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The 2011 Masters Golf Tournament Broadcasted Online in 3D

April 8th, 2011 · 6 Comments · General 3D News


Last year’s Masters Golf Tournament has been broadcasted in 3D online and apparently they’ve decided to do it again this year, they’ve already started on 6th this month actually, but you still have the time to catch up until the last broadcast in Sunday. The video stream is in Windows Media format and the 3Dvideo is packed in Over/Under format, so you should be able to play it on a 3D-capable desktop PC or a 3D laptop directly, or even from a normal computer to a 3D HDTV if you have one.

The 3D coverage will be available during the following windows:

Wednesday 6 April 2011: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 7 April 2011: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday 8 April 2011: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 April 2011: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 10 April 2011: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

And although the golf may not be the best sport that everyone likes, at least outside of the US, it is still something that you can check out of sheer curiosity just to see how the 3D works with sports broadcasts. I know I’ll be doing just that as I’m not that big fan of Golf, but I can say that I’ve played some and that I’m not very bad at it actually, so with some more time and training… who knows.

Here is the URL you need to open in the 3D Vision Video Player, the Stereoscopic Player or any other compatible with the MMS streaming protocol player in order to get the streaming 3D video content from the 2011 Masters Golf Tournament:

mms://a1980.l858434369.c8584.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/1980/8584/v0001/reflector:34369

And you are of course welcome to share your feedback in the comments below, is it working for you, how well does it work, do you like what you see, what do you think about sports in 3D in general and golf in 3D more specifically and so on…

For more information on the 3D Online streaming feed of the Masters Golf Tournament…

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The Nvidia 3D Vision Video Player Has Been Updated to Version 1.6.9

April 6th, 2011 · 2 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


Apparently Nvidia released the updated version of the player on April 1st, but nobody believed them, however it is not a joke (I’ve just noticed the updated version). The free 3D Vision Video Player 1.6.9 is based on the latest version of the Stereoscopic Player, although it does not include the trial MVC video decoder as the latest Stereoscopic Player does. There are however a number of interesting new features and fixes that make the upgrade worthwhile, with the most important being:

– GPU accelerated 3D video decoding for MPEG-2 and H.264 using DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA2), requires Release 265 and higher drivers.
– 3D Vision window mode video playback with both Window Aero on and off, requires Release 270 and higher drivers.

To download the latest Nvidia 3D Vision Video Player version 1.6.9…

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New sView Stereoscopic 3D Multimedia Player Version 11.03 MT

April 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment · General 3D News


sView, the a free stereoscopic 3D video and photo player that supports most of the popular stereoscopic 3D formats developed by Kirill Gavrilov just got a small, but important update. The latest version of the player uses a more recent build of FFmpeg libraries with multi-threading decoding enabled, improving 3D video playback on systems with multi-core processors. The sView 2009 stereoscopic 3 media player is available for both Windows and Linux and it also supports 3D Vision among other more popular stereo 3D output methods.

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

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