How can You watch a 3D video with VLC?

If you have experienced the amazing time in 3D movie world, you will never forget the sharp visual impact and the splendid display effect 3D video brings to you. Loyal 3D movie fan like you may eager to watch 3D movies at home with computers, or even enjoy 3D movies using VLC Player. It’s not difficult for us to complete this task. Here I will show you how to play 3D movies with VLC without any hardware upgrade in 2 ways.

Part I: How to Play and Watch 3D Movies with VLC

When it comes to play 3D movies with VLC, you have to download 3D SBS (Side-By-Side) movies AND make some changes in your VLC media player.

Step 1. Launch VLC media player on computer and before starting you must make sure that you have Side by Side 3D movies. Once you are ready, click on Tools > Click on Effects and Filters.

Step 2. Now one dialogue box will open and click on Video Effects Tab.

Step 3. Click on Advanced tab now.

Step 4 Then you will see an option with name Anaglyph 3D. Check this option and click on Close button, it will enable 3D effects on your VLC media player.

But the only disadvantage of watching 3d movies on PC using VLC media player is, it only supports with Red and Cyan 3D viewing options.

Part II. How to Convert 3D Video to VLC Player for playback

Since not all 3D video formats are easy to deal with, to make full use of your 3D files including 3D MTS, 3D MKV, 3D YIFY, 3D YouTube FLV, etc. with VLC on your Windows and Mac computer, you need to find a powerful, professional and easy to use 3D video converter application to help you transcode and add 3D videos to VLC player.

For converting 3D to VLC Player, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate can help you a lot. This software not only support outputting Red/Cyan, Anaglyph 3D video format so you can enjoy 3D effect on VLC or a standard 3D TV, but also it supports Side-by-Side 3D and Top and Bottom 3D for watching on Gear VR, PS VR, Oculus Rift, 3D players, 3D projectors, etc.. It can convert videos in many format 3D including 3D MP4, 3D MKV, 3D WMV, 3D AVI, and more. For mac users, please turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.

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Convert 3D to VLC to Guarantee Smooth 3D Movie Playback

1. Add 3D Videos

After you have run this 3D Video Converter, load 3D video files to the software for 3D movie conversion via three ways:

Click on “Add File” icon on the main interface.
Head to “Add File” menu and choose “Add multi-files” or “Add Folder”.
Drag and drop files from local computer directly.

You can also have a preview of the raw 3D videos by double clicking and take screenshots form the videos by clicking “Edit”.

2. Set output format

Make the suitable choice for your original 3D movies to VLC compatible video format, like “Select Format > Format > MP4”.

3. Do 3D Settings

The 3D modes including: Red/Blue, Left-Right(Side by Side), Top-Bottome based on the 3D glasses/VR headsets you are going to take.

4. 3D Video Editing. (Skip it if unnecessary)

Before you convert 3D video, video trimming, cropping, effecting, watermarking, creating 3D are allowed under “Edit” icon.

Go to “Settings” to set video and audio specific parameters if necessary.

5. Start to convert 3D video to VLC supported format

Return to the main interface, and start to activate the 2D/3D to 3D conversion process. The program will automatically make 3D video for VLC Player. You enjoy the converted videos on your own with 3D players or upload to 3D video online websites like YouTube 3D channel for sharing with 3D fans. With this 3D Video Converter you can get all the 3D movie enjoyments realized. Have fun!!!

Part 3. 3D Video Player Freeware for Windows and Mac

Aside from VLC and Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac and Windows there are so many other 3D video player also available for Windows and Mac. We are going to share top 3 3D video player software with you.

No. 1 8K Player – Easiest to Use 3D Video Player

This best 3D video player is ranked by many users as it is the easiest to use program. Just as simple as playing 2D videos, no need to enable further settings to play 3D movies on Windows/Mac. Among all the free 3D video players, 8K Player can be said to be the uprising newbie in this field. It is a HD media player that delivers spectacular 3D experience combined with a slick performance. With Dimo Video Converter Ultimate, you are able to download and save 3D videos in 1080p, 720p MP4 from Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

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No. 2 Bino Player – Efficient 3D Video Player

Bino is a quite professional 3D video player that plays stereoscopic 3D videos with a wide range of video format. It is free and efficient, and can work on both Mac and Windows. But it is experiencing current unstable development.

Support for stereos 3D video, including a range of high on-the-fly input and output format. And support multi-monitor video, eg: powerwalls, virtual reality installations and other multi-projector setups. Although this is an open source software, it’s easy to jammed and the 3D Bino video player has only the 32 bit version for window. The type of 3D video is Left/Right, Top/Bottom, and Anaglygh. When you open 3D movies, please adjust the input 3d mode according to the 3d movies. If your glasses is Red/cyan, so you should choose the output format as the same.

No. 3 KMPlayer

KMPlayer has a cool interface window and works for 3D videos in side-by-side or top and bottom format. With 3D KMP Mobile app, you can enjoy the 3D contents without downloading. Check that install KMPlayer in your mobile. And switch to “KMP connection option” in the right bar of the program on your computer. It helps simplified the process of playing downloaded 3d movies from PC on your mobile. Notice: There is a bit of adware in the installation process.

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The price of Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Windows is divided into 1 Year Subscription, Lifetime/Family/Business License: $43.95/Year; $45.95/lifetime license; $95.95/family license(2-4 PCs); $189.95/business pack(5-8 PCs). Get your needed one at purchase page.


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