Best VR Video Converter: Convert Video to Virtual Reality Mode

By Karen Nelson Last updated: June 18, 2020

VR, stands for virtual reality, has triggered an incredible storm around the world in recent two years. With a VR headsets, you can interact with a replicated environment. And all sensory experience (sight, touch, hearing and smell) is created in a virtual world. So, many people would like to experience this new technique and bought a VR headset like HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus VR, etc.

However, there comes a problem – VR video is still in its infancy by now, which means VR video resource are limited. In this case, you might need a VR video converter to help you convert normal video to VR for watching on your VR device.

Best Video Format for VR Player and VR Headsets

Best Video Format for Top VR Headsets

Top VR Headsets

2D Format Supported

3D Format Supported

HTC Vive


3D SBS/360 degree Video

Oculus Rift


3D SBS/360 degree Video

Google DayDream


3D SBS/360 degree Video



360 degree Video (SBS if VR player are installed)

Homido VR


3D SBS/360 degree Video

VR One


3D SBS/360 degree Video

Gear VR

MP4, AVI, and FLV

3D SBS/360 degree Video

Google CardBoard


3D SBS/360 degree Video

Best Video Format for Top Popular VR Players

Top VR players



Formats Supported

VR Player


Windows, Mac, Android

2D, 3D


Mac, Windows

2D, 3D

Kolor Eyes


Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

H264, H265/HEVC, ProRes, Cineform



Mac, Windows

All common formats

Total Cinema 360 Oculus Player


Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

All common formats

Best VR Video Converter for Converting Non-VR Video to VR

Now you need find a VR video converter to help you convert 2D video to VR mode. You cannot easily find VR viedo onverter in the market. Luckily, VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate is one of the best VR video converter that has ability to convert non-VR 2D videos to virtual reality mode. It offers five 3D modes - Anaglyph 3D, Side by Side (Half-Width) 3D, Side by Side (Full) 3D, Top and Bottom (Half-Height) 3D and Top and Bottom (Full) 3D. You can choose any one you like then convert your normal video to VR for watching on Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vice, Oculus, etc.


The windows version of VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate has a new version. So, the steps to convert video to VR mode on Windows is different from on Mac. Next, we will show you how to convert normal video to VR format on Windows & Mac respectively.

On Windows:

# Step 1. Open the "3D Maker" of the Program

First, launch the VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate and then go to the "Toolbox" tab. Find and open the "3D Maker" from the given options.

Now, you can click the "+" button to add the videos which you want to convert to VR video format.

Add Files

# Step 2. Set the Output Settings

The next step takes to the main window of the 3D Maker. On the bottom, you can choose a 3D effect which can make your video looks like virtual-reality video. And please remember to choose the output format from the "Format" menu.

Set the Output Settings

# Step 3. Start Virtual Reality Video Conversion

Hit "Generate 3D" button to start video conversion for VR. The virtual reality video conversion will be finished in a short time. With this method, you can get a lot of VR video for watching on your VR headset. Now enjoy it!

On Mac

# Step 1. Add Source Videos

Open this VR converter and click "Add Files" button on menu bar to load your common videos.

Add Video Files

# Step 2. Choose Output Format

Next, move to the bottom of the main interface. Click "Profile" > "3D Video" to choose VR format.

Choose Output Format

# Step 3. Adjust Output Settings

If you want to change the output setting, click "Settings" icon and then you can adjust the video/audio settings like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bit rate and so on. Also, it is possible to change the output folder path by clicking "Browse" button.

Adjust Output Settings

# Step 4. Convert Video to Virtual Reality

Click the "Convert" button to start the VR video conversion.

Adjust Output Settings

Extended Reading: VR Video VS. 360-degree Video

The 360-degree video that capture the entire scene around the camera is not the same thing as VR. When playing the 360-degree videos/photos in a VR headset, you can look around and feel immersive in the scenery but not able to interact with it. You can watch most of these video/photos on a regular flat 2D screen but some VR video resources are limited to play in common players.

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