We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.
The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.
The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.
On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.
So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.
Windows Mixed Reality Headsets playing YouTube 360 videos
This works for Windows 10 April 2018 update onward see winver command 1803 build 17134.1 which most people will have.
Play YouTube 360 videos by using the Microsoft Edge 360 viewer extension
When you have downloaded Edge extension enable this as in picture by switching the slider on.
To open the link to Solo: A Star Wars Story 360
This has to be included with any mention of Disney products :- With Solo: A Star Wars Story, and the help of ILM, this iconic moment was captured in full 360º, putting you the viewer at the center of it all. Watch it all unfold with Han, Lando, and some new and old friends. This experience is a truly never-before-seen event. Solo: A Star Wars Story 360 was created in association with ILMxLAB. The film will be in cinemas on 25th May 2018
Put on your WMR headset and open the cliff room.
Open this link
and save to Edge Favourites Bar, in the WMR Headset, press the Windows Holographic menu key or motion controller key and select Microsoft Edge.
Click on the Favorite Bar link Solo: A Star Wars Story 360
In Holographic Edge now use the mouse or the motion controller to select the WMR headset icon, then the full screen, far right, icon to fill screen
The screen will clear and change to 360 / 3D viewing. You can go back to beginning by dragging slider back.
In this you can change the camera position round the 360 degrees to look at the Solo
Press the escape key to go back from full screen and select other 360 videos using the YouTube search bar. In Holographic Edge now use the mouse or the motion controller to select the WMR headset icon, then the full screen icon to fill screen