3D Vision Live portal

3D Vision Live portal

Feb 5, 2011

NVidia 3D Vision Live portal got a major redesign. It is upgraded, supports new features, most of the browsers, and it just works. As you might remember, first incarnation of this portal was experimental in many ways. Deep beta version. It supported only Internet Explorer of a certain version, with a certain Silverlight plugin version. And it all didn’t worked very well either. So, what we’ve got now? It is still Silverlight tech. But now it works in Chrome and Firefox. I personally tested it on Chrome, and it worked just fine.

To get things work you still have to update your NVidia drivers to the latest version. To 266.58 WHQL, which is the latest at the moment. You can get it here: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

After rebooting the PC things started working pretty much out of the box. The portal now got some impressive 3d photos as well. You can also register on the portal, and after that you’ll be able to rate and comment content. The whole thing is divided into 3D photos and 3D videos sections.

Interesting enough, there is a “Latest uploads” section. Seems that users can upload their own content to the portal. Though I haven’t figured out how to do it. User generated content is not as good as the “stuff picks” one, but still that’s the first web service to offer this kind of treatment. It is worth mentioning that every picture can be watched in 3D Vision mode, or in anaglyph. That’s also something I was missing from Flickr.

3D Videos section features various videos. No user content spotted so far. And I’m not surprized.

List of tech requirements:

Yes, this is PC only. Linux is also not supported. Adding Chrome and Firefox to the list of supported browsers is a huge step forward. IE was just horrible with its Silverlight plugin. Now the whole stability issue is much improved. And you don’t have to activate the full screen mode to watch something. It’s nicely working in the browser.

In overall this is a major usability improvement for 3D Vision Portal. Good job, NVidia! That’s the way to go!

If you are not scared by the system reqs, go ahead and check it out here: http://www.3dvisionlive.com

Update, 7.2.2011: I managed to create a profile and upload some images to the portal. I also got my personal link to my galleries. Check it out here: http://photos.3dvisionlive.com/alex/ The thing is that you have first go to 3D Photos section, and then create a new account there by clicking the link on top right corner.

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