The S3D Video player is designed for displaying 3D video and 3D photos with active shutter glasses. With it you can set up your computer for 3D show with the maximum quality. The program is free.


We post a preliminary version so that you can try to watch 3D video and check the performance on your hardware. There are still quite a lot of incompletion in the player. There is no synchronisation of sound with image and there is no support for some audio packaging formats. It is quite difficult to make a good 3D player immediately. Gradually we will finish it. If the application does not start or if you have found any critical bugs, please report them. The application does not require mandatory presence Nvidia graphic card and is completely standalone.

Parameters

• Graphics engine: OpenGL
• Video handler: FFmpeg
• OS: Win10.. Win11 64 bit
• Display Frame Rate: 60Hz.. 255Hz
• Display method: switching side
• Format: vertical / horizontal stereo pair
• Type of 3D glasses: active shutter glasses
• Synchronization: USB cable, Bluetooth LE
• Compatibility: S3D Glasses S3D Emitter
• NVIDIA 3D Vision driver not required

Controls

Button: Play/Stop

Starts playback or stops playback and closes the file. Like all other players.

Button: Pause/Resume

Temporary pause with image display. Press again to continue..

Button: L/R

Switches the sequence of the Left<->Right perspectives output, if stereo picture files are mixed up or grouped incorrectly.

Button: Mono/3D

Choice between Stereo and Normal mode.

Button: Format

3D video files have many different methods of image packaging. First select Normal, see how the frames are arranged, then switch to the option you want.

Button: File

To show video or single image. Select single picture file or video file.

Button: Folder

To show multiple pictures or photos. Select the location of the directory with the image files. The slide show will automatically start.

Button: Glasses

Opens the interface of the 3D Glasses Setup.

Image formats

It is common to use a single file with two images. For the left eye and the right eye. But there exist differences. The authors package the pictures for different viewing methods on different equipment. The player can show any format. To make it automatically recognition what kind of packaging is used, add a 3-letter ending code to the picture name. This code should be placed before the final dot of the file name.

• The parallel case example:
file-name-3dp.jpg
Here: 3d - stereo image, p - parallel

• The cross eye case example:
file-name-3dx.jpg
Here: 3d - stereo image, x - cross eye

If you open a directory with many different images using the Folder button, the embedded filter will select and show only images labelled 3dp or 3dx. Using the File button, you can open any image.

Video formats

Video can be packaged in more diverse methods.

1. Vertical Normal

Two stereo frames together, L and R are side by side, parallel. They are not geometrically compressed. For this case use format: Vertical Normal. Correspondingly add 3 letters of the code to the file name: vnl or vnr. Where l - show the left picture on the left. Or r - show the right picture on the left.

Example: video-file-name-vnl.mp4
Here: v - vertical, n - normal, l - left side first

2. Vertical Compressed

Two stereo frames together, L and R are side by side, parallel. Geometrically compressed horizontally. To get a normal image need to stretch it. Therefore, the horizontal (resolution) quality will be 2 times worse. For this case use format: Vertical Compressed. Correspondingly add 3 letters of the code to the file name: vcl or vcr. Where l - show the left picture on the left. Or r - show the right picture on the left.

3. Horizontal Compressed

Two stereo frames together, L and R are one on top of the other, horizontally. Geometrically compressed vertically. To get a normal image need to stretch it vertically. Therefore, the vertical quality will be 2 times worse. For this case use format: Horizontal Compressed. Correspondingly add 3 letters of the code to the file name: hcl or hcr. Where l - show the top picture on the left. Or r - show the bottom picture on the left.

4. Horizontal Normal

Two stereo frames together, L and R are one on top of the other, horizontally. They are not geometrically compressed. For this case use format: Horizontal Normal. Correspondingly add 3 letters of the code to the file name: hnl or hnr. Where l - show the top picture on the left. Or r - show the bottom picture on the left. From the Format menu, you can select the desired item manually.

How to attach equipment

Detailed description by model. Select the option you need.

Connect S3D Glasses
Connect S3D Emitter
Connect S3D Dongle
Connect NVIDIA 3D Vision Glasses
Connect DLP Link Glasses

How to install the player

1. Download the zip with the player files
2. Check the files with any suitable antivirus
3. Update the glasses and emitter firmware
4. In PC video card driver, enable vertical synchronization option
5. Download our 3D demo video
6. Download our 3D demo pictures pack
7. Run the playback and adjust the glasses

Downloads