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Media Portal Plugin for Stereo 3D Video Playback on a 3D HDTV

December 19th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Other S3D Tech


Video PCs or HTPCs have evolved over time from simple tools to play back standard definition videos to 720p and 1080p resolution, so the next logical step for them is to be able to also play back stereo 3D content. Of course the hardware is not the issue here, as it is already quite powerful and capable of handling HD content in 3D format too, so it is more like having software support for easy playback of stereo 3D content on a 3D-capable 3D HDTV. The standalone multimedia players like Western Digital TV, Divco Tvix, Popcorn Hour and a lot of others using specialized multimedia processors from Sigma Designs or Realtek still don’t have the software support for 3D video playback, so you will have to go for a PC for now. The good news is that there is already an user developed plugin for one of the popular media center-like software – Media Portal, that will allow you to playback different format 3D videos with different output modes directly from the software interface. The plugin is called MP3D and is actually a wrapper for the 3dtv.at Stereoscopic Transformation filter that comes as a part of the Stereoscopic Player…

For more information about the MP3D plugin for the Media Portal software…

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mathew Orman // Dec 19, 2010 at 16:22

    Yes,
    that is Peter Wimmer’s Stereoscopic Player Plug-in.

    Mathew Orman

  • 2 Nick 3DvB // Dec 19, 2010 at 21:47

    Looks promising but doesn’t work for live TV yet. ProgDVB has supported 3Dvision for live tv for some time now using a custom presenter implementation, but its still a bit bugy. I just stream live tv to Stereoscopic player.

  • 3 BMG // Dec 20, 2010 at 16:55

    There is no space in MediaPortal :)

    -MediaPortal user for 8+ years :)

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