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Vusr Client Documentation

This page will teach you common requirements for your Vusr or VIVEPORT Video app.

Below you will find documentation to answer common questions you may have.

VIVEPORT Video App Specs

Vive Publisher Walkthrough

Please watch this video on how to upload and manage your Viveport experiences with the Vusr CMS.


Below are the specs for assets required for the VIVEPORT Video app.

Image Name Description Example
Channel Poster This image will appear as your Channel’s thumbnail image on the “All Channels” page of the VIVEPORT app. If an image is not uploaded, a default will be set by the VIVEPORT app.

File Format: JPG or PNG
Display Format: Planar
Required Size: 512 W x 512 H
Channel Poster Image Example
Video Thumbnail & Player Logo This logo will appear in the corner of the video thumbnails and on the video player controls. For maximum legibility, please upload a coloured or white logo with a transparent background. This is a required field.

File Format: Transparent PNG
Display Format: Planar
Required Size: 144px X 32px (W x H)
Experience Thumbnail Image This will appear as the video thumbnail and video overview image in the VIVEPORT Video app.
                                                                
File Format: JPG or PNG
Display Format: Planar
Required Size: 512 W x 320 H, 16:10 aspect ratio*
Experience Thumbnail Image Example
     
Channel Skin Image This will appear as a background for your channel in the VIVEPORT Video app. If an image is not uploaded, a default will be set by the VIVEPORT app.

File Format: JPG or PNG
Display Format: Mono 360 equirectangular
Recommended Size: 4096 px x 2048 px (W x H)
Channel Skin Image Example
Video Title This appears on top of the video thumbnail in the main gallery and in the top-left corner of the video image in the Detail View.
Max. 50 characters (including spaces and special characters)
Video Description This appears in Detail View.
Max. 500 characters (including spaces and special characters)

Recommended: 200 characters

Vusr App Image Specs

Below are the specs for assets required for your Vusr app.

Image Name Description Example
Experience Thumbnail Image
Required for every Video (2D & 3D), Interactives (3D) and Collection (2D)
File Format: JPG & PNG
Required Size: 512 W x 320 H, 16:10 aspect ratio*
*If images are not provided at this ratio they will be cropped and may not appear as intended.

Option 1: Enable “Hide Titles” and embed the title of the video into the Video Thumbnail image.
Option 2: Disable “Hide Titles” and title of the video will appear on hover over the Video Thumbnail image.
Experience Thumbnail Image Example
Detail View Image
Required for every Video (2D & 3D), Interactives (3D) and Collection (2D)
This image appears in the Detail View with the video description. A black gradient must be applied to the bottom of the image. Text may appear on top of the gradient, like the example.

File Format: JPG & PNG
Required Size: 512 W x 320 H, 16: 10 aspect ratio*
*If images are not provided at this ratio they will be cropped and may not appear as intended.

Option 1: Enable “Hide Titles” and embed the title of the video in the Detail View image.
Option 2: Disable “Hide Titles” and the title will appear in the top left corner of the view (Only in 3D apps).
Detail View Image Example
Sponsor Logo
Video, Collection, or App
It appears in the Gallery in the bottom-right corner of a Video Thumbnail for a sponsored video or collection.

File Format: PNG
Recommended Size: 512 W x 512 H. Logo looks the most legible in white.
Sponsor Logo Example
Branding Assets Please provide your logos on a transparent background in the following formats:

- Colour logo: recommended RGB colour format hi-res .png and layered .psd
- All black logo: recommended RGB colour format. hi-res .png and layered .psd.
Note: If logo is CMYK, the black will appear a dark grey.
- All white logo: recommended RGB colour format hi-res .png and layered .psd
Branding Assets
Custom UI assets Some default UI buttons and icons in the template can be customizable. You may change image of the icon or simply just the colour.
Note:
- Do not place files into subfolders, they must all be in the root folder.
- Files must have the exact “Asset File Name” as stated in the list
If these requirements are not met, the default assets will appear in the app.
Please see downloadable references on the right.
Download:UI assets list
Download Sample UI assets
Loading Screen and Gallery Logo The logo appears on the Loading Screen and above the Gallery. Please provide a logo on a transparent background.

File format: transparent PNG
Required size: 1024 W x 1024 H
Loading Screen and Gallery Logo
App Icon Foreground/Background Adaptive icon for Android 8.0 and above. For more information see Android: Adaptive Icons Guide.

Foreground icon
- File Format: transparent PNG
- Required Size: 1024 W x 1024 H. Logo size must be 682 W x 682 H.

Background icon
- File Format: PNG or JPG
- Required Size: 1024 W x 1024 H
App Icon Foreground/Background
App Icon Circle For Android 7.1, Icon must be a circle.

File Format: transparent PNG.
Required size:1024 W x 1024 H
App Icon Circle
App icon For all platforms.

File Format: PNG or JPG
Required size:1024 W x 1024 H
App Icon

Specific to the Vusr 3D apps

Applicable to Vusr Publishers only.

Image Name Description Example
Main Gallery Background It is a equirectangular background that appears in the main Gallery for 3D apps.

Recommended dimensions: 4096 W x 2048 H, 16:9 aspect ratio
Display Format: mono or stereo equirectangular
File Format: PNG or JPG
Skybox
Image Name Description Example
Daydream app icon foreground and background Foreground icon:
File Format: transparent PNG
Required Size: 512 W x 512 H

Note: The logo should sit higher than the centre line,or else the logo get cut off at the bottom.

Background icon:
File Format: JPG.
Required Size: 512 W x 512 H

Note: Fill to the edges or the sides may flicker in VR.

See Daydream App Icon Guide for a template and more info.
Daydream app icon foreground and background

Interactive Specs

Applicable to Vusr apps only.

What is needed Specifics Required or Optional
File format .unitypackage Required
Starting Scene Name The exact name of starting scene in the Unity file must be provided. The name can be provided by the Developer who created the interactive experience.
Note: It is case-sensitive (i.e capitalization of letters matter).
Required
Unity Version Version of unity which the .unitypackage was built.
Note: If this does not match the transcode will fail
Required

Character Specs

These are the text fields that you will need to fill out for your Vusr app.

What is needed Specifics Required or Optional
Video Titles This appears on top of the video thumbnail in the main gallery and in the top-left corner of the video image in the Detail View.
Max. 50 characters (including spaces and special characters)
Required
Video Description This appears in Detail View.
Max. 500 characters (including spaces and special characters)
Recommended: 200 characters
Required
Custom Label Text Max. 11 characters (including spaces and special characters)

Applicable to Vusr apps only.
Required
Advanced GDPR Messaging Max. 200 characters (including spaces and special characters)
A default message this will appear to users if no messaging is provided:
We use tracking events and similar technologies to enhance your experience, analyze and measure your engagement with our content.

Applicable to Vusr apps only.
Optional

Master Video Specs

Master video specs describe the video file that you will upload to the Vusr CMS. The aspect ratio of the master video file does not matter due to being reprojected onto a virtual sphere during playback.

video container: - mp4

Vusr Publisher Video Formats Vive Publisher (for VIVEPORT Video app) Video Formats:
VR (top-bottom, stereo) 360 Stereo Top-Bottom
360 (mono) 360 Stereo Left-Right
2D (flat) 360 Mono
180 Stereo Top-Bottom
180 Stereo Left-Right
180 Mono
Planar Mono (flat)



Resolution Codec Bitrate FPS
8K UHD
(7680x4320)
h.264 AVC or h.265 HEVC 40+Mbps 30fps+
4K UHD
(3840x2160)
h.264 AVC or h.265 HEVC 40+Mbps 30fps+

Format

We expect the master video to be in an equirectangular projection. Example:

Equirectangular

Audio

All mixes are to be placed in a single stream and placed directly into the video container as the first stream. The only current exception is adding static stereo to deliverables that cannot reproduce static stereo natively (ambisonic, 4x1, 8x1).

Stereo AAC

Stereo audio 2 channel stream played back without any spatial audio qualities. It is recommended to mix sounds that are emitting from a spatial location in the video as a mono sound summed to stereo while all sounds that are not visibly located can be placed with stereo imagery.

Ambisonic

Mach1 Horizon Format

Mach1 Formats only apply if you have Mach1 audio enabled for your application! Optional Audio Formats (additional license fee)

Mach1 Spatial Format

Mach1 Formats only apply if you have Mach1 audio enabled for your application! Optional Audio Formats (additional license fee)

Transcode Video Specs

The master video that you upload will be transcoded into a number of different formats depending on the Transcode Presets that you select within your Project. Note that exact bitrate and resolution may vary across channels.

Preset Code Quality Resolution Bitrate FPS H.264 Profile H.264 Level Priority
1920x1080_500 1080p 1920x1080 500 30 high (HiP) 4.1 Recommended
1920x1080_1000 1080p 1920x1080 1,000 30 high (HiP) 4.1 Recommended
1920x1080_2000 1080p 1920x1080 2,000 30 high (HiP) 4.1
2560x1440_3000 2K 2560x1440 3,000 30 high (HiP) 4.1
2560x1440_4500 2K 2560x1440 4,500 30 high (HiP) 4.1
2560x1440_5500 2K 2560x1440 5,500 30 high (HiP) 4.1 Recommended
2560x1440_7000 2K 2560x1440 7,000 30 high (HiP) 4.1
3840x2160_8000 4K 3840x2160 8,000 30 high (HiP) 4.1
3840x2160_9500 4K 3840x2160 9,500 30 high (HiP) 4.1 Recommended
3840x2160_11000 4K 3840x2160 11,000 30 high (HiP) 4.1
3840x2160_13000 4K 3840x2160 13,000 30 high (HiP) 4.1
3840x2160_16000 4K 3840x2160 16,000 30 high (HiP) 4.1 Recommended
3840x2160_19000 4K 3840x2160 19,000 30 high (HiP) 4.1
3840x2160_VBR 4K 3840x2160 Variable Bitrate (VBR) 30 high (HiP) 4.1

Store Submission requirements

Android

Please visit the link below to find the submission requirements for the Google Play Store:

App Store Submission Requirements - Android

iOS

Please visit the link below to find the submission requirements for the apple Store:

App Store Submission Requirements - iOS

Daydream

Please visit the link below to find the submission requirements for the Google Play Store:

App Store Submission Requirements - Daydream

GearVR

Please visit the link below to find the submission requirements for the Oculus Store:

App Store Submission Requirements - GearVR

Oculus Go

To release to the Oculus Go an Oculus team member will have to whitelist the application.

Please visit the link below to find the submission requirements for the Oculus Store: App Upload and Store Submission documentation

Steam

Please visit the link below to find the submission requirements for the Steam Store:

Steam Direct