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TUTORIAL - How to Get Your Nintendo 3DS 3D Video to YouTube and Display PROPERLY in 3D

Posted December 24th 2011 by Adam Grayson.


One of the 3DS' coolest new features added by the recent update is the ability to take 3D video.  Now watching these videos in 3D on the 3DS is pretty neat, but don't you want to share your ridiculous 3D antics with the world?  I know I do.  What better way to do that than uploading your videos to YouTube?  Yes, YouTube does in fact support 3D video.  Unfortunately, it's surprisingly difficult and complicated to get your 3DS videos to display properly in 3D once uploaded to YouTube.  It certainly isn't as simple as uploading the file to YouTube from the SD card.  If you try, it will not work.  Hopefully sometime in the future, it will be much easier to get our 3D cat videos onto YouTube.  Until that time comes, we've got this handy-dandy tutorial for you!

This tutorial is based off of nearly two weeks of testing, experimenting, and far too much failing.  However, out of that failure, the answer was finally discovered.  The methods described below seem to be the few acceptable ways to get your Nintendo 3DS 3D video to display properly in 3D on YouTube.

The steps below include some pretty basic points regarding the whole process, so if you feel comfortable with video editing and uploading video to YouTube, you will probably be safe just reading the important bold segments throughout the tutorial or by reading the Quick Guide.  However, if you're not as comfortable in those areas, don't worry!  This tutorial takes you through the process step-by-step and is organized in such a way to help make following these directions as easy as possible.

In addition to this written tutorial, we have two video tutorials for you—a Windows video tutorial and a Macintosh video tutorial.  At the beginning of many of the sections of this tutorial, there are [square brackets].  In the [square brackets] are links to the corresponding parts of both the Windows and Macintosh video tutorials.  For example, the "Change Your Video into a YouTube-friendly 3D Format" section will look like this:

Change Your Video into a YouTube-friendly 3D Format [Windows | Mac]

Clicking on "Windows" or "Mac" will take you to the respective chapters in each video.

Let me just say two more things before we get started:

  • As of now, if you upload the 3DS 3D video to YouTube without editing it, it will not display properly in 3D on YouTube.
  • Many websites will not display 3D-capable videos in 3D if they are embedded.  In these cases, you will have to view the videos on YouTube.

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Minecraft Lovah/ Creeping Creeper

love it man!

Tuesday, January 17th 2012


I've read your useful tutorial, let me say is the best and clear that I've found on the argument. I ask you how to do the same thing (see a 3d vision video in Firefox) but stored locally, not using YouTube or web. It's important for me since I've to realize a standalone info point that allow to see 3d video throught Firefox without an Internet connection. Thanks for your help

Wednesday, February 8th 2012



GIOLETS, there are other websites that let you upload and view 3D videos (specifically with nVidia 3D Vision), but I don't think Firefox can be used as a 3D video player without an Internet connection. I suppose you could write your own HTML file or something and include an HTML5 video player within the page. But that seems like a lot of extra work. If you just want to view 3D videos locally, there are programs that let you do that. nVidia 3D Vision Player is one that comes immediately to mind: I haven't tried, but I don't think that can play things like 3D blu-rays or anything. I've only used the 3DS videos with it so far. If you ARE looking for a program to play 3D blu-rays, check out this article:,2636-6.html It mentions the handful of programs designed for 3D video playback on computers. Hope that answers your question.

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012



Monday, March 5th 2012


Wait, I put my SD card into the reader. It's not doing anything.

Monday, March 5th 2012

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