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sView Stereoscopic 3D Multimedia Player Version 11.03

March 22nd, 2011 · 18 Comments · General 3D News


sView is a free stereoscopic 3D video and photo player that supports most of the popular stereoscopic 3D formats. The software is being developed by Kirill Gavrilov and is available for free for non-commercial use. It uses OpenGL for the 3D visualization, but it also has support for 3D Vision as well as a lot of other stereoscopic 3D hardware such as: different anaglyph glasses, dual or mirror displays, row or column interlaced monitors, DLP checkerboard pattern, the iZ3D monitor, generic shutter glasses, and even the Vuzix VR920 HMD. Something that you may also like is the presence of the player menu even in full screen mode, especially useful when using with 3D Vision as this mode requires you to be in full screen. For example even the latest Stereoscopic Player and the 3D Vision Player still don’t have control menu available when you are in full screen mode. And having the ability to skip forward or return back is something that is often needed as a feature. But in the sView player you also get other options available in full screen mode, they of course hide automatically when not needed, but as soon as you move the mouse they reappear. For viewing stereoscopic 3D photos you need to run a separate executable, but the functionality it offers is pretty similar, it is just limited to viewing photos, and the photo player also supports viewing with 3D Vision.

To download and try the sView Stereoscopic 3D Multimedia Player…

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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nick 3DvB // Mar 22, 2011 at 00:37

    This is the only player I have found that can play anaglyph video through shutter glasses, to do it you just set the source format to anaglyph, it has the really strange effect of making the lenses of your shutter glasses look like thay have changed color! 8 )

  • 2 Volnei // Mar 22, 2011 at 06:22

    Nice player! As good as stereoscopic player. And free.

  • 3 kingsmeadow // Mar 22, 2011 at 11:37

    great player, can swap left to right and select images with mouse, backward and foreward. Nice player a very welcome addition. Great work guys !

  • 4 tritosine // Mar 22, 2011 at 12:50

    can it crop and zoom? I’ll try it then immidietly.

  • 5 Max // Mar 22, 2011 at 14:17

    I don’t know. Which codec is used for mpeg2? How can i do a good deinterlace? With xp stereo driver my edimensional glasses swapped left-right very often. Stereoscopic player works fine.

  • 6 Nick 3DvB // Mar 22, 2011 at 20:56

    I think it uses an internal ffdshow / ffmpeg library for everything, there doesn’t seem to be any way of changing it without re-compiling. Have you tried to force de-interlacing in your video card driver control panel?

  • 7 Zerofool // Mar 22, 2011 at 21:55

    I’ve been using sView for around two years now (it was only picture viewer back then), and it has its good and bad sides.

    For example, until just recently, there was no way to correct the AR, so half-rez videos were unwatchable. And like you’ve noticed – it uses internal decoders/splitters, and because of that, some files can’t be played or sometimes artifacts are observed.

    But it also has some unique features – it sports a browser plug-in, so you can view stereo pictures and videos directly inside your browser (given the site is built with that feature in mind).

    Anyways, with some more features and additions it will be even more useful (support for frame-sequential video, customizable decoders/splitters…).

    @tritosine – yes, it can zoom (try +,-).

    @Max, Nick – unfortunately, you can’t use DXVA de-interlacing with 3D video players (sView, Stereoscopic Player, and even TMT and PDVD as far as I know). But I agree, even the simple “blend” software mode would be better than not having any de-interlacing feature at all.

  • 8 Tom Graf // Adult4D // Mar 22, 2011 at 22:02

    Stereoscopic Player does have a de-interlace option.

  • 9 Max // Mar 22, 2011 at 22:49

    The zoom is very nice, quick and high quality.
    To bad i cannot do bob deinterlace, and i cannot set in my 7600GT driver.
    ToM: who sayed it doesn’t have? Yes it have, but with bad drop field mode. But i can set BOB, etc. in the decoder filter panel
    (ffdshow, gabest, etc..)

  • 10 Zerofool // Mar 23, 2011 at 02:14

    Whatever de-interlacing option any of the aforementioned players might have, it’s software-based. I’m talking about DXVA (hardware accelerated, on the GPU) de-interlacing. The reason you can’t have that in stereoscopic video player, is the same that stops you from using DXVA (hardware accelerated) decoding of video streams in that type of player. It’s too long to explain in detail here, so let’s just say that to use DXVA decoding (and de-interlacing), the decoder has to connect to the video renderer and display the content right after the decoding. The DXVA filtering (like de-interlacing, noise-reduction, sharpening, color correction… all the stuff in Nvidia CP/ATI CCC) is done in the rendering pass, but only in case the decoder is directly connected to the renderer (and if the renderer supports DXVA, of course). For stereo video player, we need to transform the decoded image to the correct output format, and then send that to the video renderer, meaning that we break the direct connection between the decoder and renderer, and insert a transforming filter between them.
    With BD 3D it’s a different story, because we have two streams, and both TMT and PDVD probably use custom written renderers for DXVA to work with DB 3D, or they are doing the transformation in the decoder.

    Anyhow, one workaround to use hardware-accelerated decoding is to use CUDA-based decoders (like CoreAVC). With them, you have the freedom to connect other filters if you want to.

    And regarding software-based de-interlacers, I’d recommend yadif (in the double-framerate mode) for best quality, but you’ll probably need a quite powerful CPU for 1080i streams.

  • 11 Tom Graf // Adult4D // Mar 24, 2011 at 00:08

    also not for MAC :-( does anyone know, if Codeweaver Impersonator enables use of Stereoscopic Player or this sView player on a MAC?

  • 12 Bloody // Mar 24, 2011 at 00:26

    Tom, have you tried the Bino 3D video player, it has a build for Mac OS X: http://bino.nongnu.org/download.html

  • 13 Anurab Dhar // Sep 17, 2011 at 05:40

    What is required for the software????????

  • 14 gkv311 // Dec 19, 2011 at 10:20

    2Tom Graf
    > also not for MAC
    You can now try sView on Mac OS X too.

  • 15 vanden // Mar 3, 2012 at 14:42

    Thanks !!

    A good image viewer in software page flipping !!
    Long time ago that I was looking for this software !

  • 16 123 // Nov 18, 2012 at 22:43

    UNFORTUNATELY, NO DEPTH CONTROL —> USELESS

  • 17 Ravichandran // Dec 15, 2014 at 10:20

    Very good anaglyph video viewer Gives more depth than other players.

  • 18 Greg // Dec 21, 2016 at 19:06

    I have been trying to use it for my BenQ 3D Beamer with Shutter Glasses but it doesn’t do anything to the video, it’s simply displayed as normal.

    Also trying Anaglyph in any color doesn’t have any effect to the video at all…

    What is wrong?

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