It's probably a version conflict that will be fixed in a future update. In recent years Adobe has been getting rather tight about this stuff and made too many changes that almost always require plug-in updates with every new version, even minor ones. If it works and doesn't do any damage, I'd accept it the way it is and just ignore the warning. Everything else will surely be sorted out at some point.
I have experienced this error, and do not have a fix or workaround yet. I have not tested functionality. It does appear, as you have described, to be the player and one other component loading during the early process, and not the loading of the affects themselves.
Mylenium, Stan Jones,
Thank you very much for your feedback. All else is working well and it's just a nuisance during startup... and only related to the player. All is good and hopefully Adobe will get this taken care of in the next update.
I had this after updating to the October 2018 version. It appears that all Mettle Skybox operations have been fully integrated into the latest update. The VRPlayer.prm in the Common files folder is not needed anymore. I deleted it (after renaming it .old first in case of a problem) and all the VR functions in AE & Premiere worked fine. As AE was no longer trying to load the player I did not get the error message. I hope this helps.
Yep. I simply uninstalled it from my Windows machine and everything was fine again.
But where do I find the VR Player?
There's nothing worse than an error message. Even when there's no "real" issue, they bug me to no end. Luckily, dave_eclipse is correct. The Skybox player is built in. Simply follow the path in the message and delete the file. The error will not appear again.
On that, Skybox seriously needs to update some of their tutorials. Now that Adobe has incorporated their tools, the windows are different. I encourage everyone who's interested to create help videos using the incorporated tools. There aren't many out there yet. They'd be especially helpful for stitching. Some of those stitching programs can get pretty pricey.
Anton Storchak (Mettle)
Oct 23, 12:01 EDT
Mettle Skybox plugins are no more supported in СС 2018. Please use Adobe equivalents available at:
AfterEffects - Effects - Immersive Video
Рremiere Pro - Effects - Video Effects - Immersive Video
Рremiere Pro - Transitions - Video Transitions - Immersive Video
The functionality is the same.
As for VR Player the option for it's equivalent should be at After Effects - Edit - Preferences - Video Preview.
Please ask Adobe for more support.
I'll let you know if I got more info.
BR, Anton Storchak
Mettle QA Engineer
We have prepared an article about Adobe-Skybox Integration chart.
Please take a look https://www.mettle.com/skybox-to-cc-2018-integration-chart/
NOTE: Adobe chose not to include the SkyBox VR Player, as they are developing their own immersive viewing system. If you want to continue using SkyBox VR Player, you can still access it through the Mettle plugins with Adobe CC 2017. When you update to CC 2018, there is an option to keep CC 2017 as well.
Please contact Adobe support directly if you have any concerns/questions about this.