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Finding 3D videos

JSpideyJSpidey Posts: 10
NerveGear
Hi guys, I need a little help finding 360 degree 3D videos to watch on the Rift, videos that are similar to ones you'd find on Youtube.. I would like to be able to search for any videos of my liking.. with the same variety as Youtube.. any help would be appreciated thanks

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  • ChoronzonChoronzon Posts: 341
    Nexus 6
    edited July 2017
    Hi guy, get them from YouTube.
  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,712 Valuable Player
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  • JSpideyJSpidey Posts: 10
    NerveGear
    I try to download videos from Youtube but 90% of those videos are standard 2D, even the ones that are 360 degrees has a hard time playing in 3D, I can never adjust the screen settings to work right.
  • JSpideyJSpidey Posts: 10
    NerveGear
    Does anyone have any suggestions?
  • JSpideyJSpidey Posts: 10
    NerveGear
    Can anyone please help me out?
  • AndyW1384AndyW1384 Posts: 307
    Trinity
    How are you downloading and playing 360 degree videos from YouTube? When I tried using Virtual Desktop I had no problem. Just copied the URL to clipboard, went into VR where Virtual Desktop was running, switched to its Video tab, set it up for spherical, then selected the 'Paste URL' option (I think I remembered that right).

    Maybe the video downloader or video player you're using doesn't understand the 360 format?
  • JSpideyJSpidey Posts: 10
    NerveGear
    That's what I'm thinking.. either it doesn't understand the 360 format or it doesn't understand the 3D format.. but I have found a couple videos that worked 100% flawlessly with both 360 3D.. the video player is called DEO VR
  • AndyW1384AndyW1384 Posts: 307
    Trinity
    edited July 2017
    Well that should cope with 360 videos just fine so long as the videos are saved with the right filenames (rather clunky in my opinion). You are using the right markers in the filenames, yes? I think YouTube 360 videos are side-by-side, so your downloaded video filename would need to be something like awesomevideo_SBS_360.mp4

    What were you using to download the videos? Does Deo VR do that? Never used it so I don't know how to fix your problem, but if you can say how you were downloading the videos maybe someone else will be able to spot the problem. Even better if you can give a step-by-step account of what you're doing and the setting you're using at each stage.

    [edit]
    By the way, I've had no luck with YouTube '3D' videos either. I gather they're all anaglyph now (or lots of them are) and are best viewed on a regular monitor with anaglyph glasses.
  • JSpideyJSpidey Posts: 10
    NerveGear
    Exactly.. it seems like I'm looking at one of the lenses at a different angle or different magnification from the other one, I will post step by step instructions to how I did it and hopefully someone will shine some light on what's happening
  • AndyW1384AndyW1384 Posts: 307
    Trinity
    Exactly.. it seems like I'm looking at one of the lenses at a different angle or different magnification from the other one, I will post step by step instructions to how I did it and hopefully someone will shine some light on what's happening
    Also, if you can, give links to a video that doesn't work and one that does - the problem may lie there :).
  • whoa182whoa182 Posts: 381
    Trinity
    You can buy whirligig on home and there's another player which I forgot the name of, an then you just paste the link in there. I haven't done it for a while so I can't give instructions right now. There's some apps within home that have a selection of 3D videos.  Just let you know... some are flat 360 videos, and some are 3D 180 / 360 videos.

    Anything that you're after specifically? 
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  • JSpideyJSpidey Posts: 10
    NerveGear
    Relaxation videos like beaches, also action types, dinosaurs, violence etc
  • JSpideyJSpidey Posts: 10
    NerveGear
    Andy, here;s a link from Youtube that DOES work
    Here's a link that doesn't work


  • AndyW1384AndyW1384 Posts: 307
    Trinity
    Andy, here;s a link from Youtube that DOES work
    Here's a link that doesn't work


    Ok, the video that does work is a 360 degree stereoscopic video in over-under format. So I assume you have set the downloaded filename to something like Video_OverUnder_360.mp4. The one that doesn't work is a 360 degree *non* stereoscopic video, so would need a filename like Video_360.mp4.

    I don't know if DeoVR lets you control playback in an onscreen menu, like Virtual Desktop does, but if the video on YouTube doesn't describe what sort of settings are needed then you just have to remember the different possibilities (over-under, side-by-side or non-stereoscopic, plus 360, 180 or flat) and try different settings until one works.

    It is VERY annoying that none of the videos on YouTube actually give the right settings in the text.
  • JSpideyJSpidey Posts: 10
    NerveGear
    AndyW1384 said:
    Andy, here;s a link from Youtube that DOES work
    Here's a link that doesn't work


    Ok, the video that does work is a 360 degree stereoscopic video in over-under format. So I assume you have set the downloaded filename to something like Video_OverUnder_360.mp4. The one that doesn't work is a 360 degree *non* stereoscopic video, so would need a filename like Video_360.mp4.

    I don't know if DeoVR lets you control playback in an onscreen menu, like Virtual Desktop does, but if the video on YouTube doesn't describe what sort of settings are needed then you just have to remember the different possibilities (over-under, side-by-side or non-stereoscopic, plus 360, 180 or flat) and try different settings until one works.

    It is VERY annoying that none of the videos on YouTube actually give the right settings in the text.
    Well when I start a video in DeoVR I make sure to try every setting until it works properly, some videos like the dinosaur one I showed you didn't work in all settings, over-under, side by side, 360, 180, every setting showed the picture as one lense is not lined up or is too magnified with the other causing the video to not look right.. the only other thing I could do is change the name of the video like you said.
  • AndyW1384AndyW1384 Posts: 307
    Trinity
    edited July 2017
    ItaLiaNKiinG said:

    [snip]

     Well when I start a video in DeoVR I make sure to try every setting until it works properly, some videos like the dinosaur one I showed you didn't work in all settings, over-under, side by side, 360, 180, every setting showed the picture as one lense is not lined up or is too magnified with the other causing the video to not look right.. the only other thing I could do is change the name of the video like you said.
    Ah, didn't know DeoVR had in-player settings (their website didn't seem to mention that). I assume you did try with both over-under and side-by-side turned off?

    The reason I ask is that when played using Virtual Desktop, using the 'Standard' video mode (that is flat, neither over-under nor side-by-side) and 360 projection, it worked just fine. I mean, it was a bit dull having no proper depth, just flat projected onto a sphere around the viewer, but that's the way that video was uploaded to YouTube.
  • JSpideyJSpidey Posts: 10
    NerveGear
    ah, I think you're right.. it's 360 ddegrees but not 3D, just checked both those videos and one only states 360 while the other one states both 360 3D.. I'll look into more 3D videos and see if it works as well as the shark one
  • AndyW1384AndyW1384 Posts: 307
    Trinity
    Good luck :)
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