In a previous post HERE, I wrote about how 3D video actually works at a technical level. Or at least somewhat technical. Today, I’m writing about how you can actually experience 3D video on the computer you’re reading this on right now!
This method will only work with the red/cyan glasses (well unless you have a parallax barrier laptop screen). The raw video files this application plays are video files with the pictures for the left and right eye aligned next to each other (as opposed to being a pre-rendered red/cyan video). This allows the player to play more than one video format but also the raw video can be played and watched comfortably in 2D.
(Above) You can see the raw video file as played in VLC media player with the left and right images individually shown.
(Below) The same video file played below within Stereoscopic player in anaglyph mode.
Download stereoscopic video samples HERE. Lastly, I’d just like to say that this isn’t the only method for viewing 3D. There’s probably many more methods and I think there are probably even videos on YouTube.com where you can watch some 3D video. But using this method you will be able to experience high quality video which might not be available elsewhere.