If you are a fan of tri-dimensional television and wondered when you’ll ever have access to any 3D content in your browser, wait no longer, it is right here. Thanks to a partnership between Mozilla (browser technology), NVIDIA (hardware graphic accelerator) and YouTube (content) you’ll be able to watch YouTube videos in all their 3D splendor. Apparently, there are already thousands of 3D clips available on YouTube, just no way to play them yet, but YouTube is busy re-encoding them into their WebM format with 3D and they’ll play via Mozilla’s Firefox 4 HTML 5 player. You’ll also need a proper 3D supporting TV and NVIDIA 3D vision hardware to actually enjoy the 3D effect, with a package retailing for around $130.
Not sure why this technology is not available in Chrome when, considering that Google owns YouTube one would expect to be displayed first, if only for the bragging factor. But is is OK, I love Mozilla and I can’t wait to play whatever is available through my HTPC.
via Mozilla Blog