OP on that thread said:
Full Frame (Frame Packed) 3D is the only version of 3D that anyone that wants 3D cares about.
This cannot be overstated. It is all that matters.
We had 3D MVC working with SBS output for Kodi v16 (Jarvis).
This doesn’t matter. I can encode any source to SBS offline using a number of tools. Most people with significant video libraries I’m sure already re-encode all their own source material (e.g. with handbrake) for space reasons anyway.
If making it work with SBS is a prerequisite to framepacked output, then fine, but as a goal, or even as an interim goal, it’s of no value to me whatsoever, for two critical reasons:
- I can make my own SBS videos already from MVC offline, that will play with every off the shelf box
- SBS halves the horizontal resolution. (Technically 4k by 2k SBS is possible, but I tried that long ago and it has very spotty player and TV support and there are other problems like playback artifacts).
So anyone who’s really serious about 3D, likely most of the participants in this thread, don’t care about any 3D support unless it’s true framepacked support. If I only cared about half-resolution 3D, I’d simply be encoding all my videos offline and just be watching half-res 3D instead of being here talking about it. (What I’m doing instead is using a Zidoo X8 just for 3D, but it’s such a cantankerous machine and has so many bugs. Glad I can usually get through a 3D movie with it once in a while, but I’d never use it unless I had to).