How To Create An App That Plays 360 Video


#1

I received a question from the community about how to play a 360 video file inside an application. Here’s my response.

Playing a video from file is possible using a number of applications. This is just a small sample of what is freely available.

Unity

http://theta360.guide/blog/video,/unity/2016/10/16/video-file-on-unity-sphere.html

A-Frame

I believe A-Frame now works with video as well.
http://lists.theta360.guide/t/easily-create-a-360-gallery-for-ricoh-theta-with-a-frame/456?u=codetricity

GoogleVR

http://theta360.guide/googlevr/video-sample.html

GoogleVR is broad. There are many libraries that are under the GoogleVR brand. See below.


#2

I remember when this was a relatively hard question to answer. Cool that there are multiple options available now.


#3

Even more nostalgia. The guy that asked the question is Zach. Remember DeveloperWeek hackathon?


#4

@jcasman just to jar your memory… We should enter into a hackathon with Zach as participants and try to WIN the hackathon.


#5

Zach was a badass! He did some really artsy photography and used his RICOH THETA for some cool images, I remember.


#6

You should send him a note again and encourage him to explain his app on this forum. I don’t have all the details either. He just contacted me for a specific question about options for playing video. I’m curious to learn what his app does.