HTC Vive Start Guide

A Quick Start Guide To Playing VR Videos on HTC Vive Headset

Affected headest: HTC Vive
Affected operating systems: Windows 10+

Overview

This document will guide you through the process of setting up your HTC Vive environment to play VR videos.

This guide consists of 5 steps:

For detailed instructions please read further

Instructions

1. Setup the HTC Vive Environment

Make sure your PC is compatible with the HTC Vive. You can find a list of recommended specs here. Download the install package from vive.com/setup and go through the installation wizard. The install package will automatically detect and configure all the equipment.

2. Download and install a VR video player compatible with the Vive system

You can use a VR video player compatible with Vive of your choice. We recommend the following:

  • 1. BaDoinkVR Player - our homebrew Oculus VR video player designed specifically to work with our videos.
  • 2. DeoVR - is a straight-forward, high performance video player for 2D, 3D, flat, 180°and 360° videos.
  • 3. Autoplay VR - AutoplayVR is a smart VR video player all on autopilot. Sit back, relax and enjoy the flight!

To install the BaDoinkVR Player download the installation file BaDoinkVR_installation.exe (69Mb) to your PC and go through the installation process. For more detailed instructions for (2) and (3) please refer to the official websites of both players.

3. Download a video to your PC

We try to optimize our videos for every display available, all you have to do is select the right one. HTC Vive users should select the Vive / Oculus HQ - 60fps.

4. Use the VR video player to play the video

If you use our BadoinkVR player, launch the player and drag and drop the downloaded file into the BaDoinkVR Player window. The playback will start automatically. The video controls will be displayed both on the headset's display and on the PC monitor in the BadoinkVR window.

PLEASE NOTE: If you use any other VR video player, please refer to the player's documentation.

5. Enjoy the experience

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