DeCS Play Help

Help page for DeCS   Play - The 2D/3D videoplayer.

The 2D/3D video player is able to play almost any video content on any 3D device. It offers the possibility to organize the movies in playlists which can be saved and loaded to harddisk.

Movie Playback:

Double click on a movie in the playlist to start playing the movie. You can also use the buttons to go the previous or the next movie file or to rewind the current movie.

To view the movie in fullscreen mode, simply press to fullscreen button or double click the movie window. To return to windowed mode double click in fullscreen mode.

Shortcuts for movie window:

  • Left / Right arrow key: go to previous or next movie in playlist
  • Up / Down arrow key: increase or decrease audio volume
  • Spacebar: Toggle pause

Playback modes:

 There are 4 different playback modes:

1. Conventional 2D:

Displays the movie as it is, perfect to view normal 2D movies of any size.

2. LDV-> AS3D (WoW):

This mode is for glasses-free 3D displays which support the WoW-format. It is a 2D+depth format. Optionally an occlusion layer can be included in the format. The size of videos in this format must be 1920x540 (without occlusion layer) or 1920x1080 (with occlusion layer). Other sizes can not be displayed correctly.

 

Use the WoW! controls to change 3D settings such 3D strength or offset.

3. LDV-> Stereo 3D:

This mode convert videos in 2D + depth (+occlusion layer) in any conventional 3D stereo format. You can choose your desired mode in the output section of the options under "Mode". Selecting the size is only important if viewed in Line-by-Line mode. The size settings then have to match your display settings.

Use the "3D Scale" and "3D Offset" controls to change the 3D effect.

Use the "Switch Images" button to switch left and right image, sometimes the output device requests interchanged images.

4. Stereo 3D -> Stereo 3D:

This mode is used to convert 3D stereo formats into an other 3D stereo format. Select the input format of your video on the left. You can choose your desired output mode in the output section of the options under "Mode". Selecting the size is again only important if viewed in Line-by-Line mode. The size settings then have to match your display settings.

Use the "3D Offset" control to change the strength of the 3D effect.

Use the "Switch Images" button to switch left and right image, sometimes they are interchanged in the original movie.

 

Playlist organisation:

Adding movies to the playlist:

Click on the green plus button to add movies to the playlist or simply drag the movie file to any window of the player to add it to the playlist.

Removing videos from the playlist:

Select the movie with the mouse in the playlist and click on the red cross to remove the selected movie from the playlist.

Changing the order of playback:

Drag and move the movies around with your mouse or select a movie by clicking on it with your left mouse button and use the up and down buttons to change the order of playback.

Saving and loading playlists:

To load and save a playlist go to the File menu. All relevant options are availble here: