What does Syncplay do?
Syncplay synchronises video playback across multiple media players so that a group of people who all have the same videos can watch them together. Pausing, unpausing and jumping position within a media player is all synchronized, giving everyone connected to the same virtual room a shared viewing experience.
“3..2..1.. Play! …No wait, pause! …No wait, argh!”
— What people had to shout before Syncplay.
What does Syncplay not do?!
Syncplay does not use video streaming or file sharing so each user must have their own copy of the media to be played. Syncplay does not synchronise player configuration, audio or subtitle track choice or volume. Users must manually choose what file to play as Syncplay does not synchronise which file is open. Syncplay does not provide a voice or text-based chat platform to allow for discussion during playback as Syncplay is intended to be used in conjunction with a third-party communications solution such as IRC or Mumble.
What media players does Syncplay support?
Where can I get Syncplay?
- Syncplay packages on SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/syncplay/ (recommended)
- Syncplay’s latest source code on GitHub: https://github.com/Uriziel/syncplay (for advanced users)
How can I report bugs?
- You can report Syncplay bugs through https://github.com/Uriziel/syncplay/issues.
- You can chat with us through IRC via #syncplay on chat.freenode.net when we’re around.
If you are experiencing video playback issues then also check whether the problem still occurs without use of Syncplay, as it could be caused by your media player rather than Syncplay itself.