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Google Cardboard, VR, 3D Videos, Half SBS Side-by-side playback of 2D, etc
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Is the developer aware of this feature request?
Yes. The request is also added to the Feature requests Page under High priority.

Is there a timeline for implementation?
The developer has not indicated publicly such a timeline. The feature will be considered for MX Player 2.0.

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Previous threads on this feature request (now locked):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/apps...-mode-t2888329
http://forum.xda-developers.com/apps...ideos-t2799322
http://forum.xda-developers.com/apps...morph-t2797118
http://forum.xda-developers.com/apps...oogle-t2860098
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27th September 2014, 10:39 AM |#2  
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Snippets of requests in previous threads
Here are some selected snippets of the requests made in previous threads.

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Originally Posted by erock99

If anyone can contact the Developer of MX Player, then ask them to please create a Virtual Reality Cinema mode for MX Player. I believe that this would be the best solution for watching 3D SBS videos with Google Cardboard. For an example of what we are looking for, please look at the YouTube section inside the Google Cardboard app.

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Originally Posted by Adchen

Now that Google has released Cardboard, I would love a feature to render regular videos the same way 3D Half SBS is rendered.
Obviously it won't create any 3D effect but it would still give the big screen cinema effect when using Cardboard or Durovis Dive for example.
There is already an app called "Side-By-Side Video Player" but it can't play any of my x264 MKVs, so if MX started supporting this, that'd be great!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adchen

What seas1 and I are requesting is simply an option to render the same frame twice, Side-by-side.

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Originally Posted by sergentum

PLEASE! guys add anamorph conversion vertical to horizontal. It would be great to watching 3d movies with Google Cardboard (can't post links, i tried) and mx player.
Thanks very much, i hope you'll do it.
Will you work at this feature or not?

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Originally Posted by sergentum

i mean, i want player to work as 3D TV. samsung, lg, etc.
when i download 3d mkv to watch it on tv, it can be 2 types of files - horizontal anamorph pair.


and vertical pair



so, hardware 3d TV asked "what pair did you download? vertical or horizontal"
and makes output like this
left_eye_frame1, (left eye on 3d glasses opened, right eye closed)
right_eye_frame1, (left eye on 3d glasses closed, right eye opened)
left_eye_frame2, (left eye on 3d glasses opened, right eye closed)
right_eye_frame2, (left eye on 3d glasses closed, right eye opened)
left_eye_frame3, (left eye on 3d glasses opened, right eye closed)
right_eye_frame3, (left eye on 3d glasses closed, right eye opened)

SO, with google cardboard device (and another same devices) user can watch 3D ONLY with horizontal pair. But vertical seems to be more popular format. And all what i talking about, i ask to do feature - vertical --> horizontal conversion, to watch vertical pair 3d movie in 3d devices like google cardboard.

i hope, i talking understandably.
sorry fo my english, i'm from russia.

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Originally Posted by tburn76

Hi All
I have some side by side (3D) videos on my phone, and Id like to watch them in MX player using my Google cardboard.
At the moment, The video takes up the whole screen, and the field of view of the cardboard is to small to see the whole video.
If I zoom out, It zooms from the middle of the screen, which obviously screws up the image, as it's no longer in the center of your eye.
Id like a way to zoom out from the center of each half of the screen, so the video would split in the middle.
Is this possible?
Thanks,
Tommy

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3D movie cardboard
I haven't received my cardboard yet but if you use xbmc 13.x or kody to play 3D SBS and put pixel ratio to 2 you obtain the right format. Actualy I can see movie in 3D by looking very close to phone then put the phone more aways. Of course this trick make me see three image a 3d in middle but whith cardboard I hope this will work.

I also tried mxplayer in SW mode where you can change aspect ratio 4:1. This will give you right format by streching image for anamorph SBS.

In xmbc and kody you can watch top bottom, xbmc make conversion to SBS.
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Hello, I just bought my Cardboard. I would be verry happy if you add 3D options in MX Player.
Options like: 2D -> 3D (fake 3D for watching 2D movies), Top/Bottom to SBS, Swap SBS, etc.
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22nd January 2015, 04:41 PM |#6  
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It would be definitely good to enable MX Player to work with Google Cardboard. I simply love the Youtube app in Google Cardboard demo, that gives a theatre effect. And it would be awesome if MX Player could work with Google Cardboard and give such a theatre effect.
14th March 2015, 06:32 PM |#7  
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I request ability to render 3D SBS and OU movies in 2D. Does not sound too difficult because it is only about stretching the position of pixels. I don't know why all movie players, even on PC, lack this feature. Is there any technical barrier here?
Btw I know that some pixels will be lost in the process, and to show 2D without loss of quality, some calculations are required. But on mobiles even half the pixels will suffice for many people. Of course if you can implement the conversion without loss of quality that will be welcome.
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This would be my favorite feature! I know quite a few people who would get the app just for this. Hope it makes it in soon!
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I hope to see it very soon!!! it will be awesome !!! Now ,i am watching normal movies ,as if i were in a theatre ,in my VR-Glasses with "side-by-side" and "vr-player" apps (some audio drivers missing) and 3d-sbs movies with "3dvPlayerHD" ,and the feeling is great.

I dont expext them to take much more longer.

Greetings.
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I would love cardboard and gear be support but no ridiculous virtual cinemas. Just a nice SBS picture with view locked. The virtual cinema is useless e g when traveling pand just complicates development.
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Mx player has a pack with ffmpeg codex. I got the side by side app to work on my note 2 with my vr headset. I can now watch all formats with it. The default media player plays everything now. No more "cannot play audio" messages anymore.

I have been reading up on the temp root procedure. Some files stay, some get wiped on reboot. This weekend, I plan on trying to see if I can successfully copy the ffmpeg libs to /system/lib and see if I get the same results. Then it will be a matter of will they stay after reboot. If they do, I will post the results here.
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