the latest version of D-BOX Motion Core Software.  It is available in the Software Downloads section of our website.  


Open the Game Center.

The Game Center can be launched either from your desktop shortcut or the Windows Start Menu



ACTIVATION (1st time only)

Make sure your computer is activated and linked to your D-BOX Connect account.


In the D-BOX Game Center, select the HaptiSync Mode D-BOX Coded Video 




Click on HaptiSync App to launch it  



In the HaptiSync app, select your computer.


Note: In the HaptiSync app,  there is no need to use the function Add HaptiSync Device.  If you have chosen the HaptiSync Mode D-BOX Coded Video in the Game Center, your computer will appear automatically.


When ready to start watching a movie, go to the HAPTISYNC ENGINE section and select the HaptiSync Mode D-BOX Coded Video from the drop down list.



Go to the D-BOX CODED VIDEO CONFIGURATION section and select your Audio Source to be used to listen the sound coming out of your PC.

  • If watching a movie on your computer, devices tagged with the prefix "OUT" should be chosen
  • If using your computer with your home theater set-up (watching a movie on your TV as an example). choose a device tagged with a prefix "IN", like a microphone or an audio line-in input.



In this same section, you can adjust the Haptic Delay Calibration and the Recognition Tolerance.

Recognition Tolerance:

  • Audio recognition tolerance can be set between 0 and 100 seconds. If a recognition failure occurs during the specified delay (foreign languages, ambient noise, etc.), the synchronization will be maintained and the haptic will not be interrupted. When pausing or stopping playback, the haptic will continue for the same number of seconds.

Haptic Calibration Delay:

  • External factors may influence synchronization delays (distance from your screen, sound transmission, etc.). We suggest calibrating your haptic system as described in next step.  Delay can be set between -200 to 200 milliseconds.

TESTING & CALIBRATION (1st time only)

Open your browser and go to the D-BOX Haptic Experiences YouTube channel

  • Start the test clip and wait 30 seconds to confirm that everything works 
  • Start the calibration clip to verify that there is no unpleasant delay (optional)

Start your movie and wait for the audio synchronization to complete. Motion should start within a minute.


Here is an article that can help you troubleshoot common issues when setting up the D-BOX Coded Video Mode:  FAQ and Troublesooting article