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Can the Evo 3D handle Anaglyph 3D?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by coolio86, May 20, 2011.

  1. coolio86

    coolio86 Well-Known Member
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    If I put the movie spy kids 3D game Over on the Evo 3D, would it display the movie in 3D without glasses?

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  2. Is it a movie or a game? I highly doubt it will work.
  3. coolio86

    coolio86 Well-Known Member
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    It's a movie. It used the 3R that required the green and red flimsy glasses. I wanted to know if it would show up in 3D without using the glasses on the display.
  4. No, that won't work on the EVO 3D. All 3D movies will have to come from blockbuster or videos will have to come from youtube.
  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Anaglyph is already pre-processed and can play on any non-3D TV with glasses.

    So - you'll likely need the glasses as the movie will come through as 2D with odd colors, as opposed to a 3D stereo stream.
  6. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    you can play the video as a regular 2D video from the phone's perspective. But you'll need to wear your anaglyph glasses to get the 3D effect.
  7. coolio86

    coolio86 Well-Known Member
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    Oh, well that sucks.
  8. yourfriendmat

    yourfriendmat Well-Known Member

    You should be able to add your own 3D video files to the device. If not, I'd be a lot less excited about it.
  9. coolio86

    coolio86 Well-Known Member
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    I know I will be able to add the file. It's just that the phone won't render the anaglyph 3D video file the way it does any other 3D file. I'll still need the glasses.
  10. Don't know where you plan on hijacking 3D movies from. I'm willing to bet you can't download Avatar and it will work properly on the EVO 3D.
  11. EarlyMon

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    I fail to see the leap of wanting to know if movies can be loaded to hijacking and piracy.

    The thing includes stereo cameras and they've said outright that top/bottom and left/right (aka side-by-side) formats are supported - ergo - any legal 3D files ought to load by normal means and be playable.

    And the OP specifically said he already had an anaglyph movie ready to load.

    No need to presume guilt until proven innocent.
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  12. I agree. However, I doubt you can take a 3D movie, rip it from the disc and play it on the EVO. From my understanding you must use movies from Blockbuster.
  13. EarlyMon

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    The laws concerning fair use seem to be at odds with parts of the DMCA, per a number of legal forums concerning this issue.

    All AndroidForums.com cares about is keeping it legal, keeping it real.

    So far, breaking BD encryption, so far as I know is illegal. Oddly - it seems not to be illegal to have fair-use only copies of any copyrighted material for which you've paid for the licensing.

    The way 3D is indicated for playback is by using frame markers within the stream - whether that stream is a streaming download (such as Blockbuster) or playback from a 3D source (such as videos you may make in 3D using the Evo 3D's cameras).

    So - it seems to probably not ask if this is from the camera or from Blockbuster - per the CTIA announcement and 26 minute vid - that's all done in just one way: by looking at the material being shipped to the display by any media play/playback means, and then triggering 3D based on the frame headers.

    Movies will be available for sale in 3D in files when the MPAA figures out how to make money on them - in my personal opinion.

    Nothing in this phone's tech indicates it's not future-proof where playing 3D movies from the SD card is concerned.

    And just as there are good indie 2D movies (and music) available to download and own copies of legally, how long before the same will be true of 3D movies? Probably sooner than we all think.
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  14. yourfriendmat

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    It is possible to rip 3D blurays to an mp4, mkv, and various other video file formats. You can also choose whether you want side-by-side, top/bottom and if it should be full- or half-width. Either way, it still falls under the same legality as backing up your movies, but that is beside the point.

    My question mainly concerns putting any generic stereoscopic video file. Since Youtube basically works off side-by-side, I assume a side-by-side 3D file should work, but I don't know if it requires a specific format. You seemed to believe pretty strongly that you were unable to add 3D movies to the device, so I'm curious why you think that or if you read that somewhere.

    As far as the OP, I agree with the others that you would still need red/blue glasses. If you instead were to rip a movie (that you own) that is in stereoscopic 3D, then I am pretty sure that you could place it on your device and watch it. I could be wrong, but I see no reason why you couldn't as long as it was encoded in the correct format.
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  15. I'm not saying you can't add 3D content to your phone. Question is whether the movie will play or not if the content isn't from Blockbuster.
  16. EarlyMon

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    OK - you've not answered the question that asked where you read this so we can help debunk it to your satisfaction.

    Failing that, it's like this:

    It's simply not true that content must come from Blockbuster to be seen in 3D.

    There is no Blockbuster magic here.

    Hope this clarifies.
  17. So you have ripped a 3D disc and put it on your EVO 3D or did you purchase a 3D video from a different source and use it on your EVO 3D? If you haven't done either how do you know how the phone will function? You are going to be in for a surprise Mr. Know it All.
  18. EarlyMon

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    Watch the name calling and sarcasm - it won't ever be tolerated again against anyone.

    I know because it's documented in the vid from CTIA how the device knows how to deal with 3D, and because of the multiple backing threads on this with references explaining in detail how modern 3D streams work.

    It will work with the sources mentioned earlier in this thread, as mentioned by Sprint, as provisioned by HTC.

    It's a simple case of applying existing de-facto standards for this.

    There's really nothing to argue about - you're making unfounded claims.
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  19. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    The mp4 container supports 3D, so 3D movies ripped to mp4 will preserve the left/right imagery in a standardized format (given that the ripper software knows how to write the data properly into the container, and most do). Any player that properly supports the mp4 container will know how to interpret the 3D images.

    There are lots of video player apps on the market that play mp4 correctly. I have no doubt that a 3D capable device will detect the 3D metadata in the mp4 file and properly render it.
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  20. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice


    Question has been answered and now has just moved onto questionable antics. Expect a further review in the near future.
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