Have you ever watch 3D movies on Cinemas? Yeah, I remember last time me and my friend was shocked because something flew out of the screen towards our face, and we suddenly shifted our head to the left as if to avoid it. The next day my friend come to me with a 3D DVD movie (in SBS format) along with a pairs of Red-Cyan 3D Anaglyph glasses and she asked me about how to play that 3D DVD on her laptop.
The problem is that we don’t have any media player for 3D to play the stereoscopic movie or video, and Google’s Search only lead us to some commercial stereoscopic players such as “stereoscopic player” and “Cyberlink PowerDVD 10″.
After a while Googling we finally found a way to play 3D SBS stereoscopic video with some free tools. The idea was simple, using Avisynth script on ffdshow to do SBS to Anaglyph conversion in realtime through Media Player Classic. This will then turn MPC into a simple 3D media player or a 3d sbs player. Curious?, here’s the detail steps for media player classic 3D trick.
c = ConvertToRGB32()
w = c.width()/2
h = c.height()/2
Now, play the DVD with Media Player Classic and the SBS should be played as Anaglyph now. Anyway, we were finally able to watch the DVD using our new 3d sbs player – Media Player Classic (MPC). But then the other problem is that she only have one pairs of 3D Anaglyph glasses.