Hi. I copied over a half-SBS 3D mkv to the internal storage, using a 3rd-party app. I can see the file, and it wants to play, but just sits there black. It’s in the same folder with the sample media, and the app has added the proper extension to it. Anything else to do?
And are we still limited to FAT32 for microSD cards? I have a couple of those, and would like to use them to store these.
Is there really no way to play over a network? What year is this? I’d ultimately like to run Plex, and then just be able to switch to 3D mode, while playing an SBS file. Seems like it shouldn’t be THAT hard…
Also I noticed all the sample movie media is not at the correct aspect ratio. It’s all a bit vertically squeezed. Maybe this was done to fill the screen vertically, but I am sensitive to proper aspect ratios, and maybe it’s a setting somewhere? Thanks!
Are you attempting to play it in LeiaPlayer? Though MKV is a supported format, it’s a container format, meaning the file inside the container can be of various different codecs. Not all video and audio codecs are supported, but the most popular ones are. You can easily use Handbrake on a Mac or PC to convert the file to a supported format.
The Lume Pad 2 can format MicroSD cards to a format most optimized for it if you plug it in. However, it can read from more than just the FAT32 format, though it can’t write to every format it can read from.
There are various ways to play video files over a network in various apps across Android. However, Leia’s 3D apps don’t support this feature currently. For the original Lume Pad, @jakedowns made a network playback application called MPV-Player for the platform. This may come to Lume Pad 2 in the future.
It wouldn’t be hard at all! Ask the developer of the Plex app you use to integrate the Leia SDK and it will work with very minimal work on their part.
The stretch was baked into those file for that exact reason. I agree with you, but those who made the choice were sure no one would notice
I have sent @jakedowns a small donation, in hopes he can just add the hooks for the new pad. I am trying to understand how it happens, and could potential build a new version, just not sure what it needs to work.
For maximum compatibility with all devices (including Lume Pad 2), we recommend MP4 with an h.264 video codec and AAC audio codec. You can experiment with pushing it up to h.265 and other codec finagling if you want, but I personally use the above standard and it works great for my content.
For creating content, I have had good results using MakeMKV, to create a MKV. You need to be sure to select the “other eye” video data, that is not selected by default. Once that is created, you use BD3D2MK3D to create the actual HSBS file. One might be able to to directly from a 3D BD with this application, but haven’t tried that yet.