HTC Vive Start Guide


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HTC Vive Start Guide



1. Setup the HTC Vive Environment

Make sure your PC is compatible with the HTC Vive. You can find a list of recommended specs here. Download the install package from and go through the installation wizard. The install package will automatically detect and configure all the equipment.

Additionally: After setting up the hardware, we will need to install the VivePort software. The link is:

2. Download and install a VR video player compatible with the Vive system

You will need to launch the VivePort application, and navigate to the APPS section. There you can search for the Viveport Video app. From there, you can download and install the Viveport Video app.

You can use a VR video player compatible with Vive of your choice. We recommend the following:

  • 1. DeoVR - is a straight-forward, high performance video player for 2D, 3D, flat, 180°and 360° videos.
  • 2. Skybox VR - Skybox VR is an ultimate local VR video player which supports video playback from local storage and network shared servers.

3. Download a video to your PC

We try to optimize our videos for every display available, all you have to do is select the right one. HTC Vive users should select the Vive / Oculus HQ - 60fps.

4. Use the VR video player to play the video

  • 1) After connecting your headset, please launch the Viveport application.
  • 2) From there launch the Viveport Video application.
  • 3) Navigate to the folder that contains your downloaded video.
  • 4) Select the video you would like to play.
  • 5) You can use the on-screen controls to Fast-Forward or Rewind.
PLEASE NOTE: Please refer to the player's documentation.

5. Enjoy the experience