playing movies videos on quest 2

mickey

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hi guys, i am trying to find a way to play vr videos/movies that are in a folder on my pc rather than having the take up most of the room on the quest(128gb).
as hard as i have tried i cant seem to do it, i thought sharing the folder on the same network would allow me to stream using airlink to the headset but cannot find an option to change where the videos are from in the headset, only vids it is showing are the recorded ones while playing games. any advice will be very welcome. Mike
 

JustinTheNick

Active Member
A guess there are two ways.

If your PC is VR capable you can just Link or Air-Link your Quest to it and us it as a Rift. Then use whatever movie player app in the Rift library to play the movie directly from the folders you have them in.

Second way would be to use the Quest in stand-alone mode as a Quest (don't Link to PC for this), and set up your PC as a DLNA media server, you wouldn't need a VR capable PC this way (there are decent instructions on how to do this on How-To Geek website and elsewhere). Then use a movie player app in your Quest library to play the movie. I don't have a list of DNLA capable movie player apps for the Quest but Skybox definitely does this.
 

JustinTheNick

Active Member
Doesn't the Bigscreen app allow you to do this?
Yeah I think you can use Bigscreen in both the ways I described since they added DLNA support to the Quest version some time ago.

Virtual desktop would do the same thing and allow you to use a media player installed on your PC like WMP.
 

mickey

Distinguished Member
thanks guys, for the info. i tried using bigscreen app earlier just could not find an option to do it. then tried skybox just now and it found my shared folder almost immediately so all good now i think:). cheers Mike
 

Donnacha

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How does Skybox compare to Bigscreen? Does it give any control over the picture quality, such as brightness, contrast etc?
 

mickey

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Hi, yes it does, I find it easier to use than big screen, it’s played virtually everything I can throw at it apart from Dolby vision. 3d/films/concerts/uhd and the obligatory 180/360 porn😏, well worth the money to me. Mike
 

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