VLC app gets 360-degree video support


VideoLAN, the makers of the popular, open-source VLC app that can play just about any media format under the sun, have announced that it can now support one of the newest video mediums around: 360-degree videos. The developer have just released a technical preview for the desktop versions of VLC on Windows and Mac, allowing 360-degree videos to be played with ease.

Since it’s still a technical preview, users should expect bugs and other issued, but at this point it supports 360 and panorama photos, in addition to 360 videos, which users can pan through with their mouse or keyboard.

The upcoming release of VLC 3.0 will include the full version of 360 video support, and the developers say that in addition to bringing the functionality to VLC’s mobile apps in the near future, a version of the software is coming next year for VR headsets including the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Google’s Daydream.




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