Originally Posted by sofakng
I've been researching for quite a while and I'm still a bit confused...
"Full HD 3D" Bluray is 3840x1080 resolution (ie. full 1080p for each eye). If you use a Bluray HDMI 1.4 player (or PowerDVD with nVidia GT430, etc) you can play these movies on your TV and get full quality.
You can also rip the 3D Bluray to Half-SBS or Full-SBS. Half-SBS is just 1920x1080 and can play with any player.
Full-SBS is 3840x1080 (the same as the Bluray Full HD 3D).
Can XBMC play these Full-SBS files?
I would think that XBMC only needs to switch to that resolution and output the video to the TV, but HDMI 1.4 might do something differently that would cause this not to work...
You can use Bino3D.
It has a plugin for XBMC to play 3D via Bino3D, or you can use Bino3D directly.
I'm afraid it doesn't support DXVA but it works on GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and Windows
For DXVA you have to use Stereoscopic Player, PowerDVD or TMT.
Originally Posted by Mfusick
No I'm am asking how to play it on my PC or my non 3D display. I could use any player that's works.
It's SBS. I tried MPC-HC, VLC, WMP etc... They all display the double side by side images on my PC monitor.
I'm just wondering if there is a player or a setting that can allow me to play my 3D MKVs on my non 3D displays.
Should I keep two copies of the same movie?
I don't always watch stuff in the theater. In fact wife likes living room much more, and I'm always messing on PC so ... Just a curious question. I haven't got a chance to try or really messed around with it much so if the answer is simple -- my apologies
FullHD 3D files (SBS or TAB) can only be played by Bino3D, Stereoscopic Player, PowerDVD or TMT because of the frame packing.
All of the above support DXVA except Bino3D - it uses CPU only (I think)
Also, If you have Nvidia VP5 or Intel iGPU Ivy/Haswell you can HW accelerate 3D video files up to 4080 x 4080 for H.264 through DXVA and the appropriate player.
The performance of VP5 is low ~ 30 fps at 4K x 2K, where iGPU can do about 80fps at 4K x 2K.
Intel iGPU supports 4K DXVA acceleration for VC-1/WMV3 too, VP5 is limited to 1080p for VC-1/WMV3.UPDATE:
I tried the 3D -> 2D option of PotPlayer on a 2880 x 1080 VC-1 file and it worked.
Also all of my TAB 1980 x 2160 H.264 files are displayed in single image using that 3D -> 2D conversion of PotPlayer!