Originally Posted by Theologian
That's a reply from Peter @ 3dtv support to my inquiry about Nvidia cards. Nvidia has trouble dealing with many hdmi 1.4 display chains, especially for TVs and projectors (CE), but it seems to handle computer monitors much better. My video chain is 750ti =>Onkyo 609=>Mitsubishi HC7800D (all hdmi 1.4a) and unfortunately, frame-packing wouldn't work until I activated 3D TV Play.
Yes, in my case I needed Stereoscopic Player (check Nvidia 3D vision), activate 3D TV Play, and enable 3D in Nvidia control panel (I ran the 3D wizard as well, not sure if it matters). But after that everything works great. I need Stereoscopic Player since it's the only software player at the moment that plays MakeMKV's MVC 3D. I used it as an external player with XBMC (you can even select the "23Hz" option in Stereoscopic Player for 3D). It integrates well; I use a batch file to enable and disable "Stereoscopic 3D" in NVidia control panel as needed.
YES! I just added 3D TV Play and now everything works just as you have it - fantastic!
I also have stereoscopic player as an external player just for 3D movies I rip with MakeMKV but I use MediaBrowser 3
For anyone else reading this is my set up - now fully working with 3D in case it helps others:
HTPC Hardware tested/used
Quad Core 2 Q6600 Intel CPU - NVidia Gforce 545 - 8 GB Ram - SSD HD
Quad Core i5 4690 Intel CPU - NVidia Gforce 550ti - 8 GB Ram - SSD HD
Quad Core i5 4590 Intel CPU - Nvidia Gforce 640 - 8GB Ram -SSD HD
LG Passive TV
In all cases HDMI through a AVR
Windows 7 64bit
Mediabrowser3 Theater (only for evaluation but is part of the build that installed LAV etc.)
Mediabrowser3 Classic (Windows Media Center add-on)
Stereoscopic Player 2.2.8 beta
NVida 3D Play
My Build Process
After installed Windows 7 go to control panel, select 'Sounds'
Select your AVR and then click on configure and choose your speaker configuration such as 5.1 or 7.1 etc. complete the next steps until you get back to the first dialog with your AVR selected
Click on Properties and then the Advanced tab, here select 24bit 48000Hz Studio Quality - Click OK
Then launch Windows Media Center and follow the standard setup for your TV and Speaker configuration, once done Exit WMC
Install Mediabrowser3 Theater, install the LAV filters and Xy splitter as part of the install options. Once installed Exit MBT (you will need MB3 Server already set up to use the MB3 Clients)
Open the LAV filter configuration from Windows Start Menu - configure LAV audio and video (lots of guides out there , for me I just select bit stream all to the AVR and I select the NVidia option in video acceleration, oh and I used the default selection of both 32 and 64bit- I can provide more detail to my settings here is anyone wants them)
Download and install MadVR (lots of guides out there for this as well, set up your AVR and Display device, here I give it the 23,34, and 60Hz options for auto frame rate switching, also select the PQ options you want - I am using high settings and everything is smooth and looks great. Again let me know if you want my detailed configuration)
Download the MPC-HC 32bit and install that - you will need to open a movie file and configure MPC-HC and MadVR. (Same as before let me know if anyone wants details of my settings)
Download and install Stereoscopic Player 2.2.8 beta - you will need to purchase a licenses as this is not freeware. The trial mode only lets you play a few minutes of video if you wanted to test before spending money. I opened the player set the view method to NVidia 3D at the top and bottom of the settings page, and I changed the output settings to 24Hz
Configure/Activate NVidia 3D from the control panel then download and install NVidia 3D Play
You can fire up both MPC-HC and Stereoscopic player and test out your settings by opening one of your MKV or MK3D files. All my media is MKV and for 3D you rip the MVC track and after MakeMKV is done rename the file extension to .mk3d
Now just open the Mediabrowser3 WMC configure program from the start menu and in the external players add MPC-HC for all formats except mk3d and then add stereoscopic player for just mk3d file types.
Make sure the players are both set for open in full screen etc.
Now when you open Mediabrowser3 and select a DVD or BD film the MPC-HC player fires up using MadVR which gives the best PQ and auto switches to 23.976 for BD and when you play a 3D movie the stereoscopic play opens and plays the 3D BD rip :-)
You will also need to configure whatever controller you have and the 'key' options for the players, exiting the player returns you to WMC - Mediabrowser3
I'll try and do a full write up and video to help others ----