How to Use 360 Videos in Gear VR

Author: Zeeshan Arshad     494     04/08/2017

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 28 seconds

You can view 360 or 3D panoramic videos you’ve recorded on your Samsung Android phone or ones you’ve transferred from your computer in Oculus Video on your Samsung Gear VR.

To view your own panoramic videos in Oculus 360 Videos, copy the videos to your phone's internal storage (Phone):
/Oculus/360Videos/

Or on your phone's removable SD card (Card):
/Oculus/360Videos/

360 videos:

To view a 360 video in Oculus Video on your Gear VR:

1. Find the 360 video you want to watch and then add "_360" to the end of the file name (example: test_360.mp4)

2. From your phone’s home screen, go to My Files and move the 360 video to the Videos folder

3. Put on your Gear VR headset and open Oculus Video

4. Move your pointer to the Categories menu on the left and then select My Videos

5. Select the video you added

Panoramic Videos:

To view a 3D panoramic video in Oculus Video:

1. Add one of the following stereoscopic video support types to the end of the file name:

“_TB.mp4”: Top / bottom stereoscopic panoramic video
“_BT.mp4”: Bottom / top stereoscopic panoramic video
“_LR.mp4”: Left / right stereoscopic panoramic video
“_RL.mp4”: Right / left stereoscopic panoramic video

2. Transfer the video to your phone’s Videos or Movies folder

3. Put on your Gear VR headset and open Oculus Video

4. Move your pointer to the Categories menu on the left and then select My Videos

5. Select the video you added

Note: For 3D panoramic videos, recommended specifications are following:

Resolution:

  • 3840x1920 resolution at 30 FPS
  • 2048x2048 resolution at 60 FPS

Bitrate:

  • 20 Mb/s

The next time you launch Oculus 360 Videos, your videos should automatically appear in the main video selection carousel.


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He has been a gamer since childhood with experiences in spiritualism, lucid dreaming and out of the body.

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