In our latest platform update, we added support for standard video formats for all of our Headjack Apps. We have various solutions to handle standard “flat” video depending on the device you are using.

Best Standard Video Resolution for VR Headsets

If you are uploading a standard “flat” video to the Headjack platform, we recommend a maximum resolution of 1080p for display in all VR headsets. Although modern VR headsets are easily capable of playing back much higher resolutions, this is not advised because of how standard video is displayed in VR Headsets.

One of the most common myths is that higher resolution is always better: due to limitations in display technologies in VR headsets, going higher than standard 1080p resolution on an Oculus GO, for example, can cause artifacts like moiré patterns and will introduce unnecessary aliasing and is therefore not recommended.

Best Standard Video Resolution for Mobile Devices

For mobile devices, the issues mentioned above are less of a problem, and therefore they can handle resolution up to 4K this also accounts for the new Oculus Quest 2 since it has a higher resolution display. 

How To Use The Right Cloud Transcoding Profile for Standard Video?

For standard flat video, we always recommend using the “Mobile Device” profile since this will also create an HLS streaming video playlist. This will enable streaming for VR headsets and Mobile devices, which is more commonly used in standard video playback.

As mentioned above, for VR headsets, don’t upload larger than 1080P and for Mobile devices, don’t upload larger than 4K. 

If you want to keep full control over the final image quality, you could also opt for the “use original” profile, but this will disable video streaming, and you are responsible for final playback