[FFmpeg-user] Pipe 360° content to VLC player

Michael Koch astroelectronic at t-online.de
Sat Apr 30 20:03:44 EEST 2022


I'm using this command line to capture 360° content from a Ricoh Theta V 
camera and pipe the live video to VLC player:

ffmpeg -f dshow -i video="RICOH THETA V/Z1 FullHD" -f mpegts - | 
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" -

This command line works, but VLC doesn't recognize that it's 360° 
content, which means I can't change the viewing direction in the player.
I know that for mp4 videos the "Spatial Media Metadata Injector" must be 
used, and then VLC recognizes the video as 360°. But this isn't 
applicable in this case, because I'm using live input from the camera.

Is there any solution for this problem? I could use another player, if 
that helps.


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