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Live Concerts coming to GO/GearVR (Oculus Venues)

ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 16,803 Valuable Player
edited May 2018 in General
The first concert is today, in about 2.5 hours from this post!
Oculus has announced the launch of a new virtual reality concert experience called Oculus Venues, kicking off with a performance by Vance Joy at 7:30 p.m. PST on Wednesday (May 30) broadcast live from Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Community moderators will be on-hand at all times during Venues events, ensuring that users can block, mute or report others who are hindering their experience or violating the Oculus Code of Conduct.


Current Schedule:
May 30 - Vance Joy - 7:30 pm PT
May 31 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
June 4 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
June 6 - MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks @ San Francisco Giants - 12:45 pm PT
June 7 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
June 9 - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and The Head And The Heart - 3:55 pm PT
June 11 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
June 13 - MLB: Los Angeles Angels @ Seattle Mariners - 1:10 pm PT
June 14 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
June 15 - Chromeo - 6:50 pm PT
June 18 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
June 20 - MLB: Atlanta Braves @ Toronto Blue Jays - 9:37 am PT
June 21 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
June 22 - Everclear - 10:00 pm PT
June 25 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
June 27 - MLB: Kansas City Royals @ Milwaukee Brewers - 11:10 am PT
June 28 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
July 2 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
July 5 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
July 9 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
July 12 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
July 16 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
July 19 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
July 23 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
July 25 - International Champions Cup: Manchester United v AC Milan - 8:00 pm PT
July 26 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
July 28 - International Champions Cup: FC Barcelona v Tottenham Hotspur - 8:00 pm PT 
July 30 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
Aug.  2 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
Aug.  3 - Lionsgate Presents: Reservoir Dogs - 7:00 pm PT
Aug.  5 - Lionsgate Presents: Sinister - 7:00 pm PT
Aug.  6 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
Aug.  9 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
Aug.  13 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
Aug.  19 - Lionsgate Presents: Apocalypse Now - 7:00 pm PT
Aug.  20 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
Aug.  26 - Lionsgate Presents: National Lampoon’s Van Wilder - 7:00 pm PT
Aug.  27 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT


https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8458202/oculus-venues-vr-concert-series-vance-joy-red-rocks

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  • Rob_In_PhoenixRob_In_Phoenix Posts: 344
    Trinity
    Zen, thank you for this!!  I haven't used Oculus venues yet.  That will change starting tonight.
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 16,803 Valuable Player
    Yep! I'm excited to be a part of this first broadcast. Hopefully things will go without a hitch.

    About 45 minutes more to wait. Think I'll  load up some Pillars of Eternity while I wait.
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 16,803 Valuable Player
    edited May 2018
    OMG - This is insane!

    Quite a few Oculus users logged in, we're all live and chatting. And we have stage-side seats. Just... wow...
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  • bigcat1969bigcat1969 Posts: 45
    Brain Burst
    Sadly for me the singer was grainy and pixilated. It felt like watching a 2D movie in a crowd rather than a 3D event. Hopefully future events with be high quality stereoscopic 3D VR. This about a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10. I'll try again next time.
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 16,803 Valuable Player
    edited May 2018
    Agreed that the image quality suffered from pixelation during the first 3-4 songs. However, I'm typing this right now while still inside GO (I'm using the nose gap lol), and the picture quality is crystal clear. I think they are adjusting the servers, so if you read this in time, jump back in and you'll see a near perfect image with almost zero pixelation at this  moment.
     

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  • bigcat1969bigcat1969 Posts: 45
    Brain Burst
    Thanks I'll try again.
  • vanfanelvanfanel Posts: 180
    Art3mis
    Picture quality varied at the start.  However, the last few songs for me were also very sharp and about as good as it can be I think.
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 16,803 Valuable Player
    edited May 2018
    Right now my camera angle is on-stage behind the singer, and the quality is still crisp. I love the way the lights turned off for the audience so that they can use their phones to light things up. Looks like stars.

    Pretty cool to see this from the performers perspective on-stage.

    I also love that I'm experiencing this in VR while laying on my couch!
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  • bigcat1969bigcat1969 Posts: 45
    Brain Burst
    Maybe my internet connection is too slow. 20 meg DSL, just speed checked at 23. Might not be enough. Glad its working for you guys.
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 16,803 Valuable Player
    Ah that could be it. I just did a SpeedTest and my download speed over WiFi is currently at 233mbps.

    Hopefully in the future they can increase throughput with better compression streaming.
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  • bigcat1969bigcat1969 Posts: 45
    Brain Burst
    Nice speed. Yeah I'm in a weird place were dsl is the only choice.
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 16,803 Valuable Player
    The technology here is rather exciting. For those that didn't attend, here is the overview:
    • There are about 5 camera's: One behind the singer, between the drummer and pianist; Two on the front-left (one close, one far); Twp on the front-right (one close, one far).
    • The VR Attendee will automatically switch between all 5 cameras. Currently we don't have control, the camera angle switch happens automatically.
    • The image quality began pixelated (for me) for the first 3-4 songs, but it's been impressively sharp/crisp thereafter.
    • This is what I would call "true Mixed Reality." You are being live streamed to a 360 event. However, you are sitting in a Virtual Seat (software) while the live camera feed is in front of you. It's not a flat image though, it's a 360 image that has a virtual seating arrangement embedded. It's like being at a real concert, but when you look left/right you see your virtual seating area instead of a physical one.
    • The VR Attendee can see other VR Avatars in their seats around you! You can talk to folks during the event.
    • The VR Attendee can choose a "private seat." You end up in a VR Seat high above the rest of the VR Attendees (the VR crowd). This is great if you want a private viewing experience without hearing everyone else speak.
    • The Audio quality is damn near perfect.
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  • Rob_In_PhoenixRob_In_Phoenix Posts: 344
    Trinity
    Wow thanks for the summary.  I was actually online at the time but I didn't realize you had to have facebook account to get in. 

    I've never in my life used facebook.  Is there an easy way to make some blank or hidden type of profile just to get in the door?
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 16,803 Valuable Player
    You can create a Facebook Account that uses a fake name, just try to make it a variation of your real name because Facebook's A.I. will auto-delete the account (they did that to me when I tried to make a sneaky Skeletor account once).

    The concert is still going so you have time!
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 16,803 Valuable Player
    Show is over.

    That was a solid 1.5 hours of streaming with GO, starting at a full charge. It just now warned of low battery. So it can successfully stream 1.5 hours of 360 video/audio. Not too shabby.
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  • bigcat1969bigcat1969 Posts: 45
    Brain Burst
    Thanks for the summery and the info. I'll try again tomorrow and see if I have better luck.
  • vfrhawkvfrhawk Posts: 82
    Hiro Protagonist
    Anybody know if this will come to the Rift?  I don't have any of the mobile VR devices but would quite like to try this - although my broadband is pretty slow. 

    Couldn't find anything definitive online about the Rift.
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 16,803 Valuable Player
    Oculus Venues is built in conjunction with NextVR, who does tend to create cross-platform experiences for more than just mobile (e.g. HTC Vive). Nothing is confirmed yet with the Oculus Venues project, but I wouldn't be surprised to see this on the Rift library by the end of 2018.

    Although, the video quality is probably going to be much better on a GO or newer GearVR than on either a Vive or Rift.
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  • ElusiveMarlinElusiveMarlin Posts: 301
    Trinity
    edited June 2018
    I get that the Go is optically superior to the Rift, but as a Rift owner, if feel let down by oculus/Facebook, not allowing me the opportunity to experience these events, even if slightly less visually appealing!  

    The Rift is still a very capable headset and it it cutting their user base off, or maybe that is a technical reason so as to not "swamp" the streaming servers?

    Having spent close to £2,000 on my Rift setup only 8 month ago, having to justify to the missus why I want to spend another £250 to watch events, that technically I could watch in my Rift is a tall order :-)
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  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 1,348
    Project 2501
    I missed the first show, is it recorded on Oculus GO somewhere? I'd really like to see this for myself.
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 16,803 Valuable Player
    I don't think that they are recorded. I missed the second show due to work!

    I'm really interested in the Comedy bits.
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  • bigcat1969bigcat1969 Posts: 45
    Brain Burst
    Just a note that NextVR was the broadcaster and on their app they have some new comedy clips from the same club so likely shot the same night. A crowd of one versus venues 100s, but still you can get some VR comedy.
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 8,052 Valuable Player
    I reckon I should get myself one of those $300 VR cameras and get together with @vannagirl and do some live sex shows. Cos everything looks bigger on camera, right? Right? :o:blush::o

    If it ends up like looking like I'm hung like a gerbil in these videos then I'll have to find myself a midget to co-star in these things. B)
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  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 5,006 Valuable Player
    snowdog said:
    I reckon I should get myself one of those $300 VR cameras and get together with @vannagirl and do some live sex shows. Cos everything looks bigger on camera, right? Right? :o:blush::o

    If it ends up like looking like I'm hung like a gerbil in these videos then I'll have to find myself a midget to co-star in these things. B)

    Bloody hell snowdog    :D   It was either this or a Len Fairclough-esque gif!


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