With the release of VLC 360 Technical Preview, users on Windows platform can now experience 360° images and videos on their desktop/laptop PC’s.
In addition, VLC becomes the first major video player app to play 360° videos out of the box.
Some of main features are listed below:
- Playback of 360 Videos following the Spatial Video spec
- Playback of 360 Photos and Panoramas following the Spherical spec
- Display modes with Zoom, Little planet and Reverse little planet
- Control it with your Mouse and Keyboard
- Open Source and Cross-platform, accelerated with OpenGL and Direct3D11
In 2017, VLC is also planning to bring the app to Virtual Reality with VLC-VR to support VR headsets like Vive, Daydream, Oculus or OSVR.
VLC with 360 features is also coming to Android, iOS and Xbox One, next year.
For mobile versions, the company is planning to use phone sensors to navigate inside the videos.
VLC will also get 3D audio playback, including head tracking headphones.
If you want to try out VLC 360 for Windows, download it here.
Here are some samples for you to play with the app.