As of today, anyone can utilize Pixvana’s open-source software development kit to create first-party branded VR video applications.
Pixvana’s SPIN Play SDK is an Apache 2.0 open-source-licensed library that developers can plug in to their own Unity application development environment to add high-quality VR video playback, dynamic controls, and cross platform support.
“Application builders needed a drag-and-drop solution to add 360-degree and 180-degree VR video to their Unity based applications for Virtual, Augmented, or Mixed Reality apps,” said Beverly Vessella, Product Manager at Pixvana. “By opening up our valuable, cloud-based VR plug-in to the community, we hope to accelerate the adoption and innovation of VR and AR applications.”
The SDK also enables flexible media transfer, optimized encoding of up to 16K, and uses The angle of space viewable from a given lens position. Adaptive Streaming and VR-native playback projections for improved streaming.
Earlier this year, CNN incorporating the SPIN Play SDK into its CNNVR app for Oculus.
“Pixvana partnered with our development team to customize the content pipeline and enable our editors in New York to get the highest quality content into the CNNVR app as quickly and as seamlessly as possible,” said Jason Farkas, Vice President at CNN.
To download the SPIN Play SDK, visit Pixvana’s website.