Now VR videos are more and more popular, most people want to enjoy watching VR videos rather than 2D movies as VR can provide users with the 360°perspective and immersive experience. Have you ever thought about that you may make your own VR videos? How about converting your movies to VR videos by yourselves? Next, let's see how to do this conversion.

2D Movies VS. VR Videos

What is 2D Movie?

The 2D movie which stands for the two-dimensional movie is familiar to us. When we watch 2D movies, we don't need any special device or download any special app. Unlike VR videos, 2D movies can't provide an immersive experience.


What is VR Video?

VR which stands for Virtual reality is a computer technology that uses virtual reality headsets or multi-projected environments, sometimes in combination with physical environments or props, to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that simulate a user's physical presence in a virtual or imaginary environment. VR systems include transmission of vibrations and other sensations to the user through a game controller or other devices which are known as the haptic system.

In conclusion, VR video is a hot item in recent years, it can meet people's requirement for immersive experience, but how to Watch VR videos?


How to Watch VR Videos

There are 4 basic options to watch VR videos: an immersive VR headset, a cardboard VR viewer that used a mobile phone, a VR video player, and a web video player.


VR headset: Watching VR videos by a VR headset is the best way as it can offer you 3D version and stereo sound.

VR viewer: Cardboard VR viewer is much cheaper than VR headset but it can still help you experience virtual reality. It works along with the mobile phone.

VR video player: Download a VR video player on your mobile phone, so you can get a VR experience.

Web Video Player: To get a glimpse of a VR video, you can watch "360" videos on Web, but actually, they are not true VR (They are not immersive or 3D).


How to Convert Movies to VR Mode

VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate provides the feature to convert normal movie and even DVD movie to 3D SBS mode - also a typical format of VR. And this program supports almost all the video/audio formats and provides complete preset profiles for popular devices such as iPhone, iPad, Samsung, and tablet. Just click the download button below to download this software.

Step 1. Add Your Movies

There are two different situations to import your movies:

1. To add common movies in digital format, just click the "Add Files" button. Or you can drag-and-drop 2D movies which you want to convert into the main window.

2. To add movies in DVD disc, you need to insert your DVD disc to your computer drive and click "Load Disc" to load your movie.

Load Disc

Step 2. Select Output Format

Click "profile" at the bottom and then you will see a pop-up list. Now go to the "3D Video" section and choose the "Side by Side 3D Video" as your output format. Note that you need to choose the output format according to your VR player.

Select Output Format

Step 3. Enhance Videos Quality & Set Parameters (Optional)

At the top left, you can find "Video Enhance", "Clip", "3D" and "Edit" icon, just add some special visual effect as you like to enhance videos quality.

Enhance Videos Quality

Besides in order to have a better 3D effect, you may need to adjust the basic parameters of output videos. At the bottom of the main interface, you can find "settings" icon, just click it. Then you will see a pop-up window, you can adjust video and audio parameters including resolution, frame rate, audio bitrate, etc. You can also change the output file name as you like by clicking "Save as..." icon at the top. After all settled, click "OK" icon to back to the main interface.

Profile Setting

Step 4. Converting 2D Movies

Before converting, you can set the destination folder as you want. Finally, the last step is to click "Convert" icon and then wait for the software to finish converting your movie to VR mode. Once the conversion is done, you can find the output files in the destination folder.

Profile Setting

Done! Now you can enjoy watching the movie in VR mode with your virtual reality devices.