Good news: Samsung announced the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition, its wearable VR headset for use with its newly revealed Galaxy S6 and S6 edge phones.
In one of our articles - Watch 3D Video on Samsung Gear VR, we talked about how to convert 2D/3D Blu-ray and all common files to Galaxy Note 4 then we can watch the movie with Gear VR. Now, because of this great piece of news, absolutely, we will wonder how to convert Blu-rays or DVDs digital copies to Galaxy S6/S6 Edge for 3D playback with Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition. That's really an exciting topic!
All right, welcome to join us, here we will talk about how to play digital copies from BD/DVD in Galaxy S6 (S6 Edge) with Gear VR Innovator Edition.
In order to watch digital copy in Galaxy S6 with it's own VR, we have to transfer the digital copies to Galaxy S6 supported formats first, such as MP4, WMV. Read here to know more formats that supported by Galaxy S6.
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Steps of ripping digital copy to Galaxy S6 for playback with Gear VR
Step 1. Import Blu-ray/DVD digital copy movies
Make sure you already saved Blu-ray/DVD digital copy in your PC.
Run this Blu-ray/DVD digital copy to Galaxy S6 ripper in your PC, hit the "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button to import your Blu-ray/DVD digital copy movie.
Step 2. Choose output format for Galaxy S6
From "Format" drop-down list, choose "Common Video > H.264 Video(*.mp4)" as the output format.
Step 3. Start ripping digital copy to Galaxy S6
Click the big round icon "Convert" in the bottom right corner on the software's interface to start the conversion. And you can find the movie immediately by clicking "Open".
However, using this software, the converted movie is only 2D, we will use another software to get 3D movie.
Step 4. Get 3D movie
Download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, with the same steps to output 3D movie.
After the conversion, how to transfer 3D movie to Galaxy S6 for playback with VR? No price or release date of the Innovator Edition have been announced, maybe we can just refer to the steps of transferring movie to Samsung Gear VR for playback with Galaxy Note 4. Here is a PDF file of Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition Product Specifications, no big changes. We will update all the information about this new guy in the future.
Import your movie files into the "My Videos" folder on your MicroSD card. then follow these steps:
1. On your MicroSD card file directory, navigate to Oculus > Movies > Your Movies
2. Create a new folder within "Your Movies" and label it "3D"
3. Import or move your side-by-side 3D videos into your newly created "3D" folder
Once you have created your 3D content folder and imported compatible video files, insert your MicroSD card into your Galaxy S6 (if it isn't already), dock the phone in your Gear VR Innovator Edition, and don the virtual reality headset. Then:
1. Navigate to Oculus Cinema from the main menu
2. Navigate to "My Videos" from the Oculus Cinema content library menu
3. Select the 3D video you wish to view (if you followed the above steps it should have a "3D" label in the upper right hand corner)
4. Choose the cinema mode to begin playback