A new trend in media production and virtual reality is the 360-degree videos non as spherical videos, which recorded using a collection of camera or special rig of lenses in one camera, where the view in every direction recorded at the same time, and the user will be able to control what and where he can watch at playback time.
Support for 360 playback in youtube has been around for a long but you will need a supported webbrowser to be able to play back these videos or using special virtual reality device or using special app in mobile devices.
Youtube and facebook are most non website that support the creation and upload and playback of 360 videos.
But what if you want to download a 360 video and watch it locally in ubuntu ?
Simply you can download an app called GoPro VR Player and enjoy :)
Download a deb package for 64 bit only:
Download or Watch 360 videos in youtube: