Note: The (new) Video Player isn't ready yet. In the meantime we'll show you how to add a Video Jukebox. Note that the Video Jukebox is a legacy SDK app that can be rough on Oculus Go users. However, it's the best option for playing videos for now.
The Video Jukebox is a social Youtube-watching app. Anybody can search for videos and add them to the playlist. Everyone can vote on videos and the most popular videos are played next. World Builders can also customize a Video Jukebox to play 10 hours of background music for their Worlds by disabling features like search and voting. The Video Jukebox is a very versatile app--you just need to know how to configure it.
- Find or create your own YouTube playlist. Make sure it's public. You need a playlist URL like:
- Configure a Video Jukebox by using our Video Jukebox Generator that generate a URL like this and copy it to your clipboard:
All the settings are configured in that URL because that's the only thing you load into a browser in Altspace to create your Video Jukebox. Don't sweat the details--just read through the "Recipes" in the Generator carefully and choose the one that's right for you. For example, this one is set up for "Ambient Sound", meaning social features like voting and searching are disabled.
- In your World, open World Editor > Basics > Browser, paste your Video Jukebox URL into the "Home Url" field, and click "Confirm". You can edit this browser later by clicking on the settings icon in the Objects list.
- You should now see the Video Jukebox playing your playlist. The sound is spatialized so it's coming from a specific point in the World and the farther you are the quieter it'll be for you. Also, the larger you make the Video Jukebox, the farther the sound will carry. Don't like the settings you've chosen? Go back to the Generator, copy another recipe (URL) to your clipboard, and update the browser you just created.
- Users are complaining that it's too loud/quiet
- Each user can control their own volume for the Video Jukebox via the "Play" icon or by clicking on the browser window if accessible. Most users are familiar with this "Play" button. Note that the menu icon only appears if a Video Jukebox is loaded in the World.
- Can I add multiple Video Jukeboxes to a World?
- You can but you'll likely crash some Oculus Go users and maybe some PC users even
- Trolls playing inappropriate content?
- Try a recipe with search disabled
- Place the Video Jukebox inside an object or underneath the ground plane
- Prevent other users from modifying any of your browsers by inserting this into your World's Layout > Overrides:
- Can I make it repeat?
- Repeat isn't supported but there are modes where the Video Jukebox will play a random video when the playlist is exhausted.