Whirligig is a VR media player for the playback and viewing of video files and images. It support a wide range of projection types, render paths and has many other features to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.
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Note: This Early Access software is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to use this software in its current state, then you should wait to see if it progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The current position of Whirligig is that it is a fully usable product and can play media, a wide variety of projection formats and file types and have many options not available in other players. I want to keep improving on this. Feedback from Early Access gives me an opportunity to fix bugs, add features and improve Whirligig.

As Whirligig is a media player it has a lot of reliance on media outside of my control. For this reason the more I can encourage a dialogue with the users the better chance I have of making a stable and enjoyable experience.”

Approximately how long will this software be in Early Access?

“I hope to move from Early Access before Christmas.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of Whirligig will be a continuation of the Early Access version. However I intend to improve documentation and the general look and feel of the player.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Whirligig is currently at an advanced level in it's development and exists as a fulling functioning and usable application.”

Will this software be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“I've set the price quite low during Early Access as this is my first app to be sold on Steam and I'm currently finding my feet at the this early stage of release.

Once Whirligig leaves Early Access it will be priced based on feedback from the community and revenue that can sustain continuing development.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The community has and is a vital part of my development. The best way that the Community can contribute to my development feedback is to inform me of issues they have with Whirligig and to let me know of feature they want to see in the future. A lot of the features that are currently in Whirligig have been suggested by users of my player.”
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October 15

New default release 4.163 with Unity3D updates new curve and barrel controls and some other stuff

Hi all

So finally I am releasing the latest beta as the default. Find below a list of the main updates and features.

- Made VR default on if you have a headset plugged in.

- Removed the directory list limit.

- Added Hue to the adjustment menu.

- Added a new adjustment menu to Barrel giving more options including height degrees and squash.




- Added new options to allow barrel 100 to 360.

- Updated Unity3D 2017.1.1f1.

- Locks added to sliders in the settings menu.

- New Curved system added and Curved cinema removed.





I've done extensive testing and fixed many bugs, some of which were present in the last default release and some of which I added added with the new features. I hope that I've removed all the bugs but with development it's very possible that I've added or still haven't discovered some of them. If you find any issues please let me know either on this Steam forum on email me through my website www.whirligig.xyz.

Hopefully you don't run into any issue and continue to enjoy using Whirligig. If there are any features you'd like to see in future updates let me know.

Oculus Store and Viveport users
So if you are using the Viveport or Oculus Store versions they will be updated very soon. I do updates on the Steam Store first because of the easy beta system and feedback system. This allows me to release a default update with the ability of reverting easily if there is a major bug that I'm not aware without too much disruption. After about three days knowing that there isn't any big issues that I need to fix I will be updating the Oculus and Viveport versions. So if there aren't problems except an update within a week.

Edit: If there are no issues with bugs or anything like that then the updates for Viveport and Oculus Store are Tuesday the 24th of October (not including review times. I think Oculus is instant but Viveport takes a couple of days). I'm going away over the weekend and would like to make sure I'm at my computer for at least a few days after I update in case there are specific platform issues.

Note on replying to this message
In discussion you get a notification if someone has replied to a post but if you post at the bottom of a news feed then you don't get that notification so it can be easily to miss a reply. I check these news post regularly (mostly). If you do post here with an issue or suggestion please check manually to see if I've replied to your comment. I don't want people to think I'm ignoring them :)

And Finally
I hope you enjoy this update and continue to use Whirligig. If you like these updates and want to express your overwhelming satisfaction for Whirligig then a nice review doesn't go amiss. If there is something that is missing and you want to see let me know.

Now go and enjoy Whirligig and your media :)

Happy Watching.

Phil (Whirligig)
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August 14

Beta release. Dropped Curved Cinema to be replaced with better controls.

Hi

Release name : Version 4.14 beta

Since the default release I’ve released one beta which included the large update to the Unity3D version (the engine I make Whirligig in). This has continued with more testing related to this, some bug fixes and the big update this time, the dropping of Curved Cinema. “What!!!” I hear you cry. “Why would you do this. This is clear madness.”

Well no. I’ve been meaning to update the Curved Cinema option for a while. This update removes the Curved Cinema from the UI and adds a new settings option for Cinema.



This opens a new menu which allows you to change the vertical and horizontal curve.



The curved settings are saved with each video. If you were previously using Curved Cinema then it will automatically revert to Cinema.

Here's some extra information.

How to try the Betas
To start using the betas (and if you want the latest features and bug fixes it's recommend as I'm quite active in beta releases) all you have to do is right click on Whirligig, go to properties, go to the beta tab and select whirligig_early_access_latest_beta. This beta is always updated with every version. If you just want to try this beta only select whirligig_early_access_v4.14. If you want to stop using the betas select 'none'.

Note on replying to this message
In discussion you get a notification if someone has replied to a post but if you post at the bottom of a news feed then you don't get that notification so it can be easily to miss a reply. I check these news post regularly (mostly). If you do post here with an issue or suggestion please check manually to see if I've replied to your comment. I don't want people to think I'm ignoring them :)

I hope you like this new feature. If you have any problems or suggestions for future updates please let me know.

Until the next update.

Phil (Whirligig)
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About This Software

Whirligig is a VR media player for the playback and viewing of video files and images. It support a wide range of projection types, render paths and has many other features to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.

Tutorials highlighting some of the features and how to use them here:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/451650/discussions/0/154643249633675549/?tscn=1504738078


Media Foundation (Windows 8 and 10 only)
Media Foundation offers good suuport for most video formats. It comes as standard on both Windows 8 and 10. If you're consered about installing additional decoders on your system then this is a good option.


libVLC
You can also try libVLC. This is a codec library which has a wide range of built in video decoders and streaming options. This library is used in the popular video player VLC. It offers a larger range of video playback options than Media Foundation and doesn't require decoders to be installed.

Image Support

jpg,png,jps,pns
Whirligig works with most jpg and png files but works best when the image file resolution has a factor of 2.


Supported Projection Types
  • Fisheye 100,110,120,130,140,150,160,170,180,190,200,210,220,230,240,250,260,270,280,300,310,320,330,340,350,360
  • Barrel 180,360
  • Cinema/Flat Screen
  • Cinema Curved


Custom Enviroments/Rooms
  • Home Cinema
  • Bedroom
  • Living Room


Custom Formats
  • Cube Map Horizontal Tee
  • Cube Map Horizontal
  • Cube Map Vertical Tee
  • Cube Map Vertical
  • Facebook Cube Map 3x2
  • Facebook Pyramid
  • GardenGnome Cube Map 3x2
  • Kodak PixPro SP360
  • LatLong 360x90
  • LG360
  • Octane
  • Panasonic A500
  • Ricoh Theta S
  • Samsung Gear 360
  • Vray Cubemap Invert
  • Vray Cubemap

Advice and guides can be found in the discussion forum.http:// http://steamcommunity.com/app/451650/discussions/

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10
    • Processor: CPU: Intel i5-3340, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10
    • Processor: CPU: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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