How to get involved

Syncplay is developed using Python. You could help by reporting bugs, working on the code, or providing translations to other languages. The project is hosted at and our IRC channel is #syncplay on You can also e-mail us via

Core developers

  • Et0h – GUI/VLC/NSIS/messages lead
  • Uriziel – Syncplay architecture/protocol/Twisted/networking/threading lead

Other contributors

Thanks should also go to:

  • The media player developers, especially those who directly supported Syncplay (e.g. vBm from MPC-HC and jb from VLC)
  • Those who posted bug reports which made us aware of various issues (including those people thanked in the Syncplay Changelog and relevant commit messages)
  • Those who developed the libraries and platforms which Syncplay relies on (e.g. Python, Twisted, py2exe, PySide and NSIS)
  • Those who developed the tools we use to develop and promote Syncplay (e.g. PyCharm, Eclipse, WordPress and Mumble)
  • Everyone who has donated, spread the word, or given us feedback on the project


Syncplay started out as a fork of SyncPlay, which emerged from #anime&manga on as a tool to facilitate watching videos with friends and commenting on them (the videos, not the friends) ‘live’ on IRC or Mumble. Uriziel came up with the idea as a replacement to having to shout “3..2..1.. Play! …No wait, pause!”, but the initial code for SyncPlay was mostly written by Tomasz “Fluxid” Kowalczyk. Fluxid’s work on SyncPlay started in January 2012 and ended in February 2012.