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A confession to make about SKYBOX VR Player on Quest

Skybox.xyzSkybox.xyz Posts: 22
Brain Burst

Hi friends,


Hope you are all enjoying the newly-arrived amazing Quest right now.

We are SKYBOX STUDIO, developer for the SKYBOX VR Video Player.

After weeks of developing/debugging, we are excited to bring SKYBOX online on Quest store since Day 1.


The first SKYBOX Quest v0.2.3 is online with the following improvements:

[Feature] Spatial audio support!!! (we would love to hear feedback regarding this)

[Optimization] Hold “Oculus” button on the controller to reset view

[Optimizaiton] Use grip button to drag screen

[Fixed Bug] Fixed crash caused by reconnecting AirScreen and improved stability

[Fixed Bug] Corrected the sorting order for filenames starting with number

[Fixed Bug] Next 180° VR video appears in the front instead of 90 degree on the left


There is ONE REGRET though...

We have to temporarily disable the SMBv1 streaming in v0.2.3 because of instability of the software during the final testing phase.

You would find that you could navigate to the SMBv1 shared folders but there are no videos inside.


According to Oculus, there will be a two-week cooling period which means we will not be able to release a new build until June 4th.

We promise to enable this feature as soon as we are allowed to.


We understand that there might be reviews about this lack of feature so we really appreciate if you could spread the word for us when you see one.


Lastly about what's next for SKYBOX >>>

We are working on a solution to support ~8k playback on Go/Quest/Gear VR (S8 and later models)/Rift S and we believe it would eventually provide a WAY BETTER viewing experience for you.

This feature is expected to release in beta channel in late June / early July.

Sign up for the beta tester (email at support@skybox.xyz) if you are interested :)


Thank you very much for your long time support and enjoy SKYBOX!


Cheers,

SKYBOX STUDIO

Comments

  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,738 Volunteer Moderator
    I love your player and use it all the time. Keep up the great work folks.
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  • HagensenHagensen Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    An invite friends option? That's all it's missing and keeping me from using it. I love the advanced settings and watching 3d movies with skybox but... Multiplayer support would put it over the top.
  • MallratsMallrats Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Great news!, your app is fucking awesome

    Thank you
  • GM_DAVEGM_DAVE Posts: 6
    NerveGear
    I really like SKYBOX for Quest. I hope some day you can add features like Pause this would be very  important. Also if you could allow a XBOX Bluetooth controller. I've seen some improvement coming from and still use the RIFT.
  • john2910john2910 Posts: 19
    NerveGear
    edited June 4
    i cant seem to play 3d bluray iso files,has this has to do with it what you said here?
  • h.r.gargih.r.gargi Posts: 56
    Hiro Protagonist
    For me, some stuttering is notable. Is that the 72Hz problem? 
  • Skybox.xyzSkybox.xyz Posts: 22
    Brain Burst
    john2910 said:
    i cant seem to play 3d bluray iso files,has this has to do with it what you said here?
    Hi there,
    Sorry for the late reply.
    Currently SKYBOX does not support iso files.
    Cheers.
  • Skybox.xyzSkybox.xyz Posts: 22
    Brain Burst
    h.r.gargi said:
    For me, some stuttering is notable. Is that the 72Hz problem? 
    Hi there,
    Sorry for the late reply.
    What is the frame rate of the videos which you observe stuttering please? 
    Please write us at support@skybox.xyz so we could provide further support.
    Cheers.
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,718 Valuable Player
    edited June 11

    I like Skybox a lot and it was one of the first apps I installed... really good program.

    I also notice a small stuttering on my bluray H.264 encoded mkv files. It's slight and the videos are still very watchable but it's there. The movies appear to be smooth in Oculus' Gallery app but I prefer your cinema environment. I've tried with the files streamed from my NAS and stored locally on the Quest and both are the same.

    My encoded files are all generally similar to the below:

    General
    Format   : Matroska
    Format version  : Version 2
    File size  : 9.09 GiB
    Duration  : 2 h 9 min
    Overall bit rate mode : Variable
    Overall bit rate : 10.1 Mb/s
    Writing application : DVDFab 11.0.2.8
    Writing library  : libebml v1.3.4 + libmatroska v1.4.5

    Video
    ID   : 1
    Format   : AVC
    Format/Info  : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile  : High@L4
    Format settings  : CABAC / 1 Ref Frames
    Format settings, CABAC : Yes
    Format settings, RefFrames : 1 frame
    Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=24
    Codec ID  : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
    Duration  : 2 h 9 min
    Bit rate mode  : Variable
    Bit rate  : 9 447 kb/s
    Maximum bit rate : 11.7 Mb/s
    Width   : 1 920 pixels
    Height   : 804 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 2.40:1
    Frame rate mode  : Constant
    Frame rate  : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
    Color space  : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth  : 8 bits
    Scan type  : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.255
    Stream size  : 8.51 GiB (94%)
    Default   : Yes
    Forced   : No
    Color range  : Limited
    Color primaries  : BT.709
    Transfer characteristics : BT.709
    Matrix coefficients : BT.709

    Audio
    ID   : 2
    Format   : AC-3
    Format/Info  : Audio Coding 3
    Codec ID  : A_AC3
    Duration  : 2 h 9 min
    Bit rate mode  : Constant
    Bit rate  : 640 kb/s
    Channel(s)  : 6 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
    Sampling rate  : 48.0 kHz
    Frame rate  : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF)
    Bit depth  : 16 bits
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size  : 591 MiB (6%)
    Language  : English
    Service kind  : Complete Main
    Default   : Yes
    Forced   : No

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  • AwsedrftgAwsedrftg Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    There is ONE REGRET though...

    We have to temporarily disable the SMBv1 streaming in v0.2.3 because of instability of the software during the final testing phase.

    You would find that you could navigate to the SMBv1 shared folders but there are no videos inside.


    According to Oculus, there will be a two-week cooling period which means we will not be able to release a new build until June 4th.

    We promise to enable this feature as soon as we are allowed to.


    This issue still persists. Can we expect an update anytime soon?
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