Released: December 9th, 2016
- This major update adds the Haunted Valley v2.0 to CINEVEO. The Haunted Valley features an eerie environment that will give you the shivers. It's great for watching horror movies. This VR Cinema is haunted by little Lucy, the ghost of a 12 year old girl who disappeared in 1894. Lucy does not like it very much when strangers are around. Be prepared, as she will not hesitate to give you a scare once in a while. You can spot Lucy in four locations at random times if you keep your eyes peeled. Are you ready for little Lucy?
- Lots of graphic enhancements. New textures, lighting, etc.
- Updated all interfaces and menus.

Released: November 23rd, 2016
- Finally fixed choppy MKV video playback! All MKVs now play buttery smooth without stutter.
- Automatic first time installation. Users are no longer required to manually download a video codec pack or read a user manual to setup CINEVEO.
- Fixed mouse control bug in the Internet Cinema (SteamVR version).
- The CINEVEO user guide was updated.
Released: August 30th, 2016
- Added a "User Manual" button in the file browser interface (Tunnel) to access the online version of the CINEVEO User Manual from within the app. (SteamVR & Oculus version).
- After starting CINEVEO, it is no longer necessary to manually re-center the view to make the blue play-area line disappear (SteamVR version).
- Added enhancements to the CINEVEO user guide.
Released: June 23rd, 2016
- This update adds the Ocean Theater v2.0 to CINEVEO. Watch your 2D & 3D videos while gently drifting on the ocean in a little wooden rowboat. The Ocean Theater v2.0 features an ultra-realistic and incredibly immersive environment that feels alive and natural. This cinema theme includes a photo-realistic lighthouse, ships, as well as flocks of birds flying around. Your rowboat dances softly with the waves and the reflection of the cinema screen shimmers on the surface of the ocean.
- Lots of graphic enhancements. New textures, lighting, etc.
- Updated all interfaces and menus.

Released: May 29th, 2016
- The Internet Cinema is updated to v0.6 BETA. This update enhances the social features of the Internet Cinema by moving the chat room from the homepage menu into a separate interface. Now it is possible to chat with other users "while" you are watching videos together. It's also much easier now to share links to YouTube videos in the chat. The new chat room interface can be opened by looking at the "Phone", located on the chair's right armrest.
- Added a new user manual with easier to follow step by step instructions.
- Various graphic and lighting enhancements to the Internet Cinema and 4D Movie Theater.
Released: May 11th, 2016
- This release adds the new Internet Cinema v0.5 BETA. The Internet Cinema is a multiplayer VR cinema, based on CINEVEO's 4D Movie Theater, with a functional web browser projected onto a gigantic cinema screen. Now you can watch HD streaming video content on websites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), surf the web and even play online browser games made with Flash or HTML5 inside our VR Cinema. The Internet Cinema also features a chat room where CINEVEO users can talk and watch videos together.

Internet Cinema v0.5 BETA Key Features
- CINEVEO’s 4D Movie Theater VR cinema environment
- Built-in web browser with HTML5 and Flash support
- Watch streaming video content on websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
- Surf the web
- Play web based games (Flash and HTML5)
- Multiplayer audience
- Chat with CINEVEO users in the built-in chat room
- Watch videos with other users
- Keyboard and mouse controls

Released: May 5th, 2016
- CINEVEO's 1960 Drive-in Theater v2.0 has been updated with Oculus v1.3 SDK and Consumer Rift support. The 1960 Drive-in Theater v2.0 has also been ported to SteamVR and now supports the HTC Vive.
- Lots of graphic enhancements. New textures, lighting, etc.
- Updated all interfaces and menus.
Released: April 28th, 2016
- CINEVEO's 4D Movie Theater v4.0 and The Void v3.0 are celebrating their debut on the HTC Vive! They are the first two cinema themes developed with SteamVR. The new SteamVR version of CINEVEO for the HTC Vive provides the identical VR Cinema experience as the Oculus Rift version with all features available.
Released: April 23rd, 2016
- CINEVEO's 4D Movie Theater v4.0 cinema theme is now available with Consumer Rift support and has been updated with the Oculus v1.3 SDK.
- We created an innovative new dynamic lighting technique (CINEVEO's Stereo PFOV Lighting), which enhances the movie watching experience by creating an intense atmosphere inside the movie theater using light, colors, reflections and shadows. This effect can be seen especially well during action scenes with a lot of screen flashing (explosions, fire, etc.). The best position to see this effect is the last row of the movie theater, with the theater walls partially visible in the peripheral field of vision.
- Lots of graphics enhancements.
- Improved sense of scale, depth and immersion. Sitting in the 4D Movie Theater feels so real, it’s almost scary.
- Enhancements to multiplayer audience. CINEVEO users can now see other users from both the Android Cardboard and Oculus Rift version of CINEVEO sit around in the movie theater.
- Improved contrast and color saturation. Since the black smearing issue has been partially fixed in the consumer rift, we have decided to disable the black smearing correction. Now black is 100% black and colors appear more saturated. However, there is now a bit of black smearing in the DK2.
Released: April 14th, 2016
- CINEVEO's The Void v3.0 cinema theme is now available with Consumer Rift support and has been updated with the Oculus v1.3 SDK.
- Added lots of graphic enhancements to both the video selection zone and cinema environment.
Released: December 14th, 2015
- Added The Void v2.0 cinema theme with enhanced graphics as well as Windows 10 and Oculus Runtime v0.8.0.0 BETA support.
- Added CINEVEO’s new ULTRA - 3D mode. This new mode enhances the perceived depth and immersion of any 3D SBS or Over / Under movie to such a degree, that you feel as if you are literally inside the movie! An amazing new way to experience 3D movies. ULTRA - 3D works best with 3D videos in UHD (4K) resolution. More information in the ReadMe PDF.
- Added support for users with vision impairment. These users now have the option to make the cinema screen extremely large, which helps them make out the details in a video.
Released: October 16th, 2015
- 3D movies are working again in the 4D Movie Theater v3.0.
- Increased performance and stability.
- The CINEVEO app no longer crashes on exiting.
- Added a CINEVEO Windows app icon.
Released: September 4th, 2015
- The 4D Movie Theater v3.0 BETA is upgraded with the Oculus v0.7.0 SDK.
- The v1.8.1 is the first version of CINEVEO with Windows 10 support.
Released: August 9th, 2015
- The 4D Movie Theater v2.0 is retired and replaced by the 4D Movie Theater v3.0. The new v3.0 features AAA graphics, Oculus v0.6.0 SDK, advanced dynamic lighting with reflections and is Rift CV1 ready.
- Upgraded to Unity 5, making use of all the new features and goodies.
- Native Oculus Runtime v0.6.0 support.
- AAA graphics upgrade. Ultra-realism, Ultra-immersion. Now you really feel like being in a movie theater.
- New dynamic lighting engine casts the cinema screen’s light, color, reflections, shapes and shadows throughout the movie theater.
- Innovative new Stereo PFV (Peripheral Field of View) Lighting. We invented a new dynamic lighting technique that utilizes your blurry peripheral vision (What your eyes see at the edges of your field of view). This new technique creates a mesmerizing special effect, which extends the movie watching experience beyond the cinema screen and into the movie theater. It will feel like the movie is actually taking place inside the movie theater. This effect can only be seen from the start position chair (last row chair) and is best visible during action scenes and explosions. You will see the effect when you keep focusing at the center of the cinema screen and see part of the left and right wall of the movie theater in your peripheral vision.
- New hands-free gaze controls with new design.
- Added new functions to the video player hands-free interface (fast forward / rewind 10 seconds or 1 minute, lighting toggle, go to movie selection zone, exit the app, current time).
- Added a new movie selection hands-free interface that lets you switch video files inside the movie theater. The new movie selection interface opens when you look at the popcorn box to the left of you.
- Graphically enhanced movie selection zone.
- Added tunnel fly-through animation to movie selection zone.
- Added a file filter to the VR File Browser. Now only lists folders and video files. Other files are filtered out.
Released: March 17th, 2015
- More enhancements are added to the new 4D Movie Theater v2.0.
- The dynamic 4D illumination has been improved and now creates a far deeper and more colorful atmosphere in the theater.
- Various minor enhancements to textures and lighting.
Released: March 14th, 2015
- The original 4D Movie Theater theme is retired and replaced by the 4D Movie Theater v2.0. The new v2.0 features massively improved graphics and looks so realistic, you will forget you are in virtual reality. Screenshots »
Released: February 24th, 2015
- The 1960s Drive-In Movie Theater theme is added to CINEVEO. Screenshots »
Released: January 4th, 2015
- CINEVEO is upgraded with Movie Subtitle support. CINEVEO can now load and display external movie subtitle files (SRT format) in any language; Spanish, Chinese, Russian, etc. For detailed instructions, please refer to chapter 6 in the ReadMe PDF.
- [ T ] keyboard key turns movie subtitles ON or OFF.
- Movie playlist menu received a filter to only display video files.
Released: December 18th, 2014
- Upgraded all cinema themes with the new Oculus v0.4.4 SDK.
- The v0.4.4 SDK offers better performance, smoother head-tracking, enhanced visual fidelity as well as a greater FOV and sense of depth.
- Added a new sun flare effect into the Space Station theme.
- Added new details and an eerie sun shaft effect into the Haunted Valley theme.
- Added a realistic seafloor underneath the boat in the The Ocean theme and enhanced the reflection of the ocean's water surface.
- Hands-free controls are more precise and accurate.
- Fixed bug that prevented going back to the movie selection zone with (Backspace) when no webcam is connected.
- Lowered the brightness of the yellow orb in The Void theme.
Released: November 27th, 2014
- Greatly improved the video quality in all cinema themes.
- Added the new webcam video feed display into all cinema themes.
- [ W ] key toggles the webcam display on / off.
- Enhanced design and coding of the 4D lighting effect in the movie theater.
- Improved lighting and shadows in the movie theater.
- Improved lighting on multiplayer audience characters.
- Added two computer audience members into the Space Station theme.
- Lowered cinema screen position in Space Station, Ocean, Haunted Valley and Void.
- Fixed bug that caused the Haunted Valley to stutter and run below 75 fps.
- Fixed misaligned hands-free controls in Space Station and The Void.
- Improved overall visual quality of all themes and the movie selection zone in the Rift.
Released: November 18th, 2014
- Added a new computer screen into the 4D Movie Theater theme which shows a live feed from your connected webcam. Use this computer screen as a window to the outside world while you are wearing the Rift. The new computer screen also shows the current time. This reduces the need to take off the Rift.
- Greatly improved the video quality. Brightness, contrast and colors are more balanced.
- Changed animations on sitting avatar to something more subtle and less distracting.
- Some of the multiplayer audience characters now have popcorn.
- Enhanced overall lighting in the 4D Movie Theater.
Released: November 9th, 2014
- Added a live multiplayer audience to the 4D Movie Theater theme. Every CINEVEO user around the world, who is currently watching a movie in the 4D Movie Theater, will show up as a member of the audience sitting somewhere in the movie theater. You can even observe the head movements of each CINEVEO user in real-time. Knowing the audience is made up of real humans, instead of computer generated characters, greatly increases the level of immersion. This is only the beginning of the multiplayer features we plan to add! A VR text chat with a unique hands-free interface is coming next.
- Three different human audience characters. More will be added.
- [ A ] key disables the multiplayer audience.
- Fixed bug that breaks the 4D ambient lighting when switching to a flat cinema screen.
Released: October 29th, 2014
- Enhanced the 4D Movie Theater theme with more details and objects.
- Enhanced lighting and textures.
- Fixed flashing pixel error on red chairs and sitting avatar.
Released: October 23rd, 2014
- Enhanced all cinema themes (image quality, lighting, textures, etc).
- Reduced black smearing, warping and motion blur by 95%.
- Increased distance to cinema screen in Space Station, Ocean and The Void.
Released: October 19th, 2014
Note: The v0.9.6 BETA updates only the 4D Movie Theater theme. The other cinema themes will receive the same enhancements in the v0.9.7 update.
- Enhanced the 4D Movie Theater theme (image quality, lighting, textures, etc).
- Reduced black smearing, warping and motion blur by 95%.
- Added automatic Rift orientation reset. Instead of having to press the R key, the reset occurs automatically "5" seconds after you enter the movie selection zone and "3" seconds after you enter the cinema. Enough time to assume a comfortable seating position before the reset occurs.
- More responsive keyboard controls.
- Resetting the Rift orientation also resets the positional tracking now.
- Enhanced the hands-free controls and correctly aligned the white selection cursor to the center of view in the DK2.
- Low persistence mode enabled by default.
- Improved position of head placement on sitting avatar.
Released: October 11th, 2014
- All cinema themes upgraded to Oculus v0.4.2 SDK.
- Added a VR File Browser into the movie selection zone.
- VR File Browser can be controlled via hands-free controls.
- VR File Browser can be controlled via the keyboard arrow keys (up, down, left, right).
- VR File Browser has a remember function and starts you off in the last selected folder.
- New interface designs for all control panels.
- New sound effects.
- Added an atmospheric soundtrack into the movie selection zone.
- The activation distance for all hands-free controls has been increased.
- Bigger hit detection area on yellow orb.
Released: September 26th, 2014
- The 4D Movie Theater theme is added to CINEVEO. View Screenshots »
- [ PageUp / PageDown ] keys - Choose where you want to sit in the 4D Movie Theater.
- [ L ] key - Toggles 4D ambient lighting effects in the movie theater theme.
- [ F ] key - Enable / disable positional head tracking in all themes.
Released: September 3rd, 2014
- Upgraded to Oculus v0.4.1 SDK. Compatible with v0.4.1 and v0.4.2 runtime.
- Tons of bug fixes. If you had problems with CINEVEO before, this update will fix them.
- H.264 MKVs now play without stutter and choppiness.
- Fixed issues with DK2 positional head tracking.
- Easier way to start CINEVEO instantly without configuration tricks and hacks.
- Runs perfect in both extended and rift mode.
- Added DK2 positional head tracking to movie selection zone.
- Added positional audio to movie selection zone.
- Added option to change the cinema screen from curved to flat (S) key.
- Resize the cinema screen (PageUp / PageDown) keys.
- Return to movie selection zone (Backspace) key.
- Fast forward / rewind in 10 or 60 second intervals (Arrow left / right, Shift left / right).
- Switch between 2D and 3D movie modes (F3, F4, F5, F6, F7) keys.
- Toggle low persistance mode, which reduces motion blur in the Rift (F1) key.
- Move up and down (5, 6) keys.
Released: August 5th, 2014
- New cinema theme added; The Void.
- Added native DK2 positional head tracking to all cinema themes.
- Direct to Rift mode added.
- New keyboard controls to decrease and increase the cinema screen size.
- New keyboard controls to play, pause, fast forward / rewind (10 seconds) the movie.
- New keyboard controls; (F) key disables motion and positional tracking.
- New keyboard controls; (Arrow Down) key resets Rift orientation.
Released: August 2nd, 2014
The Ocean and Haunted Valley themes are added to the DK2 BETA version of CINEVEO.
Released: July 27th, 2014
The first BETA version of CINEVEO with native Oculus Rift DK2 support, developed with the Oculus 0.4.0 SDK. The version 0.5 BETA only includes the Space Station cinema theme.
Released: July 4th, 2014
This is the final release of CINEVEO for the Oculus Rift DK1. There will be no more CINEVEO updates for the DK1.
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