VLC Media Player Now Supports 360° Video

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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. The company behind VLC, VideoLan , teamed up with 360° camera company Giroptic to develop the new features, which lets you display photos, panoramas and videos. News 360 Video Giroptic VLC

360 Video Picks for Halloween

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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 time we’re featuring some of the spooky 360 videos we’ll be showcasing at the VRScout Haunted Mansion tomorrow. This experience is part of YouTube RED’s 8-episode 360 series, MatPat’s Game Lab. A 3D printed 360 stop-motion animated VR film series.

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

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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. During this years HTC Vive Ecosystem Conference, HTC unveiled a new service that injects 6DOF functionality into a conventional monoscopic 360-degree video, allowing users to move their heads in any direction up to one meter.

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

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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.

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

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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. Steam 360 Video Player currently hosts eight different pieces of virtual reality content. The post Valve Launches 360 Video Player For High-End PC’s appeared first on VRScout.

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

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Facebook’s VR headset subsidiary Oculus is finally integrating a native tool that will let you capture and share your Rift experiences through 360 photos and videos—one that developers can integrate into Unity and Unreal Engines, and across NVIDIA and AMD GPUs— and it’s available today on GitHub. “We solved the problem by rethinking the way 360 content is created,” writes Lee and Gupta. Now, all that’s possible with the 360 Capture SDK.”

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

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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. This being YouTube, you can watch the video in VR either through the PS4’s YouTube app for PSVR owners or on smartphone-based devices for those with iOS and Android handsets. 360 Video Experiences Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Immersv Raises $10.5M Investment to Bring Ads into VR and Mobile 360 Video

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Immersv, who have run successful advertising campaigns with brands like Nissan and Mountain Dew, claim their 360 degree and VR videos ‘view-through’ rates (the equivalent of a click-through on a traditional ad) is 85%. Mobile 360 and VR advertising provides some of the highest view completion rates, click through rates, and overall engagement rates for both brands and performance advertisers. Investment to Bring Ads into VR and Mobile 360 Video appeared first on Road to VR.

‘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. The app, which is free (and Google says will remain so), allows users to watch any YouTube video, 360 or otherwise (including stereoscopic video). As one of the largest 360 video libraries around today, the YouTube VR app on PC will hopefully mean much broader and more seamless access to 360 content across headsets.

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. As before, you can physically reach out to grab the movie and video posters to see a description on the back, and now you’ll see a little trailer included on the back as well. “I really want to nail the 360 experience,” he says.

Oculus, HTC Hit SXSW With Latest In VR Filmmaking

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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. On the Oculus front, the company will showcase three new 360 degree videos. Over on the HTC side, Vive’s first piece is The Making Of. 360 Video Art & Science Experiences htc oculus SXSW

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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.

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. Lorne: Yes, it would be to re-storyboard it from the ground up for 360 video.

YouTube Finally Gets A Native HTC Vive App

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It’s taken nearly two years, but the HTC Vive finally has a native YouTube app to call its own. Released on Steam for free today, YouTube VR allows users access to the entire catalog of content on the platform, including 2D videos that will appear on a virtual screen and 360 videos to immerse yourself in. 360 Video Experiences YouTube VR

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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. Remarkably, neither Oculus Rift nor HTC Vive are on the list below, as only Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, and Windows ‘MR’ VR headsets have access.

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

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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.

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

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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. The company today announced the launch of the Prime Video VR app which allows Prime members in the US and UK to stream the entire Prime Video content library, and also allows non-members to stream their library of purchased content.

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

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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. In a mission to make 360 video less terrible, the Seattle-based company has developed a number of technologies since they came out of stealth last December.

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Final Cut Pro X Arrives With 360 VR Video Editing

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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. One of those tools is none other than Final Cut Pro X, Apple’s professional-level video editing software. The 360 VR toolset just works. News 360 Video Apple HTC Vive iMac Jaunt

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

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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. Previously the family-centric film, which also happens to be the longest and most dialogue-heavy piece of content within the Google Spotlight Stories catalog, was only available on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift via SteamVR.

Former HTC CEO Unveils 5G-enabled VR Headset & Social VR Platform

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At a special event in Taipei, Taiwan, HTC cofounder and former CEO Peter Chou today revealed the first products from the new startup XRSPACE. It will also offer premium 2D and 360 video content from its operators and partners.

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HTC Vive Launches Viveport M Mobile VR Content Platform

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HTC announced today the official launch of the consumer version of the Viveport M mobile VR content platform. Viveport M is compatible with most Android phones and designed to allow you to easily find and use mobile VR applications or experience 360° videos in both touchscreen and VR modes. The recently launched Vivepaper , what HTC calls an “Augmented Virtual Reality” (A-VR) reading experience, is also currently available on Viveport M.

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Valve Partners with Pixvana to Improve 360-Degree Video Experience

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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. I’m not referring to the content, per se (although there is A LOT of bad 360 video content), but the viewing experience itself. The SPIN Player demo consists of several 360 videos.

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Google’s Experiment With Light Fields Show Potential of VR

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Welcome to Light Fields” is available for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. VR video is a promising technology for exploring the world, and while they are still an experiment, light fields show a new level of how convincing virtual reality experiences can be,” said Debevec. 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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HTC Brings VR Storefront to Mobile

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Less than a month after launching the Viveport VR app store , HTC is introducing even more ways to discover and experience VR content. At the Alibaba Cloud developer forum conference Monday, HTC announced the release of a closed beta for Viveport M. Up until know, VR at HTC has been lacking any sort of mobile features. Also announced at the conference, HTC revealed Viveport Arcade, a new VR content management and sales platform customized for offline experience centers.

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Facebook Launches Social VR ‘Spaces’ On HTC Vive

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Now available for the HTC Vive, Spaces added cross-platform functionality for the first time Tuesday, letting you hang out with friends on both the Vive and the Oculus Rift. For you Vive owners, you’ll find all the same features as the Rift version—you can create your own avatar, view Facebook photos and 360 videos, play games, draw with markers, go Live, make Messenger video calls, and take selfies. News Facebook HTC Vive Oculus Social Spaces

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VR Helped This Man Feel What It’s Like To Walk Again

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News 360 Video Health HTC ViveVR gave this man the ability to walk, explore Burning Man and ski all from his wheelchair. Evan W. Gadda said he had dreamed of traveling to Burning Man. As an artist himself he said the opportunity would be unreal. But Evan is confined to a wheelchair and has asthma, and the trek into the desert could possibly be unsafe for his health.

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YouTube VR Reveals Samsung Gear VR Shared Viewing

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The biggest video-sharing platform in the world arrives on the Gear VR with all new features and content. Already a dominant application on the HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Google Daydream platforms, Google’s immensely popular YouTube VR experience is now available on the Samsung Gear VR.

YouTube VR Finally Arrives On SteamVR

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Earlier this week YouTube finally released their official VR app for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows VR platforms via SteamVR in one of the most low profile launches of 2017. The official solution to accessing the massive catalogue of 360 degree as well as 2D video content has already been available on various VR platforms like Google Daydream and PSVR since 2016, but this marks the first time the app will be available to SteamVR users.

Drive Through A Battle Zone In This Nissan Star Wars VR Experience

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” You can watch the 360° video below. Overall the 360° video is a highly-engaging experience that does an excellent job of subtly showcasing the various safety features of the Rogue without killing any immersion. It will also be available to view in 360° on Nissan’s Facebook and YouTube accounts. News 360 Video Automotive Daydream Gear VR HTC Vive Nissan Oculus Rift Star Wars

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

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Pixvana, a Seattle-based startup creating a cloud-based processing and delivery platform for VR video, today announced a $14 million Series A funding round led by Vulcan Capital with participation from Raine Ventures, Microsoft Ventures, Cisco Investments and Hearst Ventures, and existing investor Madrona Venture Group. Now, Pixvana hopes to “enable anyone to create and distribute next-generation video experiences” using its main service SPIN Studio.

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‘Icarus Six Sixty Six’ VR Music Video Is A Heavy Metal Masterpiece

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Now the studio is dipping its toes into the world of VR music videos with a new 360 project that matches intense visuals with an equally intense soundtrack. Available now for free on SteamVR for the HTC Vive, the Oculus store for Oculus Rift and YouTube , Icarus Six Sixty Six is an intergalactic VR music video that puts you in the cockpit of a neon-pulsing spaceship powered by the beats of an intricate heavy metal symphony.

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Song Made By AI Gets Stunning 360° Music Video

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AI, music, and VR creation tools collide in this beautiful 360° video. Part of YouTube’s VR Creator Lab , the video project can be viewed in 360° on desktop, mobile devices, and VR headsets. I then used a virtual camera in Tilt to film possible 360 camera paths of the environments, sent a cut to Taryn, and discussed where to go from there. Taryn and I also were struggling to make the shots look good both in 360 and on YouTube in 2D.

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Time Inc. Launches LIFE VR Platform

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A first look at launch content that includes 360° videos from VR Playhouse and Wevr. unveiled LIFE VR, a VR and 360° video app available on both iOS and Android devices. LIFE VR is available as a free app download and its programming is also expected to be distributed across VR platforms like the HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. 360° videos will be available on desktop and mobile web, across Time Inc.

Explore Street Fashion in VR with Refinery29

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You can explore the VR series now through the Inception app, available for download on the Oculus Rift , HTC Vive , Microsoft , Gear VR , Google Daydream , Sony Playstation , iOS and Android. News 360 Video Fashion Inception Refinery29 TravelFashion Week may be one of the most talked about events of the year, but any true fashionista knows that the best looks are served by models and trendsetters off duty.