Firefox Exclusively Supports 3D HTML5 Video, Mozilla, NVIDIA and YouTube Announce
Article by George Norman
On 30 May 2011
Earlier today I was reporting that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 beat the competition (Firefox 4, Chrome and Opera 11, Safari 5) by offering support for more languages than the other popular browsers. While I do appreciate the fact that Microsoft is thinking about an international userbase, I have some news that puts IE9 in the loser’s set again.

Mozilla, NVIDIA and Google-owned video sharing site YouTube have announced that support for 3D HTML5 video has been rolled out exclusively in Firefox. This means that Firefox 4 users can visit YouTube and enjoy thousands of 3D videos in rich, high-quality stereoscopic 3D on their NVIDIA 3D Vision PCs and notebooks.

Sponsored Links

Jay Sullivan, VP of Products with Mozilla, said that “Firefox with 3D Vision creates a stunning and smooth 3D video experience using HTML5 video based on open standards” and that “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.”

Jonathan Huang, 3D Product Manager at YouTube, said that “we’re excited to introduce HTML5 and WebM support to the thousands of 3D videos available on YouTube” and that “by embracing these open standards, NVIDIA 3D Vision users now have a great way of experiencing YouTube's library of 3D content.”

Phil Eisler, General Manager of 3D Vision at NVIDIA, said that “YouTube 3D on an NVIDIA 3D Vision PC is an amazing experience” and that “3D Vision PC users can enjoy over 525 games, YouTube videos and photos in theater-quality, full-resolution 3D.”

ASUS G series notebooks with 3D vision can play 3D YouTube videos in Firefox 4 and according to Ben Thacker, Vice President of Systems Business Group-Distribution, ASUS North America, these notebooks have been selling quite well. Now that Firefox, NVIDIA and YouTube announced support for 3D HTML5, Thacker expects sales to increase.

So to recap, if you are using Firefox and you have an NVIDIA 3D Vision-equipped PC or notebook and the latest NVIDIA GeForce® drivers, you can watch 3d videos on YouTube. Don’t forget to select the HTML5 viewing option first.



Tags: Mozilla, Firefox, NVIDIA, YouTube, Google, Microsoft, IE9, Internet Explorer
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 29 Sep 2016
Entertainment value – that’s the only thing I care about when it comes to watching videos. It doesn’t matter if I watch them on my mobile, on my desktop PC, or stream them to my TV.
By George Norman on 29 Sep 2016
200 games were submitted for the first Google Play Indie Games Festival. 30 were picked to be showcased at the festival. 15 made it on stage. 7 made it into the finals. But only 3 won.
Related News
By George Norman on 08 Jun 2016
Animations that go on, and on, and on, and on, can get annoying very fast. Don’t let something like that get on your nerves. There is something you can do about it. It's not that hard to stop GIF animations.
By George Norman on 05 Sep 2016
When it comes to securely storing passwords, the best thing you can do is to use a password manager. If you don’t want to do that, Mozilla’s Firefox has got you covered. The web browser can store...
By George Norman on 20 Jul 2016
Quick question: who do you think is more influential, a celebrity or someone who posts videos on YouTube? No, the answer is not a celebrity, not when we talk about millennials.
By George Norman on 12 May 2016
Calling all Firefox fans! Calling all Firefox fans! By joining the new Test Pilot program, you can test new features and help shape the browser’s future.
Sponsored Links
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
Firefox Exclusively Supports 3D HTML5 Video, Mozilla, NVIDIA and YouTube Announce
HTML Linking Code