In this topic we’ll explain what Media Browser has to offer to recognize and play 3D Movies.
As of Media Browser 2.5.2 (codename Apollo), Media Browser can identify movies as 3D.
For this, a specific naming convention of files and/or folders is used. We do this to support users that only use Internet Providers and do not have any local metadata.
So, if you want something to be identified as 3D you need to have one of these in the file or folder name somewhere:
- [3D] : standard digital 3D
- [SBS3D] : Side-by-Side 3D
Placing these tags in brackets will cause Media Browser to ignore them for the purposes of meta searches. So, you can have “Coraline” and “Coraline [3D]” and both will find proper metadata and resolve but one will be identified as 3D and the other will not.
For Apollo only the identification will be implemented. This will allow themes to show that something is 3D and CoverArt to apply a treatment for it.
In the future we will allow you to specify external players based on the 3D format.
Oh, and one other note about this approach. The way I’m doing it is that those tags just need to be somewhere in the path for an item. That means you can put them in a folder name and everything under that folder will take on that attribute. I see this as a very powerful, but potentially confusing feature – so fair warning…
Example folder structures
CoverArt and 3D Media
- “For Apollo only the identification will be implemented. This will allow themes to show that something is 3D and CoverArt to apply a treatment for it.” What kind of “identification” and “treatment” will I see in themes? I try looking for Mediainfo icons but nothing “3D” appears. Where should I be looking for them? Also, since I am using meta browser, I guess coverart will be fixed to whatever I selected from it? Also, will 3D get its own “genre”? FYI, I am using chocolate theme. Please advise. mediabrowserman about 1 year ago
- I’m new to the 3d scene, is there a way to store a 2d and 3d version of a movie within the same folder, and have an option of which version to watch? If not, this would be an excellent feature to implement, instead of both versions showing up as separate movies PMac about 1 year ago
- Not sure if I’ve missed this somewhere else or not, but I’d still like to know if this feature is possible, thanks. PMac 6 months ago