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How to Watch 3D Stereo Movies with GeForce 3D Vision

June 20th, 2009 · 12 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos, GeForce 3D Vision

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You should know that GeForce 3D Vision is not only intended to be used just for gaming, but also for watching 3D Stereo digital images and even for 3D movies. But in order to use the shutter glasses for watching moves you should first get a special player that can play 3D stereo movies the right way and they you should get movies that are supported. Nvidia provides a free Stereoscopic 3D Video Player that should be more than enough to get you started in the world of 3D movies, but there are also some other solutions that I’m going to talk about some other time. Nivida’s Stereoscopic 3D Video Player has built in support for playing back 3D Stereo videos in the following file formats: AVI, AVIS, WMV, WMVS, ASF, MPG, MPGS, MPEG, M1V, MP2, M2TS, VOB, MP4, SVI and SPP. There is also support for playing 3D Stereo movies in DVD Video format if you own any of these of course and they are in the right format. And by the right format I mean movies that are not encoded for anaglyph viewing, but provide a video with two full separate frames for each eye. You should know that most of the DVD video 3D movies are designed for paper anaglyph glasses and these will not work with the shutter glasses form the GeForce 3D Vision kit!


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To get you started there are some short videos in 3D Stereo that are looking quite well when played with the Stereoscopic 3D Video Player and the GeForce 3D Vision kit. There are 6 short movies, two of which are animated and the other 4 are of different real world scenes and places so you can actually see the difference. You can also look around over the net for more compatible videos, these should be quite a few more that will look and work great with the added depth perception. Have in mind that all those videos can be viewed in normal 2D mode on a normal or 3D-compatible monitor and in 3D Stereo only on a compatible display. When you run the player and a movie on a Samsung 2233RZ for instance when you switch to full screen the movies automatically goes in 3D mode, otherwise when it is being displayed in a small window it is in 2D mode by default.

To download Nivida’s Stereoscopic 3D Video Player
To download the demo 3D Stereo video clips for testing the player

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jack Silver // Aug 13, 2009 at 18:24

    I’ve downloaded the clips, and I have the nvdia software and the monitor set up.

    If I try to play a VOB, it says “file not recognised”

    If I try to play a clip (from the demo list above) it refuses to play wmv files.

    Any ideas?

    All the drivers are the latest, as with the player AND I have run the tests which come with the screen/card — and it does work.

  • 2 Bloody // Aug 14, 2009 at 12:38

    It might be a problem with video codecs on your PC, do you have a recent codeck pack installed such as K-Lite or anything similar?

  • 3 Graf Thomas // Sep 14, 2009 at 15:22

    you can try our FullHD-3D adult movies with 3D Vision!

  • 4 daniel // Jul 6, 2010 at 04:09

    hi the M2TS is not working.. and any movie i try to see it have the problems.. how can i use this 3D movie expiriens if nothing i try wont work.. the games work fine but no movies :( pls help

  • 5 Bloody // Jul 6, 2010 at 08:46

    You may have trouble with the codecs installed on your computer, try installing a cockeck pack like K-lite to fill in any missing video decoders that you may not have available.

  • 6 daniel // Jul 6, 2010 at 18:46

    thx man the k-lite codec fixt my first problem so now i can open and play the movie but how to get it in real 3d format? i can only get side by side and that kind but cant realy activate the 3d :(

  • 7 Serge // Oct 30, 2010 at 00:27

    I tried to watch 3d TV content streamed from my satellite receiver to my PC (Windows 7 64-bit), but although Nvidia Player plays recorded TV programmes from files, I could not get it to open any live streams. I have the latest K-Lite pack installed, and other players like Windows Media Player or VLC open the streams without any problems.

  • 8 Bloody // Oct 30, 2010 at 00:30

    You can try with the Stereoscopic Player…

  • 9 Serge // Oct 31, 2010 at 23:36

    I did, but it doesn’t work also :(

  • 10 jimmy12345 // Dec 4, 2010 at 09:58

    All the drivers are the latest, as with the player AND I have run the tests which come with the screen/card — and it does work..It might be a problem with video codecs on your PC, do you have a recent codeck pack installed such as K-Lite or anything similar?

  • 11 Serge // Dec 14, 2010 at 14:38

    Installing the latest FULL K-Lite pack solved this problem, thanks! Now everything works just fine:)

  • 12 Chanaka // Apr 20, 2011 at 08:52

    So the paper glasses are not suitable because they give the image straight away but the original glasses give the image simultaniously?

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