Seems like YouTube has decided to change the YT3D tags and options. They have now standardized on side-by-side LR frame-compatible (squished) format. This would be the same as broadcast, and thus stick with a standard format. It will also mean most modern 3D HDTVs will be able to play embedded YouTube videos. However, this means that all of the videos that were uploaded at full resolution are no longer supported and look messed up. This is because they straight-up DROPPED
support for ALL
the old YT3D tags (although the videos will still display as 3D, but they might not look right). You can see the new tags and the new rules here:http://www.google.com/support/youtube/b ... wer=157640
This is most problematic for full-res SBS 720P or 1080P content. For example, look at one of my recent videos which was uploaded as 2560 x 720:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuoGMBv7pl0
Not looking so good. Fortunately most of my old videos were in the frame-compatible format, so they still look alright. But this a huge blunder on their part. There are a lot of YT3D videos from the past 2 years, who knows what different options or aspect-ratios people were using. And this basically KILLS
all that content (including some of my own). I could, of course, re-upload the videos but that sucks. What about all the thousands of views I have, and the comments. I'm just going to lose that. Some people's videos have tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands views. Are they just expected to throw that away? I don't understand why they couldn't have left in some legacy support (like if the video was uploaded before the cut-off date it would still work). Why do this to people? Should we petition or something? How do we fix this?