The VR Remote Tourviewer for Windows connects to the VR Tourviewer on the GearVR device and shows in high quality what the user is seeing.
With normal screencasting applications, a videostream of the screen has to be transmitted. Due to the high CPU/GPU intensity of this technique, this results in lag in both the VR experience and the casted result.
VR Remote Tourviewer has solved this by running an identical non-VR tour on a Windows machine, and only synchronizing the camera movement and clicks from the VR Tourviewer app on the Gear VR device. This results in a very high quality, low latency, synchronized view of the tour on a big screen.
The demo version only synchronizes the tours in the Featured section. A full version can be purchased.
– Install VR Tourviewer Remote for Windows
– Install VR Tourviewer (build 136 or later) for Android on the GearVR device
– Make sure the GearVR device (phone) and the Windows machine are part of the same Wifi network
– Find the local IP of your phone: go to Settings > About device > Status > IP address. Write down the second address (IPv4).
– Start VR Tourviewer Remote for Windows, press the ‘Escape’ button on the keyboard, enter the phone IP address and press ‘OK’
– Start VR Tourviewer on the device
The VR Tourviewer Remote should now be able to synchronize with the VR Tourviewer on the Gear VR
Note that due to licensing issues MP3 streaming to the Windows version isn’t possible at the moment, but the patents are expiring end of this year. Until then: if you use .ogg files they should play fine.
If you have questions, ideas or bugreports, please post them on the forum!
2017-06-13: Updated to 0.5 build 101 – fixed connection issues
2017-09-01: Added connection settings menu (press ‘Esc’) to configure IP address of Gear VR device
2017-10-17: Added basic support for krpano VR tours ( krpano 1.19 with VR-OPT applet)