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NVIDIA Brings 3D Vision to YouTube Videos Using Firefox Web Browser

June 06, 2011
By Ashok Bindra
TMCnet Contributor

Graphics chip supplier NVIDIA has teamed up with Mozilla (News - Alert) Firefox and YouTube to bring 3D vision to YouTube videos. As a result, users can now easily share and enjoy high-quality, stereoscopic 3D Videos on YouTube with their NVIDIA (News - Alert) 3D vision PCs running latest version of Mozilla Firefox web browser, said NVIDIA.

In a statement, said Jonathan Huang, 3D product manager at YouTube (News - Alert), “We’re excited to introduce HTML5 and WebM support to the thousands of 3D videos available on YouTube.” He added, “By embracing these open standards, NVIDIA 3D Vision users now have a great way of experiencing YouTube’s library of 3D content.”

Similarly, commenting on this partnership, Jay Sullivan (News - Alert), vice president of products at Mozilla said, “Firefox with 3D Vision creates a stunning and smooth 3D video experience using HTML5 video based on open standards.” ”3D Vision from NVIDIA is a great example of the rich, innovative experiences that are being built on top of the speed and graphics power that Firefox delivers to the web,” noted Sullivan.

Adding to the comments, Ben Thacker, vice president of Systems Business Group-Distribution, ASUS North America stated, “Sales of our ASUS G series notebooks with 3D Vision have been strong.” “Now that users can view YouTube videos in high-quality 3D, we expect interest in the ASUS 3D Vision models to grow significantly,” asserted Thacker.

With a number of new, consumer 3D video cameras launched this year, YouTube’s support of NVIDIA 3D Vision technology extends its existing commitment to 3D, enabling even more consumers and 3D enthusiasts to share their 3D videos online. With attractively priced models now available from JVC, Sony and other leading vendors, users now have another easy way to capture and post high-quality 3D videos on YouTube,, or even their own websites by embedding the YouTube 3D video player, said NVIDIA.

To further showcase the new YouTube stereoscopic 3D video streaming capabilities and some of the latest professional and user-generated 3D YouTube videos, NVIDIA is now hosting the top YouTube stereoscopic 3D videos on its 3D web community site.  

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Ashok Bindra is a veteran writer and editor with more than 25 years of editorial experience covering RF/wireless technologies, semiconductors and power electronics. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

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