Panotour Viewer Documentation
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Panotour Viewer opens and launches standalone virtual tour files (.ptv files) exported from Panotour. Panotour Viewer includes a standalone web server that allows to read and browse virtual tours without any Internet connection.
Opening ptv files
Panotour Viewer is very easy to use. Here are 2 ways of opening a standalone virtual tour file.
Drag n Drop
Simply drag n drop one or more ptv files into the main screen of Panotour Viewer.
- With one ptv file: Panotour Viewer launches automatically the virtual tour in your default web browser.
- With several ptv files: Panotour Viewer displays each visit thumbnail into a slide with previous and next button and swipe gesture function.
To open a ptv file, you can double-click on the main screen of Panotour Viewer and select the ptv file(s) you wish to open.
Click «File» menu and select «Open a PTV», then select the ptv file(s) you wish to open.
Navigation through ptv files
With one ptv file
Panotour Viewer launches automatically the virtual tour in your default web browser when the ptv file is opened. If not launched automatically, you can double-click on the thumbnail to launch the virtual tour.
With several ptv files
- Panotour Viewer displays each visit into a slide with previous and next button.
- You can switch between every opened virtual tour by clicking on left and right arrows or using the swipe gesture function.
- To launch a virtual tour, double-click on the thumbnail.
What is a PTV file?
A PTV file is a zip archive file with a PTV extension, containing a webpage and its resources. This archive file should contain a info.pti file at the root of the archive. The infos.pti file describes the PTV file and its content.
Content of the infos.pti file
Some informations are mandatory, and others, optional, should be added to enhance user experience in the Panotour Viewer. Here is the structure of this file :
[PTV] version=1 [tour] name="My tour name" author="The author of the tour" entryFile=tour.html thumbnailFile=tourdata/thumbnail.jpg
The 2 sections [PTV] and [tour] have to exist.
- version: Version of the PTV file. If your PTV file follows current description, the version should be 1.
- name: Name of the PTV content (it can be empty).
- author: Name of the author of the PTV file (it can be empty).
- entryFile: Relative path of the HTML file to open.
- thumbnailFile: Relative path of the thumbnail of the PTV file (it can be empty).
LivePano and Video Spots always play fullscreen on the iPhone (and only on the iPhone). Learn more about krpano HTML5 compatibility issues. On the iPhone the Video will only play in Fullscreen. When starting to play the video will switch to Fullscreen and when the video will be stopped it will switch back to normal view.