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360° video player: GoPro VR Player 2.2

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GoPro VR Player 2.2

Today we are happy to publish the final version of GoPro VR Player 2.2!
This new update brings a couple new features and some bug fixes.

What’s new?

Better performance on Intel GPU for Windows

Video decoding performances have been improved on Intel GPU for Windows when using VLC backend. The optimization is automatically activated when player is running on Intel GPU. Now with GoPro VR Player 2.2, 4K@60fps runs smoothly on Intel GPU! More details in the changelog below.

Video metadata and automatic choices

In the latest version of Autopano Video metadata are included in your video, which GoPro VR Player can retrieve to automatically detect the projection and stereoscopy of your video, without needing to go through the settings. In the software settings you can set “Auto” for the input projection and input stereoscopy to automatically apply the values found in the metadata. See changelog for more info on the supported metadata.

VLC custom mode

The custom mode allows to use VLC backend with your own parameters and read the YUV format. See documentation for more details.

Color conversion

With the VLC backend, the player applies a better color conversion if the video has been encoded by Autopano Video. You now also have the possibility of disabling our shader color conversion, which can be useful if you are experiencing color issues but this can lower performances. See documentation for more details.

More small changes

You will find a new category called “Audio” in the Settings. For now it only contains a setting to set an audio delay (for VLC backend only).You can set yaw, pitch, roll and fov values directly in help box (keyboard shorcut “H”).
For more detailed information, read the changelog.
Changelog for GoPro VR Player 2.2

Main changes

Better performances on Intel GPU for Windows

Video decoding performances have been improved on Intel GPU for Windows when using VLC backend. The optimization is automatically activated when player is running on Intel GPU. For example, on Intel NUC with Intel Core i7-6770HQ and integrated GPU Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580, GoPro VR Player 2.1 was not able to decode 4K@60fps smoothly, GPU global usage was about 20%. Now with GoPro VR Player 2.2, 4K@60fps runs smoothly and GPU usage is about 10% !


Video metadata and automatic choices

Some metadata can be read from video. Here are the fields read by the player :

  • Stereoscopy
  • Input Projection
  • Writing Tool
  • Initial yaw, pitch, roll
  • Frame size
  • Video framerate
  • The values in these fields are displayed in the software log only if the player finds them.

    In the settings, you can set "Auto" mode for input projection and input stereoscopy to automatically apply values found in metadata.

    Be sure to use the last version of Autopano Video to have these metadata encoded in your video.


    VLC custom mode

    The custom mode allows to use VLC backend with your own parameters. For instance you can read YUV-420/422 8 and 10 bit. To allow this you will have to run the player in "VLC custom" mode and set the parameters. See documentation for more details.


    Color conversion

    With VLC backend, player applies a better color conversion if the video has been encoded by Autopano Video.

    Also with VLC backend, a new setting allows to disable our shader color conversion. It can be useful if you encounter color issues when playing video but be aware that it will be less efficient in terms of performance. See documentation for more details.


    Others

  • You will find a new category called "Audio" in the Settings. For now it only contains a setting to set an audio delay (for VLC backend only).
  • You can set yaw, pitch, roll and fov values directly in help box (keyboard shorcut "H").


  • Fixes since 2.2.0 beta :

    • [ALPS-196] - Binding loop trace when opening file popup
    • [ALPS-222] - Up/Down keyboard arrow sometimes don't shift pitch
    • [ALPS-229] - Flickering between videos (playlist) (Win10)
    • [ALPS-235] - Set FOV in degree when radian is selected (Help box)
    • [ALPS-236] - Hard to click on a button
    • [ALPS-237] - Set FOV in radian when radian is selected (Help box)
    • [ALPS-238] - Drag and drop a videos on any screen (settings, about) close the current screen and play the video
    • [ALPS-239] - No error message when a file is missing in KEPL
    • [ALPS-92] - Set camera degrees setting for the keyboard
    • [ALPS-192] - Smooth/Inertia camera moves

    Fixes since 2.1.2 :

    • [GPVP-85] - First screen text is very small on high DPI
    • [GPVP-136] - Fix graphics bug with png files containing alpha
    • [GPVP-105] - Don't show main view when loading next video
    • [GPVP-122] - Font is not correct in settings
    • [GPVP-78] - Hide keyboard shortcuts on Help screen
    • [GPVP-116] - VLC : issue with color conversion
    • [GPVP-194] - App freeze at video end with backend AVF and DirectShow
    • [GPVP-96] - Update OpenVR SDK to 1.0.5
    • [GPVP-77] - Uncompressed files support - YUV-420/422 8 and 10 bit
    • [GPVP-31] - Improve metadata reading on video
    • [GPVP-118] - Add auto input type in settings
    • [GPVP-119] - Add auto input stereo type in settings
    • [GPVP-79] - Navigate to a viewport (in terms of Yaw, Pitch and FOV)
    • [GPVP-109] - Set audio delay in VLC backend
    • [GPVP-134] - Add more metadata to software log
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