Stereoscopic Player is the only software available which can play 3D-DVDs. However,
Stereoscopic Player does not provide its own decoders, so you have to install third
party DVD decoders first. We recommend the following free decoders. Click on the
links to download them.
Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate:
- Video: Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Decoder
Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Business, Windows XP and Windows 2000:
Important: The GPL MPEG-1/2 Decoder does not play encrypted (copy protected)
After installing both decoder, click File|Settings|General in Stereoscopic
Player and select them as DVD video and audio decoders. Please note that these settings
affect DVD playback only, not MPEG file playback!
The following DVD video decoders have been tested to comply with Stereoscopic
Player. Only the GPL MPEG Decoder and the Moonlight-Elecard MPEG2 Video
Decoder will be automatically configured by Stereoscopic Player. If you use
any of the other decoders, you have to disable deinterlacing manually when playing
GPL MPEG-1/2 decoder: Recommended DVD decoder for Stereoscopic
Player. It is available for free, is configured automatically by the player and
provides best picture quality, however it does not support CSS-encrypted (copy
protected) DVDs for legal reasons.
Moonlight-Elecard MPEG2 Video Decoder: Does not support encrypted
(copy protected) DVDs as well. Make sure you use the most recent version, because
older ones do not decode color information properly (causes ghosting).
- CyberLink Video/SP
Decoder (PowerDVD decoder): We have tested PowerDVD 6, some
older versions are known to be incompatible with Stereoscopic Player. After opening
an interlaced DVD, click File->Video Decoder Properties and select Force
weave to disable deinterlacing.
- InterVideo Video
Decoder (WinDVD decoder): Successfully tested, but cannot be used
for interlaced DVDs, because deinterlacing cannot be turned off.
NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder: Successfully tested, but does not
decode color information properly, causing ghosting when playing interlaced DVDs.
Anyway, don't forget do disable deinterlacing when playing interlaced DVDs. Click
File->Video Decoder Properties and select Film mode.
In opposite to video decoders, it is not critical which audio decoders to use
for 3D-DVD playback. All tested audio decoders worked fine. If you want to enable
SPDIF output, you should either use AC3Filter, the InterVideo Audio Decoder
or the NVIDIA Audio Decoder. After you have opened the DVD, click File->Audio
Decoder Properties and select the SPDIF option.