The media player has released a new free desktop version designed for VR use and will soon release the app for Google Daydream and Oculus Rift
VLC is one of users' favorite media players. And from today, the service will also offer a new feature entirely dedicated to lovers of virtual reality. With its desktop application it will be, in fact, possible to see videos, photos and panoramic shots with the use of VR technology.
VLC and virtual reality. At the moment it will be possible to see 360-degree photos, videos in VR and panoramic shots only for the desktop version of VLC. Although the developers have made it known that soon the same features will be increased in the version used for mobile. You can download the trial version of VLC with virtual reality on the media player's website. This new feature is available on both Windows and Mac for free. And from VLC they let you know that with the beginning of next year they will also release new versions designed exclusively for VR viewers like Google Daydream and Oculus Rift.
How it works
Using this new feature is very simple. To see a 360-degree video or a panoramic photo, all we have to do is scroll with the use of the mouse or keyboard over the images. We could move to the right, to the left, above or below. To make this new version VLC has collaborated with Giroptic, a company that develops cameras for VR. "VLC is one of the most widely used video players in the world. - said Richard Ollier, co-founder and CEO of Giroptic - This will allow the millions of users to take full advantage of this new technology."