Vertical Repositioning for full-screen videos in Oculus Browser
Vertical repositioning for full-screen videos in the Oculus browser. Horizontal repositioning is allowed but not vertical, unlike on the Oculus Go, which can do both.
And yes, I know you can vertically reposition the browser, but I’m talking about when you expand the video to full-screen mode.
as far as i know, a s of quest 2 this is not a problem. lay on your back anx then press the home button to recenter the browser for the ceiling. im laying on my back doing this right now.
David Crawford commented
I have multiple disabilities and spend much time laying down, to avoid pain.
Just bought a new Oculus Quest 2 and and extremely frustrated I may have to buy a different product I can use laying down.
Any idea how long they may take take fix this?
Yep! I mean c'mon Oculus devs, back in the late 50's they had projector TVs (b/w) that you could watch in bed. They were used for hospital patients, women in late stage pregnancy, very elderly and bedridden etc.
Wanting to lie on your back and watch a movie on "the ceiling" is nothing new, it's perfectly reasonable, and in fact I'm kind of outraged to discover that my brand new Q2 won't do something that I assumed it just naturally would. All sit-down apps should also be lie-down apps. How is that anything but a no-brainer?
Would also make it a lot easier to watch ****
Mike Ratcliffe commented
I am disabled and it would be much less painful to watch videos lying on my back... it's currently not possible to do so.
This is both an accessibility and usability issue so it would be awesome if somebody could pick this up.
I need this as well because of my disability. I can't position properly to comfortably watch anything.
I was hoping for this behavior to be available to support disabled loved ones. Please support this feature.
Movies and shows are basically unwatchable in VR because this option doesn't exist.
Brandon Maravilla commented
its about the little things!
While you are at it, let us control size of fullscreen video as well as remove the curve if we want it to be flat.
I agree but to clarify - the view centre of the screen needs to be able to be brought down so that you don't have to tilt your head back to look at the screen. Its litearlly a pain in the neck .
Its not just a matter of tilting thewhole view down to bring the screen centre down as you can with Youtube VR ( which has the same issue ) as then the screen just looks tilted back but at correct at eye level. As an example at the moment when you just maximise a YOutube video on the browser screen ( called Theatre mode) - the height is fine -its perfect , but you have all the menu bars and panels around which is distracting as well as HOME scenery .
Alll ofthe broser and video watching programs are plagued with this problem - when you go full screen they all make you have to crane your neck back to look up - its rapidly fatiguing and nauseating - VR has been around for years now - incredible that this issue exists at all :)
DJ MadMan commented
Why isn't this stock?!