Best Way to Play 3D Video on PowerDVD
People are not satisfied with the common 2D videos any more, with the development of 3D technology, jump-out-of-the-screen ‘stereoscopic 3D’ brings us amazing experience. Want to create your own 3D cinema at home? Choosing PowerDVD, you won’t be disappointed, which can create an unbeatably 3D immersive sight and 3D sound experience. You not only can enjoy the 3D videos on it, also can take full use of the 3D DVD and Bly-ray discs at home.
PowerDVD has released some version, however some users feedback that when they updated from PDVD14 to PDVD15 Ultra, but they would only show SBS on the screen, no stereo. Or users can’t get it to play them as 3D, only as 2D showing both halfs, etc. Some user complain that when they run a 3D movie, then 3D playback mode is activated. In PowerDVD if they choose 3D playback mode, then all the movies, and 2D inclusive, playing in 3D mode, how to deal with this condition? There are various reason can load to these trouble, you may can find the truth at below.
Reason and Solution A: Manually Set the Format of 3D Media in CyberLink PowerDVD
In PowerDVD, switch to Cinema Mode and see if your remote has the functionality you are looking for. You can set the cinema mode to automatically detect 2D vs 3D and play the video in the appropriate setting. Then you won’t worry about all the 2D movie playback with 3D effect. You can follow the quick guide and set the 3D video in CyberLink PowerDVD.
1. You can first download the Ultra HD Blu-ray Advisor to test if your PC is ready to play Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs and Blu-ray 3D content. You’ll receive suggestions as to what and how to upgrade your system if needed.
2. If your PC can support the 3D video, open CyberLink PowerDVD, right-click on the 3D media file in the PowerDVD media library.
3. Select Change 3D Format, then you can change the 3D format as the following:
- Auto Detect: if you are not sure what the format is of your 3D media file, select this item to have CyberLink PowerDVD automatically detect and set it for you.
- Side by Side Format: select this option if the 3D media file has two different images side by side. CyberLink PowerDVD merges the two images to produce the 3D effect.
- Over/Under Format: select this option if the 3D media file has two different images, one on top of the other. CyberLink PowerDVD merges the two images to produce the 3D effect.
- 2D Format: select this option if the selected media file is actually 2D.
Reason and Solution B: Please Pay Attention To Your CyberLink PowerDVD
Not all the version can support 3D movies, you need to check your PowerDVD version firstly or you can find the answer from the below table. You can know the PowerDVD Pro, PowerDVD Standard can’t support the 3D DVD disc, Blu-ray disc, and 3D ISO video, PowerDVD 16 Ultra and PowerDVD 15 Ultra can’t support the Youtube 3D-360 content, so you need to choose the right 3D videos for your CyberLink PowerDVD.
|3D Video Souce||PowerDVD Live||
|PowerDVD Pro||PowerDVD Standard||PowerDVD 17 Ultra||PowerDVD 16 Ultra||PowerDVD 15
|Blu-ray 3D disc||√||√||–||–||√||√||√|
|3D videos (MK3D/Side-by-side/Up-and-under/2D to 3D, MVC)||√||√||–||–||√||√||√|
|Youtube 3D-360 content||√||√||–||–||√||–||–|
Best Way to Play Any 3D Video on CyberLink PowerDVD
When you get and install the CyberLink PowerDVD, you can’t play some 3D video on it due to the video compatibility, but you don’t also want to update or install again, how to do? If your 3D DVD and Blu-ray is protected, but the CyberLink PowerDVD can’t read it, how to do? You can convert the 3D video to CyberLink PowerDVD supported video format with a third 3D video converter, or finding a 3D DVD/Blu-ray ripper which can remove the disc protection. Here, you can try Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, a professional video converter, also is an excellent 3D video converter, also can remove most DVD and Blu-ray protection effortlessly.
You can load the 3D DVD, 3D Blu-ray, 3D ISO image or other 3D video to this software, you can choose any one 3D video format from 3D MKV, 3D AVI, 3D MP4, 3D WMV, 3D MOV, in addition, you can select the 3D effect, each 3D video has 3D effect: Side-by-Side 3D and Top-Bottom 3D. You also can enter the video setting and adjust the audio and video parameters, if you are not too familiar with thses, you can keep the original setting. Best of all, you can take full use of the 2D video, 2D DVD, 2D Blu-ray, then you can import them to this software can convert 2D videos to 3D videos easily.
Qucik Guide: Get CyberLink PowerDVD Acceptable 3D videos
1. Load/Import 3D video
Install and launch the 3D video converter, load your 3D files from PC, external hard drive, USB, tec, click File > Add Video/Audio to add the 3D videos. For saving much time and energy, you can select Add from Folder and add a folder with multiple 3D video files. orIn addition, you also can load common 2D DVD/Blu-ray disc and get 3D videos from them.
2. Choose 3D video format
Click Format, you can find the 3D Video quickly, choose one dream 3D video format for CyberLink PowerDVD, also you can choose the 3D effect, such as: MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4) or MKV Top-Bottom 3D Video (*.mkv)” from “3D Video, etc.
Tip 1: By the way, when you can’t play common 2D video on CyberLink PowerDVD due to the video compatbility, youc an do above similar steps and get CyberLink PowerDVD best supported video formats
Tip 2: You can choose HD video and enter the video setting windows and adjust the video resolution from 1080p to3840p, then you can get the perfect 4K video for CyberLink PowerDVD.
3. Start 3D video conversion
This is the final step, easy to do, click Convert and wait for a while, you can get the 3D video files, you can click Oprn oputput foler to find the videomquickly, also you can choose to save the video from PC to other devices again.
Tip: When you play 3D video on CyberLink PowerDVD, note the 3D devices which can be supported by CyberLink PowerDVD. If you do not have a compatible 3D display device, you can select Anaglyph Red/Cyan mode and then enable the 3D options to watch 2D content in 3D with anaglyphic (red/cyan) 3D glasses.
|Theory of 3D||Type of 3D||Glasses||Display device options in PowerDVD|
|Time-sequential||HDMI 1.4 3D||Active Shutter glasses||HDMI 1.4 enabled 3D TV (1080p 24Hz)|
|HDMI 1.4 enabled 3D TV (720p 60Hz)|
|HDMI 1.4 enabled 3D TV (720p 50Hz)|
|Time-sequential 3D||Active Shutter glasses||120Hz Time-sequential 3D LCD|
|Checkerboard 3D||Active Shutter glasses||3D-Ready HDTV (Checkerboard)|
|Row-interleaved||Polarized 3D||Polarized glasses||Micro-polarizer LCD 3D (Raw-interleaved)|
|Anaglyph||Red/Cyan 3D||Red/Cyan glasses||Anaglyph Red/Cyan mode|