Viewing Your 360 and 3D content in Oculus Video

Labeling your 360 videos

360 videos in Oculus are implemented using spherical mapping to render panoramic videos.

For your 360 video to be compatible with Gear VR, add "_360" to the end of your file name (e.g. Test_360.mp4).

Labeling your 3D panoramic videos

For 3D panoramic videos, top-bottom, bottom-top, left-right and right-left stereoscopic video support are implemented using the following naming convention (i.e. add the text to the end of the file name).

Various ways to label your 3D panoramic video:
  • _TB.mp4” or "_360_TB.mp4" - Top / bottom 3D
  • _BT.mp4” or "_360_BT.mp4" - Bottom / top 3D
  • _LR.mp4” or "_360_LR.mp4" - Left / right side by side 3D
  • _RL.mp4” or "_360_RL.mp4" - Right / left side by side 3D
Note: file extensions, such as ".mp4" must be uncapitalized.

Panoramic videos supported include those taken by the RICOH THETA or any custom videos with spherical mapping. For custom videos, the recommended resolutions and frame rates are:
  • 3840*1920 video @ 30 FPS
  • 2048x2048 video @ 60 FPS
For bit rates, we recommend at least 20 Mb/s.

Transferring your 360 videos

Once your video is in the proper format, you can transfer your 360 videos into Oculus Video. From your computer, copy the videos to your:
  • Phone's internal storage (Phone): /Movies
  • Phone's removable SD card (for Galaxy S7, and S7 edge)
On a Windows computer: your phone's storage can be accessed from Windows Explorer by simply plugging in the USB data/charging cable - no software is required.

On a Mac: files can be transferred to your phone using Android File Transfer, which is a free utility provided by Google. Click here for more details.

The next time you launch Oculus Videos, your videos will automatically appear in the My Videos section.