New Feature: 360 videos

The Leiden University Kaltura video player now supports 360 videos!

How do I use this new feature?

Just upload your video the way you usually do. When the system asks you to fill in your metadata don’t forget to tag your entry with the tag ‘360’. You can, of course, add more tags. As long as the ‘360’ tag is in there.

Tagging the video this way let’s the system know it needs to use the special 360 video plugin to play your video.

Kaltura metadata entry screen

Now, when you play your video, you’ll see some minor changes to your usual video player. Notice the special ‘360 video’ watermark in the right bottom corner. This mark let’s you know you can use the special 360 enabled features!

The ‘360 video’ watermark lets you know your video is 360 enabled.

You can either use your mouse to drag the video in different directions or you can use the WASD keys on your keyboard.

Have fun!

 

Notes:

  • Supported Devices
    • Chrome, Safari, Edge, IE11 on Windows 8 and up
    • Firefox on Windows 8.1 and up
    • Chrome on Android 4.3 and up
    • Chrome on iOS 9 and up
    • Chrome on Mac 10.11
  • Due to a limitation by Apple, the plugin is currently disabled for Safari on MAC and Chrome/Safari on mobile iOS Devices. On those browsers, the video will be shown as a regular video.