3D movies presented the way they're supposed to be!
*Author's note: This app is designed for viewing 3D side by side movies where the left and right images are different using a left/right stereoscope style viewer such as Google Cardboard. Non 3D movies such as panoramic movies with head tracking and standard 2D movies should be watched with a virtual reality app. Please remember we have no way of responding to reviews so we try to make this as clear as possible! *
Did you get a set of Google Cardboard virtual reality goggles like Pete did for Christmas? Did you slip your iPhone into the holder, strap the unit to your head and start watching movies? It was awesome, right?
But, there's a problem! 3D "half side by side" movies aren't designed to be displayed on your iPhone screen. And when you play them on your phone, they're stretched vertically to use every possible pixel! Great for your 3D television, but not so great for your VR Goggles.
Movies aren't supposed to be viewed in a square box. People look weird; they're all too skinny. And circles all become ovals! What you need is an app that takes those videos and squishes them down to their proper original aspect ratio.
Pete couldn't find an app to do this, so he created Petes 3D Player!
This app will take any movie that Apple's native movie player can play (H264 MP4 movies) and lets you control the displayed aspect ratio. It works with videos you've loaded via iTunes file sharing, files you have on your own servers or even all of YouTube. Pete even added some short public domain sample videos that are hosted up on the cloud for you to watch.
To use this app, you'll need a set of 3D goggles to slip your phone in. Pete also uses a little bluetooth media remote to start and stop the videos, change volume, etc. while his phone is in his goggles, but you don't need that to use the app.
**Keep in mind that this player won't play every possible format out there as it's using Apple's native video player that is restricted to H264/MP4 movies. These are commonly found and can be created using iMovie or other apps. Future versions will try to use a more generic player, but then we might need to charge more than 99 cents to cover the license fees! :)
Finally watch 3D movies the way they were intended!
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Ratings and Reviews
Best App For Playing Those Stretched SBS 3D Movies
I've looked everywhere on the App Store for something to play those 3D movies online that resemble a torture device or stretchiness! This app is not meant as a 360 VR player. It doesn't lock down. It "reconstitutes" any 3D SBS movie that has been stretched out and puts it back to its intended aspect ratio.
I love this app and once you tinker with it, you might love it as well! Give it a chance! And currently for a measly buck, snatch it up before Pete raises the price! 😊
Attention 3D videophiles!
As far as I can tell, this simple little app is the only video player out there that lets you modify the aspect ratio of the movie you want to watch. Nicely done!
It only plays MP4. They didn't tell you that because they want you to buy it. Instead it says the official verbiage for it. It plays 3D only video just fine.
- Peter Moeykens
- 11.9 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © Peter Moeykens
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.