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GoPro VR Player - Getting started

Start a video or display a 360° picture

Drag and drop your 360 video files/still images or a directory containing videos to GoPro VR player or click SELECT FILES to browse your folders (GoPro VR Player 3.0 uses the latest opened folder when selecting SELECT FILES)

    • 360 videos up to 4K in multiple formats are supported: H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC), H.265 (MPEG-4 HEVC), VP8*, VP9*, Theora*, WMV*, H.262*, 360 videos up to 8K @ 60fps with CineForm (with the default VLC backend)
    • 3D stereo videos
    • 360 pictures (equirectangular): TIFF, BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, PBM, PGM, PPM, XBM, XPM, SVG images)
    • YUV video format
    • HLS support for Live Streaming

  • Multiple devices supported:
    • Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets
    • Leap Motion and Intel RealSense devices
  • A free plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro is included

You can input 360 videos up to 4K and 3D stereo videos

Drag & drop the file

Player control bar

Note : Move the mouse to the bottom of the window to display the Menu bar

Menu bar

Play the video Pause the video Play and Pause the video or the playlist
Loop Off Loop Loop one Loop disabled / Loop activated (replay all the videos and/or images sequentially) / Loop activated for one single video (only replay the selected video or image)
Sound on Sound off Sound on and Mute sound
Previous video/360 picture Next video/360 picture Go to Previous and Next video or image
Enter fullscreen Exit fullscreen Enter and Exit fullscreen mode

Note: Enter/Exit fullscreen mode with a mouse double click (or by double touching the screen)

Camera controls

Move the camera by holding click and moving the mouse (or by sliding the screen)

Move the camera

Zoom in/out with the wheel mouse (or by pinching the screen)

Zoom in/out


You can access to a Settings screen where you can modify a lot of parameters like output projection, video backend, stereoscopy and many others!

  • Input type > Auto : will automatically apply values finded in metadata (values of theses fields are displayed in the software log) if the player finds them (stereoscopy, input projection, editor tool, initial yaw/pitch/roll values, frame size and video framerate). Metadata detection is based on Google spherical video specification : https://github.com/google/spatial-media

  • Input type > Cubemap : for Facebook 360 3:2 cubemap input type.

  • Loop mode : lets you replay one single video or image, the whole playlist or disable the loop.

  • Playback speed : lets you specify the playback speed of a video file (0.5x, 1.0x or 2.0x). Also available into the Playback top menu

  • Image display duration (seconds) : lets you specify a 360 image display duration before automatically displaying the next one from the playlist.

  • Camera inertia : adds some momentum on camera moves.

  • Camera move steps (degrees) : lets you specify steps in degrees when moving camera with keyboard arrows or shortcuts.

Usage statistics : to facilitate product support, product development and improvement GoPro may collect certain information in an anonymous way about your use of the software. This can be disabled in General settings tab.

In Advanced tab, select Shared memory if you want to display the video preview you're working on in Autopano Video 3
From Autopano Video 3 RC3, you do not need to change that setting as GoPro VR Player is now automatically launched with the right parameter when clicking the icon Preview in GoPro VR Player
I case you manually changed that setting, in order to display 360 still panoramas or videos, you must disable Shared memory option or it will only display a black window with a warning message! Advanced tab Shared memory

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