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DISCLAIMER: This feature is experimental, and you may find that some videos may not work. We will be working towards making sideloading as stable as possible going forward.

For maximum compatibility, we offer a tool that transcodes videos to properly match our spec, it can be found at For people not as familiar with the command line, we will be making a small tool to allow you to upload your file and have it be transcoded automatically for you.

With the release of version 1.14 of the Littlstar VR Cinema app for PS VR, support has been added for fixed frame 2d (mono) and 3d (stereo) videos. Along with standard 360 videos, we support play back via an external hard drive or USB (2.0/3.0, exFAT or FAT32 format) flash drive through our player. There are a few simple steps that must be followed to get videos to play back correctly; please read through the instructions below and reach out to if you have any questions.


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Supported video types

Video Type180 SBS180 OU/TB360 SBS360 OU/TBFF 2DFF 3D SBS


Supported (Y/N)YYYYYYY

Note: It is recommended to insert the drive prior to launching the application to avoid disk read errors.

Hard drive or USB flash drive setup

  • must be formatted as exFAT or FAT32
  • must contain a folder named "Littlstar" at the root (top level) directory
  • the name of the folder is case-insensitive
  • all videos need to be placed in this folder or they will not be able to be read by the app

File naming conventions

There are specific naming conventions to which videos must adhere for the app to recognize the type of video it needs to render. By default, the Littlstar player will attempt to render a mono (non 3D) equirectangular 360 video. Therefore it is not necessary to explicitly add "360" to the file name.

180 Videos

  • file name needs to contain "180"

Fixed Frame Videos

  • file name needs to contain either "2dff" or "3dff"
  • for 3D videos, if each sub-frame is the full resolution, file name needs to contain "FR". (Note: most videos are packed into the frame to be half resolution, so this extension isn't usually needed.)

OverUnder/TopBottom Videos

  • file name needs to contain either "ou", "tb", or "bt"

SideBySide/LeftRight Videos

  • file name needs to contain either "sbs", "lr" or "rl"


  • myvideo_180.mp4
  • myvideo_180_ou.mp4
  • myvideo_180_tb.mp4
  • myvideo_180_bt.mp4
  • myvideo_180_sbs.mp4
  • myvideo_180_lr.mp4
  • myvideo_180_rl.mp4
  • myvideo.mp4
  • myvideo_ou.mp4
  • myvideo_tb.mp4
  • myvideo_bt.mp4
  • myvideo_sbs.mp4
  • myvideo_lr.mp4
  • myvideo_rl.mp4
  • myvideo_2dff.mp4
  • myvideo_3dff_ou.mp4
  • myvideo_3dff_tb.mp4
  • myvideo_3dff_bt.mp4
  • myvideo_3dff_sbs.mp4
  • myvideo_3dff_lr.mp4
  • myvideo_3dff_rl.mp4


Recommended Settings

To ensure proper playback and to be able to support as many videos as possible, we recommend some basic encoding guidelines:

Video Spec

  • H.264 High@5.1 or lower
  • Max pixel width: 2560
  • Max frame rate: 60fps
  • YUV420/NV12 color space
  • 20Mbps bit rate or lower

Audio Spec

  • Stereo Audio only
  • AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
  • 320Kbps bit rate or lower

Container Spec

  • File extensions: MP4, MOV
  • No fragmented MP4
  • No DRM

Known Issues

  • Video files will not load if the video's format extension is not lowercase (IE ".mp4", not ".MP4")
  • Multiple USB sticks can cause video reading issues so it is recommended to only use a single drive that has been inserted before application start
  • If your video is playing back with no picture (but audio is still working), the H.264 profile may be Main@4.0/4.1, which causes issue with the player. We recommend you re-encode the file using the High@5.1 profile, or using 3rd party software of your choosing to alter the file header without needing to re-encode.
  • Videos should not contain "sbs", "ou" or any of the other phrases above unless they are intended to let the player know which type of video it should try and render.
  • Videos may not playback correctly if they do not include an audio channel. Even if your video is silent, make sure to encode the video with at least one audio channel. Other known issues include videos with multiple channels (3 or more) playing back with no audio. Please adhere to the audio specs for ideal audio formatting.
  • Currently all 3D videos are limited to the same standard mapping, meaning that "sbs", "lr", and "rl" are all equivalent during playback. Videos in "rl" format, (where the right eye texture is placed on the left and the left eye texture is placed on the right), is currently unsupported. Allowing for this flexibility is a feature we hope to implement soon in a coming update.
  • If you are formatting your drive on OSX (Mac), you will need to enable Master Boot Record (MBR), otherwise your videos may not show up
  • Sometimes formatting your drive on OSX can cause duplicate files on the application, this is a hidden meta file generated by OSX that ends up being recognized by the PS4. One of these is the actual video and can be played back where the other is not and will not load.
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