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How can You watch a 3D video in 3D or regular 2D with VLC?

How can You watch a 3D video in 3D or regular 2D with VLC?

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When you need a media player to play your local videos on PC, it is likely that you will choose VLC media player definitely instead of any of the other media players available. Why people like VLC? The reason being, it is indeed a proven fact that VLC media player can play almost all the media file formats that you throw at VLC, given that your PC has the power to play it. So what about 3D SBS video? Does VLC can play 3D SBS video on PC?

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Many people would ask that since VLC can play nearly all kinds of videos, can it play 3D video? Yes. VLC can successfully play 3D SBS video on your PC. Not like other media players, in which the 3D video will appear divided into two frames running side by side and playing the same content, with the help of VLC media player’s advanced features, 3D SBS video can be merged into a single frame and the final output will be in anaglyph 3D. You can then use your red/cyan glasses to watch the movie in 3D. For those who need to watch 3D SBS movies on their PC with VLC, here’s how you can do so.

How To Watch 3D SBS Movies in VLC Media Player?

Step 1: Run VLC media player and play the 3D SBS movie in it.

Step 2: Click on Tools and select Effects and Filters.

Step 3: Click on Video Effects and select the Advanced tab.

Step 4: Enable the Anaglyph 3D option and close the Effects and Filter windows.

There you go, the video will now appear in anaglyph 3D. Put on your red/cyan glasses to watch the movie in 3D.

How to watch a 3D video in regular 2D with VLC??

”When I download a 3D movie and play it in VLC, it plays two copies of the video side by side. How to convert it to a normal video and watch in 2D?”

From time to time, we don’t need the 3D effect when playing 3D video in VLC. So how to get 2D effect in VLC with 3D source? You can use a Video Converter to convert the 3D video to 2D video then play it with VLC. 
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can convert 3D SBS video, 3D TB video, 3D Anaglyph video to 2D for VLC playing. It can re-encode any video such as H.265, MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, Tivo, WMV, 3GP to another format for playing on various devices with VLC, WMP, QuickTime and other media players. 

This 3D to VLC converter is easy to use so that non-computer man can re-encode 3D to 2D MP4, MKV for VLC with simple three clicks. It is a 100% clean software, no adware, no junk software, no virus software.

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Steps to convert 3D video to 2D for VLC

Step 1: Download and launch the program, load your 3D files with ‘Add video’ or ‘Add from folder’. It supports batch conversion so you can add multiple 3D videos to the program.

Step 2: Make the suitable choice for your original 3D movies to VLC compatible video format. If you want 2D video, you can choose idea one from “Common Video” and “HD Video”.

3D to VLC video converter also is a editor for movies. Click the pencil icon and find more editing items for videos, ‘Trim’ to when to start and when to finish, ‘Crop’ to get rid of the unwanted edges, etc. More you can get into the interface here. Additionally, it also support the DVD or Blu-ray’s conversion. If you get into the ‘Options’ menu, ‘Acceleration’ function is waiting for you too!

Step 3: Go back to the UI then click “Convert” icon to start to re-encode 3D video to 2D format for VLC.

After the conversion,  you can play 3D videos on VLC in regular 2D effect successfully.

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