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This page describes how to to use VLC to watch 3D video. Other "how to" pages

3D Display Technologies

Generally there are three widely use 3D display technologies, all based on the principles of stereoscopic projection:

  • Anaglyph - red/green or red/blue images with glasses filtering out one colour or the other
  • Polarisation - technique used in cinemas, with two images projected with different polarisations, a silvered screen and polarised glasses
    Also TV sets are capable of producing polarized light; they use interlaced displays for the left and right pictures, the even lines and the odd lines differently polarized (which effectively halves the vertical resolution in 3D mode)
  • Shutter Glasses - technique used by the new 3D televisions, where each alternating frame represent the left or right views.

How to view 3D videos in VLC

VLC since 2.1.0 has built-in support for viewing 3D side-by-side (SBS) videos using anaglyph technology.

See Documentation:Modules/anaglyph.

Obsolete/outdated stuff

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