GoPro VR Player
The holidays are an expensive time, so we’re bringing you a special treat: a full, free, fun Windows program to download every day until Christmas.
Peel back the 16th door on our free downloads advent calendar to discover GoPro VR Player – a free program for viewing 360-degree photos and videos.
Other free 360-degree media players are starting to find their way onto our PCs, but GoPro VR Player is purpose-built for it, and is just as slick as you'd expect from the biggest name in wearable action cameras.
GoPro VR Player lets you watch videos in their original quality – up to 8K and 60FPS. You can watch on your PC monitor, or via an Oculus Rift headset.
There's also support for stereo media and video for 3D viewing, and GoPro VR Player is compatible with 3D TVs. You're not limited to footage recorded with a GoPro camera either – the player works with any 360-degree photos or videos.
It's worth bearing in mind that the player is quite demanding; it requires at least Windows 7 with an OpenGL 2.0 graphics card, and the recommended specification calls for Windows 10 with a beefy graphics card and processor, plus 8GB RAM.
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