It might take a while to load. Be patient. Click the [ ] icon to watch the 360 virtual reality video full-screen with your browser or with Google Cardboard or VR headset.
VR view supports true stereoscopic VR playback through compatibility with Google Cardboard, it defaults to a simple “magic window” mode that works on everything from desktop browsers to mobile apps without any special hardware.
VR view supports mono and stereo 360 images and videos. Images and video need to be stored in the equirectangular-panoramic (equirect- pano) format, which is a common format supported by many capture solutions.
1. First download the open source code on GitHub, Click on the download ZIP button on GitHub, download the file and unzip it onto your desktop.
2. Upload the unzipped folder to your website. I uploaded it to the root folder. For example: olitunes.com/vrview-master.
3. Uploaded the mp4 without injected metadata to the folder /vrview-master/examples/video/avalaches2.mp4.
4. The simplest way to embed on your website is by including an iframe that links to the VR view source and specifies which image or video URL to show. I used the following code:
<iframe src="http://olitunes.com/vrview-master/index.html?video=examples/video/avalanches2.mp4" width="100%" height="360" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe>
Note: When you host the file yourself and use VR View the video does not need the injected metadata that you use for YouTube just simply the mp4.
Now that you have read to the bottom of this post, you’ve probably noticed your browser is lagging or crashing, because hosting a 2 GB 4K VR video doesn’t play well with most browsers.
That’s why it might be a better idea to host on the following sites. But at least we tried.
Great places to upload 360 VR video:
Note: YouTube videos have to have metadata injected into the mp4
Remember to up the resolution to 2160 4k if you can.
or another great place to upload is VRIDEO here:
Note: does not need metadata
or on Facebook
Note: needs metadata
For a fully immersive effect view using VR headsets or Google Cardboard. Please up your resolution to watch.
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