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HTML5 Multi-Stereoscopic 3D Video Player Without The Need of Flash

October 20th, 2013 · No Comments · General 3D News


If you have been following the blog for a while already you might have read the article introducing the p2gStereoStage Flash-based stereoscopic 3D (S3D) media player about three years ago. Well, now the author of that software has made available a new Multi-Stereoscopic 3D Video Player that relies on HTML5 instead of Adobe Flash to play back stereoscopic 3D videos and there is a separate HTML5 player for stereo 3D photos as well. The idea behind this project is that you could play back stereoscopic 3D photos and videos on various devices with an up to date browser even if they do not have support for Adobe’s Flash player, they only need to have proper HTML5 support. The player already should work just fine on all up to date Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera browsers, though there might be some performance related issues on Apple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer as well as on some mobile device browsers. The stereo 3D video player can play WEBM and MP4 video formats and provides pretty much all of the most common stereoscopic 3D viewing methods such as Side by Side, Over/Under, Cross Eye, Anaglyph, Checkerboard and Row/Column Interleaved and even 3D Vision support is currently in the works (not yet functioning properly). The HTML5 flash video player is also available in a 2D version, but you’d probably be interested more in the stereoscopic 3D version. The software is not available for free use, but if you are interested in using it for commercial projects you can contact the author and license it.

For more information and to try out the HTML5 stereo 3D video player…

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x3D-Player is a Another Free Stereoscopic 3D Video Player

July 25th, 2012 · 5 Comments · General 3D News

One thing that we are kind of still missing in the world of stereoscopic 3D video is a really powerful and feature rich, yet fast and simple to be used stereoscopic 3D video player available for free similar to Media Player Classic for 2D video for example. The closest thing currently available is the Stereoscopic Player by Peter Wimmer, however it is a commercial product and it still lacks some useful features that we are used to having in most 2D video players such as the MPC. So it is always a good thing to see more stereoscopic 3D video players as in reality there aren’t that many. So here comes the x3D-Player, a simple and free solution, that while still lacking even some basic features looks like a promising thing to watch as it develops.

The x3D-Player is being developed by Cristea Aurel Ionut from Romania and so far things look good, though the player does not yet support all of the most popular stereoscopic 3D input and output formats. Currently you can use the x3D-Player to open 2D clips or 3D videos in either Side by Side or Over/Under format and you can output them in anaglyph 3D format (Blue/Yellow, Red/Cyan or Green/Megenta), show only the left or right frame (2D mode) or output them in Side by Side or Over/Under format (real-time conversion from the input). You can also open real-time video capture devices, although this may not work with 3D input sources. But you have a

What is still missing for example is the ability to resize in real-time the video window of the player, or when switching to full screen to not show the taskbar (unless it is set to auto-hide). There is a timeline that you can use for navigation, but it does not auto-hide in fullscreen mode and you cannot yet control the volume level, there also isn’t a right-click menu for switching the output format etc. when in full screen mode and lots more. So in general there is a lot of work to be done in order to make the player a serious stereoscopic 3D video playback solution, but it is always to have more alternatives and hopefully the development of the player will continue further.

Download the x3D-Player here as the developer’s website currently has some issues…

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Nvidia 3D Vision Video Player 1.5.5a Has Been Released

April 3rd, 2010 · 8 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

The 3D Vision Video Player has finally been updated from version 1.5.2 to 1.5.5a adding some new and interesting features that were already introduced in the Stereoscopic Player (the 3D Vision player is based on). One of the most notable new additions in version 1.5.5a of the 3D Vision Video Player is the option to watch online streaming 3D content, a feature that might come in handy pretty soon with all the 3D craze going around. And here are two interesting pages where you can find some more stereoscopic 3D movies that can be played with the 3D Vision video player on your PC: stereo movie gallery Kawagoe that have some 3D videos you probably still haven’t seen.

Here is the complete changelog:
– Adds online 3D streaming capability via File > Open URL.
– Added QuickTime source DirectShow filter.
– Added MXF splitter DirectShow filter.
– Added QuickTime Stream Splitter, Flash Stream Splitter, MXF Stream Splitter and MJPEG2000 Video Decoder categories to the preferred filters configuration.
– Added JPS descriptor support. The player does not ask the user to select the stereoscopic format for JPS files anymore.
– Added support ARGB input format in the Stereo Transformation filter.
– Fixed crash when leaving dual screen fullscreen mode.
– Fixed invalid library items when opening movies failed.
– Added synchronized command execution to effect control.
– Added GPU-based YUV to RGB conversion in OpenGL mode.
– Added: Improved performance and image quality in OpenGL mode.
– Changed: Merged DirectX and OpenGL Stereo Renderer filters.
– Fixed access violation when opening a DVD the first time.
– Added support for separate left/right still image files.
– Added kiosk mode.
– Added option to set slideshow interval.
– Added trace to error log files.
– Added GetZoom and SetZoom OLE Automation commands.
– Added MJPEG Decompressor as default MJPEG video decoder.
– Changed settings dialog.
– Changed behavior of ‘full screen unscaled’ command: now sets zoom to 100%.
– Fixed crashes when viewing stills on graphics cards with small memory.
– Fixed wrong colored pixels on the border of the screen.

To download the free Nvidia 3D Vision Stereoscopic Video Player 1.5.5a…

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