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Using Looking Glass Bridge

This page will guide you through using Looking Glass Bridge.
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The latest version of Looking Glass Bridge is available here.
Looking Glass Bridge is a service application, that essentially means that for the most part, it runs in the background and provides interfaces for other user facing applications. This also means that Looking Glass Bridge is accessible via different methods than a normal application.

Windows 🪟

On Windows, Looking Glass Bridge is available in the icon Tray. This is located on the right side of the Windows Taskbar, next to the clock, volume and Wi-Fi settings. To access Bridge, click the Up Arrow in the Icon Tray, then choose the Bridge application.
Bridge exists in the icon Tray. To interact with Bridge select the Bridge icon.
The main menu of Looking Glass Bridge will show the Looking Glass displays connected to your computer.
When you select a display, you'll see a few options for actions you can perform. These actions are the same across all platforms, we'll go over them below.

MacOS 🍎

On MacOS, Looking Glass Bridge is available via the Menu Bar. This is located at the top of your Mac's main screen.
Once you click on the Bridge icon, you'll see the following menu.
Once you select the Bridge icon in the menu bar you'll see the following menu.
Selecting a Display from Bridge's menu will show you a series of actions you can perform. Those actions are described in more detail below.

Actions:

Toggle Debug View

This action will toggle the debug view on and off, the debug view is useful to ensure that Looking Glass Bridge is displaying content correctly on your Looking Glass Display.

Toggle Window

This action will toggle the window created by Looking Glass Bridge on and off.

Set AutoStart Playlist [Beta]

Introduced in Looking Glass Bridge 2.2, this option will allow you to playback a playlist created by Looking Glass Studio automatically when you start Looking Glass Bridge. When you click this option, a file browser window will open. You'll want to navigate to your Documents/HoloPlayStudio/New Playlist folder, then choose your playlist.json file.
Bridge's file picker defaults for .m3u files, you'll need to switch this to .json to see the playlist file in window's explorer.
Once you've selected the file, restart bridge and your studio playlist should automatically start to play.
This functionality supports Quilt Images, Quilt Videos, RGBD Images and RGBD Videos.
In order to control the playlist, you can use the Looking Glass Bridge API Library [Beta]. You can stop the playlist by closing Bridge. To stop the AutoStart functionality, use the Clear AutoStart Playlist option.
Hardware accelerated video playback is only available on Nvidia graphics cards currently. For proper playback of 8K Quilts and other high-resolution content this is highly recommended.

Clear AutoStart Playlist [Beta]

Introduced in Looking Glass Bridge 2.2, this option will allow you to clear a playlist set to automatically start. When you click this option, Bridge will clear the playlist from the Autostart option, restarting Bridge will close the playlist if it's currently playing.