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== Foreword ==
 
== Foreword ==
 
'''GoPro VR''' for Android and iOS is a free 360 video player app rendering spherical videos with pixel-precise projection.<br/>
 
'''GoPro VR''' for Android and iOS is a free 360 video player app rendering spherical videos with pixel-precise projection.<br/>
 
Watch stunning 360-degree videos on your smartphone: turn at 360 degrees (gyroscope support), zoom in and out, look at what is taking place in the whole scene.<br/>
 
Watch stunning 360-degree videos on your smartphone: turn at 360 degrees (gyroscope support), zoom in and out, look at what is taking place in the whole scene.<br/>
If you own a VR headset, split the screen to VR mode,  slide your smartphone in it and get the ultimate immersion!<br/>
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If you own a VR headset, split the screen to VR mode,  slide your smartphone into the headset to experience the ultimate immersion!<br/>
Stream your own videos or public 360-degree videos stored for free on the '''[http://vr.gopro.com/ GoPro VR platform]''' or your own videos stored on your smartphone (see below).
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Stream your own videos or public 360-degree videos stored for free on the '''[http://vr.gopro.com/ GoPro VR platform]''' <span style="color:red">'''(*)'''</span> or your own videos stored on your smartphone (see below).<br/>
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<span style="color:blue">'''Starting February 28, 2017 this service will no longer be available. Please refer to the FAQ and GoPro VR Hosting documentation'''</span>
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== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
 
To install the app,  launch '''[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gopro.goprovr Play Store]''' or '''[https://itunes.apple.com/app/gopro-vr/id1083581826?mt=8 App Store]''' and click on the install button.
 
To install the app,  launch '''[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gopro.goprovr Play Store]''' or '''[https://itunes.apple.com/app/gopro-vr/id1083581826?mt=8 App Store]''' and click on the install button.
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== Compatibility ==
 
== Compatibility ==
Any Android device running '''Android 4.1 and later'''.<br/>
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Any Android device running '''Android 4.1 and later''', with a gyroscope and accelerometer.<br/>
Any iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch device running '''iOS 9.0 and later'''. <br/>
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Any iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch device running '''iOS 9.0 and later'''.<br/>
See the '''[http://vr.gopro.com/faq FAQ]''' for more information about the minimum requirements
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See the '''[http://vr.gopro.com/faq FAQ]''' for more information about the minimum requirements.
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== Media compatibility ==
 
== Media compatibility ==
GoPro VR is able to play any video that your device natively supports. Video format, resolution and bit rate depends on device model. Safe choice is '''h.264''' encoded '''1280x720 at 30 FPS (level 3.1)'''. Most modern high-end devices play '''h.264''' encoded '''1920x1080 30 FPS video (level 4.1)'''. Latest high-end models reach 4k resolution '''3840x2160 at 30 FPS (level 5.1)'''. <br/>
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GoPro VR is able to play any video that your device natively supports. <br>
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Video format, resolution and bit rate depends on device model. <br>
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A safe choice is '''h.264''' encoded '''1280x720 at 30 FPS (level 3.1)'''. Most modern high-end devices play '''h.264''' encoded '''1920x1080 30 FPS video (level 4.1)'''. Latest high-end models reach 4k resolution '''3840x2160 at 30 FPS (level 5.1)'''. <br/>
 
It can render up to 60 fps on the latest devices.<br/>
 
It can render up to 60 fps on the latest devices.<br/>
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'''You can directly play public videos by browsing the different categories'''
'''You can directly play public videos by browsing the different topics'''
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* Architecture
 
* Architecture
 
* Art
 
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* Underwater
 
* Underwater
 
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You can access this page by choosing '''Explore''' from the left menu:<br/>
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You can access this page at any time by choosing '''Explore''' from the left menu:<br/>
 
[[Image:GoProVR-MainMenuCropped.png|146px|MainMenu]]
 
[[Image:GoProVR-MainMenuCropped.png|146px|MainMenu]]
 
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'''Selecting a public video will let you play it, rate it and share it<br/>via Facebook, mail, SMS, ...'''
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===Menus===
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====='''Search menu'''=====
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You can see here the most popular searches.<br/>
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Select the magnifying glass icon to enter your search syntax:<br/>
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* A simple word will be searched for in the video titles and descriptions
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* A minimum of 2 characters per word
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* # for hashtags (example: '''#paris''')
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* & for categories (example: '''&Sport''')
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* All the terms can be used in a search (example: '''Notre Dame &Sport #paris''' or even '''"New York" city''')
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====='''Sign in menu'''=====
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Opening this menu for the first time will let you log in to your personal account or create an account.<br/>
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Once connected, it automatically displays your personal videos.<br/>
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A download link icon is present on the videos uploaded to the device
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Clicking a video opens it to let you play it, download/remove it, rate it and share it.  If the video is located on the server, you will see an icon which will let you download it locally<br/>
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[[Image:Icon attention.png|12px]] The videos you upload directly from a computer to the mobile (using a file transfer software or iTunes) cannot be shared.
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|valign="top" align="left" |[[Image:GoProVR-SignInMenu.png|300px|Sign in menu]]
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|valign="top" align="left" |[[Image:GoProVR-MyMediaDisplayed.png|300px|All my videos]]
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|valign="top" align="left" |[[Image:GoProVR-MyMediaPlay&Remove&.png|300px|Play / Remove]]
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Select '''My MEDIA''' menu to let you sort/display which videos you want to see:<br/>
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* '''Sort by...'''<br/>
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** Most watched<br/>
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** Most liked<br/>
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** Recently added<br/>
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** All my media: your videos present on the '''[https://vr.gopro.com/ GoPro VR hosting server]''' <span style="color:red">'''(2)'''</span> AND your local videos present on your device<br/>
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** My media on this device: your videos present on your device '''(1)'''<br/>
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* '''On Android devices''': Plug your device to your computer, then just upload your movies to the folder '''/storage device/Movies/GoPro VR/.''' <br/>
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Under OSX you can use [https://www.android.com/filetransfer/ Android File Transfert], then, drag and drop your video files to that folder. <br/>
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*'''On iOS devices''': Plug your device to your computer, launch iTunes and select your device. <br/>
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Choose '''Apps''' tab, scroll down to '''File Sharing'''. Click on '''GoPro VR''' to select the app, then use '''add''' button or drag/drop your files into the '''Documents''' area to make them available in GoPro VR app.<br/>
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'''[[Image:Icon attention.png|12px]] The videos you upload directly from a computer to the mobile (using a file transfer software or iTunes) cannot be shared'''
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<span style="color:red">'''(2)'''</span> <br/>
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<i class="fa fa-warning"></i>
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<span style="color:blue">'''Starting February 28, 2017 this service will no longer be available. Please refer to the FAQ and GoPro VR Hosting documentation'''</span>
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====='''Settings menu'''=====
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* '''Tutorial''': Gives a brief overview of the possible interactions <br/>
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* '''Loop video''': The video is played in a loop <br/>
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* '''Support''': Lets you type a search syntax <br/>
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* '''Browse products''': Allows you to search for a GoPro product <br/>
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* '''About''': Gives legal information about the app <br/>
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* '''Log out''': To disconnect your account
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Back to [[GoPro VR Documentation]]

Latest revision as of 12:03, 13 February 2017

Foreword

GoPro VR for Android and iOS is a free 360 video player app rendering spherical videos with pixel-precise projection.
Watch stunning 360-degree videos on your smartphone: turn at 360 degrees (gyroscope support), zoom in and out, look at what is taking place in the whole scene.
If you own a VR headset, split the screen to VR mode, slide your smartphone into the headset to experience the ultimate immersion!
Stream your own videos or public 360-degree videos stored for free on the GoPro VR platform (*) or your own videos stored on your smartphone (see below).

(*)
Starting February 28, 2017 this service will no longer be available. Please refer to the FAQ and GoPro VR Hosting documentation



Installation

To install the app, launch Play Store or App Store and click on the install button.



Compatibility

Any Android device running Android 4.1 and later, with a gyroscope and accelerometer.
Any iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch device running iOS 9.0 and later.
See the FAQ for more information about the minimum requirements.



Media compatibility

GoPro VR is able to play any video that your device natively supports.
Video format, resolution and bit rate depends on device model.

A safe choice is h.264 encoded 1280x720 at 30 FPS (level 3.1). Most modern high-end devices play h.264 encoded 1920x1080 30 FPS video (level 4.1). Latest high-end models reach 4k resolution 3840x2160 at 30 FPS (level 5.1).
It can render up to 60 fps on the latest devices.



Interface

Landing page

You can directly play public videos by browsing the different categories

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Daily life
  • Educational
  • Entertainment
  • Experimental
  • Fashion
  • Flying
  • Landscape
  • Motor sport
  • Music
  • Sport
  • Street
  • Underwater


You can access this page at any time by choosing Explore from the left menu:
MainMenu



Landing page

Selecting a public video will let you play it, rate it and share it
via Facebook, mail, SMS, ...




Menus

Search menu
Search menu

You can see here the most popular searches.

Select the magnifying glass icon to enter your search syntax:

  • A simple word will be searched for in the video titles and descriptions
  • A minimum of 2 characters per word
  • # for hashtags (example: #paris)
  • & for categories (example: &Sport)
  • All the terms can be used in a search (example: Notre Dame &Sport #paris or even "New York" city)



Sign in menu

Opening this menu for the first time will let you log in to your personal account or create an account.


Once connected, it automatically displays your personal videos.
Swipe your finger from the top to the bottom to refresh the list.
A download link icon is present on the videos uploaded to the device


Clicking a video opens it to let you play it, download/remove it, rate it and share it. If the video is located on the server, you will see an icon which will let you download it locally
Icon attention.png The videos you upload directly from a computer to the mobile (using a file transfer software or iTunes) cannot be shared.

Sign in menu All my videos Play / Remove




Sort by...

Select My MEDIA menu to let you sort/display which videos you want to see:

  • Sort by...
    • Most watched
    • Most liked
    • Recently added
    • All my media: your videos present on the GoPro VR hosting server (2) AND your local videos present on your device
    • My media on this device: your videos present on your device (1)


(1)

  • On Android devices: Plug your device to your computer, then just upload your movies to the folder /storage device/Movies/GoPro VR/.

Under OSX you can use Android File Transfert, then, drag and drop your video files to that folder.

  • On iOS devices: Plug your device to your computer, launch iTunes and select your device.

Choose Apps tab, scroll down to File Sharing. Click on GoPro VR to select the app, then use add button or drag/drop your files into the Documents area to make them available in GoPro VR app.

Icon attention.png The videos you upload directly from a computer to the mobile (using a file transfer software or iTunes) cannot be shared

(2)
Starting February 28, 2017 this service will no longer be available. Please refer to the FAQ and GoPro VR Hosting documentation




Settings menu
Settings menu


  • Tutorial: Gives a brief overview of the possible interactions
  • Loop video: The video is played in a loop
  • Support: Lets you type a search syntax
  • Browse products: Allows you to search for a GoPro product
  • About: Gives legal information about the app
  • Log out: To disconnect your account






Back to GoPro VR Documentation