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== Plugin based Viewers ==
 
== Plugin based Viewers ==
  
* [[Quicktime]] is available for Apple Macintosh and Windows. Requires panorama in [[QTVR]] movie format. ([[PanoCube]] converts from equirectangular to .mov on Windows)
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* [[Quicktime]] is available for Apple Macintosh and Windows. Requires panorama in [[QTVR]] movie format. ([[PanoCube]] or [[Pano2QTVR]] convert from equirectangular to .mov on Windows)
  
 
* [[PangeaVR]] is a viewer for Mac OSX only that displays both cubic QuickTime-VR panoramas in [[QTVR]] movie format and equirectangular (spherical) [[JPEG]] panoramas by Brian Greenstone. See http://www.pangeasoft.net/pano/plugin/pangeavr.html for details.
 
* [[PangeaVR]] is a viewer for Mac OSX only that displays both cubic QuickTime-VR panoramas in [[QTVR]] movie format and equirectangular (spherical) [[JPEG]] panoramas by Brian Greenstone. See http://www.pangeasoft.net/pano/plugin/pangeavr.html for details.

Revision as of 14:28, 28 July 2005

There are basically three types of viewers for spherical panoramas:

  • Java based Viewers run on any platform that supports Java.
  • Plugin based viewers require a plugin (Quicktime, Shockwave) to run and might be platform specific.
  • Stand alone viewers that are executables for a specific platform.

Java based Viewers

Free

Commercial

There are some commercial Java based viewers. Most of them are either a PTViewer clone or less functional. (Please add something about commercial Java viewers)

Plugin based Viewers

  • Quicktime is available for Apple Macintosh and Windows. Requires panorama in QTVR movie format. (PanoCube or Pano2QTVR convert from equirectangular to .mov on Windows)
  • SPi-V is a very sophisticated and smooth viewer based on Macromedia Shockwave that handles panoramas completely in graphics card memory.

Stand alone Viewers