How to Use the Movie Controls


Various venues in Decentraland, including several in the Conference Center, can be set up to play movies or stream video. This is always avalilable in the Star Cinema theater, and may also be present in other venues when needed.

You will know you are in a venue that can show Movies or a video Stream if you see a control “UI” similar to this on the right edge of your screen:

If the venue is showing streaming Video instead of Movies, the label will be “Stream”.

If you click on it, it will expand to full size, so you can see the movies catalog and what may be currently playing, or information about the video stream. if the Stop/Pause/Play buttons are present, you can use them.

You can display the movie or video full-screen by using the next-to-last button at the bottom. You will need to use the first-person viewing mode, by using the “v” key, to see the full screen view.

Modes of Operation

There are several “modes” in which a venue can be set to play movies

  • ONDEMAND – Visitors can select movies from the catalog and play them at will. You will see all the controls, although if someone else started a movie, the controls for stopping/pausing or starting another movie may be temporarily removed.
    Everyone in the same “realm” will see the movie playing.
    Each realm can have a different movie playing in it.
    When you enter Decentraland, you will be assigned to a realm and island.
    You can see them listed in the URL at the top of the brower.
    You can use /changerealm to change to a different realm if you want to see a different movie than the one that you are seeing.
    You can join the same realm and island as another visitor by using the same URL that specifies both realm and island.
  • SCHEDULED – The movies play on a predetermined schedule, the same movie is seen in all realms. The transport buttons will not be present, as the movies are running per a predetermined schedule.
  • BROADCAST – This is used for streamed webinars. The host streams a video to the venue. All visitors in all realms see that stream. Most of the controls on the UI are removed.

More Information

For additional introductory information about using Decentraland, visit: