VLC Media Player Now Supports 360° Video


The popular open source media player that practically plays any video format on any platform has now added support for 360° videos. The latest support comes to its desktop versions with a plan to rollout 360° support to its mobile apps in the near future as well.

360 Video Picks for Halloween


Featured 360 Videos from the VRScout Haunted Mansion. This is part two in our Halloween VR series, which started with our horror picks for the HTC Vive. This experience is part of YouTube RED’s 8-episode 360 series, MatPat’s Game Lab.

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HTC’s ‘6DOF Lite’ Mode Adds Volumetric Depth To 360 Video


HTC brings flat 360-degree video to life with 6DOF functionality. As captivating as conventional 360-degree video can be, it pales in comparison to the level of immersion offered by volumetric content featuring 3D depth and 6DOF capabilities.

Oculus’ New 360 Capture SDK Lets You Create and Share In-Game 360 Videos and Photos

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This hopefully also means we’re getting something Oculus promised as a feature back when Home was initially announced for the consumer Rift back in the summer of 2015: 360 video previews of games. Now, all that’s possible with the 360 Capture SDK.”

Tvori Gets 360 Video Exporting, Here’s How It Looks


An update to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive app, which aims to make animation and storytelling accessible for all, adds in the ability to export videos in the 360-degree format, both in mono and stereo.

Opera Browser Adds 360 Video Player for VR Headsets, Plans Full WebVR Support

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For OpenVR-compatible headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, watching streaming 360 video from from your browser is now as simple as clicking a button and putting on your headset. Only mobile VR browsers can boast having both 360 playback and WebVR in the same build currently.

Step Onto Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Set In This 360 Video


It’s been a while since we’ve seen a 360 video worth flagging up, but a chance to visit the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with your VR headset seems too good to miss. 360 Video Experiences Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Valve Launches 360 Video Player For High-End PC’s


Steam VR expands its services with native 360-degree video support. . If you’re fortunate enough to own an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift VR headset, odds are you’ve checked out Steam. Now Valve is dipping their toes into VR video with its own custom 360 video player.

Plex VR App ‘Plevr’ Shows Major Update with 3D Video Support, 360 Videos Coming Soon

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The app is due for an initial release by the end of the month, and a new devlog video shows a major update including 3D video support. Plevr developer Alex Keybl posted a new video showing the latest beta build of the app.

‘YouTube VR’ Finally Comes to PC, Bringing the Platform’s 360 Videos to Vive, Rift, and Windows VR

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As one of the largest video content libraries on the planet, demand for being able to watch YouTube content in a VR headset has been understandably strong. It’s been a long while coming, but Google has finally launched a YouTube VR app on PC.

Viveport Video “6DOF Lite” mode review: move your head in 360 videos

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At VEC 2019 HTC announced the “6DOF Lite” mode for Viveport Video , promising the fact that we would have been able to watch standard 360 videos with the possibility of actually moving the head in the video. What is Viveport Video 6DOF Lite Mode?

Oculus, HTC Hit SXSW With Latest In VR Filmmaking


Both Oculus and HTC are at this year’s show with new projects. Oculus will be highlighting the latest from its VR for Good initiative whereas HTC has two co-produced projects nominated at the SXSW Film Festival. Over on the HTC side, Vive’s first piece is The Making Of.

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How to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics in VR

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On-demand video will be open to the public, while live streaming video will require you to authenticate your subscription with your pay TV provider, i.e. cable, satellite or digital operator.

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Amazon Launches ‘Prime Video VR’, Commits to Building up VR Video Library

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Amazon today announced the launch of Prime Video VR on Oculus Quest, Go, and Gear VR. In addition to bringing the entire Prime Video catalog onto the headsets, Amazon is also for the first time adding VR content to its Prime Video library.

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Getting 110% Out of Training in 360° Video, with VR Vision Inc's Lorne Fade

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Let's talk about how you guys are using VR and 360 video to make better training. Lorne: Yeah, that's that's one of our bigger use cases with Toyota, where we're training about 10,000 employees currently using 360 video, in immersive training scenarios in VR. For example, STRIVR is doing 360 video with Wal-Mart and their key performance indicators. Alan: So now in that case, you have to go and refilm this, if it's 360 video, for example.

Pixvana Reveals 10K VR Video Player and Publishing Platform ‘SPIN’

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Pixvana , a cloud-based VR video company, today announced their much awaited solution for publishing and streaming 360 video, a platform that promises to deliver up to 10K resolution streaming playback from the cloud to your VR devices.

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YouTube Finally Gets A Native HTC Vive App


It’s taken nearly two years, but the HTC Vive finally has a native YouTube app to call its own. 360 Video Experiences YouTube VR

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New HTC Vive Releases for the Week of 07/03/16


The post New HTC Vive Releases for the Week of 07/03/16 appeared first on UploadVR.

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Pixvana Raises $14M Series A Investment for Cloud-based VR Video Platform

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Now, Pixvana hopes to “enable anyone to create and distribute next-generation video experiences” using its main service SPIN Studio. FOVAS is supported on Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows VR headsets and Daydream currently.

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Sony, Fox, Disney And More Gather For ‘VR On The Lot’ At Paramount In October


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NextVR Debuts New High Resolution Video Format with NBA Finals Highlights Reels

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The company also recently announced support for HTC Vive & Vive Pro , and also has its sights on a Rift app soon. While it has yet to debut on the platform, our hands-on at CES 2018 was a tantalizing look forward into what could become a standard practice in VR video.

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Firefox Reality Update Makes It Easier To Jump Between Your Headset And PC


Send 360 videos from your computer to your VR headset in one click. In order to psych yourself up for a full day of shredding, you’re on your laptop computer searching YouTube for awesome 360VR videos of people tearing up the gnar.

Valve Partners with Pixvana to Improve 360-Degree Video Experience


Today, the majority of people try VR for the first time on a Samsung Gear or Google Cardboard and, more than likely, they watch a 360-degree video. That’s a shame really, because most 360 video experiences are terrible, especially when streamed over the Internet.

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NextVR Brings Its Live Streamed Events to Oculus Quest

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NextVR, the VR livestreaming event app, is now available on Oculus Quest for free, which is said to come alongside a new technology that promises clearer and sharper video rendering. 360 film 360 Video News next vr next vr quest nextvr nextvr oculus quest nextvr quest

Why 360 Film is in the Midst of a Reboot – Part 3: Demand

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The 360 film industry is still young and it’s maturing rapidly. With his name on more than 20 360 film projects to date, Armando Kirwin has had an inside view as to where things started, where they’re going, and why. On location with the Facebook Surround 360 camera.

‘Mr. Robot’ 360 Experience Set to Stream to all Major VR Headsets For Limited Time

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Robot fans take note: a special one-time-only 360 experience is headed your way for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR and Google Cardboard-enabled smartphones exactly at 10:30 AM PST on Thursday, July 21st.

VRecap #5: Void Meets Avengers, Sony Buys Insomniac, Win The Tower 2!


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Final Cut Pro X Arrives With 360 VR Video Editing


View your 360° video projects in realtime on a HTC Vive. In a trio of announcements, Apple revealed that Valve would be bringing SteamVR and HTC Vive to the new iMac, Unity and Unreal Engine were coming to Mac, and Final Cut Pro X would finally support VR video editing.

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‘Vive Video’ Gets 2.0 Update, Partners with Vimeo to Offer Curated Video Selection

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HTC Creative Labs’s free native VR video player has received an upgrade with a new browser interface. The team has also partnered with Vimeo, offering a curated selection of streamable VR video content. Vive Video launched a year ago with support for 2D, 3D, 180? and 360?

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NextVR Finally Available on Vive via SteamVR

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” While the app has previously been available on Vive via HTC’s Viveport platform since early last year, Vive users who exclusively use SteamVR haven’t had access. 180 Video 360 Video News Bits VR Video nextvr nextvr steamvr nextvr vive

‘Sin City’ Director’s Immersive Action Film ‘The Limit’ Comes to All Major VR Platforms

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STXsurreal, the immersive content wing of STX Entertainment , today launched their latest immersive VR video, this time directed by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez ( Sin City ).

Google’s ‘Son Of Jaguar’ 360° Short Film Now Available On YouTube


The nine minute 360° short film is a rollercoaster of emotions, letting you follow an aging Mexican wrestler past his prime as he struggles to support his loving family after losing one of his legs from a previous bout. Which is good, because this is a 360° film that’s not to be missed.

Google’s Experiment With Light Fields Show Potential of VR


Welcome to Light Fields” is available for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. News 360 Video Google Google VR HTC Vive Jump Light FieldsThe stunning seven-minute guided tour is now available on Steam VR.

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Tim Heidecker’s ‘On Cinema’ Goes 360 in a Hilarious Lambaste of VR Video

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Tim Heidecker’s Adult Swim parody movie review show On Cinema went full 360 in its latest episode, strapping a number of Ricoh Theta 360 cameras around the set. Stubby: An American Hero’ & ‘Overboard’, he’s thinks he’s found it in 360 video.

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First ‘StarVR’ 210 Degree FOV Headsets Have Shipped to IMAX

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For reference the consumer editions of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are closer to 100 degrees. John Wick VR will grace the platform as will a collection of new, immersive 360 VR films – presumably filmed on IMAX’s recently announced Google Jump compliant custom camera rig.

Discovery and Google Announce VR Travel Series ‘Discovery TRVLR’, First of 38 Episodes to Arrive in November

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Discovery and Google today announced the launch of a new 38-episode VR video series called Discovery TRVLR, a product of both Discovery and Google’s internal VR teams.

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VeeR launches 360 Video Resolution Options on Web


To accommodate different viewing preferences and further enhance the overall experience, VeeR has launched the 360 VR video resolution options. The video will stay in the resolution you select for its entire duration, unless you manually change it again.