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3D is now broken on Youtube.
Bringing this topic back up with the changes to Chrome browsers (and I think Firefox and I.E.), wide support to current 3D videos on YT is dwindling.
I am at a loss on how to proceed on YT uploading for 3D. Before, I had stated that top/bottom is the best method for uploading 3D content because it's higher resolution on a passive screen, that would seem to level the quality among active and passive since a top/bottom would be the same resolution on both, however for all the reasons Don stated in previous post that point seems to be mute. People really don't care about quality, rather than what they're searching for and content and accessibility.
Flash player and flash video was the only way to toggle between different view modes like 2D, anaglyph, row interleaved and side by side. But now that Chrome has disabled Flash, there is only 2D and anaglyph modes to view, which leaves off interleaved and side by side because it rendered those video files to Flash which Chrome no longer supports. I've checked this on several videos, one that I uploaded as top/bottom HTML5 as well as older videos uploaded as 3D side by side (Flash). There doesn't seem to be a way to get to the Flash any more on Chrome what so ever. I have to use Safari (which is what I normally use, but I'm considering the broader picture for overall support).
Don't get me wrong, I'm an avid supporter of HTML5. I despise Flash, but it would seem premature to remove 3D support leaving current videos in place broken with no way to view in 3D.
At some point YT will likely phase out flash altogether? I'm surprised Apple hasn't phased Flash out yet on Safari, I still have access to it there, but it's likely coming, which means possibly sooner rather than later there will be no way to view content in side by side (for older Flash uploads), only anaglyph unless YT has plans to fix this that I haven't read about. Yes, yet another blow to 3D.
So poll questions:
what browser are you currently using to view 3D content in YT?
what viewing format are you using? anaglyph, side by side, etc.?
what format are you uploading 3D content in?
are you selecting video as a "3D video" when you upload?
The last question would currently be the only way to view side by side or top bottom on Chrome (and Firefox and IE, I think.) Just don't select 3D, but the Flash player had all methods available with one upload, now only anaglyph and 2D show up. I'm thinking about starting a new 3D channel just for 3D videos but I'm at a loss on how to proceed.
Forgot one other factor that benefits side by side and that's VR. Side by side will work with VR goggles but not top bottom, afaik
. VR also has better support than 3D, it's supported on Chrome.