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Nvidia 3D Vision Now Compatible With YouTube

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Streaming 3D right over your browser.

Nvidia today announced that YouTube is for the first time giving users the ability to view thousands of 3D videos in rich, high-quality stereoscopic 3D on their Nvidia 3D Vision PCs and notebooks when using the latest version of the Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

“We’re excited to introduce HTML5 and WebM support to the thousands of 3D videos available on YouTube,” said Jonathan Huang 3D Product Manager at YouTube. “By embracing these open standards, Nvidia 3D Vision users now have a great way of experiencing YouTube’s library of 3D content.”

To view YouTube stereoscopic 3D videos, an Nvidia 3D Vision-equipped PC or notebook and the latest Nvidia GeForce drivers (version 275 or above), are required, as well as Firefox version 4 or above, which includes support for HTML5 video streaming. Users will also need to select the HTML5 viewing option when viewing a YouTube 3D video.

For those without a Nvidia 3D Vision setup or who aren't running Firefox 4, the independent Studio3D.tv video sharing site is dedicated to 3D videos. It runs on multiple browsers and has no ads or content filtering.

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    reprotected , May 26, 2011 6:24 PM
    In other news, Tom's Hardware has finally fixed the thumbs up and down system!
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    pinnicle329 , May 26, 2011 7:55 PM
    This is kind of neat. Why do people complain about new features? If you don't want to use them, don't f***ing use them.
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    valpanig , May 26, 2011 7:55 PM
    TrialskingDie 3D Die. Why do people support this crap...

    I never seen porn in 3D, think i am missing out something substantial. Please don't let 3D die yet.
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    proxy711 , May 26, 2011 6:00 PM
    Wow just one more reason why everyone should drop what they are doing and go buy 3D monitors and glasses. EPIC.

    /sarcasm
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    dioxholster , May 26, 2011 6:04 PM
    yeah!!! now i can watch porn in 3d!
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    hellwig , May 26, 2011 6:06 PM
    So I need a specific graphics card, with a specific monitor, and specific glasses, and I need to use a specific browser JUST to watch 3D on my computer? And I would want to do this, why?

    Christ, will the 3D fad just die already? Obviously there is no recession, not if people can actually afford to buy all this crap.
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    sunflier , May 26, 2011 6:19 PM
    Proxy711Wow just one more reason why everyone should drop what they are doing and go buy 3D monitors, 3D glasses and a Nvidia 3D vision graphics card.


    There. Fixed it.
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    reprotected , May 26, 2011 6:24 PM
    In other news, Tom's Hardware has finally fixed the thumbs up and down system!
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    zak_mckraken , May 26, 2011 7:01 PM
    If 3D hasn't die already, maybe it's more than a fad this time around? I'm just wondering, I don't really care for 3D.

    My question might be dumb, but is 3D on PC usable with any monitor? Or do you need a 120hz panel like you do with a TV?
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    Anonymous , May 26, 2011 7:15 PM
    I'd be quite surprised if 3D went away. After trying 3D in games, I want them to develop the technology more, not less. I haven't viewed a 3D movie yet, but if gaming is any indication, there are some very cool things on the horizon.
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    julius 85 , May 26, 2011 7:16 PM
    zak_mckrakenIf 3D hasn't die already, maybe it's more than a fad this time around? I'm just wondering, I don't really care for 3D.My question might be dumb, but is 3D on PC usable with any monitor? Or do you need a 120hz panel like you do with a TV?

    You need a 3D ready monitor, preferably 120Hz
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    ElMoIsEviL , May 26, 2011 7:17 PM
    It makes me want to vomit... I mean 3D literally makes me want to vomit.
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    Trialsking , May 26, 2011 7:29 PM
    ElMoIsEviLIt makes me want to vomit... I mean 3D literally makes me want to vomit.

    Die 3D Die. Why do people support this crap...
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    jenesuispasbavard , May 26, 2011 7:30 PM
    Herp derp look at me, I'm so cool for bashing 3D.
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    valpanig , May 26, 2011 7:55 PM
    TrialskingDie 3D Die. Why do people support this crap...

    I never seen porn in 3D, think i am missing out something substantial. Please don't let 3D die yet.
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    pinnicle329 , May 26, 2011 7:55 PM
    This is kind of neat. Why do people complain about new features? If you don't want to use them, don't f***ing use them.
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    gradius , May 26, 2011 8:07 PM
    Look at all the people bashing 3d because they can't afford it ROFL

    jenesuispasbavardHerp derp look at me, I'm so cool for bashing 3D.

    Bashing 3d makes you sound like a knowledgeable tech guru.
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    Nesto1000 , May 26, 2011 9:23 PM
    What I think is pretty funny is that it only runs on FireFox, and not on Chrome made by google!
    Either way I don't have 3D capable hardware and such, so its not like it matters to me! I'll stick to my 2D Chrome.... B)
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    3d_yeah , May 26, 2011 9:48 PM
    I just hope the resolution is good enough to actually enjoy the 3d. Some movies are definitely cooler in 3d, but if the resolution is spotty it might ruin the effect.
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    Eman25th , May 26, 2011 9:50 PM
    kinda feels like 3D is being pushed, like sales on HDTVs have dropped because most of everyone has upgraded so they deiced to force 3D down our throats to keep profits at a high.
    That being said Ive played a few 3D games on my friends PS3, and it was pretty awesome, if i had the cash id upgrade my PC for 3D gaming. but i gotta give 3D movies in the theater a Big thumbs down.
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    j3ff86 , May 26, 2011 11:01 PM
    hellwigSo I need a specific graphics card, with a specific monitor, and specific glasses, and I need to use a specific browser JUST to watch 3D on my computer? And I would want to do this, why?Christ, will the 3D fad just die already? Obviously there is no recession, not if people can actually afford to buy all this crap.
    Any recent nvidia video card will work.
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    ravewulf , May 27, 2011 2:11 AM
    I've been able to do that in IE8 for a while now. The only catch was that you had to click the full screen button on the player for Flash to work with the 3D part of the graphics driver
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    Flameout , May 27, 2011 3:25 AM
    nvidia? i don't think so
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