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Simple VR Video Player

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Watch your videos in virtual reality with Simple VR Video Player, an easy to use video player with a full motion controller interface. Simple VR Video Player can play your saved video files with 2D/180°/360° and 3D/SBS/OU support.MAIN FEATURES
  • 2D/180°/360° Videos
  • 3D Side By Side(SBS)/Over Under(OU) Video Support
  • 180° Fisheye
  • Motion Control with HTC Vive
  • Adjust Brightness/Contrast/Color/Gamma/Hue Settings
  • Full Tilt/Distance/Height controls
  • Scalable Super Sampling Resolution
  • "Super Enhanced" Mode For Sharper Image Fidelity
  • Saveable 180/360 Settings Unique For Each Video
  • Virtual Play/Pause/Stop Buttons
  • 3D Menus & File Navigation
  • Haptic Feedback
  • One-Handed Controls
  • Curved Screens
  • Multiple decoding engines including MediaFoundation and DirectShow
  • Environments
  • Mouse Control Support for Non-Motion Control Users
Motion Controls First
The software was designed specifically for the HTC Vive with a "motion controls first" design philosophy. Unlike other VR video players, our interface is keyboard and mouse free so you can be completely immersed in VR without having to take off your headset to reach for obscure keyboard shortcuts.

Easy Intuitive UI
Play/Pause/Stop buttons using full hand motion controls and simple point & drag controls to customize your screen size and distance

180° / 360° Videos
Maximize your 180 and 360 degree video experience with full customizable settings for Distance, Tilt, and Height

3D File Navigation
Find your files quickly with our file browser rendered in 3D space

Individual 180/360 Video Settings
Achieve your perfect scale and save your settings that are unique for each video.

Drag To Resize
Do you want to watch a movie on a 100ft screen? Now you can can with a flick of your wrist using Simple VR Video Player's drag and resize controls using motion controllers.Advanced FeaturesEven though Simple VR Video Player was designed to be easy and simple to use application for normal users, under the hood, there is a tremendous amount of advanced features you can explore and experiment with, especially for power users with high-end computers.Super Sampling ResolutionSuper sampling is a brute force rendering technique that greatly improves image quality in virtual reality headsets. It works by rendering the 3D scene an X percentage higher than the physical resolution of the display and then resizing/downsampling the image back to your display. This results in an expensive form of high quality anti-aliasing that delivers a cleaner looking rendered image.

You can fine tune super sampling settings in real-time.Introducing Super Enhanced ModeSimple VR Video Player is excited to introduce Super Enhanced Mode! Sharpen your video and drastically improve image fidelity by enabling "Super Enhance" in the options. The Super Enhance technique utilizes an intelligent sharpening algorithm to enhance contrast and details while maintaining image quality.

This feature when combined with high Super Sampling effectively upscales, sharpens, and downscales the video for greatly improved clarity especially on virtual reality headsets.Multiple Video Decoding OptionsSupports Microsoft Media Foundation, DirectShow, LibVLC, and PopMovie for multiple video decoding solutions.What Can It Play?Simple VR Video Player was built to take advantage of multiple video decoding engines in the backend to offer the greatest compatibility. As a general rule of thumb, if your Windows Media Player can play the movie, so can Simple VR Video Player.

Media Foundation (Win 8/10) is a super optimized DX11 hardware accelerated decoder built into the latest versions of Windows with full h264 decoding support.

For more advanced users, you can change the video decoding engine to use another video backend such as DirectShow which allows you to use DirectShow decoders, filters, and splitters such as LAV and ffdshow. Just choose the best decoding option for you!

* Note: The player can't play Blu-ray discs since they are DRM'd and encrypted!It's Simple!We wanted to create the first simple and easy to use VR video player to take advantage of the Vive and it's hand motion controls. We also wanted to make it powerful and customizable using familiar controls. No other video player for the Vive compares to Simple VR Video Player for its simplicity and ease of use.More InfoFor more detailed information on features, go here: http://simplevr.pro/videoplayer/docs

* Thanks to to the Blender Foundation's Big Buck Bunny and Tears of Steel for their open source films used in our videos and screenshots. (www.blender.org)
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 / 8 / 10
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 equivalent or greater
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i7-3770 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 equivalent or greater
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
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Last Modified: Apr 22, 2019

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Simple VR Video Player reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Very good VR video player that shines with good Image Quality and various Settings while very intuitive Usability. All common Preparations for 2D, 360 °, 180 ° and 3D SBS/OU are supported. If someone like me is doing it and the Player doesn't seem to want to play videos at first: Below the Setting menu, you get into the advanced Settings via a blue Arrow pointing Downwards. That's where I switched the Decoding from MediaFoundation to DirectShow, and since then the Player has been playing back virtually everything I've tested. In the Settings you can also see the current FPS at the bottom right and can see how far you can push it with Supersampling and AA (varies per video).
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Own Also Whirlend and must say "Simple VR Video Player" runs rounder and makes desshalb More Enjoyable at the Moment. The Menus are comprehensive and easy to understand, although some Things I like at Whirligig e.g. Whirligig remembers which Video was played in which format/3D mode so that I don't have to reset every time and The selection of the Videos from the I also like hard Drive better at Whirligig. What I want for both Players is a working Video Function to watch Videos with the HTV-Vive online (Youtube etc. with the possibility of Typing Text). Whirligig is working on what the Support is like for "Simple VR Video Player" will show up. But as I said at the Moment, "Simple VR Video Player" runs better and currently gets the Preference when I watch Videos.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Class Video player. After the Full Catastrophic Whirlpool I didn't expect a usable Video player to appear anymore. As a permanent Win7 User, you don't get any Alternatives. -A really very simple but really good (and nice) interface. -Direct Switching between SBS/OU/180/360, where the Default Setting fits 95%. Storing The Settings is also possible and works. -Really many Ways to screw at the Quality. So Far also discovered No Bugs etc. -Superfast, as this is not the Case with many VR Applications, I think I can mention. An Online Function would actually be quite cool, but it is probably not possible with the Program. Apart from that, the Quality of Online VR videos is generally quite poor. With a Size of 200-300MB no Wonder either.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
The only true Player. This Player is so good, which belongs as a Function built into Steam VR. I was surprised that it is so cumbersome to play 360, 3D, SBS and 180 grad Videos. You have to research and try out really long on reddit and in various Forums. This Search was really annoyed, because a Video Playback function is one of the Main Functions of an HMD. Other Players kind of worked, and I thought with the awkward Whirlpool I unfortunately arrived at the End of the Search, then Came Simple Video Player. Now I'm happy. Now I know what it means to watch SBS 180 grad Video on an HMD, take out Fish Eye Effect, tilt the Image a Piece, move upwards and get closer. phat. This Software is a MUST HAVE. Operation is VERY simple, intuitive and beautifully implemented. Previous Experience Is based on Big Screen, Whirlgood, and some Players from the reddit Forum
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