VLC media player is the most widely used application from VideoLAN’s, and this application is now receiving the 360-degree video support. The latest technical preview which allows the users to play 360-degree videos over Windows and Macs.
This 360-degree video from VLC will be available in the technical preview, and the company will release this update in the all new VLC 3.0. This new update will be released by the end of the month with all new features.
VLC is the first video player application to receive the 360-degree videos support with the help of Giroptic. VLC 3.0 is the final release, and this will be merged with the features on all platforms. These are the details mentioned on the company official website. VLC also mentioned that “The Company adds that the future releases of VLC with 360 features will be available for Android, iOS, and Xbox One users.”
Apart from the 360-degree images, this new version VLC player will be able to play all the 360-degree videos. Some of the features of the new VLC version are playback support for the 360-degree videos and followed by the Spatial Video spec. Playback of 360 photos and panoramas following the Spherical spec. You can apply the changes for the display modes for Zooming and little planet and the reverse little planet. You can control the 360-degree video using the system mouse and keyboard.
VideoLAN also added the new media player version which is the open source, and it will be available for the cross-platform. This can be accelerated with the OpenGL and Direct3D11 for 360-degree features.
Richard Ollier, Co-Founder and CEO of Giroptic says “VLC is one of the video players most widely used in the world. We are very proud to contribute our expertise in 360 degrees to this open source player. This will allow the millions of VLC users to take full advantage of a promising new technology and be widely involved in its democratisation.”