360 VR Live Stream

Dolby.io Real-time Streaming 360 Real Time Live Stream. This set up will be using a Ricoh Theta V with USB connection and can be used for additional 360 cams.
You can also use a 360 video with OBS for testing.

Installing software required for the computer

Use a high-performance computer and install the required software. This guide is using Windows 11.
Refer to each software website for details on the installation method.

  • Dolby.io account. The portal can be used to publish your stream.
  • Millicast OBS version for maximum bitrate and
    resolution.
  • Web browser Google Chrome for VP9 codec and AV1.
  • AV1 will require Millicast browser publisher with OBS set as virtual cam.
  • Live streaming drivers for PC RICOH THETA UVC 4K
  • USB micro cable Theta V plugged into PC.

PC Specs
Many newer computer can take advantage of NVENC using Millicast OBS for best performance.

  • CPU: Intel Core i7- 8740H
  • OS: Windows 11
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060
  • Millicast OBS version 27.1.2 Windows

Setting up OBS for your 360 live stream

  1. Start OBS WebRTC and select "Settings">"Stream" from the menu.
  2. Enter your Dolby.io Real-time Streaming Stream Name and Publishing Token.
  3. Select the preferred codec. For best reach use h264 or vp8. Here I am using VP9 for the best compression at 8000 Kbps.
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  1. Go to the output settings and select Output Mode>Advanced
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  1. Go to Video Settings and match the base to output 3840x1920 of the Ricoh Theta V
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  1. Add your scene> Create a name for your scene> Add the 360 Camera source. Make sure the output matches the resolution.
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  1. Select custom audio on the bottom of your scene selection if you want audio from your 360 camera.
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  1. To enable the Theta V power on the camera and tap the mode on the camera until you see the blue mode live on. You should see a blue live flashing.

  2. If you have a black screen and the live light is on, deactivate the cam and reactivate the cam on OBS

  3. Start your stream.

Viewing your Dolby.io Real-time Streaming 360 stream

  1. Go to this 360 player using Chrome for VP9.
    Use codec h264 or VP8 if you would like to view on mobile devices.
  2. Enter your AccountID and StreamName from your Dolby.io developer portal and start player.

Your 360 stream should now be viewable.
You can use your mouse to select your view.

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The player can be downloaded and customized as needed.

VR Player

  1. Go to this 360 player using Chrome for VP9.
    Use codec h264 or VP8 if you would like to view on mobile devices.
  2. Enter your AccountID and StreamName from your Dolby.io developer portal and start player.
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Video JS

  1. Go to this 360 player.
    Use codec h264 or VP8 if you would like to view on mobile devices.
  2. Enter your AccountID and StreamName from your Dolby.io developer portal and start player.
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