When Samsung's Note 8 smartphone launches on Sept. 15 it will be accompanied by a new version of the company's Gear VR headset, made in partnership with Oculus. This latest iteration doesn't boast any new features, but Samsung did say that it was the only version of the device the Note 8 would support. The following article will show you how to watch 3D movies on Gear VR with Galaxy Note 8.
Play 3D YouTube video on Gear VR
There are tons of 3D and 360-degree 3D movies on YouTube, and you can access all of them from your Gear VR! All you need is the Samsung Internet app from the Oculus Store, and a good set of headphones. All you really need to know is what kind of 3D video you're looking at. The Samsung Internet app distiguishes these videos in five different ways.
Here's how you play a 3D video in YouTube on the Gear VR:
1. Select YouTube from the Suggested Links list
2. Search for 3D Videos
3. Tap results to select a video
4. Tap the video icon beneath the YouTube playbar
5. Select 360
6. Tap the video icon again
7. Select the correct 3D from the list
Play local 3D video on Gear VR with Galaxy Note 8
Apart from 3D YouTube video, you can also create Galaxy Note 8 compatible 3D SBS MP4/MKV from 3D Blu-ray movies or common 2D/3D DVD or digital video. Here, you can get the job easily done with our best 3D Video Converter - Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, the program not only assists you to create Gear VR compatible 3D formats from commercial 3D/2D Blu-ray and DVD disc, but also from digital video in virtually any file formats.
Adjust output 3D profile settings
To get your desired 3D video quality and effect, you can adjust the output 3D video depth value to change the 3D depth perception. As for whether selecting the full SBS 3D or half SBS 3D, if you have a VR player with more graphic power and you wish to have a better 3D video quality, just select the full 3D SBS format, if not, a half SBS would satisfy your needs. Apart from that, you can also check the "Switch Left Right" option to change the image display order for 3D SBS movie.
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Step by Step to Create 3D Movies for Gear VR Watching with Galaxy Note 8
Step 1: Input 3D/2D Blu-ray, DVD or digital video.
Start the application on your computer. For loading digital video, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" (batch load multiple files) option. For loading 3D/2D Blu-ray or DVD disc, Insert your Blu-ray or DVD disc into your computer's optical drive , hit "File" > "Load from disc" option.
Step 2: Output Gear VR supported 3D movie format.
Move to "Format" menu, find Samsung Gear VR compatible "MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mp4)" or "MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mkv)" as output format.
Step 3: Adjust 3D profile settings.
Click settings to open "3D Profile Settings" window, here you can adjust output 3D video depth, select the specific 3D resolution: Side by Side (Half - Width) or Side by Side (Full) or change the image display order for 3D SBS movie.
Step 4: Start the final conversion process.
Go back to the program main interface, hit on the "Convert" button and start to create Gear VR compatible 3D SBS MP4/MKV video from 3D/2D Blu-ray disc, DVD disc or digital video. When the conversion is done, you can locate the generated 3D SBS MP4 video in output folder to view on Gear VR with Galaxy Note 8.
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