Sometimes you don’t want to use a virtual reality (VR) headset for a videogame. Sometimes you’re not in the mood for learning about nature or space or something in 360 degrees. Sometimes you just want to watch a standard video in peace. In those situations, you need a reliable video player that can present you with a film you own (or some other video media) in a high quality format without any fuss.
One which is certainly an option for you comes from South Korea and VR start up studio NINE VR. They’ve a new app onto the Steam store which does exactly this just the other day. The programme is called NVR Player (Nine VR Player) and according to the team it can provide VR head mounted display (HMD) owners with ‘not only VR contents but also high-resolution 4K, 8K and 3D videos with ultra-high-definition detail and clarity’.
“NVR Player was developed with a focus on VR content playback for anyone to enjoy.” Explained NINE VR CEO Lee Jae Hwan in a statement. “We are trying to develop solutions that will make VR services easily available to anyone on every platform anytime and anyplace.”
NVR Player has support for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. It also supports Windows Mixed Reality HMDs, although curiously just mentions the Samsung Odyssey headset in the company’s press release. Listed features are as follows.
- Video files on any hard drives are available.
- 360/180/2D and 3D(Side by Side, Over and Under) videos support.
- .mp4, .avi, .mov, and .mkv support.
- 4k/8k support (additional codecs may be required for 8k).
- Subtitle support (.srt Format).
- Playlist support.
- Brightness, Contrast, and Saturation adjustment support.
- Playback speed adjustment available.
- One-Handed Controls available.
NINE VR previously developed mobile VR content service VR World, as well as online VR videogame title VR Battle Royale. It also has other interests in using VR for educational purposes. You can see a video promoting the app below, which includes some pretty neat customisation options for presenting subtitles.
VRFocus will bring you more news regarding new VR apps for headsets from across the industry very soon.