Whirligig VR Media Player (PC)

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:// http://steamcommunity.com/app/451650/discussions/0/154643249633675549/

Main Features

  • A large range of projection types to choose from all with mono, over under and side by side stereo options.
  • 3 render paths to choose from. DiretShow, Media Foundation and libVLC.
  • A selection of backgrounds to choose.
  • Give you media an outer glow.
  • Supports Vive controllers, Xbox controller, Oculus remote, keyboard and mouse.
  • Subtitle support with accompanying srt files.
  • 16 Save/Load slots to save your position in files and bookmark them for later.
  • 6 preset slots so yo can easily save and load the settings you like most for your films.

Video Format Support


Video decoder support is very important in Whirligig as I want to offer the largest amount of possibilities to playback your content. For this reason Whirligig support 3 render paths for you to try, Directshow, Media Foundation and libVLC.

DirectShow offers the best support for playback but requires addition decoders to be installed to get the best from it. Once you've installed the decoders you will have access to a very large range of video playback formats and if you have an Nvidia card you can also take advantage of GPU decoding. There is a full description of how to do this in the forum:

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.

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

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/


Philip Day


Philip Day