This tutorial covers usage of XR Player on Windows.

  1. Introduction
  2. Requirements
  3. Getting Started
    1. Command line usage
      1. Launch a scene available over http
    2. Using a custom launcher shortcut
    3. Keyboard / Mouse controls

The XR Player Windows release supports rendering on an HMD by default if a supporting OpenXR runtime is available. When no supporting OpenXR runtime is detected, the player runs in a regular desktop window.

The Meta Quest HMDs connected to a PC through Meta Quest Link provide such OpenXR runtimes.

If you do not have a Meta Quest HMD, simply ignore the requirements and optional steps related to Meta Quest in this tutorial.


  • Windows 11

In order to use the Meta Quest link:



Getting Started

1. Get the player

Download the latest release or build the XR player.

2. Get the test content

Download the latest test content from github’s rt-xr-content repository.

3. Locate the test content to the player directory

By default the player expects the rt-xr-content directory to be located next to the executable so that double clicking on rt-xr-player.exe launches without further configuration.

XR player default content location

4. Start the Meta Quest Link Mode on the headset


5. Launch the rt-xr-player.exe application

Command line usage

Launching custom scenes is normaly achieved from the command line, typically PowerShell on windows. In that case the content can be located anywhere on the file system or downloaded over http:

Launch a scene available over http

http scene

Using a custom launcher shortcut

If you downloaded an XR Player release, a drag and drop launcher is provided.

Such a launcher is just create a file with a .bat extension and the following content:

%~dp0rt-xr-player.exe --gltf "%1"

“%1” means the dropped argument, and could be replaced by an URI.

Drag and drop scene

Keyboard / Mouse controls

Refer to the github repository for the up to date list of available keyboard and mouse controls.