Download Guide: Big Buck Bunny, Sunflower version

The movie is available in several different sizes and formats. To get the best experience you should pick the download that suits your hardware. We recommended trying out the 60 fps version and that you switch to the 30 fps version if your hardware has issues decoding the video.

When viewing the video you should pick a resolution close to the native resolution of your screen or projector, then view the movie at "1-to-1" or "100% scale" - avoid scaling the video up or down.

All of the videos are encoded with x264 and contain both an AC-3 5.1 surround sound track as well as a normal mp3 stereo track. It should play fine in players like VLC or MPC-HC (for 2D) and players such as Bino3D or the 3Dtv stereoscopic player (for 3D).

The videos come in three different categories:

  1. Hardware-assisted stereoscopic 3D:
    You will need dedicated software and hardware to view this kind of movie. Typically this hardware includes a 3D-enabled screen or projector, a pair of glasses and something to decode the special video format. Each image in the video is encoded as two eyes, one above the other, left eye on top.
  2. Colour-coded stereoscopic 3D, known as anaglyph 3D:
    This kind of movie can be played back on normal 2D-capable hardware but requires a special pair of glasses with a different kind of tint for each eye. The 3D effect is not as nice as with the real 3D movies, but the setup is a lot cheaper and easier to get started. Each one is named after the colours of the glass, left eye first.
  3. And finally the 2D version:
    If you do not have 3D stereo equipment you will still be able to enjoy the original 2D movie in higher framerate and higher resolution. For the 4K videos you will most likely need a very powerfull CPU with either a multicore software decoder (ffmpeg, lavf, CoreAVC) or GPU hardware decoding support like PureVideo 5 on the Nvidia GTX 600- and 700-series or OpenVideo Decode support on AMD cards.

We recommend that you use a BitTorrent client to download the files. Either through the torrent link or the magnet link. If you cannot get BitTorrent to work try out the HTTP links.

Stereoscopic 3D

Anaglyph 3D

Standard 2D

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Uncompressed Raw Files

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Licensing and Copyrights

The movie is licensed under CC-BY, read more about what that means

Big Buck Bunny
Copyright (C) 2008 Blender Foundation |
Some Rights Reserved. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

Stereoscopic / 4K / 60 fps / HDRI changes
Copyright (C) 2013 Janus B. Kristensen
Some Rights Reserved. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.