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Video Legacy MovieTexture Deprecation

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by FrancisUnity3d, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. FrancisUnity3d


    Unity Technologies

    Nov 15, 2016
    Hello everyone,

    In Unity 2018.2, we have begun the process of removing the legacy MovieTexture feature.

    All MovieTexture functionalities have been marked as [Obsolete]. We have also begun alerting Asset Store publishers of the deprecation.

    If your project is still using MovieTexture, you should upgrade it to use the VideoPlayer, introduced in Unity 5.6. Since the VideoPlayer is fundamentally different from the MovieTexture approach, it may not be possible to provide an automatic upgrader tool.

    If you're using MovieTexture via packages that you obtained from the Asset Store, we recommend monitoring the store for new versions. We will be encouraging Asset Store authors using MovieTexture to update their package as soon as they can.

    Although we don't have yet a date for when MovieTexture will be removed, we are not planning on dragging this very long.

    The VideoPlayer component has been introduced in Unity 5.6 and, since then, a lot of effort has gone into addressing the feedback and issues raised by the community. We are confident the VideoPlayer tackles all of MovieTexture's features, but there might be some things that may have slipped by us.

    If you are currently using MovieTexture and see a reason why upgrading is impossible because of technical limitations, please reply to this thread and explain what's blocking you.