3 Useful Tips for Playing 3D Movies with VLC

by Christine Smith • 2022-08-19 16:31:32 • Proven solutions


1. Playing with VLC+
  1. 1.1 Play Blu-Ray Movies
  2. 1.2 Play DLNA Content
  3. 1.3 Play Videos in VLC with Airplay
  4. 1.4 Play YouTube Videos in VLC
  5. 1.5 Play M2TS with VLC
  6. 1.6 Play MTS with VLC
  7. 1.7 Play M4V with VLC
  8. 1.8 Play MP4 in VLC
  9. 1.9 Play RTMP with VLC
  10. 1.10 Play ISO with VLC
  11. 1.11 Play AVI with VLC
  12. 1.12 Play WMV with VLC
  13. 1.13 Play MIDI with VLC
  14. 1.14 Play 3D Movies with VLC
  15. 1.15 Play AVCHD with VLC
  16. 1.16 Play Sopcast in VLC
  17. 1.17 FLAC Not Playing
  18. 1.18 MP4 Not Playing
  19. 1.19 FLV Not Playing
  20. 1.20 MKV Not Playing
  21. 1.21 MOV Not Playing
  22. 1.22 UNDF Not Playing
  23. 1.23 Use VLC for PS3
2. Convert & Stream+
  1. 2.1 VLC Streamer
  2. 2.2 Stream From VLC to TV
  3. 2.3 VLC Video Converter
  4. 2.4 vlc to mp3
  5. 2.5 VLC to MP4
  6. 2.5 Convert FLAC to MP3 with VLC
3. Editing with VLC+
  1. 3.1 Edit vidoe Using VLC
  2. 3.2 Rotate Video Using VLC
  3. 3.3 Cut Video Using VLC
  4. 3.4 Lopp Videos in VLC
  5. 3.5 Adjust & Sync VLC Subtitle
4. VLC for Mobile+
  1. 4.1 VLC for iOS
  2. 4.2 VLC for iPad
  3. 4.3 VLC for Windows Phone
5. VLC Assistant+
  1. 5.1 VLC Assistant
  2. 5.2 VLC Alternative
6. Tips & Tricks+
  1. 6.1 Download VLC 64 bit
  2. 6.2 VLC Latest Version
  3. 6.3 Download VLC for Mac
  4. 6.4 VLC for Windows 7
  5. 6.5 VLC for Windows 8
  6. 6.6 VLC Skins
  7. 6.7 VLC Command Line
  8. 6.8 VLC as Default Player
  9. 6.9 Convert CD with VLC
  10. 6.10 Burn VLC Files to DVD
  11. 6.11 VLC Web Plugin
  12. 6.12 Remote Control VLC
  13. 6.13 VLC Shortcuts
  14. 6.14 Screen Capture with VLC
  15. 6.15 Sync VLC Audio
  16. 6.16 KMPlayer vs. VLC
  17. 6.17 MPC vs. VLC
  18. 6.18 MPlayer vs. VLC
  19. 6.19 VLC Old Version
  20. 6.20 Snapshots in VLC
  21. 6.21 Change XBMC to VLC
  22. 6.22 Is VLC Safe
  23. 6.23 Best Torrent Player
  24. 6.24 How to Control the Speed
  25. 6.25 VLC Player Doesn't Have Sound

It's common for users to rank VLC as the first choice when choosing a media player for their PC, Mac, or Android mobiles, because of its popularity and compatibility for formats. When it comes to playing 3D movies with VLC, you have to make some changes to your VLC media player. Today, we will tell you an all-around solution on how to play 3D movies with VLC through this guide.

Part 1. How to Play and Watch 3D Movies with VLC

First of all, you need to have a downloaded SBS (Side by Side) 3D movie on your computer for playing. Then you can follow the steps below to make some changes for playing 3D movies with VLC.

Step 1 Launch the VLC media player on your 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.

launch vlc media player

Step 2 Now, one dialogue box will open and click on the Video Effects tab.

vlc video effects tab

Step 3 Click on the Advanced tab now.

play 3d movie with vlc

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

enable vlc 3d effects

Part 2. How to Convert 3D Video with 3D Movie Converter

Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) is 3D movie player software which enables you to play 3D movies very easily and quickly in high quality. It's available for both Mac and Windows users to directly play 3D movies in VLC media player after converting 3D movies to other VLC media player supported formats with one click.


Wondershare UniConverter - Your Complete Video Toolbox

  • Convert 3D movies and play them in VLC media player without any further VLC setting.
  • Convert video for mobile devices, such as iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.
  • Support 120X faster conversion speed than any conventional converters.
  • Edit, enhance, and personalize your videos file by trimming, ripping, or cropping.
  • Download/record videos from 10000+ online video sharing sites.
  • Fetch metadata for your iTunes movies automatically.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6

How to Convert 3D Movie to VLC Supported Formats?

Step 1 Launch Wondershare 3D Movie to VLC Converter

You have to download and install Wondershare UniConverter to convert the 3D movies. Make sure you're downloading the right version to your computer. Both Windows and Mac version functions are almost the same, and the tutorial below takes Windows, for example.

Step 2 Add 3D Movies You Want to Convert.

Click on the Add Files button or drag files directly to load your target 3D videos to the program. Note that Wondershare UniConverter supports batch conversion; you can add more than one video at one time.

play 3d movie with vlc-add 3d video

Step 3 Select VLC Supported Output Format

On the Output Format section's right side, click on the below-arrow icon to expand the output format list. Then, select your desired format, e.g., MOV, choose Video > MOV and select your desired video resolution on the right.

play 3d movie with vlc

Step 4 Convert 3D Movies to VLC Format.

Finally, enable the High Speed Conversion and click on the Convert button. Now Wondershare UniConverter will start converting 3D videos to VLC-supported with 120X faster speed. You will see the converted videos from the Finished tab.

play 3d movie with vlc

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

Aside from VLC and Wondershare UniConverter for Mac and Windows, many other 3D video players are also available for Mac and Windows devices. We are going to share the top 3 3D video player software with you.

1. PowerDVD 16 Ultra

PowerDVD 16 is a very popular and old 3D video player software that enables you to play 3D videos in original quality. This software can easily play 3D videos and burn DVDs as well. If you are looking to play 3D videos on your computer from your laptop, you can use PowerDVD 16 Ultra DVD software on TV and PC both modes. This software comes with a PowerDVD remote and allows you to manage your movies and videos remotely from anywhere in your home.

PowerDVD 16 Ultra

2. KMPlayer

KMPlayer software is also good for playing 3D videos on both Windows and Mac devices. KMPlayer software also comes with a very neat and clean interface, easy to understand by everyone. This software is able to detect album arts automatically while playing songs and support 3D video formats.


3. Pavtube UniConverter

Pavtube UniConverter is not only a video converter software but enables you to play videos as well. This software can convert your videos to other formats with a few clicks; it works like Wondershare UniConverter but with fewer format options.

Pavtube UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate)

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