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Stereoscopic Player Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
How do I setup the Stereoscopic Player for 3D ready LCD or plasma TVs?

Answer:
All LCD and plasma 3DTVs support the squeezed side-by-side format. Select View|Viewing Method|Side-by-Side, Left Image First and View|Aspect Ratio|Half Width. Make sure the View|Center Views option is checked. After opening the video, switch to full screen mode.

Some 3DTVs support the interlaced (View|Viewing Method|Row Interlaced, Left Line Top) or the checkerboard pattern format (View|Viewing Method|3D Ready DLP-TV) as well. These formats are superior to the side-by-side format because the Windows desktop remains useable in 3D mode and the Stereoscopic Player can be used in windowed mode, not only fullscreen mode.


Question:

My file does not play, what can I do?

Answer:
Install the Haali Media Splitter and the ffdshow codec. These free DirectShow filters allow to play all common media formats, not only with the Stereoscopic Player but all other DirectShow-based players as well.


Question:

Playback of AVI files does not work, what can I do?

Answer:
You might have installed DivX Plus on your system. DivX Plus breaks the Microsoft AVI Splitter (a Windows system compent). Uninstall DivX Plus to solve the problem.


Question:

Can I play my DVD collection in 3D using Stereoscopic Player?

Answer:
Special 3D-DVDs are required. Stereoscopic Player cannot convert ordinary 2D movies to 3D. Even cutting-edge technology does not allow real-time conversion at acceptable quality. A lot of manual interaction is required to create good conversions so that it takes a few months for a two hours movie. Nevertheless, the Stereoscopic Player is able to play 2D movies, but only in 2D. It is even possible to adjust the parallax to move the image in front or behind the screen surface, however the image itself remains flat.


Question:

Why do glasses from 3D cinemas not work with the Stereoscopic Player?

Answer:
Cinemas use either circular polarized glasses (Real D), shutter glasses (XpanD) or glasses with interference filters (Dolby). These glasses only work if the projection system or the 3D display has been specifically tuned for a certain kind of glasses. Conventional displays are not compatible but only work with color filter (anaglyph) glasses, e.g. red-cyan glasses. Of course the Stereoscopic Player supports anaglyph glasses. Provided that you own a 3D display, you can also use it with the Stereoscopic Player.


Question:

Are 3D Blu-ray disks supported?

Answer:
Partially. Detailed information can be found here.


Question:
Are Sensio 3D DVDs supported?

Answer:
Yes. Stereoscopic Player 1.4.2 and newer versions support best possible playback of the Sensio 3D format. Click File|Open DVD. If the format of the DVD cannot not be detected automatically, the format selection dialog appears. Select the item Sensio from the list of layouts. The layout can be changed at a later time in the File|Layout menu.


Question:
Are field-sequential 3D DVDs supported?

Answer:
Yes. The Stereoscopic Player refers to field-sequential layout as interlaced layout. Select either Interlaced, right line first or Interlaced, left line first for field-sequential DVDs. Unfortunately, both of these interlaced layout are used in practice. If the 3D image does not look correct (left and right view reversed), choose the other interlaced layout.


Question:

The videos from your website do not work. What is wrong?

Answer:
The videos require the Windows Media 9 Advanced Profile codec, which is included in the Windows Media Player 11 package.


Question:

Do I need to buy a license?

Answer:
For commercial use, a license is required after the 30 days evaluation period is over. If you are a private user, you are not liable to purchase a private license, but you might want to do so to remove the playback time limitation. Companies, research facilities, educational facilities and societies are not allowed to use a private license, even if no profit is made with the Stereoscopic Player.


Question:

Where do I enter the product key?

Answer:
To enter the product key, click Help|Enter Product Key.