NVIDIA 3D Vision machines get 3D YouTube video support on Firefox and users can easily share and enjoy high-quality, stereoscopic 3D videos on YouTube with their NVIDIA 3D Vision PCs.The newly-added 3D capability can be enjoyed by users with a 3D Vision-compatible desktop or notebook running GeForce 275.xx (and up) drivers and Mozilla also jumped on the chance to promote its products and announced that Firefox 4 (and up) has full support for HTML5 video streaming……..
NVIDIA 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.” “Firefox with 3D Vision creates a stunning and smooth 3D video experience using HTML5 video based on open standards,” said Jay Sullivan, VP of Products at Mozilla. “3D Vision from NVIDIA is a great example of the rich, innovative experiences that are being built on top of the speed and graphics power that Firefox delivers to the Web.” “Sales of our ASUS G series notebooks with 3D Vision have been strong,” said Ben Thacker, vice president of Systems Business Group-Distribution, ASUS North America. “Now that users can view YouTube videos in high-quality 3D, we expect interest in the ASUS 3D Vision models to grow significantly.”
With a number of new, consumer 3D video cameras launched this year, YouTube‘s support of NVIDIA 3D Vision technology extends its existing commitment to 3D, enabling even more consumers and 3D enthusiasts to share their 3D videos online. With attractively priced models now available from JVC, Sony and other leading vendors, users now have another easy way to capture and post high-quality 3D videos on YouTube, 3DVisionLive.com or even their own websites by embedding the YouTube 3D video player. To further showcase the new YouTube stereoscopic 3D video streaming capabilities and some of the latest professional and user-generated 3D YouTube videos, NVIDIA is now hosting the top YouTube stereoscopic 3D videos on its 3D web community site at www.3DVisionLive.com/YT3D. 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: http://www.youtube.com/select_3d_mode. In addition with NVIDIA 3DTV Play software, users can connect their PCs to their 3D HDTVs to enjoy 3D YouTube videos on the big screen in the comfort of their living rooms.