Hello, I hope someone can help me. I’ve not long bought the Pimax 4K head set, primarily for paying movies. I would like to use a VR video player to play stereoscopic side-by-side videos with head tracking, both 180 degrees and 360 degrees. It will need to support the use of Extended mode as PiPlay only gives me the option to use that mode, and I want to use 1440p.
Anyway, I found MaxVR in the PiPlay folder but it will not run. Each time I attempt to run it a message pops up stating that:-
Filters on PC incompatible with MaxVR, Please Install LAV Filters and use Win7DSFilterTweaker (Codec Guide: Windows 7 Preferred DirectShow Filter Tweak Tool) to set LAV Filters as Preferred.
I even found the Codec Tweak Tool and set all to LAV under preferred decoders, but it still fails to work and I get the same message appear on the screen.
Moreover, I have even ended up buying the official version of MaxVR. But when I try playing version 1.3.0 it simply cannot find my HMD. Does it need to be placed in a particular folder?
I don’t care which version of MaxVR I can get working (the one in the Piplay folder or the one I’ve downloaded from the official site) I just want to play SBS videos with head tracking.
I’m willing to try a different VR Player. Just so long someone can give me full instructions in how to set it up so I can watch SBS videos with my Pimax 4K at the highest resolution possible, which I guess will be 1440p, whether for MaxVR or whatever other player is easy to set up.
Please help, this is doing my head in! and I’m rather new with VR.
By the way, I’ve just tried a separate install of MaxVR Version 1.2.7 and it was able to run! However, it only displayed the image on the computer scree and not to the head set. I had a look at the MaxVR.g2log file and I noticed the line:-
2017/01/03 13:34:08.21103 INFO [cOculus.cpp L: 114] “No Extended Desktop for Rift Found, Direct to HMD Mode is being Used.”
So it looks like this attempt has failed to detect my Pimax in Extended Mode, which I can guarantee is indeed in Extended mode.
So of anyone has any ideas about resolving this or any of the above problems, then please let me know.