Learn Format Supported by Gear VR Software before Buying

Diana Joan

Mar 24, 2015 09:07 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Since Samsung Gear VR released last year Dec., it totally makes people easy to experience immersive 3D movies on Gear VR with Galaxy Note 4 without going to the cinema. But it’s better to know what media formats work on the Gear VR software before ordering one. Following is a short introduce about the media formats that Gear VR software supports.

Formats Gear VR software supports

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What video format is supported by Gear VR software?

Question: I just ordered one Gear VR without thinking what video formats work on the Gear VR software. Most of my movies are in MKV and some are MP4. I have no 3D movies, but reports so far are very positive with 2D. Just assumed more than MP4 would work. MKV in particular. Wonder the answer ahead of arriving, thanks!

Answer: The Gear VR by default supports most common file formats including 2D MP4/ AVI/FLV and 3D SBS MP4/MKV.

What audio format is supported by Gear VR software?

Question: I have tried a number of movies with the VR but with one exception, no sound whatsoever is produced. All these are files which play happily on MX or VLC Player. Seems like the sound file support Samsung provides in the Cinema app on the VR is pretty limited. Anybody else have this issue, and is there a way around it? If not, is there a way of determining which kind of files are or are not supported?

Answer: Only audio which Android standardly supports work and that is AAC and MP3. AC3 and DTS were removed because of high licensing costs.

You can either wait till a developer brings a VR player which supports also custom codecs or you can convert your video files to ACC audio or root your phone and add codecs for AC3/DTS.

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Further reading:

  • Set Gear VR to Watch Movies With
  • 5 Best 3D Movie to Watch on Gear VR
  • View 3D Movies on VR Headsets
  • Best 3D Movie Converter for VR Headsets
  • YouTube Offer 360-Degree Video for Gear VR
  • 10 3D VR Glasses/Headsets in 2015