Best VR Video Converter: Convert Video to Virtual Reality Mode

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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.

Catalog

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

MP4

3D SBS/360 degree Video

Oculus Rift

MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV

3D SBS/360 degree Video

Google DayDream

MP4

3D SBS/360 degree Video

PS VR

MP4

360 degree Video (SBS if VR player are installed)

Homido VR

MP4, MOV

3D SBS/360 degree Video

VR One

MP4, MOV, M4V

3D SBS/360 degree Video

Gear VR

MP4, AVI, and FLV

3D SBS/360 degree Video

Google CardBoard

MP4, MOV, M4V

3D SBS/360 degree Video

Best Video Format for Top Popular VR Players

Top VR players

Type

Platform

Formats Supported

VR Player

Freemium

Windows, Mac, Android

2D, 3D

RiftMax

 

Mac, Windows

2D, 3D

Kolor Eyes

Free

Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

H264, H265/HEVC, ProRes, Cineform

LiveViewRift

Freemium

Mac, Windows

All common formats

Total Cinema 360 Oculus Player

Free

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.

Note:

The windows and mac versions of VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate have a new version. The steps of converting VR video are pretty much the same. Next, we will show you how to convert normal video to VR format on Windows & Mac respectively.

Convert Video to VR 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.

3D Maker Windows VideoSolo

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.

VCU 3D Maker

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!

Convert Video to VR on Mac

Step 1. Open 3D Maker

Open this VR converter and click “Toolbox” button on menu bar and choose the 3D Maker.

Toolbox Mac VideoSolo Video Converter

Step 2. Add Source Videos

Next, click the “+” button to add source videos or drag them into the program directly.

3D Maker Mac VideoSolo

Step 3. Adjust Output Settings

You can adjust the anaglyph, split screen, and choose different formats and quality. Before outputing, you can also edit and trim the video clip.

3D Maker Adjust Output Settings

Step 4. Convert Video to Virtual Reality

Hit the “Generate 3D” button to start the conversion. The video will be converted within a few seconds and you can enjoy the 3D video in your VR device.

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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