Watch 3D Movies on PC/Laptop

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  1. webadmin

    webadmin Administrator Staff Member

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    To watch a 3D Movie, you’d need a 3D TV or a computer with 3D capable video-card and/or 3D capable monitor, and not everybody has one of those.

    With a few simple tricks however, modern 3D movies can be viewed on a regular TV or computer sans 3D capable display.
    To maintain the 3D effect, or better said the depth perception, the good old red/blue glasses will be used (Anaglyph).

    This trick works for Windows, MacOS X and Linux.

    3D Movie to Anaglyph
    The trick we’re going to use is displaying a 3D Movie (SBS 3D) as an Anaglyph movie.
    Obviously not a colorful as the real deal, but with the proper 3D glasses still pretty cool to watch.

    This trick will work for Windows, MacOS X and Linux.

    What you need to watch 3D movies without 3D TV
    • 3D Movie in SBS (Side-by-Side) format
    • Anaglyph Red and Blue 3D Glasses
    • VideoLAN Media Player
    • Connect your PC to your TV (optional)
    We will of course need a 3D movie, and these can be found all over the web, including YouTube. For YouTube videos to work, you’ll need to download them first with a tool like “YouTube Options” (an extension for Google Chrome).

    You can download SBS Movies from internet :)

    Keep in mind though: This trick only works with SBS (Side-by-Side) 3D Movies

    So you’ll have to make sure the movie is of this format, recognizable by showing two similar pictures next to each other – see illustration below.

    For testing purpose I have made a demo 3D movie, it’s not a super big download and it will give you a quick demo.

    Download Demo

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    To be able to get depth perception, you’ll also need the good old red and blue 3D Glasses (a.k.a. Anaglyph 3D Glasses), which you might have laying around or you can buy them for really cheap, for example these 3D Sunglasses Red/blue from Amazon, Flipkart, Ebay.

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    And finally, the free application that is going to display all this: VideoLAN Media Player a.k.a. VLC.
    VLC is available on multiple platforms but we’re focussing only on the Windows, MacOS X and Linux versions (2.1.0 or newer!) and is capable of playing a SBS 3D movie as an Anaglyph movie. The amount of colors will be reduced of course and the movie looks a little darker,… but it’s still watchable.

    For this method you will not need a 3D Capable TV.

    Watch 3D Movies without a 3D TV
    Open your video file with VLC. The file format (MP4, AVI, MKV, etc.) is irrelevant, but as said before, the movie must in in SBS 3D format.

    p.s. full screen playback works best …

    Note : You should use at least VLC version 2.1.0!
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    Select from the menu “Tools” the option “Effects and Filters” (or press CTRL+E).

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    Choose the tab “Video Effects“, then the “Advanced” tab, check the option “Anaglyph 3D” and click “Close“.

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    Put on your 3D Glasses and watch the movie in 3D …

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    Feel Free to ask Doubts :)
    Will help you buy 3D glasses through Online !!
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  2. Nathasaa Shiyan

    Nathasaa Shiyan Well-Known Member

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    thnQ for the methods

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