Watch 3D Movies on Google Cardboard via iOS/Android phone

Want a virtual reality headset, but can't afford the hefty pricetag on most existing models (or to hold out for the future)? Google dropped an inexpensive solution: Google Cardboard, an app that lets iOS and Android users transform their phones into VR headsets with the help of a DIY cardboard viewer. Have an iOS/Android handset? In this page, we will introduce a simple way to enable you play 3D movies with Google Cardboard via iOS/Android phone without any limit. 

Play 3D movies on Google Cardboard

To watch 3D movies- First covnert 3D to Cardboard supported SBS video

You would handle differenct kinds of 3D video sources, including 3D Blu-ray discs, 3D YouTube videos, Sony Camcorder 3D MTS videos, 3D YIFY videos, etc. While, there are dozen of 3D movie files can't be played on Google Cardboard, for the format incompatibility. To play all the 3D movies with Google Cardboard, first you need to convert them to Google Cardboard supported file type like MP4 in side-by-side 3D mode. 

Best Mac 3D Movie Converter for Google Cardboard

Well, to convert 3D movies to Google Cardboard, you need a 3D movie converting tool. Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the best choice of converting 3D movies for Google Cardboard on Mac keeping the best quality. Plus, if you want to edit 3D movies with NLE system like Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, etc., this 3D video converter can help you quickly encode 3D videos to a most editable format.

Besides 3D movies, it can also rip Blu-ray, DVD and convert 2D movies among almost all popular video/audio formats, including MP4, Tivo, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, MP3, OGG, WMA, etc. Download the excellent Mac 3D movie Converter and start the 3D movie conversion. For Windows (including Windows 10) users, it has an equivalent version 3D video converter for cardboard.

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Full Guide: Watch 3D movie on Google Cardboard via iOS/Android phone

Step 1. Import 3D movies 

Install and run Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Click "Add file" to input 3D movies one by one to this software. Or press "Add Blu-ray" to load 3D Blu-ray disc. After the movie files are loaded, you can preview them by double clicking and take snapshots of your favorite movie scene if you want.

Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac

Step 2. Select supported format for Google Cardboard

Click "Select Format" bar and find "Video", there are a lot of format options for you. "MP4 " is recommended for Google Cardboard. Good News is that this 3D video tool has added VR profiles like Oculus Rift, Gear VR, HTC Vive, etc.

Step 3. Advanced Video/Audio settings

Click "Settings" button to do corresponding settings regarding to video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio channels, etc.. If you want to get best video quality, pls switch them to "original".

mp4 settings on Mac

Step 4. Create Side-by-side 3D video

Click "Edit" icon to start adding 3D SBS effect to source files. Turn to "3D" tab and choose "Left-Right" mode. Also this 3D movie converting tool supports editing function includes the cropping frame size, trimming the length, adding watermark, rotating and so on. If you want to get a 3D output video for playback on your 3D TV, VR One, Homido VR, etc, you can choose a proper mode too.

Add Side-by-side effect

Step 5. Start converting 3D videos

After done all the settings, return to the main interface to hit "Start" button to start 3D movie to Cardboard convertion process. When the conversion is finished, click Open button to get the output 3D videos. 

Step 6. Add and view SBS 3D movie on Google Cardboard via iOS/Android phone

To watch your own videos on Cardboard with 3D effect, you can download a free VR player app called Cardboard theater, which allows you to enjoy your own 2D and 3D movies in a virtual cinema. Just upload your movies on the phone or open them directly from a browser or a 3rd party application and load the videos with this app for enjoying.

Supported file formats by Cardboard theater: SBS, Over/Under and Red-Cyan anaglyph formats as well as plain 2D movies in all formats originally supported by your phone. 

That's the whole process about how to watch 3D movies on Google Cardboard. Put on your Cardboard and iOS/Android handset to immersed yourself in the amazing and fantastic VR world. Note that in case of injury, you still need a roomy space to move and spin yourself freely when you play 3D movie. 

Other VR apps recommend: 

Mobile VR Station (Platform: iOS) - Free VR player designed for iOS users with head tracking. You can not only watch 3D Side By Side/Over Under content, even you can watch standard 2D video inside it with the help of its inbuilt "eye mode".

VR Player FREE (Platform: iOS/Android/Windows) - A powerful free VR player designed specifically to watch immersive content on head mounted displays (HMD). It can not only play VR video, but also play 2D, 3D SBS, 3D Top/Bottom, 360 degree videos. 

AAA VR Cinema Cardboard 3D SBS (Platform: Android) - Users can easily enjoy the VR videos without any need of Gyro sensor. This player only supports MOV, MP4 and M4V format.

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