If you go to the old URL for the RICOH THETA Plug-in Store, which was either
You will get a page that says
Notice of Plugin Store closure
It just means the site has moved! Here’s the new link on GitHub:
hi, @jcasman , thanks for sharing!
Is there any change at plugin submission or plugin update process? Or still the same URL is used for developers?
@biviel I believe it’s the same process for developers. I am check with RICOH directly today and will respond here.
One detail from the Plug-In announcement about THETA X:
The service to download plug-ins directly with just the RICOH THETA X, that does not require the use of a computer, has been terminated as of May 30, 2023.
Full announcement here:
New Plug-in Installation Process for End Users
The THETA Plug-in Store website has moved to GitHub, so the original installation process no longer exists.
New URL: GitHub - ricohapi/theta-plugins: Make your THETA
However, if the user goes to the URL of the plug-in, there is an install button which opens the RICOH THETA desktop app on your computer. You attach your camera by USB. And then you are directed through the steps.
This all looks and feels very similar to the old sequence.
For example, for the Summit Odience plug-in, go to: theta-plugins/plugins/com.summit.odience.plugin.ricoh at main · ricohapi/theta-plugins · GitHub
Right below the main image, there is an Install on THETA button. Click it and the prompts will get you through installation.
On a Mac, it asks you to open the RICOH THETA desktop app:
Then you start going through the installation:
It gives you error messages, if needed, like before:
New with X:
Swipe left from the right side of the screen.
Connect to local network for web access.
Provides 10 plug-ins pre-installed. Also access to Chrome site and Vysor site. You can re-order the list or delete plug-ins you don’t need.
I don’t think it looks and feels like the old sequence. the old sequence looked and felt like a web site. The new sequence feels like a set of linked Markdown pages.
This seems to be the main index on the new sequence.
When you click on the link, this is the first thing a person sees.
We should build a web site that has these links:
We could improve the site with our own reviews and experiences with the plug-ins.
I built a store to test the install process. I’m using a Windows 11 laptop and Firefox to see what happens when I press the install link.
search and browse
detail and discussion.
Nice looking screenshots! I think that works better than just a list of plug-in names.
If I was looking through plug-ins to learn how to develop for THETA, I think I’d want
- Link to the open source code so I can see what’s been done, possibly run it myself
- Have a summary of what is technically interesting about the plug-in, not just the name.
- For Wireless Live Streaming, supports RTMP and RTMPS, supports streaming to YouTube, default setting is 4K (3840 x 2160) 30fps, also has 4K (3840 x 2160) 15FPS, 2K (1920 x 1080) 15FPS, 1K (1024 x 576) 15FPS
OK, already tried implementing the link to the source code and the main technologies. Here’s a screenshot!
The THETA X can run a browser no problem.
Unfortunately, there appears to be no way to open the app to complete the install with just the body of the camera as the link tries to open another app. Maybe there is an existing app on the THETA X that we can activate with a different link?
just be clear that I’m using the body of the camera.