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Did you know that 360 degree panoramic images created in Second Life can be uploaded and viewed on YouTube? All you need to do is open the image in a video editing app, extend its play for a minute or two, then export it as an MP4. Now download and use Spatial Media Metadata Injector to insert the relevant metadata into the video, so YouTube will recognise it as a 360 degree movie. Upload the video to YouTube, and you're done. Expect the video to take a while to be fully processed because once its ready it will be in 4K. The advantage of using YouTube to display 360 panoramas created in Second Life is that, unlike many online platforms its free, and the video is easy to embed on blogs or websites. Also, the panorama can be shown on this forum, whereas panoramas from elsewhere cannot. The downside is you can't add hotspots to the video as you can when uploading to other 360 panorama websites. If you'd like more info on 360 panoramas created in Second Life I've written a series of tutorials on my blog. There's also some tutorials on the SL-Inspiration YouTube channel, (excuse the shameless self promotion). Here's an example of a 360 degree panorama I uploaded to YouTube. Hit play then use your mouse to drag the image around. The video can be paused anytime, and the image still viewed in 360 degrees. If you're curious about what difference hotspots can make, here's the same image uploaded to Momento360.
In previous SL-Inspiration tutorials we've covered how to use Second Life images to create desktop wallpapers, both as a gallery of images and as an animated wallpaper. Another subject we've covered in depth is how to create 360 degree panoramic images in Second Life, the hud you'll need to buy from the Marketplace, and the choice of software needed to stitch the images together. In this tutorial these two elements are brought together to create a desktop wallpaper using a 360 degree panoramic image created in Second Life. Click to view the tutorial. This video shows the 360 panorama used in the tutorial, (The video itself however is not part of the tutorial). Drag the image around as you would with any 360 panorama. When the video is paused the 360 panorama can still be viewed and moved around, although the 'next video' box will probably need to be closed.