360-Degree Videos And Photos Added For PSVR


The PS4 VR has finally been released to the general public to a phenomenal response. Sony can now bring in new features that can take advantage of the peripherals capabilities.

One of these additions is seemingly in the consoles media player which now lets the users watch 360 degrees video and photos when they are wearing the headset. Added to that is support for audio played in the HD FLAC format. Content on media servers or plugged in via the USB can be accessed by switching on the VR mode. However you need to have media which has been captured in equirectangular format by a 360 degree omnidirectional camera in order to view it in VR. These include video formats MKV, AVI, MP4, MPEG2 PS, MPEG2 TS or AVCHD, as well as photos saved as JPEG, BMP or PNG.


The support for FLAC audio also means that Sony has enhanced its media player capabilities, and that it automatically upscales lower resolution files as well. Meaning compressed Mp3’s will be boosted to match the quality of the FLAC and the WAV format, thanks to the company’s DSEE HX Tech which was previously available on only a handful of Sony’s high resolution products.

Check out this awesome PSVR video which showcases Batman Arkham VR

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