Sony’s “3D Experience” is a new and free of charge on-demand streaming service offering a range of promotional video clips and trial content in 3D format for owners of compatible Sony Bravia 3D HDTVs. The service should be available starting today (July 13th) on all compatible 3D HDTVs from Sony without the need of registration, and initially it will be available only in the following five countries: UK, Germany, France, USA and Canada.
According to Sony, the “3D Experience” service will provide instant access to an extensive range of 3D clips and trial content from a wide variety of genres, including movies, music, sports, and documentaries, with about 30 titles expected to be available at launch. In order to be able to comfortably watch the 3D content it is recommended to have an internet connection with a speed of at least 10Mbps.
Sony plans to further expand the content line-up and promote their “3D Experience” service among other content providers as a platform through which they can showcase their 3D products, so that not only 3D content being produced by Sony will be available in the future. Of course this free service won’t be offering full-length movies in 3D format, it is just intended as a showcase where you will be able to watch short promotional videos in 3D format and if interested in a specific movie, then you would still have to go and buy it on Blu-ray 3D media for example. But who knows, maybe if the service turns out successful among the users Sony could expand it further and start offering paid content as well.
So if there is anyone with a Sony Bravia 3D HDTV in one of the initially supported continues that has already tried the service or tries it now, feel free to share your feedback in the comments below…
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Do you know that with the help of HTML5 you can now watch the stereoscopic 3D videos available on YouTube with 3D Vision directly from your browser, but for that to work you would need not only to have a 3D Vision PC, but also to use the latest Mozilla FireFox 4 browser as well as to update to the latest beta GeForce Driver 275.27. It seems that currently only Firefox 4 is being supported, but other browsers will most likely soon follow and HTML5 opens the doors not only for 3D Vision, but for streaming in other 3D formats as well. The biggest problem is that currently the vast majority of users still use older browsers that still don’t have support for HTML5, but the 3D video streaming option is a good thing to make you do the update… at least for me. And with the new iframe embedding code for YouTube videos you are able to embed 3D videos on your website as well that can be viewed directly through the browser in 3D with 3D Vision if the visitor is using Firefox 4. When you open a 3D video from YouTube just click on the 3D control, select “other options…” and use the “HTML5 Stereo View (including NVIDIA 3D Vision)” to watch the YouTube 3D video in stereo 3D inside your browser. If you are having trouble and it is not working, make sure you are using the latest FireFox 4 browser as well as that you have installed the latest 275.27 beta drivers on your 3D Vision-ready system. Here is an HTML5 YouTube 3D test video to try with that should work just fine.
– For more information about the HTML5 3D video streaming with 3D Vision…
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Today Nvidia has made available a 3D plug-in to allow web developers to take advantage of the 3D Vision technology and build Silverlight media players for streaming 3D videos directly from their own websites. The 3D video plug-in from Nvidia is made for the Microsoft Media Platform (MMP) Player Framework v2.5 (F.K.A. Silverlight Media Framework) and offers pretty much the same basic functionality found on the 3DVisionLive.com website for streaming 3D video. The solution is offered for free by Nvidia, along with a brief guide on how to implement it, and of course it user Microsoft Silverlight, requires the use of IIS7 web server and supports IIS Smooth Streaming and Microsoft PlayReady DRM technologies.
I’m considering to try it out and maybe add 3D video streaming functionality here at the blog, but lets first see if I’ll have enough resources and time to implement such functionality as it is not a complete out of the box solution and needs some time for a custom solution to be developed. What do you think about this idea, do you want to see 3D video streaming here on the blog?
– To download the 3D plug-in and the documentation (registration required)…
Tags:3D Plugin·3D video plug-in·3d video streaming·3d vision·3d vision streaming·3dvisionlive·online 3D streaming·PlayReady DRM·Silverlight 3D