Converting 3ds video files to play in 3d on youtube

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  1. morphius
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    This is how to convert the videos your 3ds takes to a format youtube can understand. A batch file to follow in a later post.

    you will need FFmpeg.exe. You can get that here:
    32-bit: http://ffmpeg.zerano...s/win32/static/
    64-bit: http://ffmpeg.zerano...s/win64/static/

    Extract the 7zip file , and the exe is in the bin directory.
    Place your video file from your 3ds in this same directory and rename it clip.avi

    Now here are the FFmpeg commands:


    ffmpeg -i clip.avi -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -vcodec rawvideo -s 240x240 -vf pad=480:240:0:0:violet left.avi
    ffmpeg -i clip.avi -map 0:2 -map 0:1 -vcodec rawvideo -s 240x240 right.avi
    ffmpeg -i "left.avi" -vf "movie=right.avi [ovl]; [in][ovl] overlay=240:0 [out]" -q 1 done.avi

    This will output 3 files left.avi , right.avi , and done.avi
    You can delete left.avi and right.avi.
    done.avi is the file you will upload to youtube.

    Once the upload is complete:

    Log into your YouTube account
    Go to your video once it's been uploaded
    Click on Edit Info above the video
    Select 3D Video on the right hand side of the banner
    Choose Side by side: Left video on the left side

    Thats it, now your video is on youtube in 3d format.
     


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    And here is the batch file.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25012178/3ds-youtube.bat

    Simply put this batch file in the same dir as FFmpeg and drag/drop your video file onto the icon.
     
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    Trust me on this, Youtube will remedy this very quickly themselves so you can just upload the 3DS video format as is, and will have the 3D ready.
    It falls to them to make the uploads of the format work, it's a golden opportunity.
     
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    Indeed, and as they are very likely using ffmpeg through php, it will be simple for them to do it :)
     
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    I can't imagine what was Nintendo thinking not coordinating such option with YouTube for the release of the new firmware ...?
     
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    Nintendo is not a company which develops computers, Smart TVs etc. which have YouTube. Hence, they might not have a deal with YouTube that easily... yet.

    That's just my guess.
     
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    They've done stuff with iPlayer and Netflix, I don't see why they can't strike a deal with Youtube for the app that EVERYONE wants.
    The first 3D web-video player device, Nintendo would be foolish to pass that up.
     
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    well regardless ... this works .... now
     
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    There's no money (or royalties) in free content. Netflix probably paid Nintendo to get their service on the 3DS.

    Or maybe it's not strictly a matter of profit. Maybe Nintendo just isn't interested in Youtube, and vice-versa. One of them will have to show strong interest in developing a partnership before we see anything "official" out of any of them. But I'm betting it'll be Youtube first, just for the sake of being able to support everything.
     
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    I'll add this to my program. and prolly the other mirrored method too.
     
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    If everyone started posting 3DS videos to YouTube, it wiould clearly be a win for Nintendo, because their console would get free publicity -> more consoles would be sold. It would be a wise move, considering PSVita is coming soon.


    For Youtube, this would mean more traffic -> more possibilities to sell ads. A win-win situation. Plus, 3DS videos use widely-known standards (AVI, MJPEG, IMA ADPCM), so I guess it would not be so difficult for Youtube to implement compatibility measures (I believe they just use FFMPEG or a similar encoder internally, so it would be just a matter of proper configuration).
     
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    This method doesn't seem to work. My cyan glasses show the image not being 3d.
     
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    This one was done with the above command lines (not your program) and it definitely works with red/blue glasses.
    In the player do you have the viewing method set to red/cyan?

    Here is one i just did using your converter.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLxS4pvJT7g
     
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    Not the first, there are some 3D Android phones (e.g. the LG Optimus 3D) that can already play 3D YouTube video using the same/very similar glasses free 3D technology to the 3DS. And I think shoot videos in 3D and upload it directly to YouTube as well.
     
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    Yes, and both your commandline and the program make the same output video and they both dont work. I have it set on cyan and red glasses
     
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    give me a link to one of your youtube videos
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIOPbcnnFs4&feature=youtu.be
     
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    says the video is private.
     
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    That video is private.

    EDIT: Oops. Guess I should refresh the page before replying...
     
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    Try now.
     

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