Originally Posted by Chere
Interesting. Can you share those youtube links? The ones with pop outs of course. I have the Oppo 103D as well and can just stream them through the youtube app to check them out.
The file names of the files I downloaded may differ, sometimes significantly, from the video titles as shown on Youtube. For that reason, I suggest that you do as I did, namely, enter a search argument of "3d 1080p full sbs demo" on the Youtube web site and then have fun picking and choosing from a smorgasbord of videos.
After the initial list appears, you can use Filters to shorten it (somewhat) by selecting HD and 3D. I also recommend sorting by view count.
There are also some Youtube posters (3d 'n' Play for one) who have assembled playlists of the best popout material.
The one that gets the biggest reaction from viewers is the Sony Snake Demo. The Samsung Time Magician video is another great one. Pretty much everything that LG came up with to promote their sets is worth viewing. In truth, there are so many spectacular ones that you'll have no problem coming up with cool demo material. The hard part will be to decide what to leave out!
I downloaded about 100 minutes' worth of 3D video and could easily have tripled that amount. I tried selecting clips no longer than about 4-5 minutes so that if my audience got bored by one clip there would soon be a different one. (The exception: a handful of the LG videos run around 10-15 minutes, but they contain many clips pulled from different individual demos.)
The one catch is that I didn't like constantly having to turn on side-by-side mode from one clip to the next, so I chose to limit myself to clips that had the "display in 3D" tag associated with them when they were originally uploaded. That tag is "yt3d enable=true"; you can save yourself trial and error by adding this tag to your initial Youtube search argument. However, there are many videos that were uploaded with the 3D tag but do not mention the tag in their title. And at some point (don't know when) this 3D tag was no longer required -- Youtube could figure out automatically that an uploaded video was 3D.
When you begin 3D playback of your videos, you must identify your first video as side-by-side format (on the OPPO, not the display device). The subsequent videos will "remember" to continue displaying in 3D, but only if they were uploaded with the 3D tag. There are many clips that don't have the tag. You can play them in 3D, but you'll have to tell the OPPO to display each one in 3D at the beginning. In other words, if a clip lacks a tag, it knocks you out of 3D mode. I got tired of telling the OPPO again and again to display in 3D those clips that lacked the 3D tag, and I soon limited myself only to clips that had the tag. (I'd say 75% of Youtube 3D videos have the tag.)
The above sounds worse than it really is (remember, you can always force 3D display of a side-by-side video that lacks a tag), and there's a goldmine of pop-out awaiting you if you build up your 3D clip collection gradually. I enjoyed taking the time to pick and choose the most effective clips. (To be honest, for about two weeks I was addicted to finding the best ones.) I play them on a flash drive and will occasionally rearrange them (depending upon audience reactions). Doing so simply requires changing a numeric prefix in the file name(s) to get the order I want.
A good friend whose reaction to 3D movies had always been "meh" was utterly blown away by these clips -- very gratifying!
I never had any success playing these 3D clips via the Youtube streaming app on the OPPO because you have to set the 3D display to "SBS" and "full" using the Options menus within Settings (gear icon), and that icon doesn't show up on the app. The default setting, unfortunately, is anaglyph (ugh!). However, I might have overlooked something in the app.
Also, my download manager only tells me if a clip has the 3D tag when it completes a download, so I wound up downloading and then discarding a lot of videos that were missing the tag. Again, this sounds like work, and it was a bit time-consuming, but the way to go is to build up your clip collection gradually, making sure that each clip displays in 3D as you go from one clip to the next. Playback via USB flash drive is ideal for this adding and testing of clips.
To test a "new" clip for 3D display carryover, start with the immediately previous clip (even if it has a 3D tag, you tell the OPPO to display it SBS because you are starting with it). When that clip completes and the "new" clip starts, it will display in 3D if it has the tag; if not, it will display the side-by-side images in 2D.
My point is that if you add a file to your list you don't have to play the list from the beginning in order to find out if the OPPO recognizes the 3D tag of the new video (continuing to provide input to the display device in 3D without reverting back to 2D). If you build the chain of 3D clips in this way, eventually you'll have a demo that you can set to display in 3D once (at the beginning of your first clip) that will continue to play each additional clip in 3D. So you can put down that remote and enjoy the show with everybody else!
I only have one clip that lacks a 3D tag, so guess what? It is, and will remain, the first clip of my demo! It's called "Sony 3D SBS Demo 2013" and consists of a short scene from the film FLY ME TO THE MOON. It's so effective that I just had to have it on the demo, but if it were anywhere other than the very beginning, it would knock the display out of 3D mode. Since whatever I start off with has to be identified as a 3D SBS video, having this clip at the beginning is no more problematic than if it did have a 3D tag.