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The 3D Vision Live (Beta) Portal is Now Streaming 3D with Silverlight

September 15th, 2010 · 19 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


Nvidia has launched its 3D Vision Live portal in Beta as it is modern nowadays with the portal streaming online stereoscopic 3D videos using Microsoft’s Silverlight for owners of 3D Vision equipped desktop or mobile computers. The portal already has about 20 video clips available in 3D for watching online and the list will probably continue to be expanded, so you should go and take a look, although you’ve probably seen some of the videos already featured here on the blog for download. There is even a 3D trailer for the Resident Evil Afterlife movie, so head on to take a look.

- The visit the 3D Vision Live (Beta) Portal and watch some streaming 3D videos…


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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 headventure // Sep 15, 2010 at 16:29

    cool idea.
    silverlight default updated to an outdated version on chrome and
    mmmmh how i can watch the videos fullscreen ?

  • 2 tntgdh // Sep 15, 2010 at 16:53

    really buggy….if you change to full screen (and the buttons are all out of place) the images don’t mix….they keep apart and no 3d works

  • 3 Metalape // Sep 15, 2010 at 17:11

    same Problem here… i can get it to fullscreen… but the 2 pictures dont mix… strange.

  • 4 The druid // Sep 15, 2010 at 18:17

    To those who got it working (tip: use Internet Explorer): does the videos appear really shaky and show dark artefacts as the two images struggle to mix?

  • 5 Josh // Sep 15, 2010 at 19:06

    i have a feeling the 3d movie trailer for resident evil will look better than the movie theater version. i saw avatar in 3d and liked the movie except i thought the 3d was a gimmick and did not work well. nvidia 3d vision on the other hand is incredible.

    i have tried silverlight before on my pc for the nascar 3d streaming some time ago. i think silverlight made my monitor get a strange annoying tint on it, it seemed to have dimmed the whole screen and made it more blue/ purple. i uninstalled silverlight and the problem went away. i have an alienware aw2310 monitor. any suggestions on what i did wrong or how to get silverlight to work properly would be appreciated. i could call alienware/ dell however that is like asking a cheeseburger to help you write a resume.

  • 6 Nafi // Sep 15, 2010 at 19:40

    I have a dual monitor system and everything works fine until I close the explorer window… Everything on my screens go frenzy and they won’t stop blinking until I restart my computer. >.<

  • 7 steve // Sep 15, 2010 at 22:22

    The site works great for me. I do find it annoying how whenever Silverlight is present on a page the 3d vision kicks in and i’m stuck on fullbrite till i run the test app. Additionally it ditches aero and fails to put it back on afterward. I have to restart the windows manager service afterwards to get it back..

  • 8 Metalape // Sep 16, 2010 at 00:40

    Used at first Firefox… thanks for the Hint Druid! ; ) Now with IE it works for me too. And yes, a really nasty “Brain-Sucking” Failure when finishing my 3D Streaming and closing windows. Ouch! Only a restart helped. Well, it’s BETA, will sure get better. Very nice to have more 3D Videos now at a Click! I enjoyed it very much!

  • 9 Peter // Sep 16, 2010 at 03:56

    Everything that sucks about this:

    -Drops out of Aero and usually doesn’t return
    -IE only
    -After closing IE screen is dim and flashes until restart
    -TERRIBLE video quality!

    The good:
    -It’s 3D

    Overall I won’t watch anything here until they get 1080p streaming enabled.

  • 10 StarKnight // Sep 16, 2010 at 10:26

    Silverlight is still full of bugs.
    In order to watch that site you have to:

    - Use IE (Firefox doesn’t mix the 2 images, other browsers do not work)
    - Disable Nvidia’s Multi GPU support in the CP otherwise the image will be shaky and the quality terrible.

    Microsoft still has a lot to do !!!

  • 11 Speech // Sep 16, 2010 at 12:24

    Works fine in Firefox for me, just a shame the video quality seems so low.

  • 12 Cim // Sep 16, 2010 at 17:01

    This works horribly for me. First I tried it in FF, that did not work at all.

    Then I tried it in IE and though it works… it’s not exactly watchable. The glasses flicker an enormous amount and the video quality is extremly pixelated.

    When I then close the browser, the screen gets stuck in somekind of weird dimmed mode with the transmitter still on. The only way to get out of that is to restart the computer.

    This silverlight implementation is horrible, it was the same with the Nascar demos. They really need to figure something else out.

  • 13 LXF12 // Sep 17, 2010 at 19:00

    Works great for me. I’m using internet explorer and my video card is a gtx 480.

    I am wondering though is this site legit? Seems strange NVIDIA would include video of women in bikinis washing cars. I don’t object to this content. Just seems odd… Makes me wonder if this isn’t an official NVIDIA site…

  • 14 tomcat84 // Sep 17, 2010 at 20:30

    This is strange…
    When I go to http://www.3dvisionlive.com, it shows the message “please wait while we test your system blabla” for just a second or so, then my screen goes black and never comes back.
    Unless I press alt+f4, that brings me back to my desktop.

    The same thing happens in both IE8 and FF 3.6.6.

    Is anyone else having the same problem?

    Im running Win7 x64 on a GF 9800GTX+ and a Samsung 2233RZ.

    And yes, 3D Vision is active and works in games and in “Stereoscopic Player”.

  • 15 Mr Kool // Sep 18, 2010 at 07:13

    As people have stated, there is a lot of weird ‘flickering’ that occurs after closing IE, like it’s continuing to try and stay in 3D mode.

    However, you don’t have to restart your PC. Open firefox, and navigate to the beta streaming site again, it’ll reset the window to normal, and simply close the tab you made.

    Saves you a 3 minute boot, and if this helps at least one person, it’ll be worth the 2 minutes it took me to write this. :)

  • 16 Bob Frankston // Sep 18, 2010 at 17:11

    I can’t figure out how to get it to show in 3D — I’m just getting two side by side streams. 3D itself works fine in other apps but I can’t figure out a way to get Silverlight to merge into a full screen 3d image.

  • 17 Bloody // Sep 19, 2010 at 14:41

    Bob Frankston, check some of the advice mentioned above. MAke sure you have the latest 3D Vision drivers installed, you’ve updated the Silverlight plugin to the latest version, disable SLI if you have two or more video cards, open the website through Internet Explorer. Although with the latest drivers I don’t have trouble using Firefox anymore or the flickering after closing the browser and apparently even with SLI it works well enough.

    The quality you see might not be so good as it is being determined in realtime, because of the video being streamed, so if you have a slower connection speed you’ll see bad quality (around 600 Kbps for the minimum) and if you manage to get around 3.5-4 Megabits transfer speed you should be able to get a decent quality with 720p resolution in stereo 3D (decent, not perfect). There is an indicator for that at the rightmost part of the player, so you can check your current speed for the streaming. And right before that speed indicator there is a button for switching to full screen mode, but you should not do it if you don’t have a good connection speed as the quality will be disappointing in fullscreen mode with low bitrate.

  • 18 kingsmeadow // Sep 28, 2010 at 14:26

    I use Google Chrome and it’s perfect in small and full screen. I get the odd hesitation because my line speed is not brilliant.

  • 19 Rob // Mar 19, 2011 at 03:43

    Works for me in Firefox but not Chrome or IE. ASUS g73 Weird.

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