How To Watch 3D SBS Movies On VLC Media Player


When it comes to choosing a media player, most people would definitely choose VLC media player over any of the other media players available. The reason being, VLC media player can play almost all the media file formats and it is indeed a proven fact. Throw any media format  at VLC and it would effortlessly play them all, given that your PC has the power to play it.

This fact even goes the same for the 3D SBS ( Side by Side ) film format. The 3D SBS video format can be played using any media player, but the video will appear divided into two frames running side by side and playing the same content. For example take a look at the screenshot below.


As you can see it isn’t anywhere near watchable. This is where VLC media player comes to your help. With the help of VLC media player’s advanced features, the above 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, here’s how you can do so.

How To Watch 3D SBS Movies On 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.


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