The current version plugin NVIDIA 3D vision is designed to let you view 3D videos in your browser. Of course, you’ll need to have the appropriate hardware to view 3D videos, and you’ll need to have a NVIDIA video card for this plugin to work.
Before 3D Vision was released, this plugin was known as GeForce 3D Vision. The GeForce 3D Vision plugin also allowed you to view 3D videos right in your browser, but was originally designed by 120Hz screens. Considering the plugin was introduced in 2009, NVIDIA determined it was time to update it and make changes, so users could view 3D videos on CRT monitors as well.
In order to use the 3D Vision plugin, your system must meet the following requirements:
- 1GB of RAM
- 100MB of free disk space
- Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit) or Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit)
- AMD Athlon X2 CPU or an Intel Core 2 Duo processor
Most new computers will be compatible with this plugin, but if you don’t have NVIDIA’s graphic hardware, you won’t be able to install it.
If you’re looking to watch 3D Videos on YouTube, you’ll need to not only meet the requirements above, but also meet the following requirements:
- GeForce driver version 275 or later
- 3D Vision ready 3D notebook, monitor, TV or projector
- NVIDIA 3DTV Play
- Firefox version 4.0 or newer
Without the right hardware or monitor, you’ll be unable to view content in 3D.
3D Vision Live
Want to watch 3D videos outside of YouTube? Just visit 3DVisionLive.com to watch sports, concerts, movies and more in HD, full-resolution 3D right on your PC.
Common Plugin Problems
Some users experience issues with this plugin, especially if they don’t plan on using the 3D capabilities it offers.
Many users simply disable the plugin and attempt to continue using their browser as normal. However, this can cause performance issues. In some cases, browsers are slow to start up, or crash altogether. Instead of simply disabling the plugin, you’ll need to:
- Uninstall your graphics drivers
- Re-install the drivers without the 3D components.
If you choose to do this, you won’t be able to watch 3D videos on YouTube. However, your browser will still perform as normal.
Outside of the browser plugin, NVIDIA 3D vision also translates hundreds of PC games into 3D. These games include:
- Max Payne 3
- Battlefield 3
- Civilization V
- Dead Rising 2
- Biohazard 5
- Deep Black
- Batman: Arkham City, and more
To play games in 3D, you’ll need a 3D Vision-compatible monitor and graphic hardware. You’ll also need a pair of Vision 2 wireless glasses. You can purchase a glasses kit right from NVIDIA as well as an extra pair.
The current version plugin NVIDIA 3D Vision lets you watch videos on YouTube and 3D Vision Live like never before and in stunning 3D. Providing you have compatible graphic hardware, an appropriate monitor and a pair of Vision 2 glasses, you can not only watch 3D videos on your browser, but also play games in full-resolution 3D as well.