i wanna buy a handy but im reading that i need to buy a premium acc to even use scripts locally? i have a ton of vids and scripts ready for when i get it. can i just buy 1 script from them and boom i can use scripts or? any info would be great. btw i have quest 2 using dnla server to deovr or slr. seems pigasus will work good and its only 6 bucks? im reading about it and seems like it wll work
Yes you can buy just one script from SLR and the app will work for you from then on.
ohh ok i was reading other posts and said that it didnt work anymore. so it works again with buying one script? sweet tyvm!
i have one more question, if im using dnla to stream to deovr do i just have the video and scripts named the same in the same folder on my pc and im good to go? or do i need them on the headset internally
You can also use Heresphere, the demo is free and has the same features as full version. The quality is much better than deovr.
The “buy just one script” thing doesn’t seem to work reliably or for everyone nor should you depend on that. The Deo app clearly states, that you need an active premium subscription for the feature.
Instead, just use Heresphere, there are PC and Android/Quest versions and it comes with a lot better and more features, videos look better and it has an autofocus feature which improves many VR videos, works like a charm, has no such dependencies with any online platforms and a Dev which listens to his users. I also found the script functionality to be more reliable, having had no disconnects with it.
Making sure to get “buy one script” right.
Please report if you don’t find it working
Heresphere works great and is worth every penny! It’s your best option for all of the reasons that @thejimy and @Husky mentioned. The developer not only listens to and has a positive relationship with their customers, but also listens to and has a positive relationship with their potential customer base. With Heresphere, you also won’t have to worry about any kind of policy change that might affect the player’s functionality.
i couldnt get heresphere working but i figured out SMB finally and now it works. all my videos have the scripts labeled the same as videos, will it read them that way? or do i gtta put them in the interactive folder on the quest or documents? last thing i dont understand. yall have been very helpful ty
Getting smb working was the hardest part for me too because I had never heard of it before, but I think it’s much better than dlna. As far as I can tell, there’s no risk of someone on your network stumbling on to your porn folders with smb like with dlna. You don’t have to move anything on to the head set or interactive folder. Just keep everything like it is on your computer with the scripts named the same as the video.
Yeah, so, about that… if you don’t have your security groups locked down people can stumble on samba shares as easily as they can dlna.
Not to hijack the thread (sorry)
Here’s a copy of a super old smb.conf off of an old box. There’s a link to the smb.conf official documentation at the bottom of my comment
[global] workgroup = OTTER bind interfaces only = yes domain master = yes disable netbios = yes encrypt passwords = true hosts allow = 192.168.1.0/24 hosts deny = all guest ok = yes max connections = 40 preferred master = yes preserve case = no dns proxy = no printable = no socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_RCVBUF=65536 SO_SNDBUF= 65536 strict sync = no sync always = no syslog = 1 syslog only = yes netbios name = <sanitized for my protection!> security = user default case = lower passdb backend = tdbsam invalid users = nobody root load printers = no #printing = cups #printcap name = cups #load printers = yes #cups options = raw [homes] comment = Home Directories valid users = %S, %D%w%S browseable = No read only = No inherit acls = Yes [Files] comment = r/o file share path = /files browseable = yes guest ok = no read only = yes write list = <sanitized for my protection!> create mask = 0755 [external] comment = external drive share path = /external browseable = yes guest ok = yes read only = yes write list = <sanitized for my protection!> create mask = 0755
Yes, you should be good to go. No need to put scripts on the Quest.
thanks guys seems i good to go. just gotta order my handy now tyvm!
Checking if there could be an issue
Sorry, but I’m not computer literate enough to understand any of that. I followed the instructions below for setting up my folders.
This was the response I got when I asked about privacy and exposure on my network.
Do I need to do something more to maintain my privacy?
Who else uses the network that your SMB shares live on? If it’s just you, then by and large it’s probably a moot point. If you share the network, say, with roommates or a family… maybe create a different user profile within your OS and try seeing if the share is accessible or if a 3rd party could stumble across it. See if you can access it anonymously or with a completely made up username or password. Super basic penetration testing stuff… it’s nothing that’s really going to determine if your setup is hardened, but should let you know if unskilled prying eyes will find anything you’re trying to keep private.
TBH depending on the way SMB is set up (regardless of the version), a share can potentially be accessed by anyone. It depends entirely upon how the share is set up, which is why I shared that smb.conf file- to provide examples for fully private, semi-private, and wide open network shares.
Also- if you’re running this share from a laptop, please bear in mind that it will pop up on any network that you join. If the share name is something that might give away the contents, whether it’s locked down or not, is something you might want to consider.
Please don’t take this as a “gatekeeping” message because that’s not how it’s intended in the least. I’m not assuming anything at all about your level of technical competency- I’ve been doing this shit in one form or another for the better part of the last 30 years and I’ve been caught out a few times by mistakes I’ve made. But if there are things that you would like to keep fully private, you should NEVER put them on a network share (including the cloud) without at least considering the potential ramifications. I’m not trying to be an asshole and scare you, just trying to help ensure that in the best case you don’t have to have a weird conversation.
Use Pigasus. It works perfectly and has decent options and settings. Just match up the script names and put them in the script folder.
The other program people like needs to be sideloaded and was just…a lot to deal with tbh.
Download pigasus. Plug your quest2 into your PC. It will show up on your computer like a hard drive. Copy your movies to “downloads” on the quest. Copy your funscripts to the scripts subfolder in the pigasus folder.
Read pigasus instructions on how to connect your handy (it’s easy).
Away you go.
I didn’t take this as gatekeeping in the slightest. This has been helpful since I’m not knowledgeable about this kind of stuff at all. I tried looking for my folders from another computer. All I knew how to do was open up windows explorer, click on network, and check out what was there. I didn’t see anything except my computer which is password protected. I’m not sure that anyone else using my network would even be motivated to do anything more than that. On the other hand, when I used DLNA they had a lovely habit of popping up on the tv!