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SLR downloads got much better

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Alex Novak

Great news: we have revamped the SLR downloads page to make things simpler while offering a variety of options for all your VR-viewing needs. This is how it works.

As a general rule 4K 60FPS h.264 footage plays on almost every headset. This format is called ‘Optimal’ and in most cases, you can't go wrong with this type of video.

Maximum resolution is the maximum quality you could possibly watch. The current production standard is around 6K/5K, and we expect that number to increase up to 8K. Video files up to 8K can only be played by the following hardware: Nvidia 10xx/20xx graphics cards, powerful enough VR CPUs (in h.264 only), the Exynos Galaxy S8/S9, and all versions of Galaxy S10. Currently, no hardware can play files higher than 8K. Both 8K and higher can be played on limited hardware via viewport. We also provide the original highest quality file obtained direct from the studio, marketed as ‘Original’. This is encoded at a constant bitrate - aka ‘maximum size’ - while SLR uses a more advanced variable bitrate aka ‘maximum quality’.

When it comes to the PS4 and PS4 Pro, they have a single best specs format: 3K and 4K at 60FPS respectively, using the h.264 codec only: 3200x1600@60FPS and 4080x2040@60FPS.

The Oculus Go/Quest headsets allow 4800x2400@60FPS h.264 files to be played using the Oculus Gallery app, and 4096x2048@60FPS files in every other player using both h.264 and h.265 codecs.

Don’t forget you can play 5K/6K videos at original quality on the Oculus Go, Quest, GearVR, Cardboard, and Daydream headsets using viewport in the SLR app. This function is coming soon to iPhones VR set-ups and it will be available on Windows in September.

At SLR, to save on storage you have access to all files in both h.264 and h.265. In general, h.264 is mostly used for 4K videos - the only known exceptions are GPUs capable of up to 8K and OculusGo/Quest in Oculus Gallery (which is capable of 4800x2400@60FPS). The whole SLR database consists of 60FPS videos only. All 30FPS videos are converted up to 60FPS - our high-quality interpolation techniques take up to a week for a single conversion. The highest standard is 6K 60FPS or 5.7K 90FPS. Once viewport for Windows is released, 6K 90FPS will be the default format on that platform.

What are h.264 and h.265? These are the codecs used to put video information from the camera into a file that can be read by any device, just like mp3s with music. H.265 is a newer format offering better compression at smaller filesize. With the same video encoded in h.264 and h.265 you might expect more or less the same quality, but with a smaller filesize for h.265

If you are missing the ideal format from your favorite studio, you should contact them to tell them they can get it from us - or they can allow you to watch their content using the SLR app or on the SLR site.

We do streaming properly, so you don't have to deal with any annoying issues. Keep in mind that only streaming provides the highest quality video (remastered or improved videos are replaced immediately on the servers). Plus community features like deep-comments, playlists, compilations, and suggestions are only possible with streaming. All of these functions are currently being worked on so they can be launched in the near future.

Finally, we are releasing an update of the SLR with search functionality very soon. Keep checking the blog for more updates and news about how SLR is helping the world of VR porn progress to the very best it can be.

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alex novak
Alex Novak
Born and raised in Southern California, Alex Novak has always had a passion for technology. Always interested in exploring new frontiers, the avid gamer and sci-fi reader found himself drawn to VR and its endless possibilities. Alex is excited to see what the future of VR brings and how he can help shape it.
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