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moggyman55moggyman55 Posts: 3


I'm a newbie to the VR world and have only used my new Oculus Go a couple of times. I have some questions and I apologise in advance if they are dumb and you roll your aim is to use the Go to watch movies and videos that I have stored on my Windows 7 PC. The media is also duplicated to a WD NAS drive. Everything is on the same home wi-fi network and the signal is strong.

I read some good things about Skybox player so I've installed that as a first step. I'm having a few issues with it and have posted those questions to them. In short, some of my media plays OK but with no sound, I'm not sure what type/resolution of movies to download for the sharpest viewing experience as some of the test clips I've used have been fuzzy - that sort of thing.

So, Q1 - bearing in mind that I want to watch media sitting on my PC, not clutter the headset with files - what do people out there recommend as the best player for this type of configuration?

Q2: A bit more general - can anyone recommend any apps that have a real 'wow' factor about them? I'm not really into the gaming side of things yet but I'm open to suggestions.

Finally, for now, Q3 - just watching a movie, what kind of battery life are people getting from their Go headsets? Trying to watch a 2-hour+ movie on a unit with a battery life less than that seems a bit daft. Any tips on prolonging battery life to make it movie-length-friendly?

Thanks in advance


  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 742
    Q1; you don't need to clutter your Go's internal storage if you manage things correctly.  Just download the apps you need and uninstall ones you do not need.
    Q2; all Go games/apps are WOW for me, lol!  Up to you to find which ones you like best imho. Maybe start off with the free ones to begin with.  I bought my Go with the +$50 64gb option and I don't think I really needed to do this but it is still handy to know I have lots of storage available, lol!
    Q3: using an external 10000-20000mahr external battery connected to the Go's usb port works well for me.  This is the one that works well for me;

    Alienware 17r4 Laptop with i7-7700hq 2.8/3.6, 32 gb ram, gtx1060 w/6gb ram, 256gb ssd, 1tb hdd, Oculus Rift w/2x sensors.  Now using an Alienware Graphics Amplifier (AGA) with Zotac gtx1080ti Blower and Asus vg248qe 144hz external monitor.  All works great!
  • moggyman55moggyman55 Posts: 3
    Cheers for the advice. I'll check out the battery options. Any tips on the best media player to use for PC-based files?
  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 859
    How gentle do you want me to be? We could start with a back massage and then....wait, what???!!!?!?!?!??!  :p
  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 859
    On a more serious note...Install Netflix and YouTube VR apps, they're both brilliant on Oculus GO, you can watch movies, TV series and documentaries with Netflix and then you never have to mess about with files etc :)
  • moggyman55moggyman55 Posts: 3
    I've got YouTube VR ready to be explored but I don't have a Netflix subscription. I've got Amazon Prime but I use that once in a blue moon. Is there a Prime app or similar? Oooh, a back massage. I wonder if Jennifer Lawrence or Olga Kurylenko are available.....a boy can dream.
  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,445
    Project 2501

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