BIVROST 360Player v1.0.0.195

The easiest way to watch Facebook and YouTube 360-videos using a VR headset!

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The 360Player by BIVROST is a free video player for immersive spherical videos. The desktop application for Windows lets you play virtual reality videos on your PC using a VR headset. It supports all versions of Oculus Rift and OSVR headsets. Thanks to web browser extensions it's never been easier to jump into immersive 360° videos streamed from Facebook, YouTube and others video streaming platforms, directly from web browser. Download the player to experience videos in smoothly way and high performance. Watch videos up to 4K and enjoy the finest resolution at 360 degrees.

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Minimum requirements

  • Dual Core CPU (dual core Intel Celeron N2xx or better)
  • 1GB or RAM
  • Intel HD 3000 graphic card or better with DX10 support
  • 1366x768 screen resolution
  • Windows 8
  • Microsoft .NET 4.5

Suggested configuration for 4K playback

  • Dual Core 3rd generation i5 CPU or better
  • 2GB of RAM
  • DX11 compatible Nvidia/AMD discrete graphics (GCN for AMD or Kepler for Nvidia)
  • 1920x1080 screen resolution
  • Windows 8.1 / Windows 10
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Problems with instalation? SmartScreen may prevent you from running the setup application. Press "run anyway". If you do not see the button, press "more info" first. It might also help to run the classical installer. Windows 8 or newer is required, will not work on XP, Vista or 7.

Support & contact information

BIVROST 360Player Beta
v1.0.0.195

Contact support at: support@bivrost360.com.

This software is free and can be used only for noncommercial purposes. To purchase the commercial license contact us: contact@bivrost360.com.

Why is the player crashing on Nvidia Optimus?

You need to run the player with Nvidia graphic card. See here for instruction. There are still some Optimus configurations that may not properly work. Feel free to write to support if you have one of them to help us make the player better.

Oculus Rift doesn't work. Playback is only visible on Player window.

Oculus Rift is still under development. Check if you have newest version of Oculus PC Runtime. In some cases you need to reconnect Rift or restart your PC to make it work again. This problem considers not only the player but other applications connecting to Oculus Services.

I'm getting "File not supported" trying to play video.

Bivrost Player supports playback of video files and codecs based on Microsoft Media Foundation. Popular file formats compatible with Player: mp4, avi, mov. Popular codecs: h.264, h.263, Windows Media Video. Matroska is not currently supported. Complete list is available on MSDN.

However, not all formats and resolutions are supported on all systems. It depends on your configuration and Windows version. The greatest variety is on Windows 10.

Do I need Oculus Rift camera connected?

Positional tracker (camera) is not needed but is recommended. It helps re-position Oculus when playback is started to always look forward in VR. Without position tracking headset gyroscope may drift in time and make movies start looking at wrong direction.

Is VR headset required?

No. Headsets are supported but not required, You can watch movies using your computer's screen and look around with a mouse.

360Player won't run on Windows N and Windows KN

You have to install Media Feature Pack for correct Windows version: Windows 8 (KB2703761), Windows 8.1 (KB2929699), Windows 10 (KB3010081) or Windows 10 1511 (KB3099229).