Youtube has been expanding every year with huge number of user uploaded videos and content which are now supported with HD Quality support. Anyone can now record a video from their Laptops, Mobile Phones, Digital Camera’s and upload them to Youtube.com followed by sharing the same with everyone. The latest movies like Avatar, Harry Potter are going to be released in 3D Viewing format where in you need to wear 3D Glasses and enjoy the amazing experience. The same experience is possible now for anyone at their home from their favorite devices because Youtube has come up with a feature using which you can activate the 3D Mode and any video can be viewed in the new format.
To get started using this feature you need to make the tag – yt3d:enable=true at the end of your youtube URL which will automatically enable the 3D Viewing mode for any video you select. Below is the information for the conditions you can add to the videos :
yt3d:enable=true Enables the view mode. (obviously you’ve already discovered this)
yt3d:aspect=3:4 Sets the aspect of the encoded video.
yt3d:swap=true Swaps the left and right sources. You may need to add this to videos when the player with fixed anaglyph modes ships. Apologies for the inconvineince.
yt3d:left=0_0.1_0.5_0.9 and yt3d:right=0.5_0.1_1_0.9 These tags are very provisional and most useful for fixing up old videos. They set the source area for each eye as pairs of coordinates x1_y1_x2_y2. The scale of these coordinates is 0,0 for the the top left down to 1,1 for the bottom right.
If you directly view any of the videos in 3D Viewing mode then it would look bad with multiple frames overlapping each other and you would need to wear a normal 3D glasses to view them. Check out the following sample video which was created to display a demo on this new feature.