Nvidia goes large on 3D at Computex

Graphics chip outfit Nvidia today demonstrated 3D video streamed live over the Internet using a PC running it's 3D Vision, Microsoft Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming technologies.

The demonstration streamed the music video "We Are the World" in 3D, to a press conference at Computex Taipei which no doubt please the assembled hacks.

"We have been collaborating with Microsoft to enable 3D in an Internet browser so that it's very simple to use," Phil Eisler, General Manager of 3D Vision technology at Nvidia said. "Internet users can now enjoy 3D video content streamed in high-definition (HD) quality and viewed at full resolution. This is another great benefit of having a 3D PC." There are others.

"Microsoft is looking forward to working with Nvidia to bring these [3D] experiences to users through their PCs," said Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of the .NET developer division at Microsoft, in a statement. "Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming together deliver the highest quality HD video experiences over the Web and, with Nvidia 3D Vision, will now provide consumers with a way to watch their favorite movies, sporting events, music videos and more, all in 3D from their own computer."