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Reminder: NASCAR Live 3D Streaming Online On July 3rd, 2010

July 1st, 2010 · 10 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

I’ve just wanted to remind you that on July 3rd, 2010 at 7:30 pm EST the live 3D broadcast from Daytona International Speedway of the NASCAR Coke Zero 400 race will start and it will be available for watching online by the owners of 3D Vision-equipped computers…

The requirements for watching the live 3D stream of the NASCAR race is that you have a 3D Vision PC, the latest NVIDIA Driver (257.21 GPU and 3D Vision driver), and the latest Silverlight plug-in installed (v4.0.50401 or newer) as you’ll be watching the event through your browser. If you have an SLI PC running with two or more video cards and if you have trouble watching the 3D video stream just disable SLI for the moment and then re-enable it after you finish watching the race.

There are currently two short demo videos available in stereo 3D for you to watch and thus test your system and internet connection. The video quality available for the short sample clips automatically varies between 600 Kbps with resolution of 408×224 pixels up to 3.45 Mbps with a resolution of 1280×720, and the audio is fixed at 96 Kbps stereo. So we can safely guess that the online broadcast will as well fit in these specifications and if you manage to have a constant speed of around 4 megabits per second you should not have trouble watching the event in real-time online and in 3D with the best available quality f the stream.

More information about the 3D Streaming of the event on the official NASCAR website…

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jacob pederson // Jul 3, 2010 at 15:36

    Doesn’t work for my with GTX480 sli, 257.21 drivers, IE 8 or Firefox 3.6.6 with Silverlight 4.0.50524.0. In IE8 I get what looks like a standard 2d video, with the turn off 3d button in the upper right. In Firefox I get a side-by-side view.

  • 2 Bloody // Jul 3, 2010 at 15:45

    Try disabling SLI and then again playing the 3D stream, there was an issue with SLI and I believe it is still not resolved, wut with SLI disabled it should be Ok…

  • 3 Helifax // Jul 3, 2010 at 18:08

    I’m having the same problem as above. Have the latest drivers, disabled multiGPU on my GTX 295 still cannot see properly in firefox:-s any ideeas?

  • 4 jacob pederson // Jul 3, 2010 at 18:26


    Disabling SLI did nothing for me either. Disabling or renabling sli does switch the stream back to a side by side view in IE. You should try IE though firefox never even attempted to load the 3d stream for me. 3d mode will not even activate via ctrl-t or via the button.

  • 5 jacob pederson // Jul 3, 2010 at 18:43

    After running the “can you run it” app, I noticed that my Mitsubishi WD-60735 isn’t detected. That’s probly my issue.

  • 6 Helifax // Jul 3, 2010 at 18:58

    I’ve managed to make it work. Reinstalled all the nVidia drivers, and relaunched from Internet Explorer 32bit version. The 64bit version doesn’t work with Silverlight. The weird thing is that my nvidia button, on the IR receiver, is allways on after I quit IExplorer. Disabling 3D vision didn’t fix it, only a damn PC restart did it.
    Hope this helps.
    PS: don’t even bother with firefox, for some unknown reasons for far, the 3d doesn’t work. All you get are 2 side-by-side images.

  • 7 C3LT // Jul 3, 2010 at 21:23

    I had to disable multi-monitor for this to work. Doesn’t like having two screens.

    Once I disabled that (and SLI) it worked fine.

  • 8 Helifax // Jul 3, 2010 at 21:25

    for the record : 7:30PM EST = 0:30 AM GMT. Here in Romania where is GMT+2 the hour is 2:30AM. I suppose in Bulgaria is still GMT+2. Lucky for the ones from GMT, and GMT+1 since the hour is more “normal” Does anyone know if the show will be recorder so we can watch it online but not live?

  • 9 Bloody // Jul 3, 2010 at 21:52

    I’ve examined the demo stream, unfortunately it is being delivered in chunks and cannot be easily recorded by a user, so if there is no official recording of the event maybe someone in the States can record and share the TV broadcast…

  • 10 C3LT // Jul 4, 2010 at 04:03

    An hour and a half in and all the cars are still stuck in the pits. Rain delay. Stupid American cars can’t go in the wet? 2am here now. HURRY UP.

    Stream quality was good to begin with but now it’s blurry and it keeps buffering.

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