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Whirligig VR Media Player

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Whirligig is a VR media player for the playback and viewing of video files and images. It support a wide range of projection types, render paths and has many other features to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.

Tutorials highlighting some of the features and how to use them here:
http:// http://steamcommunity.com/app/451650/discussions/0/154643249633675549/Main Features
  • A large range of projection types to choose from all with mono, over under and side by side stereo options.
  • 3 render paths to choose from. DiretShow, Media Foundation and libVLC.
  • A selection of backgrounds to choose.
  • Give you media an outer glow.
  • Supports Vive controllers, Xbox controller, Oculus remote, keyboard and mouse.
  • Subtitle support with accompanying srt files.
  • 16 Save/Load slots to save your position in files and bookmark them for later.
  • 6 preset slots so yo can easily save and load the settings you like most for your films.
Video Format Supportmp4,ebm,avi,mkv,m4v,mpg,f4v,2ts,wmv,flv,mov,wav,tp,ts

Video decoder support is very important in Whirligig as I want to offer the largest amount of possibilities to playback your content. For this reason Whirligig support 3 render paths for you to try, Directshow, Media Foundation and libVLC.

DirectShow offers the best support for playback but requires addition decoders to be installed to get the best from it. Once you've installed the decoders you will have access to a very large range of video playback formats and if you have an Nvidia card you can also take advantage of GPU decoding. There is a full description of how to do this in the forum:

Media Foundation (Windows 8 and 10 only)
Media Foundation offers good suuport for most video formats. It comes as standard on both Windows 8 and 10. If you're consered about installing additional decoders on your system then this is a good option.

You can also try libVLC. This is a codec library which has a wide range of built in video decoders and streaming options. This library is used in the popular video player VLC. It offers a larger range of video playback options than Media Foundation and doesn't require decoders to be installed.Image Supportjpg,png,jps,pns
Whirligig works with most jpg and png files but works best when the image file resolution has a factor of 2.

Supported Projection Types
  • Fisheye 100,110,120,130,140,150,160,170,180,190,200,210,220,230,240,250,260,270,280,300,310,320,330,340,350,360
  • Barrel 180,360
  • Cinema/Flat Screen
  • Cinema Curved

Custom Enviroments/Rooms
  • Home Cinema
  • Bedroom
  • Living Room

Custom Formats
  • Cube Map Horizontal Tee
  • Cube Map Horizontal
  • Cube Map Vertical Tee
  • Cube Map Vertical
  • Facebook Cube Map 3x2
  • Facebook Pyramid
  • GardenGnome Cube Map 3x2
  • Kodak PixPro SP360
  • LatLong 360x90
  • LG360
  • Octane
  • Panasonic A500
  • Ricoh Theta S
  • Samsung Gear 360
  • Vray Cubemap Invert
  • Vray Cubemap

Advice and guides can be found in the discussion forum.http:// http://steamcommunity.com/app/451650/discussions/
Release date
Philip Day
Philip Day
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10
  • Processor: CPU: Intel i5-3340, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
  • Memory: 4 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10
  • Processor: CPU: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
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Last Modified: Apr 22, 2019

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Whirligig VR Media Player reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Early Access Review So of me this time no Thumbs up! I only Have Plems here with the player window! The Window is in the Viewing Area at The bottom of The Picture and cannot be moved! Settings are therefore not possible, new installation (also other Versions) has not yielded anything! It's not User-friendly! I'll try again in a Year's time, maybe something has happened!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Early Access Review Working perfectly fine for me playing all video files i've thown at it until now, incl. full-lenth 3d movies without any hiccup. Of course there's a bit of messing around needed for a proper view per file/per 'source', but that's no player issue as formats and encodings very greatly. The UI was very limited at the beginning but already usable. By now it got very much improved and is easily usable.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Early Access Review This player ist crap BUT you will buy it. Why? YOU HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE (I´m using Win7) // See the reviews -> I am warned -> F**ck The UI is horrible maybe the badest UI i´ve ever seen. Everything´s shaking everytime everywhere. Somebody really wrote good controls, this guy was on drugs while he writes the review. @Philip Day: Increase the price, the people with a Vive will buy your software anyways ..
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Early Access Review The Question you should consider before you buy it here: Do I also Want Netlfix, Amazon Video or anything else that is not available as a file/or Disk (Yotube goes with some Work). Personally, I annoy myself in Hindsight something I didn't immediately make the Leap to Virtual Deskop:/ Whirligig is quite intuitive, though some of the Symbols tend to be confusing and works well than what it is. Unfortunately, you can't look at the Decin stop, but is always limited to one Source (File, DVD, etc.).
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Early Access Review The Video player works fine to watch VR videos, which I bought it for. You can choose different playback modes: Cinema, Cinema Curved and also 360 ° VR, and others. It is cheap and can be easily operated with the Vive controllers. The Program is intuitively operable and self-explanatory. In the Linked Steam discussion, the Developer of the software offers a simple Installer for the required Codecs. This is required, otherwise the Player will not play Videos. I used his Installer and not K-Lite because his Installer is adfree and nothing is installed that you don't want. On "pronhub";-) There are already some 360 ° VR videos that you can download. Is definitely worth an Experience. :D (Just a shame you can't touch.) Plus, I can recommend iAnimal's Pro-vegan movie, but it's not for the Faint-hearted. Price/Performance of the Software is top.
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