Stereoscopic Player Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I setup the Stereoscopic Player for 3D ready LCD or
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.
My file does not play, what can I do?
Haali Media Splitter
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.
Playback of AVI files does not work, what can I do?
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.
Can I play my DVD collection in 3D using Stereoscopic
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.
Why do glasses from 3D cinemas not work with the Stereoscopic
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.
Are 3D Blu-ray disks supported?
Partially. Detailed information can be found
Are Sensio 3D DVDs supported?
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.
Are field-sequential 3D DVDs supported?
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.
The videos from your website do not work. What is wrong?
The videos require the Windows Media 9 Advanced Profile codec,
which is included in the
Windows Media Player 11 package.
Do I need to buy a license?
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.
Where do I enter the product key?
To enter the product key, click Help|Enter Product Key.