Youtube To Offer 3D Videos & Adverts?

Youtube could come with one of the best features ever announced for any Google products yet, true 3D capabilities thanks to some cool anaglyph technology.

Seroundtable spotted a thread on Youtube's help forum where a Google employee called "Youtube Pete" revealed that he's been working on a stereoscopic player as a "20% project". He added that "it's currently very early, hence the silly bugs like swapping the eyes for the anaglyph modes."

Many of Google's top services including Gmail have come from the period during which each Google employee can work on one pet project. Obviously the implications of 3D Youtube are immense although you would certainly need to have a pair of 3D glasses to enjoy the ride.

Youtube Pete has even managed to put together a player with a 3D view style setting. The thread on Youtube's Help forum also gives the necessary (provisional) tags needed to upload 3D content on Youtube.

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Could 3D come to the internet and to online video BEFORE it hits broadcasting and television? If Youtube has it its way, could well be. A 3D Youtube could spawn a whole new segment, bringing a resurgence of 3D cameras, more sales of 3D glasses and why not 3D adverts.

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