XstereO Player [OS X]

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Enables viewing of 3D images in various formats.

XstereO Player screenshot, Half Color anaglyph mode XstereO Player screenshot, side by side mode

Supports MPO files, Side by Side, Top/Bottom and interleaved stereo pairs in JPG, JPS, PNG, TIFF and animated GIF files as source format. Left and Right sides can be in two different files. MPO files supported only in OS X 10.7 and newer.

Since version 2.5 you could view 3D-images also directly from the web pages (and play slideshow) and by dragging them from other applications. Text from Title or Alt html tags used in window title for the images opened from the web pages. If pressing Find images button quickly finds nothing, press it once more.

You can view stereo pairs in MPO containers produced by Fujifilm Real 3D W3, Nintendo 3DS, HTC smartphones with stereo cameras, Sony cameras with 3D functions and other.

If you have problems with some MPO files, send me a sample image, please.

XstereO Player icon and Download Link

3D viewing is available in several modes including:

  1. Stereogram for Cross and Parallel viewing methods
  2. Stereogram for Top/Bottom viewing method with special glasses
  3. different kinds of Anaglyph mode for Red/Cyan and Green/Magenta glasses
  4. Left or Right eye only
  5. Vertical and Horisontal Interlaced modes for 3D monitors with polarized glasses
  6. 3D TV mode (half Side-by-Side and Over/Under) including 4K screen support
  7. Convenient special mode for Classic stereo cards
  8. Special mode for triple Left-Right-Left images that could be found on the web
  9. zoom up to 100% and pan through the whole image in all modes
  10. view 3D-image sequences directly from the web pages

Slideshow mode with various effects and adjustable time interval.

Use Right and Left arrow keyboard keys or onscreen Navigation buttons to view all images in the current folder.

Export 3D views in to JPG, PNG TIFF of GIF files in any supported mode preserving all metadata and alpha channels. Export options stores separately from the current viewing mode options, so you can view images in one comfortable mode and export with another.
Batch mode allows you to convert multiple files with the same options (from web page or from disk folder).
Export feature including batch mode available for all for free with Demo watermark. Export feature without Demo watermark available through In-App purchase.

Supports Mac OS X Lion Full screen mode.

XstereO Player since version 3.3 requires intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.9 or later.

Follow @osxstereo on twitter to track new features and versions.

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Clickable screenshots (from previous ver. 3.2):
XstereO Player screenshot, Gray anaglyph mode for Green/Magenta glasses XstereO Player screenshot, Gray anaglyph mode for Red/Cyan glasses XstereO Player screenshot, side by side mode XstereO Player screenshot, interlaced mode
xstereo player webpage open screenshot
xstereo player webpage open screenshot #

XstereO Player screenshot
Interlaced Mode requires 3D Monitor with polarized glasses #

Changes history

ver 4.26 (2017.02.?) !NOT YET RELEASED!

  1. Touch bar support
  2. Left-Right animation view mode added (see Preferences for some options)
  3. New export options: animated GIF and animated PNG! Please note that you can view animated PNGs only in web browsers
  4. Improved compatibility with macOS Sierra (10.12)
  5. Dragging images from Photos, Mail and some other apps now works correctly
  6. Now you can drag and drop folder on to the app’s icon or in to the app’s window to open files from inside it (long awaited feature, I know)
  7. Improved opening of webpages
  8. improved title visibility for interleaved mode
  9. Fixed: in some cases app may not save some options
  10. Improved overall stability

ver 3.6.22 (2015.10.11(?))

  1. Fixed memory issue during batch export

ver 3.5.19 (2015.06.23)

  1. Fixed incorrect international urls support opening images from the Web pages
  2. Fixed incorrect Demo watermark proportions in some viewing modes
  3. New app icon
  4. App website urls changed

ver 3.4.18 (2014.11.01)

  1. added preview in Export dialog
  2. added Sharing options in Export dialog to quickly post your beautiful stereo views across social networks
  3. added additional options for Stereo Card mode. Now you can produce beautiful Stereo cards using different styles, custom texts and logos
  4. fixed issues with Stereo Card viewing mode in some cases
  5. fixed disappearing of Play/Pause button
  6. fixed crash after showing/hiding toolbar in some cases
  7. fixed crash during some types of slide show in OS X 10.9
  8. Play Slideshow menu item now behaves correctly when slideshow is already running

ver 3.3 (2014.08.23)

  1. Export feature now available for all with Demo watermark
  2. Added “Appearance” option for SBS modes
  3. Added “Show in Finder” function
  4. Added triple Left-Right-Left source mode
  5. Added simple Stereo card emulation viewing mode
  6. Minor improvements and bug fixes

ver 3.2 (2014.05.28)

  1. 3D TV Over/Under mode added
  2. 4K TV screen size export option added
  3. minor improvements
  4. fixed incorrect “original size” width and height values for wide images for some modes when using export feature

ver 3.1 (2013.12.19)

  1. Fixed MPO files support
  2. Fixed (null) window title in some cases
  3. Classic stereo cards source type added

ver 3.0 (2013.12.12)

  1. Batch files processing added
  2. Support pf images with alpha channel
  3. Improved errors handling
  4. Minor bug fixas and some improvements

ver 2.9 (2013.03.16(26))

  1. Now application will remember those folders to which you grant access to. Just drug and drop needed folder or hard disk to XstereO Player window once

ver 2.8 (2013.02.09)

  1. fixed incorrect crop box in some exporting modes

ver 2.7 (2012.12.12(*))

  1. now you can use anaglyph images as source. XstereO Player will decode them and show to you in convenient way.
  2. full Exif info in exported images.
  3. saving in Export dialog by pressing Return key.
  4. fixed some compatibility issues with OS X 10.6.
  5. other minor enhancements.

ver 2.6 (2012.11.10(12))

  1. added Export feature (via In-app purchase). Now you can save what you see into JPEG, PNG or TIFF files!
  2. text from Title or Alt html tags used in window title for the images opened from the web pages
  3. more detailed progress displayed during web page loading process

ver 2.5 (2012.10.*(14))

  1. Now you can open sequences of 3D-images directly from the web pages and play slideshow. Use “File->Open Web Page…” or drag saved web page in to the application window.
  2. now you can drag single 3D-image from iPhoto, Aperture or Web browsers.
  3. xstereo: URL scheme added. Now you can launch XstereO Player by clicking xstereo:* links on a web pages.
  4. keyboard shortcut for Swap operation added.
  5. Online Help added.
  6. App sandboxing enabled. Now to browse images in folder you need to drag this folder in to the application window first.
  7. OS X 10.8 full screen compatibility issue fixed.
  8. fixed issue with transitions in slideshow on OS X 10.8.
  9. fixed issues with opening files when some dialog is already opened.
  10. bug fixes.

ver 2.4 (2012.04.08(16))

  1. fixed support of some MPO files with embedded thumbnails
  2. fixed reading of some MPO files from volumes with some file systems (FAT32 etc)

ver 2.3 (2012.03.14)

  1. support for animated GIF files as source
  2. more error messages are added for the import procedure

ver 2.2 (2012.02.27)

  1. Slideshow mode and onscreen navigation buttons

ver 2.1 (2012.02.17(22))

  1. MPO files support
  2. ability to view full Exif info

ver 2.0 (2012.01.29(28))

  1. Top/Bottom stereo pairs as source and as viewing method
  2. Interleaved stereo pairs as source
  3. source stereo pair can be scaled horizontally and vertically
  4. 2 separate left and right images as source
  5. speed improvements

ver 1.0 (2011.10.31(23))

  1. first version
  • David Schlotzhauer

    Need better zoom control. In particular, there needs to be a View:Fit selection that that causes a wide picture (such as a panorama) to zoom so that it fills the window vertically and provides horizontal scroll bars. I have many 3D panos that are very difficult to view. The 100% zoom is way too much and there is no incremental zoom control to increase/decrease the amount of zoom. In addition to View:Fit, I suggest a set of selections (like 1:1, 2:1, 1:2, etc.) much like you can do in Lightroom.

    • Yury Golubinsky

      Very interesting… I didn’t thought about viewing panoramas yet.

  • Brian Ciesicki

    I’d be willing to pay $25US if you add motion 3D video from a Nintendo 3DS. The only 2 products that can do it for the Mac are Final Cut Pro, and it costs $300 for plenty of features I won’t realistically use, and this one .ru website (which this product might be related to) but in order to save it as a file I can edit in iMovie as a side by side half, and convert it to 2D and Red and Cyan after editing, I have to use Unix command line code, and I know enough about it where if you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s dangerous. if you can make motion video that works directly off a 3DS SD Card, it’s worth it.

    • Yury Golubinsky

      I think saw your review on the App Store. Thank you for it! There was already a lot of requests to add video support. And I think about it seriously. But I can’t promise that I will add it. Why I didn’t add it already is because I by myself don’t shoot 3D video almost at all. I did a few 3D videos but it was really hard to edit them, I know. I improve code of this app by small steps, I already have some features commented for years :-) because I can’t polish them by some reasons. So there will be definitely a point at which I could add video support. But I can’t tell a year when this will happens.

      • Brian Ciesicki

        I don’t know about other 3D cameras, but the Nintendo 3DS uses independent Motion Jpeg AVIs, which if I’m correct, the still shot is compressed within the shot, butt the “animation” between frames is NOT Compressed, which means it’s a series of stills taken so many times per second, and synched with the audio track. The only thing I don’t know is if there’s “cross-eye compression” or whether each of the 2 frames are 2 separate jpegs. If there is no animation compression, and there’s either no cross-eye compression or your software knows how to deal with it, you can treat it as a series of stereo stills synched with mono audio.

        I don’t know if the other cameras use motion jpeg, and what their output to iMovie is, whether iMovie naturally sees it as side-by-side half, or whether it sees it monocular, the problem is the 3DS files are seen by iMovie as a monocular file. Even if it doesn’t work for other cameras, if the solution I present of treating it as a series of stills makes sense for the 3DS, it would be a welcome feature for the 3DS video. I believe the 3DS is the world’s most popular 3D camera, so that one brand alone would justify it if it were the only brand helped.

        If the time it would take to convert the high definition video is greater than 1 second processing time/ second of footage in high definition, it should go quicker on a 3DS footage because the footage is in standard definition. It may not work for other cameras, and I don’t know if other cameras need it as desperately as a 3DS, but the 3DS needs it.

        All I want is a basic 1:1 conversion. The camera doesn’t have any zoom except a walking zoom. All I want to film is a miniature golf course, and not Godzilla destroying a city that doubles in miniature as a miniature golf course. I’m not doing any optical tricks or special effects, (even though the 3DS camera has frame-by-frame stop motion mode so you can do some 3D claymation.) I don’t need to manipulate depths. All I want to do is share it on DVD and put it on the local cable station and on youtube. But I want to edit it first. And I don’t have enough bandwidth to upload it, and redownload it via internet. A within-a-Mac solution would be nice.

        I don’t know if other cameras either need this solution (someone tell me if other cameras do or not,) and if they do, they can be done in the same way, (I don’t know that either) but the 3DS should be easy to manipulate as a series of stereo stills synched up with audio. Yury, can the 3DS be done in this way, and is this method easy for the 3DS where other cameras may have other was of doing it and may not be manipulated correctly the same way?

        • Yury Golubinsky

          I am familiar with motion jpeg. I use such files a lot with my first digital cameras. And it is not a problem to decode them. If I will add video support I will remember about Nintendo 3DS :-)

  • Hi Uri
    Thanks for the Xstereo software which works very well with my panorama image pairs. Can I alter the separation of the stereo pair to change the perceived depth? I can do this with gPro stereo files in GoProStudio…
    bw from Bath UK