Now presenting Swipe View: a new, native-to-VR feature in SPIN Play. Swipe View allows you to compare quality between different encodes or streaming resolutions. Using this tool, creators can accurately ensure the best viewer experience by assessing VR video quality in-headset.
Using Swipe View, you can perform two different types of comparisons:
- Bitrate Ladder: use this mode to compare the different rungs of a bitrate ladder, examining what viewers will see when streaming your content.
- Note: The video must be encoded for streaming. You cannot use this mode with the downloaded version of a video. If your video is already downloaded but you want to run a Bitrate Ladder comparison, you need to delete the downloaded version first.
- A/B Comparison Between Encodes: using this mode you can compare different versions of the same video which have been encoded with different codecs or projections.
- Note: To use this mode you must have two copies of the same video in your SPIN, with different encodes selected in each copy.
How To Use Swipe View
In SPIN Studio
1. Go to SPINS -> Open your SPIN, and make sure you’ve added your device to the SPIN.
2. If using A/B, make sure that you have two versions of the same video in your SPIN, and have selected different encodes for each, in order to compare.
In your VR Headset
1. Launch the SPIN Play App.
2. Using your controller, select Settings.
3. Select Advanced.
4. Choose a comparison view.
5. Now you can enter your video. Pause the video on a frame you wish to perform comparisons on, and swipe right with your controller to enter Swipe View.
6. Once you’ve entered either Ladder or A/B view in Swipe View, you should see the following messages in your HUD:
7. Once in Swipe View, you can swipe up and down on your controller to switch between different frames (either different rungs of the bitrate ladder or different encodes, depending on the mode you choose).
Note: If you are in A/B View, turning on ‘video details’ in preferences will allow you to always know which encode you are looking at.
8. To return to playback of your video, swipe left.