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[14/01/19 Beta v0.2.2 coming] SKYBOX Beta Testers and Language Volunteers needed (Oculus Go/Gear VR)

Skybox.xyzSkybox.xyz Posts: 15
NerveGear
edited January 14 in Oculus Go

Hi friends,

We are SKYBOX STUDIO. Some of you might be familiar with our product: SKYBOX VR VIDEO PLAYER

First we want to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all of your support and patience in 2018.

Thanks to our beta testers, the latest releases of SKYBOX are stable and with good performance.

Right now, we are developing the v0.2.2 and plan to release it officially in late January. Since our user base is growing, we are looking for more beta testers with Oculus Go / Gear VR.

In v0.2.2, we will introduce the Global Setting and make it more comfortable for you to watch videos while lying down.

Here are the features we want to test in v0.2.2:

  1. [Feature] Global Setting

    - Language (de/en/es/fr/ja-JP/ko-KR/ru/zh-CN/zh-TW)

    - Clear history cache

    - Adjust fast forward/backward interval

    - Allow 3-rd party application to set SKYBOX as default player (only available on Gear VR)

    - AirScreen Auto Connect

    - Display time & battery info on the play panel

    - Change to 60Hz refresh rate when playback videos (only available on Oculus Go)

  2. [Feature] Support swipe up/down on controller to adjust distance in 180/360 videos

  3. [Feature] Scrollbar

  4. [Feature] Refresh button on local directory and AirScreen

  5. [Feature] Click to switch between full length info and remaining length info (on the right of the play panel)

  6. [Feature] Add filename recognition for Youtube 360 #EAC360 and Youtube 180 #F180#VR180

  7. [Feature] Add video frame rate info when fast click "CHANNELS" for five times

  8. [Optimization] Screen follow slowly when using "Lock Screen"

  9. [Optimization] "Click here to reset view" to pan the screen left/right

If you signed up for the previous round, you do not have to sign up again. Simply update your SKYBOX from the Oculus Store after the Beta Release.

If you are interested in becoming a beta tester, please send your Oculus registered email to us at [email protected] with a title BETA TEST & Oculus Go / Gear VR.

If you no longer wish to be a beta tester, email us at [email protected] and we will remove you from the beta tester list right away.

To be a beta tester can be rough sometimes because the new features or upgrade could influence you negatively depending on your own usage patterns. So please don't get too mad and just talk to me :) I'm sure we will solve it for you very quickly.

For Language Volunteers, we desperately need a hand for checking our Google-translated wording in French/Japanese/Korean/German/Russian/Spanish/Traditional Chinese.

If you are interested, please send us an email with a title Language Help at [email protected] indicating your language specialty and we will send more infos to you.

We thank you for your support and MOST IMPORTANTLY, we hope you have fun and enjoy SKYBOX :p


Cheers,

SKYBOX STUDIO

Comments

  • FailrunnerFailrunner Posts: 160
    Art3mis
    Sent you an email. Can't wait!
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,554 Volunteer Moderator
    Signed up, sent you an email.
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,554 Volunteer Moderator
    I'm going to sticky this for a few days in the GO section.
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  • riccardogioratoriccardogiorato Posts: 7 Oculus Start Member
    Sent you the email to became a beta tester! ;) B)
  • thephuture316thephuture316 Posts: 8
    NerveGear
    option for floating screen please . #watchinbed
  • CAOSCORPCAOSCORP Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Sent you an email. 
  • przecinekprzecinek Posts: 587
    Nexus 6
    I'm one of those people who are sensitive to 60hz flicker. 
  • foxmulder85foxmulder85 Posts: 12
    NerveGear
    Hello !! Why Skybox do not  recognize MKV Files ??? must rename to MP4 my 3D films to play it !!!!!
  • CzinczarCzinczar Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    I am willing to be a beta tester if at the end I receive a free copy of the software, can you guarantee thar ?
  • Lupin-IIILupin-III Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Hello good video Player? let's see
  • solidshadowsolidshadow Posts: 24 Oculus Start Member
    So far the release still says 0.1.9:
    https://www.oculus.com/experiences/app/1256687334386627/

    "Beta release" is referring to subscribed beta testers only? Beeing released in subscribers mailboxes as an apk ? I Havent found a single download link yet.
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,554 Volunteer Moderator
    So far the release still says 0.1.9:
    https://www.oculus.com/experiences/app/1256687334386627/

    "Beta release" is referring to subscribed beta testers only? Beeing released in subscribers mailboxes as an apk ? I Havent found a single download link yet.
    I believe once accepted to the beta it should appear in the App Store app at the very bottom, under My Preview Apps
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  • Skybox.xyzSkybox.xyz Posts: 15
    NerveGear
    "Beta release" is referring to subscribed beta testers only? Beeing released in subscribers mailboxes as an apk ? I Havent found a single download link yet.
    Hi there, 
    1. Beta release is avaliable only to those who signed up as beta testers.
    2. Once signed up, when we release a beta version, the subscribers's Oculus store will update SKYBOX to the newest release automatically.

    After the beta test, if everything goes smoothly, we will then have the official release version available to all users.

    SKYBOX STUDIO
  • xmnkxmnk Posts: 6
    NerveGear
    edited November 2018
    I have tried your player only for a few minutes or so (for now), but i have found the playback has slight stutter/judder to it when playing 60fps videos (like all the other players really, except Oculus Gallery). Could it be that this is the thing of a 72hz mode? Oculus Gallery still plays 60fps videos @ 60hz, could this perfect lineup be the reason for a super smooth stutter-free playback, when compared to the other players? Or is there something else to it that could be fixable?
  • Skybox.xyzSkybox.xyz Posts: 15
    NerveGear
    xmnk said:
    I have tried your player only for a few minutes or so (for now), but i have found the playback has slight stutter/judder to it when playing 60fps videos (like all the other players really, except Oculus Gallery). Could it be that this is the thing of a 72hz mode? Oculus Gallery still plays 60fps videos @ 60hz, could this perfect lineup be the reason for a super smooth stutter-free playback, when compared to the other players? Or is there something else to it that could be fixable?
    Hi there,

    The 72hz mode could not be the reason for the stuttering 60fps video playback.

    We played many 60fps videos now but we haven't spotted such issue. Would you please share us one 60fps video which you found stuttered at [email protected] so we can test and improve this? 

    Thank you very much for your help.


  • xmnkxmnk Posts: 6
    NerveGear
    edited November 2018
    It's the same for all 60fps videos. It's a subtle stutter (like, it feels more like a 50fps video), but definitely noticeable when compared to Oculus native player playback. At least on my Go.
  • cantennacantenna Posts: 9
    NerveGear
    edited December 2018

    Hi friends,


    We are SKYBOX STUDIO. Some of you might be familiar with our product: SKYBOX VR VIDEO PLAYER


    Sybox Jupiter environment make my go very HOT to the touch!!! I really like the space, but I am wary of using it out of fear of causing damage to my Go. Would be great if space could be optimized so that the Go doesn't run that hot 
  • Skybox.xyzSkybox.xyz Posts: 15
    NerveGear
    Sybox Jupiter environment make my go very HOT to the touch!!! I really like the space, but I am wary of using it out of fear of causing damage to my Go. Would be great if space could be optimized so that the Go doesn't run that hot 
    Hi there, 
    Thank you for your feedback. 
    Please drop us an email at [email protected] We need more details to look into this issue.
    Cheers.
  • cory.todd.5cory.todd.5 Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Joining beta. Can your player playback frame-packed 3d mkv files?  
  • Skybox.xyzSkybox.xyz Posts: 15
    NerveGear
    Joining beta. Can your player playback frame-packed 3d mkv files?  
    No sorry. SKYBOX only support Side-By-Side or Top-Bottom 3D movies.
  • kenjaminkenjamin Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Hey, I emailed you to join the beta several weeks ago but have not seen the updated download link. Still says 0.2.0 on my oculus store.  Would be excited to test your new version! Thanks.
  • Skybox.xyzSkybox.xyz Posts: 15
    NerveGear
    kenjamin said:
    Hey, I emailed you to join the beta several weeks ago but have not seen the updated download link. Still says 0.2.0 on my oculus store.  Would be excited to test your new version! Thanks.
    Hi there,
    Sorry for the late reply.
    Did you get the email invitation please? 
    If not, please send us another email and I'll make sure to add you in the beta tester list.
    Thank you for your interest!
  • Full_BleedFull_Bleed Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    Will the new version support OTG USB storage devices?  I know the GO sees the devices (it dings on insert/removal and can even format them)... but I haven't been able to get any GO apps (including Skybox) to actually see/read an OTG usb device.  I've been in contact with Oculus support about it, but so far I have not yet bee able to determine if the issue is with apps not accessing the devices properly or with the GO's OTG USB support.
  • PetruskaSkachovaPetruskaSkachova Posts: 6
    NerveGear
    Hi, I´m interested in translating the Skybox´s ui into Czech and Italian language. I just sent you an e-mail. Check-it :-)
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