Local VR Video
This guide will introduce you to the best way to synchronize your Handy with local videos on a VR headset.
We have partnered with two VR video apps to deliver high-quality integrations between the Handy and your local videos.
Our partners are:
A powerful, feature rich, universal media player for the Oculus Quest, Oculus Quest2, Oculus Go and Gear VR. It is available directly from the Meta Quest app store.
You can find a short guide about connecting to the Handy under the Interactive Synchronized Peripherals heading in the Pigasus FAQ.
HereSphere is a cutting edge VR video player that enhances the immersiveness and clarity of stereoscopic VR videos. The autofocus algorithm uses realtime depth estimation to adjust the projection for improved stereo image clarity and sense of scale.
Using FunScripts in HereSphere
In the user settings, input your Handy Connection Key and then enable the Synchronized Peripherals toggle. If the connection is successful, then you should see Connected next to the toggle. If you see “Firmware Update Required”, then you need to update the Handy firmware. If you see “Invalid Connection Key”, check your connection key and make sure the Handy is in Online Mode with access to the Internet.
The player will first look for FunScript files in the same directory as the video being played (including videos played over SMB). If no FunScript files are found, then the player will look in the fallback directory. The default fallback directory is the Interactive folder located on your Quest 2’s internal shared storage.
It may take several seconds for FunScript files to be downloaded to the Handy when a video is opened. If the script doesn’t seem to be playing or has sync issues, you can try reopening the file or refreshing the connection by hitting the reconnect icon next to the Synchronized Peripherals toggle. You can also toggle play/pause or seek to resync the video.
Handy Local Video Player and VR
The Local Video Player on HandyFeeling has some limited capabilities of playing VR videos, but it is not optimized for it. We recommend exploring the Video Format settings in the Advanced Controls panel to get your VR video to display properly.