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

Rajdeep Chamaria January 13, 2013

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, using VLC if possible, and watch in 2D?

  1. Ariel Hershkovitz
    May 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    The easiest way I found to do so is using VLC:
    - Go to tools --> Effects and filters
    - Choose the video effects --> crop tab
    - Crop from left or right exactly half of your full mkv resolution (usually 960 pixels)
    - Close the effects dialog
    - Change the aspect ration to 32:9 and there you go :-)
    (If you don't have a 32:9 aspect ration it can be manually added using advanced settings)

  2. salim benhouhou
    January 17, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    why don't you download a 2D copy you will save a lot of effort than downloading it in 3D and then convert it .

  3. Adrian Bagnato
    January 15, 2013 at 8:12 am

    You could convert it to 2D (as suggested) but you may lose quality or make it worse, the copy was intended to be 3D, so you'll have to find a copy that's not.

  4. Ahmed Musani
    January 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    i suggest you use KMplayer. it has an easy to use interface, with mutiple features, including the 2D conversion built-in.

  5. Muo TechGuy
    January 14, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Download it again, and this time don't choose a torrent that's tagged with SBS-3D

  6. Saurav Azad
    January 14, 2013 at 6:12 am

    refer the videolan forum for your answer here

  7. ha14
    January 13, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    perhaps this is how the video was converted to 3D.

    go to preference in vlc then under Interface Check the Option Embed Video In Interface

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