The existence of the internet itself relies heavily on user generated content. Sure, there are billions of dollars worth of equipment within each independent network linked on the web but, for the most part, it would be useless without users sitting in front of their desktop or laptop interacting with everyone else. User generated content fosters unique ideas and promotes growth, compared to having a select few large media conglomerates disseminating information. With the internet, users can share their opinions much faster and with more people, dictating which novel idea dies off or gets traction.
Having a fully working solution is just the first step in creating mass market appeal for 3D. NVIDIA knew this well and has dedicated plenty of resources to deliver over 500 3D Vision compatible games for the PC. The entertainment industry has caught up and now 3D content, be it movies or live sporting events, can be streamed online or purchased on a Blu-ray disc. Plenty of content is important for mass appeal to follow. With the launch of 3D Vision Live earlier this year, NVIDIA allowed users to share their 3D content with the rest of the 3D Vision community. Now, NVIDIA is taking user generated 3D content sharing a step further with the announcement of 3D Vision functionality in YouTube.
NVIDIA 3D Vision playback in YouTube is made possible through HTML5 implementation. NVIDIA 3D Vision playback on 3D Vision Live is different in that it uses a Microsoft Silverlight plug-in to stream stereoscopic 3D content. With an HTML5 compliant browser and an NVIDIA GPU with the latest GeForce drivers (version 275 or higher), users can now share 3D content and enjoy over 6,000 stereoscopic 3D videos on the world’s most popular user-generated video website. Through NVIDIA 3DTV Play software, users can also now enjoy fullscreen 3D videos in the comfort of their living room in front of a big screen 3DTV or their 3D-capable home theater projector.