Virtual Desktop is an application developed for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and WMR headsets that lets you use your computer in VR. You can browse the web, watch movies, Netflix or even play games on a giant virtual screen.
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Mixed (21) - 52% of the 21 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (816) - 68% of the 816 user reviews for this software are positive.
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Mar 31, 2016
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April 21

Update 1.12 - Improved HEVC Support & Bug fixes

Hardware Decoding Improvements
The video player has an upgraded decoding engine which now relies on DirectX 11 rather than DirectX 9. This means HEVC videos will rely more on the GPU than the CPU. This improves playback smoothness for high resolution videos. If you are on the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, make sure to download the HEVC Video Extension to get the best hardware decoding performance. It used to be part of Windows but is now a separate download.

Controller Contacts
There is now an option to show or hide controller contacts on the screen.

Bug Fixes
- Fixed service installation issues caused by anti-viruses on some machines
- Fixed crash when a 360 photo or video was renamed
- Fixed issue with UI re-appearing when controllers were fading-out
- Voice commands will no longer cause tab changes in video compact mode
- Other stability improvements

As always, let me know if you experience any issues. Enjoy!
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February 21

Update 1.11 - Video player improvements

Today's beta update adds functionality to the Photos and Videos tab as well as a few requested features and bug fixes.

Videos Tab
The Videos tab now displays thumbnails of the files in your 360 Videos folder and lets you play them with a single click. You can sort them by name, size, date or recently played. Videos can be marked as hidden. You can also toggle stereoscopic 3D with videos like you can with photos.


Photos Tab
You can now sort your photos by name, date or size.

Dimmed Lights
You can now bind a key or button to toggle dimmed lights in Model environments.

Bug Fixes
- Video settings are now properly saved/restored across sessions
- Dashboard mouse buttons now follow SteamVR's input system
- Portrait orientation fixes in Dashboard
- Stability improvements

Note: Virtual Desktop now uses .NET 4.7.1 instead of 4.5.1 and should install it as needed on your next launch. If the update gets stuck in the Steam download queue, simply uninstall and re-install Virtual Desktop.
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Reviews

“These are the kinds of programs that change the way people look at technology. In this case, it’s a program that, for some people, might actually make virtual reality a enjoyable, even practical, replacement for their monitor.”
Kotaku

“It's an incredibly polished app that take minimal resources to provide a number of functions that feel like they should be a standardised part of the VR experience coming to consumer homes.”
Destructoid

“This is the first program you should buy for your Oculus Rift”
Polygon

About This Software

Virtual Desktop is an application developed for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets that lets you use your computer in VR. You can browse the web, watch movies, Netflix or even play games on a giant virtual screen.

Other features include:
  • Hardware accelerated 360 video playback
  • Ability to play/stream YouTube 360 videos
  • Browse and view 360 photos
  • MilkDrop support for music visualization
  • 3D Side-By-Side video support
  • Game launcher with voice commands
  • Multi-monitor
  • Environment Editor to create custom environments
  • Steam Workshop integration for environments
  • Dashboard integration so you can see/use your desktop in any VR game

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
    • Processor: i5-2500k
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX 640 or 980M or ATI HD 7000/Rx 200
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Disabling Aero can improve performance on Windows 7. If you are using a Windows 'N' edition, you will need to install the Media Feature Pack.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i5-2500k
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX 760 or 980M or ATI Rx 200
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows 10 is highly recommended as it provides better performance. The Anniversary and Creators Update add 8K video and some H.265 support.
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