Breakroom 360° Video Player
If you have access to 360° wraparound video, you can offer your users unrivaled, immersive A/V experiences. Learn how to install and configure the Breakroom 360° Video Player here.

Overview

The Breakroom 360° Video Player is still in beta, and is not available for most users.
The Breakroom 360° Video Player is a spherical theater designed to play 360-degree videos on demand. 360° video is ideal for training simulations, onboarding exercises, mindfulness or meditation sessions, and many other exciting applications.
To set up the 360° video player in your region, please see our Region Editor documentation.

Tips for optimum performance

  • The Breakroom 360° Video Player is designed to work with 360° videos hosted on YouTube or Amazon AWS. We do not currently support videos hosted on Vimeo.
  • For best performance, we recommend hosting your video as an MP4 file on a cloud server (such as Amazon AWS).
If a YouTube video is DRM-controlled or monetized, you will not be able to stream it through the Breakroom 360° video player. Please be aware that YouTube may automatically apply DRM restrictions to a video if it detects the presence of copyrighted materials (such as background music).

Using the Breakroom 360° Video Player

To use the Breakroom 360° Video Player after adding it to a region, click on the sphere to bring up the video player menu. You will see a button that says Teleport to Sphere. Click this, and you will be teleported inside, where the video will begin to play automatically.
To leave the 360° video player. click on the Leave button located at the bottom of the viewer screen. The video will stop, and you will be teleported back outside.

Adding the Breakroom 360° Video Player to your region

The Breakroom 360 video player, located in a blank test region.
To set up a 360° video player in your region, follow the quick-guide steps below. You can also consult our Region Editor documentation for more tips and tricks.
  1. 1.
    Click the Edit Region button located at the bottom of your screen.
  2. 2.
    Click the Inventory button in the bottom right toolbar.
  3. 3.
    Search for the Breakroom 360 video player in your inventory, and drag the item into your region.
  4. 4.
    Position the video player in your desired location by using the movement tools in the bottom left toolbar, or by highlighting the video player in the Objects menu and manually editing the Transform values.

Configuring the Breakroom 360° Video Player

The 360° video player configuration menu.
To configure your 360° video player, follow these steps.
  1. 1.
    Click on the sphere to access the 360° video player menu.
  2. 2.
    Click the Settings button (this only works for Administrators). This will bring up the configuration menu.
  3. 3.
    Enter the link for your video in the video address field.
  4. 4.
    Click the Save button, followed by the Close button.

Teleport positions

The 360° video player makes use of two built-in landing points. The first, TeleportPos1, marks the point inside the sphere where users will land when they teleport inside. The second landing point, TeleportPos2, marks the point where users will land when they exit the player. For the sake of immersion or convenience, this second landing point can be moved anywhere in the region.
Here the Breakroom 360° Video Player is expanded in the Objects window, and the TeleportPos2 landing point is highlighted.
To move the Teleport2Pos landing point, follow the quick-guide steps below. You can also consult our Region Editor documentation for more tips and tricks.
  1. 1.
    Click the Edit Region button located at the bottom of your screen.
  2. 2.
    Click the Objects button in the bottom right toolbar.
  3. 3.
    Search for the Breakroom 360° Video Player in the Objects window, and expand it by clicking the > arrow beside it.
  4. 4.
    Click on the TeleportPos2 component to highlight it. This will open the Inspector window for that object.
  5. 5.
    Position the TeleportPos2 component in your desired location by using the movement tools in the bottom left toolbar, or by manually editing the Transform values in the Inspector window.
  6. 6.
    When you are satisfied, click the Save and Close buttons.
Important note: In order to offer the best possible experience, we recommend that you do not change the position of TeleportPos1.

Video player analytics

The Breakroom 360° Video Player transmits usage analytics to Breakroom's advanced analytics panel, reporting when a user plays a video. If you have multiple screens equipped throughout your world, advanced analytics will also tell you which videos are being played.