How to manually preload your content
The VR Sync Cloud solutions allows everyone to upload their content to the cloud for easy distribution to all their devices. There are cases however, where preloading over the internet isn't the best solution. With VR Sync you can also choose to preload all your content via the device's storage. Here's how.
Why manual preloading
Manual preloading can be used for the following reasons:
- The internet at the preloader's location is not sufficient for transfering large files
- Each device should contain a different variation video for the same playback command
- You want to iterate and test the content before distribution
What you will need
- A device with USB capabilities (such as Android phone, Gear VR, Oculus Go)
- A USB cable
- A computer
Lenovo Mirage Solo is not compatible
For this process, you will need to copy the content to the device manually via a computer. Make sure you do the naming right, and you will be ready in no-time.
1 Prepare the content
On your computer, create a folder called 'VRSync' and open it. In this folder you will place the following content:
- Videos: Supported MP4 files named 1_videoname.mp4, 2_anothervideo.mp4 etc. The numbers and the underscore in the video's name indicate to VR Sync which video command to play. For stereo packing, include _tb (top-bottom) or _lr (left-right) to the end of the video. Example: 4_performance_tb.mp4. For equiangular videos, include _eac or _eacstereo to the end of the video. For 2D videos, include _2d to the end of the video.
- Spatial audio: 1_videoname.tbe, 2_anothervideo.tbe etc. Make sure the spatial audio file has the exact same name as the video it belongs to.
- Images: JPG or PNG files named 4_panorama.jpg, 5_nature.jpg etc.The numbers and the underscore in the image's name indicate to VR Sync which image to play. Make sure these numbers do not overlap with the videos
- Background: background.png. This is the background image for the waiting room
- Logo: logo.png. This is the logo image for the waiting room
2 Push the content
The folder that has just been created can be copied to the devices. To do this, connect the device to the computer via USB and open the device contents on the computer file explorer. Paste the VRSync folder to the root of the device storage. If you have an existing VRSync folder on the device, you can override or merge the folder.
3 Play the content
After preloading all the devices, you can open the VR Sync applications and webremote as usual. The preloaded content will now show up as 'Local video 1', 'Local video 2' etc. in the Webremote.
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