As a cool and very promising entry trick for early adopters looking for an affordable taste of virtual reality, the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition is not only compatible with Galaxy Note 4 but also Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Formats supported by Gear VR Innovator Edition
To view 3D movies on Gear VR Innovator Edition, first you should be clear what video and audio formats are supported by this VR Headsets. Like its successor, Gear VR Innovator Edition supports most common file formats including 2D MP4/ AVI/FLV and 3D SBS MP4/MKV. As for supported audio format, Gear VR Innovator Edition only works with AAC or MP3 audio format, AC3 and DTS are removed because of high licensing costs.
If the videos or movies that you are going to view on Gear VR Innovator Edition are not included in above list, you can easily get Gear VR Innovator Edition supported 3D video/audio format with our top ranked media conversion tool - Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows/Mac (video converter ultimate review) to convert common 2D video/Blu-ray/DVD or 3D Blu-ray to Gear VR Innovator Edition or other popular VR Headsets such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Zeiss VR One, Google Cardboard, ANTVR, etc supported SBS 3D MP4/MKV format.
Set up Gear VR Innovator Edition to watch 3D movies
After the conversion, you will get a SBS MP4 or MKV video in your local computer,
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 Note 4 (if it is 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