I haven't checked this thread for a long time but anyway, regarding eye-swapping, these dongles are kind of dumb. They have no idea about what is on the screen. All it does it notice when the video signal reaches the bottom of the screen and has a vertical refresh pulse. It locks on to that pulse and just toggles the glasses. It doesn't really know if the view is meant for the left or right eye since there is no way for it to tell, it just guesses and toggles and toggles. At least it stays in perfect sync with the hardware signal so if your view suddenly flips sync, it's not because of the dongle missing a sync pulse unless there was an actual hardware glitch which I think is almost never. But to answer your question a little more fully, I guess the answer is because the makers of the dongle didn't build in that function. Some other dongles have a hardware switch or button that can flip the sync and that's handy sometimes. The other answer there's no sync-flipper would be because the 3d-driver makers didn't program one in. Either software or hardware sync-flipping would be helpful but sometimes there's neither and you just have to say "darn" or else make your own like in this other thread:viewtopic.php?f=26&t=4661
Again, sorry for the late response, PM me next time and I'll try to visit here more regularly. But now on to my original reason for checking this thread: Color Codes!
Some time ago I investigated the color codes for activating some dongles and they are pretty similar. I just used the activator, took a screenshot and counted the lines and colors. The first set of data comes from a viewing program called "DepthCharge Viewer". Most people will probably want to skip that and get to the codes for the E-Dim Activator. It works with some H3D and X3D and 3D-World dongles as well since they all look similar. Here's the details:
(b=black, r=red, y=yellow, g=green, x=any color (background color, whatever is on the screen))
top-of-screen colored line codes from DepthCharge Viewer output options:
"old" H3D dongle colored line codes:
xxxrbrbrbrbgbybybbb(xxx...) - turns off any mode
xxxrbrbrbrbgbybybrrbb(xxx...) - turns on interlaced mode
xxxrbrbrbrbgbybybyb(xxx...) - turns on sync-doubling mode
"new" H3D dongle colored line codes:
xxxrrggyyyybb(xxx...) - turns off any mode
xxxrrggyyyyrr(xxx...) - turns on interlaced mode (top line goes to left eye)
xxxrrggyyyyyy(xxx...) - turns on sync-doubling mode
top of screen color line codes: from ED-Activator (R3D Controller 18.104.22.168)
rrggyyyybb(xxx...) - turns off any mode
rrggyyyyrr(xxx...) - turns on interlaced mode (top line goes to left eye)
rrggyyyybr(xxx...) - turns on interlaced mode in reversed mode (top line goes to right eye, Zalman style)
rrggyyyyyy(xxx...) - turns on sync-doubling mode
rrggyyyygg(xxx...) - turns on page-flipping mode
Ignore the following LCD modes. I'm pretty confident that they are useless for everyone.
for LCD modes, turn on page-flipping mode first, then try the LCD mode you want.
LCD mode 1 : rrrrrrggyyyygr - interlaced mode with 3/4 refresh delay
LCD mode 2 : rrrrrrggyyyyrg - page-flipping mode with 3/4 refresh delay
LCD mode off: rrrrrrggyyyybg - remove refresh delay to normal shutterglass operation
What good is all this? Well, you can use this info to make your own activator using mplayer like if you're using Linux or something and ED-Activator won't work in your case. Follow me to the netpbm-tools thread if you want an activator that uses png files and mplayer. It's post 3 on page 1.viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10607
Blue-Line Code and White-Line Code:
For Blue-line code and White-line code, the standard seems to be a line on the bottom of the screen that is either 25% long or 75% long from left to right. 25% is for the left-eye view and 75% is for the right, but if you're using a DLP projector that has a one-frame delay, then you can reverse those numbers and then you'll be in sync. The remainder (right side) of your line should be black. Also if you are adding BLC to a 3d video, you probably should make it more than 1-pixel tall. Personally, I like 4. I'll post a link here to a future thread for those interested in 3d video processing/playback in this style. Also note that I recently got a WLC device and it also responds to BLC as well. I'm just not sure if it was actually designed that way or if it's just a happy coincidence. BLC is a great way to keep videos in sync and not worry about sync issues but you have to have a video that matches your system and playback style is also important. More in the mplayer thread eventually. I'm making a Table of Contents for that thread so you will be able to easily find a post about using mplayer to test your dongle for BLC sensitivity.
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