After 1.5.0 version is published some users reviews showed that spherical distortion quality is not so great. For example from The Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre ( http://home.saispace.in/ Hari Nandakumar's review ( http://hnsws.blogspot.com/2013/10/sureyyasoft-shira-player-mini-review.html )

With Paul Bourke's technical support I have added "Use Custom Data" feature to ShiraPlayer. I would like to thank to him.

Shira Player 1.5.1 is published.

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Shira Player and Dome Player started to use GPU (Graphic Processor Unit).  This has increased the performance of video playback software by using the shader language. After this, in development of OpenGL sotwares GLSL(OpenGL shader language) will be used more. More about GLSL information-> 

Shira Player 1.5.0

This version has upgraded video performance sharing works between GPU and CPU. Now it can playback up to 4K encoded videos. Also jerky/choppy problem is solved by increasing playback performance on this version. This problem had been reported by several users.

Two checkboxes have been added on “Media Manager Window”. One of them is “High Performance” and the other is “Show FPS”.

Below image shows “Sample FPS Display” on projector screen. If playback speed is equal or greater than video frame rate the FPS display color will be “green” , if playback speed is 28 of 30 color will be “yellow“ for others values the color will be “red”.

 

High level video display cards will be needed to use high video performance. For example testing pc has NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M. You can reach its properties on the link. http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/product_geforce_gt_330m_uk.html

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Jose Carlos Rocha from Brasil is building projectors using fisheye lens to use in Planetarium. Also he is producing inflatable domes and Fulldome movies. Now he is testing and using ShiraPlayer. For detailed informations: www.fulldome.com.br

Jose Carlos Rocha has also translated ShiraPlayer User Guide in Brazilian Portuguese Language. So thanks to him. You can download file from here http://www.sureyyasoft.com/index.php/downloads/

 

 

 

 The FullDome Reality system is both a ‘state of the art’ digital Planetarium and an immersive Cinema. Any environment captured by a camera can be played back allowing the communication of your message to your audience in a unique,  affordable and stimulating new medium.

Exciting Planetarium presentations can be performed using Stellarium based ShiraPlayer with the addition of CGI films created by innovative film makers.

The FullDome Reality are using ShiraPlayer on their systems. For more informations:
www.fulldomereality.com/
www.fulldomereality.com/en/equipment/

New features and fixed bugs: 

  • "InitView", "initFov", "auto_zoom_out_resets_direction" values are no longer available in config file. Now ShiraPlayer starts at 180 degree fov and fix view direction for planetarium users. After any object zoom-out return to initial view.
  • "\" "/" keyboard functions ( autoZoomOut autoZoomIn ) are fixed. After auto zooming domeview locates to initial view.
  • While using search dialog, NGC objects and satellites could not be select. This bug is fixed.
  • After click anywhere outside the preview window was unfocused. Now to click on preview window anywhere is again provided to focus on it.
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