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Version 4.743 Beta release

Posted by: Whirligig on steam_community_announcements April 29, 2019

Hi all

I've not had a great deal of time to work on Whirligig other the past couple of months but I'm getting back into weekly releases of the betas. Today is the first of these with updated features, bug fixes and general improvements.

So welcome to version 4.743. Here are a list of the updates in this version.

  • Hide timebar option so that it doesn’t show up in the playback when skipping forward and backward. Setting/interface/Show progress bar...

  • Whirligig now remembers the volume from your previous session.

  • Maximum file name length test to stop crash when player ini is saved.

  • Suppressed loading settings checkbox fixed.

  • Text in UI sharpness improved for better legibility.

  • Command line options added to disable VR and to force player to run using SteamVR. -disablevr and -forcesteam

  • Playlist option improved.

  • Updated Oculus SDK, Unity3D version and plugins.

  • Fixed force mono on all videos. Settings/projections/Depth/

  • Updated plugins, Unity3D version.


One of the more complex updates here is the playlist improvement. Playlists were a part of Whirligig before but weren't really easy to create or use. Now I've create a more user friendly version which allows you to drag videos into the window to build your playlists and create multiple playlists. I'm going to add a youtube video once I get a chance highlighting this. I also hope to improve it more with a way to create the playlists from the browser menu.

How to try the Betas

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And Finally

So this is the first of the weekly updates, let's see if I can manage to keep it up for more than one week :)

My updates for the future are a combination of suggestions from you and ideas I've got on improving things. I very much appreciate feedback regarding bugs or feature requests so keep them coming.

Until next time

Happy watching

Other Whirligig VR Media Player News

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Whirligig VR Media Player - November 7, 2019

So there are big updates and small ones in this release. Firstly I’ve spent a good while trying to optimise the code to improve performance. This isn’t something a lot of people will notice but it’s worth it to keep Whirligig running smoothly.

Further Back

Version 4.743 Beta release April 29, 2019

Version 4.7 Default release January 26, 2019

Version 4.671 Update January 14, 2019

Whirligig 4.64 beta release October 16, 2018

Whirligig 4.63 beta release September 15, 2018

Whirligig beta 4.51 release and it's a biggy :) May 14, 2018

New version 4.2 Beta release new features, new fixes March 8, 2018

New version 4.19 Beta release for 2018 January 23, 2018

New version 4.17 Beta release for 2018 January 8, 2018

New default release 4.163 with Unity3D updates new curve and barrel controls and some other stuff October 15, 2017

More News

Whirligig VR Media Player

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.

Developer: Philip Day

Publisher: Philip Day