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How to Watch 3D Movies on VLC & How to Solve VLC 3D Error?

Written by Kaylee Wood | Last updated: April 30, 2020

VLC media player is claimed to be multifunctional, and here comes the VLC 3D feature. With VLC media player 3D function, you can still watch 3D movies videos to have the depth perception even though you don't have a 3D TV or a computer with 3D capable monitor. This guide will tell you how to watch 3D movies on VLC step by step, plus the solutions to VLC 3D not working problem.

VLC 3D not Working? How to Watch 3D Movies Videos on Computer?

You can try 5KPlayer, the best free VLC 3D player alternative, to play Anaglyph Red/Cyan 3D, Side-by-Side 3D and Top-and-Bottom 3D videos movies at will on Windows and Mac. 5KPlayer also supports 3D movie streaming to DLNA devices, and online 3D videos download.

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Part 3. How to Solve VLC Anaglyph 3D not Working?

Q: " Hi, i have downloaded a 3d sbs movie and tried to watch it on anaglyph 3d from tools>effects and filters>video effects>advanced>anaglyph 3d but the movie keeps being in SBS. what did I miss?"

A 1: In the old version of VLC media player, you can directly click on the Close button to activate the VLC Anaglyph 3D technology after checking Anaglyph 3D option. But now, you have to first click on Save and then choose Close to save the changes. So, please check if you have clicked on the Save button before closing the window.

A 2: Maybe your downloaded video is not a real 3D SBS file. So, try to watch more 3D movies on VLC 3D player to see if it is the VLC itself or the 3D video causing VLC 3D not working problem.

A 3: Maybe your VLC media player 3D is outdated, so update to the newest version to solve the error. Happily, next big version of VLC media player – VLC 4.0 is on the way, and it is said that the VLC 3D feature has been improved a lot in this version.

A 4: When playing 4K videos, VLC 3D player often shows poor performances. If your 3D video is in 4K, you are highly-suggested to switch to a better 3D video player like 5KPlayer, a professional 4K UHD media player capable of playing 4K 3D 360 VR etc videos.

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