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Nvidia 3D Vision Video Player 1.5.5a Has Been Released

April 3rd, 2010 · 8 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


The 3D Vision Video Player has finally been updated from version 1.5.2 to 1.5.5a adding some new and interesting features that were already introduced in the Stereoscopic Player (the 3D Vision player is based on). One of the most notable new additions in version 1.5.5a of the 3D Vision Video Player is the option to watch online streaming 3D content, a feature that might come in handy pretty soon with all the 3D craze going around. And here are two interesting pages where you can find some more stereoscopic 3D movies that can be played with the 3D Vision video player on your PC: stereo movie gallery Kawagoe that have some 3D videos you probably still haven’t seen.

Here is the complete changelog:
– Adds online 3D streaming capability via File > Open URL.
– Added QuickTime source DirectShow filter.
– Added MXF splitter DirectShow filter.
– Added QuickTime Stream Splitter, Flash Stream Splitter, MXF Stream Splitter and MJPEG2000 Video Decoder categories to the preferred filters configuration.
– Added JPS descriptor support. The player does not ask the user to select the stereoscopic format for JPS files anymore.
– Added support ARGB input format in the Stereo Transformation filter.
– Fixed crash when leaving dual screen fullscreen mode.
– Fixed invalid library items when opening movies failed.
– Added synchronized command execution to effect control.
– Added GPU-based YUV to RGB conversion in OpenGL mode.
– Added: Improved performance and image quality in OpenGL mode.
– Changed: Merged DirectX and OpenGL Stereo Renderer filters.
– Fixed access violation when opening a DVD the first time.
– Added support for separate left/right still image files.
– Added kiosk mode.
– Added option to set slideshow interval.
– Added trace to error log files.
– Added GetZoom and SetZoom OLE Automation commands.
– Added MJPEG Decompressor as default MJPEG video decoder.
– Changed settings dialog.
– Changed behavior of ‘full screen unscaled’ command: now sets zoom to 100%.
– Fixed crashes when viewing stills on graphics cards with small memory.
– Fixed wrong colored pixels on the border of the screen.

To download the free Nvidia 3D Vision Stereoscopic Video Player 1.5.5a…

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Wigge // Apr 4, 2010 at 13:30

    That’s both good news and solid links!

    I hope it works better with a dual monitor setup. The last version blacked out unless you switched to 2D and then back to 3D again. At least on some systems, for unknown reason.

  • 2 InsertNameHere // Apr 4, 2010 at 16:56

    Is there any reason to use this nvidia-branded version of Stereoscopic player instead the original program?
    Stereoplayer costs, is Vision Player free to use with nVidia vision? I got nVidia Vision but I use Streoscopic Player because Vision Player didn’t work (just black screen), maybe the new version works.

  • 3 Bloody // Apr 4, 2010 at 17:18

    The 3D Vision Video Player is designed to work only with 3D Vision and is absolutely free for 3D Vision users, so that is the main point to use it instead of the more advanced and feature rich commercial Stereoscopic Player. The use of Stereoscopic Player (and buying a license for it) is justified if you need more advanced features or have more than one type of S3D setup…

  • 4 Nistel // Apr 5, 2010 at 11:09

    I hope some day they add support for subtitles.

  • 5 Bloody // Apr 5, 2010 at 13:58

    Subtitles in 3D movies can be a problem if they remain in 2D, and for 2D subtitles… they can be used even now with the player with the respective DirectShow filter added to the configuration of the player.

  • 6 Chun // Apr 5, 2010 at 18:36

    yes, I have same problem – “black out “for dual monitor setup very often. Anyone know why?

  • 7 Franco // Apr 23, 2010 at 05:56

    I’ve updated my 3D Vision video player to version 1.5.5 and now it does not play some videos in 3D that it used to play before such as Dracula 4D, 3D Sun Imax 3D, Pangea The Neverending World, CES 2010 – Cars, CT scan exploration of ancient egyptian mummies. It says it needs a codec that it’s not installed. Whwhere can I get these codecs and why version 1.4.7 was able to play those videos normally. I have many others 3D videos and they all play fine, those that don’t play fine are from a dutch website I think. 3D Stereoscopic 3D player also doesn’t play those videos, but it doesn’t say it needs codecs, just show a black screen.

  • 8 Bloody // Apr 23, 2010 at 09:22

    Franco, check the File / Settings / Decoder menu in the Player and see the player has splitters and codecs defined for the different formats you are having issues with. If not, then you may try to manually add supported ones that you already have installed on your PC. Let me know it that helps or not…

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