Youtube Adds NVIDIA 3D Vision Support for 3D Videos

3D Technology is everywhere, it’s in your movies, your games and now it’s also on YouTube.

Now YouTube in 3D

Now YouTube in 3D Image Source: 3dproducts


Mozilla, NVIDIA and YouTube have worked together to bring support for 3D HTML5 videos. Those who possess NVIDIA’s 3D Vision hardware can now view WebM videos encoded with 3D data. In a post on the NVIDIA site, Jonathan Huang, 3D Product Manager at YouTube says, “We're excited to introduce HTML5 and WebM support to the thousands of 3D videos available on YouTube, By embracing these open standards, NVIDIA 3D Vision users now have a great way of experiencing YouTube's library of 3D content”.

Mozilla’s Director of Platform Product Management, Chris Blizzard says, “Starting with Firefox 4, WebM videos encoded with 3D data will be displayed in high-quality stereoscopic 3D using NVIDIA 3D Vision hardware. 3D hardware has moved from movie theaters and into people’s homes through TVs, laptop and desktop machines.

3D video games are in wide use today. And consumer hardware that’s capable of capturing 3D photos and videos is starting to come onto the market. In fact, there are several thousand 3D videos available today on YouTube. And starting today YouTube will transcode and play these videos into the open WebM format with 3D for use with their HTML5 player. This feature is currently only available in Firefox 4. It’s our hope that other browsers will follow and add support for 3D HTML5 video, as well”.

So if you do use Firefox and have NVIDIA’s 3D Vision kit, u can experience YouTube’s 3D videos by clicking here and here.


Published Date: May 28, 2011 10:26 am | Updated Date: May 28, 2011 10:26 am