Virtual reality and 360-degree video every day are becoming increasingly popular, so developers media player VLC could not remain aloof from this trend. The first beta version of VLC 3.0, which is already available on Windows and MacOS, there is support for 360-degree photos and videos, as well as panoramas. This means that users can view such content through VLC, by moving the image with the keyboard or mouse. to do this, developers VLC teamed up with Giroptic, which provided the necessary samples , camera, code, etc.
Changes in VLC 3.0:
- support 360-degree video;
- ability to play. 360-degree photos and panoramas;
- new display modes 360-degree content;
- control via keyboard and mouse
The future builds 360-degree photos and videos can be watched on Android, iOS and Xbox One. In addition, in 2017 the player will work with helmets HTC Vive virtual reality, Google Daydream, Oculus Rift and OSVR. At the same time, the developers promise support for 3D-sound and head position tracking.