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MVC to AVI 3D Video Converter Software by Peter Wimmer

May 31st, 2011 · 7 Comments · Other S3D Tech

Peter Wimmer, the author of the Stereoscopic Player, has released another interesting and useful 3D tool, namely the MVC to AVI Converter that can convert MPEG Transport Stream files (*.mts and *.ssif) as well as MP4 files (*.mp4) that use the new H.264 MVC codec used in Blu-ray 3D discs as well as some consumer 3D camcorders into AVI files with different compression. The idea of the converter is that it can easily convert the still hardly supported by any editors H.264 MVC 3D video files into a format that is widely accepted and can be easily used. Have in mind that this tool is not a Blu-ray 3D ripper and it will not remove any content protection that might be applied to a Blu-ray 3D media, the software is targeted more for users of 3D cameras that record in the MVC 3D format.

The Multi-view-coding (MVC) H.264 encoding format is slowly starting to get adopted by more devices and software, but still working with 3D video files in it can be a real pain. So with the help of the MVC to AVI Converter you can get two separate AVI files, one for the left and one for the right eye as well as the original or PCM decompressed audio in the left video file that you can easily import in your favorite video editor or further process to make them in Side by Side format for example. The tool supports different codecs that you have installed on your system for the video compression, so you have some flexibility.

Have in mind that the MVC to AVI Converter is a commercial software, but you can download a free trial version to try, it however places a watermark on the outputted video, so it is just for testing, before deciding if you need it. A private non-commercial license will cost you 19 Euro (~27 USD) and for a commercial license for the software you will have to pay 49 Euro (~70 USD).

To download and try the MVC to AVI Converter 0.2.0 software…
And here you can download a short test MVC H.264 compressed video…

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The New Stereoscopic Player Version 1.6.9 Comes with MVC Decoder

March 19th, 2011 · 13 Comments · General 3D News

The latest version of the Stereoscopic Player 1.6.9 by Peter Wimmer now comes with a built-in AVC/MVC decoder, meaning that you are now able to play Blu-ray content (MPEG-4 AVC) directly from the player, including Blu-ray 3D video files that use the MPEG-4 MVC codec. I should make it clear that this means you will be able to play directly video files from Blu-ray discs, but not the Blu-ray itself like you would do with a fully featured Blu-ray video player. The decoder that is included in the Stereoscopic Player is CoreCodec’s 3D CoreMVC video decoder available as a DirectShow filter that is expected to be available after the release of CoreAVC 2.5 later this month.

The most important new features in 1.6.9:

– Support for *.ssif files of 3D-Blu-ray disks
– Generic viewing methods for autostereoscopic displays (single/multi-viewer)
– Support for MP4, Matroska, Flash and MPEG-TS container formats

Just a reminder that the Stereoscopic Player is a commercial software, and it is time limited to 5 minutes of playback per run version for evaluation without buying a license to unlock it, so you can try the new MVC capabilities. Another important note is that the AVC/MVC decoder that you get with the latest Stereoscopic Player is a 30-day trial version, to continue using it after that, you need to get a license for the player and register it!

To download the latest Stereoscopic Player Version 1.6.9 with MVC support

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3DBDNet Software For Converting Blu-ray 3D SSIF Video Files

July 28th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Other S3D Tech

If you remember back in May there was a method discovered on how you can convert Blu-ray 3D movies into another video format that could easily be played over the 3D Vision Video Player for example, not requiring you to use a specific Blu-ray 3D player software and back then there were still no such players available anyway. Now, thanks to another user called mforbes6186 from the same place – Biohemmet.se comes a software tool that allows the automated conversion of Blu-ray 3D SSIF files to MKV/AVI video. Just have in mind that this software is not intended to be used for illegal purposes!

3DBD can convert SSIF files on a Blu Ray disc to individual MKV files, individual AVI files, 1920×1080 single frame side by side AVI and 1920×1080 single frame over under AVI. Support is also included for both blu ray resolutions, HD1080 & HD720 (ie Panasonic Disc). You can also specify a bitrate depending on your requirements. Audio is encoded as PCM for individual MKV and individual AVI output so very little CPU overhead is required on the PC and MP3 for side by side and over under AVI for use on TV’s etc. Conversion time is around 7x the video length and temp space requirement is around 750meg per minute of video ie. 90 minute movie = 630 minute conversion time (10.5 hours) and 70 GB of free space needed. Also for some of the features of the program you may also need to have the free tool AviSynth installed on your computer.

For discussions, bug reports and a download link for the 3DBDNet software…

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