Handling 3D / 3 Dimensional / Three Dimensional Movies (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
March 24, 2011
Mexico Mexico
Why not just put the 3D movies in a specific folder.. let's say, "3D Movies" (lol) and then make a smart category for 3D Movies wich only shows movies in that folder?


Portal Pro
July 13, 2008
Australia Australia
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I found mp4 a better format for 3D playback than mkv, just seems to play a little smoother on my setup with full SBS 3D for some reason

Here's mediainfo for Avatar 3D converted with DVDfab to full SBS mp4

ID/String : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format_Profile : Main@L5.0
Format_Settings_CABAC/String : Yes
Format_Settings_RefFrames/String : 2 frame2
CodecID : avc1
CodecID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration/String : 2h 41mn
BitRate_Mode/String : VBR
BitRate/String : 3560 Kbps
Width/String : 3840 pixel3
Height/String : 1080 pixel3
DisplayAspectRatio/String : 3.556
FrameRate_Mode/String : VFR
FrameRate/String : 23.976 fps2
FrameRate_Minimum/String : 23.974 fps2
FrameRate_Maximum/String : 90.000 fps3
ColorSpace : YUV
ChromaSubsampling : 4:2:0
BitDepth/String : 8 bit3
ScanType/String : Progressive
Bits-(Pixel*Frame) : 0.036
StreamSize/String : 4.02 GiB (93%)
Encoded_Library/String : x264 core
Encoded_Date : UTC 2012-10-26 03:11:56
Tagged_Date : UTC 2012-10-26 10:25:23
colour_primaries : BT.709
transfer_characteristics : BT.709
matrix_coefficients : BT.709
The aspect ratio and width are dead give away it's 3D, not to mention the filename, "Avatar (3D) [HD].mp4" and the fact that it's in a separate '3D' folder

Same video after remuxing to 3d mkv (mk3d extension refuses to load in stereoscopic player)
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : Main@L5.0
MultiView_Count : 2
MultiView_Layout : Side by Side (left eye first)
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 2 frames
Width : 3 840 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 3.556
Frame rate mode : Variable
Original frame rate : 23.976 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Writing library : x264 core
Default : Yes
Forced : No
Color primaries : BT.709
Transfer characteristics : BT.709
Matrix coefficients : BT.709
(The mp4 file still plays better than the mkv file)

The MP3D plugin was working till I did a reinstall in November. Haven't been able to get it working since.
So if Moving Pictures could play them natively, that would be perfect :)
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Community Plugin Dev
June 7, 2007
United States of America United States of America
I know this is an old thread, however this would be great to impliment.

This thread does point to a ticket that was created to add this feature and a patch was even created to add the feature to moving pictures. What's preventing it from being merged into the main code branch?
Sorry this enhancement has not gotten much attention. To answer your question this has not been integrated yet mainly due to lack of time and man power. I am the only person working "full time" on the plugin right now so things have to be prioritized. The patch looks promising but it is over 1000 lines of new, modified or deleted code. This is not a bad thing but it also means that it takes some time to review and integrate.

So I can't make any promises but I will try to look at this for the next major release.
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Portal Member
September 11, 2012
United States of America United States of America
Thanks for an update!

Completely understand and fully support your decision. Love your work and this plugin :)


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  • December 21, 2005
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    Seems this isn't making it to MovPic...

    @Deda - could (is?) this be an idea for MP1 Videos?
    @morpheus_xx - perhaps not most crucial function for MP2 atm, but migh be nice to keep in mind for the future?

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