This afternoon, Facebook is hosting a talk during Oculus Connect 2 to talk 360 degree video. Executive Editor Ben Lang is on the ground reporting live to cover the talk, entitled ‘New Techniques for Streaming 360 Video’ with Facebook software engineer David Pio.

More content creators are filming immersive 360-degree VR video content than ever before. However, VR video today requires high resolutions and high bitrates that stress the limits of video decoders and modern CPUs. These requirements make it challenging to stream high-quality VR video over typical wifi. We’ll reveal new techniques and transformations you can use to reduce the resources required to stream and decode high-quality VR video for playback on Rift and Gear VR.

Duration: 60 min

At 1pm PDT today (Wednesday, September 23rd), we’ll see exactly what Facebook has to say. Find the event time in your timezone here. You can catch coverage of the event at our liveblog below.


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