1) Buy/Download a 2D or 3D movie that is in these formats:
Currently, Gear VR supporst the following video file types: *.mp4, *.m4v, *.3gp, *.3g2, *.ts, *.webm, *.mkv, *.wmv, *.asf, *.avi, *.flv
2) Make sure your movies are in 720p.
It is said the best format for movies is 720p.
If you find your movie to be not in the right format, you can download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate program to convert your movie file.
3) Organize your folders.
Here it’s where it may get a bit confusing for some. When you install the Oculus Cinema App on your phone, an additional folder will pop up on your Samsung Galaxy note 7 phone. That is where you put 2D movies in.
To watch Gear VR 3D movies however, make sure to create a ” 3D ” folder (without quotes now and further on) INSIDE the 2D folder.
Oculus Cinema usually reads 3D movies in SBS (side-by-side) format. If your movie is in that format, do not change anything and just drop the 3D movie into 3D folder.
But, if your movie happens to be in OU (Over/Under) or TB (Top/Bottom) format, you have two choices:
A). You are required to add this specific .txt file with EACH movie you drop there.
Text file looks like this: “format”: “3DTB”
Just copy the content alongside with brankets inside the text file, and save the file by naming it exactly as is shown on the movie title (or on the .mkv file)
Then download the IMDB picture (Not Required).
After downloading your movie picture from IMDB, resize it to 1440 x 2560, and save it as .png.
After that, drag the picture into your 3D movie folder. That will make it look good in Oculus Video Theater, as well as easing the movie finding process.
B). You need to convert these movie content to 3D MP4/MKV or other Gear VR supported file types. You can use Pavtube Video Converter (recommended). After conversion, you just need to copy the converted 3D MP4/MKV or other Gear VR supported file to the created ” 3D” folder INSIDE the 2D folder.
That will make it look good in Oculus Video Theater, as well as easing the movie finding process.
That is it, enjoy!
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html
How to Create 3D SBS Video for Gear VR Via Galaxy Note 7
Step 1: Import video.
Insert your 3D/2D Blu-ray/DVD movie to disc drive, and click “Load from disc” button to load Blu-ray or DVD from ROM. For video file, click the “Add video” button, browse to computer hard drive and import video into this app.
Step 2: Select format and set profile.
Tap on “Format” bar and find “3D Video”, there are a lot of format options for you. “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)” is recommended for Samsung Gear VR.
Tip: If necessary, you are allowed to adjust video and audio presets in Settings. Parameters like video codec, video bitrate, video frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, and more can be adjusted to achieve a better video/audio playback on Samsung Gear VR. An important issue that you must consider that in Samsung Gear VR, resolution for each eye is not FullHD but half the QHD screen. That is means a spilt VR resolution of 1280 x 1440 for each eye on Samsung Gear VR. It has a 60Hz refresh rate and a 96 degree field of view.
We recommend using 1280×720 HD resolution to encode your videos. Higher resolutions will not provide any better quality, meaning you’ll waste space and processing power.
We also recommend using a higher bit rate than a typical web stream at that resolution, as the pixels in your video will be magnified on the phone’s screen. The optimal bit rate is content dependent, and many videos can get by with less, but 5 Mb/s should give good quality.
While H.264 is the recommended video coding, H.265 videos can also be played.
3D movies should be encoded “full side-by-side” with a 1:1 pixel aspect ratio. Content mastered at 1280×720 compressed side -by- side 3D should be resampled to 1280×720 resolution full side -by -side resolution.
Step 3: Convert BD/DVD/Video to SBS 3D MP4.
Click “Convert” button, video to SBS 3D MP4 conversion begins. When the process finishes, open the output folder to locate it.