Hi guys, since getting my Quest 2 I have been so impressed with the quality of the screen and resolution that watching movies is now a great thing to do in VR.
I think it's a good idea for the VR community to have a dedicated thread for this purpose.
So far I have tried these methods to watch Movies/Series/Games/360 Videos/MKV files:
Power DVD (Not working on Quest 2)
Media Player classic
So I'll break down each section I have tried, the pro's and cons and I'll ask questions below for community help/feedback.
Bigscreen Cinema: Fantastic app, great for watching films in a virtual cinema! - Free
Virtual Desktop: Works great to stream movies and games over 5G Wifi. - You have to install another piece of software called on your PC called - Virtual Desktop Streamer. Netflix: Works perfectly, just login and watch, great little app. Disney+ No dedicated app so I had to login to my account through Oculus Browser - Works almost perfectly accept for one little issue - When I set the video I'm playing to full screen it has a small flicker every 2 seconds in the bottom left corner, no idea why, the only way I could find to get around this was to have the player not in full screen which still works fine and the video box is only a bit smaller but now you can see the browser bar at the top which some might find annoying. So, you can watch Disney+ in Oculus built-in browser but this is an issue some might find too annoying. Try it for yourself and report back what you think and if you find a solution let me know.
YouTube VR: The quality is amazing, works perfectly, 360 videos, 4k, 8k, 12k etc, fantastic quality, no issues.
Power DVD - (Currently not working on Quest 2): For some reason, despite the latest version of PowerDVD having a built in VR mode it would not detect my Quest 2 and when I tried the standard player I could hear my Blu-ray movie so the sound was fine but there was no picture. I really want to get this working because PowerDVD allows you to watch 3D Blu-rays so I would love to be able to watch my 3D Blu-rays in VR because I have a large collection at home. - The method I used was Virtual Desktop over 5G wifi which works fantastic but for some reason I just can't seem to get a picture through the latest version of PowerDVD, I just get a black screen - I downloaded the free 30 day trial from their website.
VLC Player: Works great, everything is as expected for playing movies from your PC - Doesn't work for Blu-rays.
Media Player classic: Works great, everything is as expected for playing movies from your PC. - Doesn't work for Blu-rays. So as you can see, so far everything is looking great with the main problem being there doesn't seem to be a solution yet for watching Blu-rays from disc or 3D blu-rays from disc so far.
Please let us know if you have a method of getting 3D movies to work on Quest 2. Also please let me know if you can get PowerDVD working for 2D and 3D Blu-ray movies.
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I have the exact same issue when watching movies on Disney+. I thought it would be fun to watch the Star Wars movies and The Mandalorian on the virtual "big screen" but that flickering (in the left lens) drives me nuts. I'm sorry you're having that issue also, but kind of relieved that I'm not the only one. I was nervous that is was a hardware issue. I think if Disney+ would release a dedicated app it might solve the problem. I'll watch this post for updates.