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Generating Alternative Files

Not all browsers will playback all media files. Therefore, we’ve added a file converter to the sounds and videos modes.

Set up

  1. Install FFmpeg.

  2. Add FFmpeg to your applications folder or home directory.

  3. In Pano2VR, Go to the FFmpeg tab in Settings/Preferences. Click, Choose to locate the FFmpeg executable.

Generate an Alternative Sound File

You can convert an audio file from within the Sound Mode’s properties:

  1. For the Alternative File, click the gear icon to open the converter.

  2. Add the file path of the source file by clicking Open.

  3. For the Output File, click Select to choose the output folder and filename.

  4. Select the file format.

  5. Change the bit rates. The audio bitrate can be raised to 192 kbps but will produce a larger file.

  6. Click, Convert. Once the conversion begins, you’ll see a progress bar and a Details button. Click this to watch the log. Once it’s finished the generated file will appear in the Alternative Files list, with the option to add another generated file.

✭ Use MP3 for the main file and OGG for the alternative.

Generate an Alternative Video File

An alternative video file can be converted from within the Video Mode’s properties:

  1. For the Alternative File, click the gear icon to open the converter.

  2. Add the file path of the source file by clicking Open.

  3. For the Output File, click Select to choose the output folder and filename.

  4. Select the file format.

  5. Change the bit rates. The suggested video bit rate of 2000 kbps is good and for good quality video it’s best to not go below this. The audio bitrate can be raised to 192 kbps but will produce a larger file.

  6. Click, Convert. Once the conversion begins, you’ll see a progress bar and a Details button. Click this to watch the log. Once it’s finished the generated file will appear in the Alternative Files list, with the option to add another generated file.

✭ Use MP4 for the main file and WebM for the alternative.

See also

2017-05-17 10:44:02