Upload 3D videos

You can upload and play back 3D videos as either rectangular 3D videos, VR180 or 360 3D (VR videos). 

YouTube supports left-right (LR) side-by-side stereo layout for 3D videos. The video should contain stereo metadata as:

  • st3d box in .mov/.mp4,
  • StereoMode element set to side-by-side LR in .mkv/.webm, or
  • FPA metadata in H264 SEI headers

If your 3D video doesn't have 3D metadata, you can add it using preferred video editing software, like Sony Vegas Pro or GoPro Studio, or using the FFmpeg tool.

H.264-encoded video in .mov or .mp4 container

ffmpeg -i input_file.mkv -vcodec libx264 -x264opts \    "frame-packing=3:frame-packing-interpret=1:frame-packing-quincunx=0:frame-packing-grid=0,0,0,0" output_file.mp4

Matroska and WebM video

ffmpeg -i input_file.mkv -c copy -metadata:s:v:0 stereo_mode=1 output_file.mkv 

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