SYNCPLAY 1.6.8

Posted by Etoh on May 22, 2021
Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Syncplay Download links (hosted by GitHub):

Notes:

  • Those experiencing problems running Syncplay on Fedora should refer to the advice in #355.
  • If you are using macOS via Apple Silicon / ARM then you will need to use Syncplay via Rosetta 2. See #368 for details.
  • We have discontinued snap as a release channel (see #376). Please use the AppImage instead.
  • We have discontinued support for the legacy release of macOS as the relevant versions of the OS have reached end of life (EOL).
  • Please report issues via https://github.com/Syncplay/syncplay/issues

Other relevant links:

Headline additions:

  • Added server-only Debian package (PR #382 by daniel-123 responding to suggesion #375 by tippl)
  • Add manpages (implemented by daniel-128 based on work contributed by Bruno Kleinert in #398)

Tweaks and fixes:

  • Improve playlist advancement for VLC and mpv (PR #397 by Et0h, responding to #334 by Canageek)
  • Fix VLC connection issues
  • Update mpv vendor code (daniel-123 & albertosottile; see PR #400)
  • Added more MPC-HC paths (#398 raised by MarisKori, resolve by Et0h)
  • Fix issues with per-player arguments (#266 raised by LiteracyFanatic, resolved by Et0h)
  • Update to Russian translations (#372 by OlegSmelov)
  • Various improvements to the Deb script (coded by daniel-123)
  • Add some input characters for mpv, some of which might work (#370 raised by jvschiavo and implemented by Et0h)
  • (Hopefully) ignore benign AA_EnableHighDpiScaling error (see #388 post by Et0h)
  • Move from AppVeyor to GitHub Actions (#399 by albertosottile)
  • Add notice for Python in third party collection file (PR #404 by albertosottile)
  • Discontinue support for snap packages (as explained in #376 by daniel-123)

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release, including those credited above.

Virus scans for Windows executables

Note: This open source software has been marked as clean by VirusTotal. Syncplay might be flagged as suspicious by some anti-malware systems simply because it is niche software downloaded from the Internet but as we are open source anyone can audit our code if they wish to do so.

Syncplay-1.6.8-Beta-1-Setup.exe:

Syncplay_1.6.8_Beta_1_Portable.zip:

Syncplay 1.6.8 Beta 1

Posted by Etoh on April 11, 2021
Uncategorized / No Comments

Syncplay Download links (hosted by GitHub):

Notes:

  • Those experiencing problems running Syncplay on Fedora should refer to the advice in #355.
  • If you are using macOS via Apple Silicon / ARM then you will need to use Syncplay via Rosetta 2. See #368 for details.
  • We have discontinued snap as a release channel (see #376). Please use the AppImage instead.
  • We have discontinued support for the legacy release of macOS as the relevant versions of the OS have reached end of life (EOL).
  • Please report issues via https://github.com/Syncplay/syncplay/issues

Other relevant links:

Headline additions:

  • Added server-only Debian package (PR #382 by daniel-123 responding to suggesion #375 by tippl)
  • Add manpages (implemented by daniel-128 based on work contributed by Bruno Kleinert in #398)

Tweaks and fixes:

  • Improve playlist advancement for VLC and mpv (PR #397 by Et0h, responding to #334 by Canageek)
  • Fix VLC connection issues
  • Update mpv vendor code (daniel-123 & albertosottile; see PR #400)
  • Added more MPC-HC paths (#398 raised by MarisKori, resolve by Et0h)
  • Fix issues with per-player arguments (#266 raised by LiteracyFanatic, resolved by Et0h)
  • Update to Russian translations (#372 by OlegSmelov)
  • Various improvements to the Deb script (coded by daniel-123)
  • Add some input characters for mpv, some of which might work (#370 raised by jvschiavo and implemented by Et0h)
  • (Hopefully) ignore benign AA_EnableHighDpiScaling error (see #388 post by Et0h)
  • Move from AppVeyor to GitHub Actions (#399 by albertosottile)
  • Add notice for Python in third party collection file (PR #404 by albertosottile)
  • Discontinue support for snap packages (as explained in #376 by daniel-123)

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release, including those credited above.

Virus scans for Windows executables

Note: This open source software has been marked as clean by VirusTotal. Syncplay might be flagged as suspicious by some anti-malware systems simply because it is niche software downloaded from the Internet but as we are open source anyone can audit our code if they wish to do so.

Syncplay-1.6.8-Beta-1-Setup.exe:

Syncplay_1.6.8_Beta_1_Portable.zip:

Syncplay 1.6.7

Posted by Etoh on December 12, 2020
Uncategorized / 6 Comments

Syncplay Download links (hosted by GitHub):

Note: Those experiencing problems running Syncplay on Fedora should refer to the advice in #355.

Note: If you are using macOS via Apple Silicon / ARM then you will need to use Syncplay via Rosetta 2. See #368 for details.

Other relevant links:

Headline changes:

  • Fix Syncplay v1.6.6 VLC connection issue (#365 raised by smiba  and JacopoMolteni, resolved by Et0h)
  • Add support for IINA player (#360 by albertosottile) – Note: IINA does not support the in-player chat input feature, so you must use the Syncplay chat box.
  • Add Turkish translation (#364 by muaz742)
  • Update Russian translation (#363 by OlegSmelov)

Tweaks and minor fixes:

  • Update version of py2exe used (albertosottile)
  • Move python_mpv_jsonipc to the vendor folder (#369 by albertosottile)
  • Actually save/load autoplayRequireSameFilenames (Et0h)
  • Make language list alphabetical for consistency (Et0h)

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release, including those credited above.

Virus scans for Windows executables

Note: This open source software has been marked as clean by Jotti and VirusTotal. Syncplay might be flagged as suspicious by some anti-malware systems simply because it is niche software downloaded from the Internet but as we are open source anyone can audit our code if they wish to do so.

Syncplay-1.6.7-Setup.exe

Syncplay_1.6.7-Portable.zip:

Syncplay 1.6.7 Beta

Posted by Etoh on December 06, 2020
Uncategorized / No Comments

Syncplay Download links (hosted by GitHub):

Note: Those experiencing problems running Syncplay on Fedora should refer to the advice in #355.

Note: If you are using macOS via Apple Silicon / ARM then you will need to use Syncplay via Rosetta 2. See #368 for details.

Other relevant links:

Headline changes:

  • Fix Syncplay v1.6.6 VLC connection issue (#365 raised by smiba  and JacopoMolteni, resolved by Et0h)
  • Add support for IINA player (#360 by albertosottile) – Note: IINA does not support the in-player chat input feature, so you must use the Syncplay chat box.
  • Add Turkish translation (#364 by muaz742)
  • Update Russian translation (#363 by OlegSmelov)

Tweaks and minor fixes:

  • Update version of py2exe used (albertosottile)
  • Move python_mpv_jsonipc to the vendor folder (#369 by albertosottile)
  • Actually save/load autoplayRequireSameFilenames (Et0h)
  • Make language list alphabetical for consistency (Et0h)

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release, including those credited above.

Virus scans for Windows executables

Note: This open source software has been marked as clean by Jotti and VirusTotal. Syncplay might be flagged as suspicious by some anti-malware systems simply because it is niche software downloaded from the Internet but as we are open source anyone can audit our code if they wish to do so.

Syncplay-1.6.7-Beta1-Setup.exe

Syncplay_1.6.7-Beta1-Portable.zip:

Syncplay 1.6.6

Posted by Etoh on October 21, 2020
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Syncplay Download links (hosted by GitHub):

Note: Those experiencing problems running Syncplay on Fedora should refer to the advice in #355.

Other relevant links:

New features:

  • Room history feature (#336 & #337 by Gbd199, with additional coding by Et0h)
  • Ability to control playlist from console, chat and mpv chat (#327#316 and #319 – initial code by csandras05 with additional code by odrling and et0h
  • mpv: Add possibility to control which socket to use (#320 by TaPO4eg3D and young-shounen)

Changes and bug fixes:

  • Move to Twisted for VLC communication (#353 by albertosottile)
  • Add warning about erroneous VLC seeks and incompatibility with VLC 4 and always update VLC syncplay.lua (#354 raised by AustinSumigray, code by et0h)
  • Allow = sign in value of command line options again (#333 raised by alexbobp and Spincervino, resolved by et0h)
  • Fix “Unhandled Error” issue (#352 raised by gnull, resolved by et0h)
  • Allow PySide2 5.15.1 (#321 raised by odrling, resolved by daniel-123)
  • Changed mpvnet icon from .ico to .png for consistency (#348 by mentofa123)
  • Fixed MPC crashes when trying to open YouTube videos with emojis (#328 by borislav-draganov)
  • Fix error with double quotes in mpv chat messages (#329 raised by KanChiMoe, resolved by et0h)
  • Disable native Wayland for snap (issue resolved by daniel-123)

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release, including those credited above and jimmydorry who helped us find a bug in Beta 1 in #357!

Virus scans for Windows executables

Note: This open source software has been marked as clean by Jotti and VirusTotal. Syncplay might be flagged as suspicious by some anti-malware systems simply because it is niche software downloaded from the Internet but as we are open source anyone can audit our code if they wish to do so.

Syncplay-1.6.6-Setup.exe

Syncplay_1.6.6-Portable.zip:

Syncplay 1.6.6 Beta 2

Posted by Etoh on October 10, 2020
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Same as Beta 1, but fixes issue launching Syncplay with a managed room (#357 reported by jimmydorry, resolved by et0h).

Syncplay Download links (hosted by GitHub):

Note: Those experiencing problems running Syncplay on Fedora should refer to the advice in #355.

Other relevant links:

New features:

  • Room history feature (#336 & #337 by Gbd199, with additional coding by Et0h)
  • Ability to control playlist from console, chat and mpv chat (#327#316 and #319 – initial code by csandras05 with additional code by odrling and et0h
  • MPV: Add possibility to control which socket to use (#320 by TaPO4eg3D and young-shounen)

Changes and bug fixes:

  • Move to Twisted for VLC communication (#353 by albertosottile)
  • Add warning about erroneous VLC seeks and incompatibility with VLC 4 and always update VLC syncplay.lua (#354 raised by AustinSumigray, code by et0h)
  • Allow = sign in value of command line options again (#333 raised by alexbobp and Spincervino, resolved by et0h)
  • Fix “Unhandled Error” issue (#352 raised by gnull, resolved by et0h)
  • Allow PySide2 5.15.1 (#321 raised by odrling, resolved by daniel-123)
  • Changed mpvnet icon from .ico to .png for consistency (#348 by mentofa123)
  • Fixed MPC crashes when trying to open YouTube videos with emojis (#328 by borislav-draganov)
  • Fix error with double quotes in mpv chat messages (#329 raised by KanChiMoe, resolved by et0h)
  • Disable native wayland for snap (issue resolved by daniel-123)

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release!

Virus scans for Windows executables

Note: This open source software has been marked as clean by Jotti and VirusTotal. Syncplay might be flagged as suspicious by some anti-malware systems simply because it is niche software downloaded from the Internet but as we are open source anyone can audit our code if they wish to do so.

Syncplay-1.6.6-Beta2-Setup.exe

Syncplay_1.6.6-Beta2_Portable.zip:

Syncplay 1.6.6 Beta 1

Posted by Etoh on October 08, 2020
Uncategorized / No Comments

Syncplay Download links (hosted by GitHub):

Note: Those experiencing problems running Syncplay on Fedora should refer to the advice in #355.

Other relevant links:

New features:

  • Room history feature (#336 & #337 by Gbd199, with additional coding by Et0h)
  • Ability to control playlist from console, chat and mpv chat (#327#316 and #319 – initial code by csandras05 with additional code by odrling and et0h
  • MPV: Add possibility to control which socket to use (#320 by TaPO4eg3D and young-shounen)

Changes and bug fixes:

  • Move to Twisted for VLC communication (#353 by albertosottile)
  • Add warning about erroneous VLC seeks and incompatibility with VLC 4 and always update VLC syncplay.lua (#354 raised by AustinSumigray, code by et0h)
  • Allow = sign in value of command line options again (#333 raised by alexbobp and Spincervino, resolved by et0h)
  • Fix “Unhandled Error” issue (#352 raised by gnull, resolved by et0h)
  • Allow PySide2 5.15.1 (#327 raised by odrling, resolved by daniel-123)
  • Changed mpvnet icon from .ico to .png for consistency (#348 by mentofa123)
  • Fixed MPC crashes when trying to open YouTube videos with emojis (#328 by borislav-draganov)
  • Fix error with double quotes in mpv chat messages (#329 raised by KanChiMoe, resolved by et0h)
  • Disable native wayland for snap (issue resolved by daniel-123)

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release!

Virus scans for Windows executables

Syncplay-1.6.6-Beta1-Setup.exe

Syncplay_1.6.6-Beta1_Portable.zip:

Syncplay 1.6.5

Posted by Etoh on June 21, 2020
Uncategorized / 7 Comments

Improved support for all of the players (including fixing issues which made newer versions of mpv not work), new support for mpv.net, various language tweaks and the addition of Brazilian Portuguese and European Portuguese translations? Check.

Various tweaks and enhancements, including simple wildcard matching for trusted domains, allowing for playlsits to be loaded from files, and allowing for room operator passwords to be specified when joining a room for auto-authentication, and various other improvements and buf fixes? Yes, it’s all in the changelog.

Syncplay Download links (hosted by GitHub):

Other relevant links:

Changelog for Syncplay 1.6.5:

  • Added initial support for mpv.net (issue #246 raised by Z3ROGRAV1TYx  and resolved by Et0h with support from stax76)
  • mpv: Moved from STDN/STDOUT to using iwaltons3’s library JSON-IPC library to support mpv > 0.32.0 (#261 raised by wiiaboo and again in #286 by da-moo, resolved by Et0h in #310)
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese translation (#291 by AtilioA, with tweaks in #317 by artur309)
  • Added European Portuguese translation (#317 by artur309)
  • Added Debian packages (#318 by daniel-123)
  • Allow loading of playlists from a file (Et0h)
  • Allow managed room password to be specified in room name for auto authentication, e.g. by joining +RoomName:E974AACDBEC6:MA-746-375 (Inspired by #216 raised by jimmydorry , added by Et0h)
  • Add simple wildcard matching mechanism for trusted domains (#306 by seitokaichouseitokaichou)
  • VLC: Resolve issues with some Snap configurations (#301 raised by nlieb and partially resold by bobismijnnaam and Et0h)
  • macOS: Improve language detection/choice, e.g incorrectly showing German menus (#268 raised by Duamer and #288 raised by v-ji and others , both resolved by albertosottile)
  • Allow seamless advancement of music files in the playlist (by Et0h, see #302 for discussion)
  • Change of behaviour and fixes to how pause and seek work on joining a room to reduce playback disruption (#315 by Et0h)
  • Workaround performance regression in mpv’s osd code (#295 & #296 by FichteFoll)
  • Fixed issue with TLS on some systems, e.g. Fedora 31 (#292 raised by Phidica, resolved by daniel-123)
  • Fixed trailing newlines break message (#300 raised by lc-guy, resolved by Etoh)
  • mpv: Improve error handling and display meaningful advice if load fails (#270 raised by Gnuxie, resolved by Et0h)
  • mpv: Add Turkish characters to chat input (#314 by lilcsz, resolved by Et0h)
  • Fixed chat font change not being stored (#281 raised by SingerCo, resolved in #311 by NoahSaso)
  • Improved/updated German translation (#287 by v-ji/Viktor)
  • Misspell: change “inteface” to “interface” (PR #247 by Lqlsoftware)
  • Remove ruby reinstall workaround for openssl, as not needed (#279 by palfrey)
  • TLS: Add error message if SAN doesn’t match hostname (#253 by kidburglar)
  • Various fixes and tweaks, including avoiding a “You are all alone” messages on connect (Et0h)
  • Add Python 3.8 to list of supported versions (#304 raised by ElDavoo, resolved by daniel-123)
  • Makefile: Create pixmaps folder if it doesn’t exist (daniel-123)
  • Fixed setClient typo (#282 raised by Siky, resolved by Et0h)

Thanks to everyone who contributed to Syncplay 1.6.5!

File hashes and links to virus scans:

Syncplay-1.6.5-Setup.exe:

Syncplay_1.6.5_Portable.zip:

syncplay_1.6.5_amd64.snap:

  • SHA1: 8e8298546c8d17703182948b0e81e6ba2a90109f

Syncplay_1.6.5.dmg:

  • SHA1: f4e6960f9373e410454eab1e1d726de5ef24440e

Syncplay-1.6.5-x86_64.AppImage:

  • SHA1: 518dc0a16dc29f74871a0760063f854818208280

Syncplay_1.6.5.deb:

  • MD5: 1713bac7b38dff0f3bde29b392b22d44

Syncplay 1.6.5 Beta 1

Posted by Etoh on May 30, 2020
Uncategorized / No Comments

Improved support for all of the players (including fixing issues which made newer versions of mpv not work), new support for mpv.net, various language tweaks and the addition of Brazilian Portuguese translation? Check.

Various tweaks and enhancements, including simple wildcard matching for trusted domains, allowing for playlsits to be loaded from files, and allowing for room operator passwords to be specified when joining a room for auto-authentication, and various other improvements and buf fixes? Yes, it’s all in the changelog.

Syncplay Download links (hosted by GitHub):

Other relevant links:

Changelog for Syncplay 1.6.5:

  • Added initial support for mpv.net (issue #246 raised by Z3ROGRAV1TYx  and resolved by Et0h with support from stax76)
  • mpv: Moved from STDN/STDOUT to using iwaltons3’s library JSON-IPC library to support mpv > 0.32.0 (#261 raised by wiiaboo and again in #286 by da-moo, resolved by Et0h in #310)
  • Add Brazilian Portuguese translation (#291 by AtilioA)
  • Allow loading of playlists from a file (Et0h)
  • Allow managed room password to be specified in room name for auto authentication, e.g. by joining +RoomName:E974AACDBEC6:MA-746-375 (Inspired by #216 raised by jimmydorry , added by Et0h)
  • Add simple wildcard matching mechanism for trusted domains (#306 by seitokaichouseitokaichou)
  • VLC: Resolve issues with some Snap configurations (#301 raised by nlieb and partially resold by bobismijnnaam and Et0h)
  • macOS: Improve language detection/choice, e.g incorrectly showing German menus (#268 raised by Duamer and #288 raised by v-ji and others , both resolved by albertosottile)
  • Allow seamless advancement of music files in the playlist (by Et0h, see #302 for discussion)
  • Change of behaviour and fixes to how pause and seek work on joining a room to reduce playback disruption (#315 by Et0h)
  • Workaround performance regression in mpv’s osd code (#295 & #296 by FichteFoll)
  • Fixed issue with TLS on some systems, e.g. Fedora 31 (#292 raised by Phidica, resolved by daniel-123)
  • Fixed trailing newlines break message (#300 raised by lc-guy, resolved by Etoh)
  • mpv: Improve error handling and display meaningful advice if load fails (#270 raised by Gnuxie, resolved by Et0h)
  • mpv: Add Turkish characters to chat input (#314 by lilcsz, resolved by Et0h)
  • Fixed chat font change not being stored (#281 raised by SingerCo, resolved in #311 by NoahSaso)
  • Improved/updated German translation (#287 by v-ji/Viktor)
  • Misspell: change “inteface” to “interface” (PR #247 by Lqlsoftware)
  • Remove ruby reinstall workaround for openssl, as not needed (#279 by palfrey)
  • TLS: Add error message if SAN doesn’t match hostname (#253 by kidburglar)
  • Various fixes and tweaks, including avoiding a “You are all alone” messages on connect (Et0h)
  • Add Python 3.8 to list of supported versions (#304 raised by ElDavoo, resolved by daniel-123)
  • Makefile: Create pixmaps folder if it doesn’t exist (daniel-123)
  • Fixed setClient typo (#282 raised by Siky, resolved by Et0h)

Thanks to everyone who contributed to Syncplay 1.6.5!

File hashes and links to virus scans:

Syncplay-1.6.5-Beta1-Setup.exe:

Syncplay_1.6.5-Beta1-Portable.zip:

Syncplay_1.6.5-Beta1-amd64.snap:

Syncplay_1.6.5-Beta1.dmg:

Syncplay-1.6.5-Beta1-x86-64.AppImage:

Syncplay_1.6.5-Beta1.deb:

Syncplay 1.6.4a

Posted by Etoh on June 23, 2019
Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Lots of changes in Syncplay 1.6.4! TLS support for everyone, the official release of Syncplay on the Snap store and on AppImageHub, support for Dark Mode and Emoji picker in macOS, and many more things. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release.

Note: Due to issue #22456 VLC 4 is not currently compatible with Syncplay.

Syncplay Download links (hosted by Github):

Other relevant links:

Other relevant links:

Syncplay 1.6.4/1.6.4a Changelog:

  • Add TLS (SSL) support in the Windows binaries. Opportunistic TLS is now supported on all platforms (included in PR #231 by albertosottile, requested in #217 by alxpettit)
  • Add support for releasing via Snap and AppImage. Travis CI now automatically builds releases for macOS, Snap, and AppImage after every commit. This version of Syncplay is also published in the Snap store and on AppImageHub (Snap: PR #231 by albertosottile, requested in #199 by Mikaela; AppImage: coded by albertosottile)
  • Add support for installing Syncplay using setuptools via a setup.py script. This required a change in our folder structure, though this change should not affect end-users. (PR #231 by albertosottile, contributions by Et0h and ObserverOfTime via PR #230, suggested in #207 by alxpettit)
  • Remove the “Update list” button for public servers from the configuration dialog (PR #233 by Et0h)
  • [macOS] Add support for Dark Mode in macOS 10.14 Mojave (bc242c2 by albertosottile)
  • [macOS] Add an Edit menu in the OS menubar to enable Dictation support and native Emoji picker in the chat input field (albertosottile)
  • Fix an issue that prevented to use SMPlayer (issue #234 raised by elvissteinjr and resolved by Et0h)
  • Some images in the GUI now scale their pixel density for Hi-DPI/Retina displays (819e6b6 and 8f5b77c by albertosottile)
  • [macOS and Linux] Fix selection highlight in the user list of the main dialog (albertosottile)
  • [macOS] Fix a bug that loaded a random string in the password field of the config UI (b3545a3 by albertosottile)
  • [Linux] Support the VLC Snap as player (issue #222 raised by RogueScholar and resolved by albertosottile)
  • [macOS] Several tweaks to the position of elements in the main and config dialogs (albertosottile)
  • Add getValueForOS function in constants to store and extract different values for different operating systems (ff6bb74 by albertosottile)
  • [Windows] All the png files in resources are now automatically included in the distribution bundles (3a4cf41 by albertosottile)
  • Do not ask anymore to “Press enter to exit” after closing mpv when Syncplay is used from its CLI (issue #238 raised by alxpettit and resolved by albertosottile)
  • Embed darkdetect (GitHub, BSD-3-Clause) version 0.1.1 in the project vendor folder
  • Some files in the repository are now released under the MIT license, while the repository stays on Apache 2.0. This is explicitly stated in the header of those files. At this moment, this exception applies to README.md and travis/appimage-script.sh.
  • [macOS] Upgrade PySide2 to 5.12.3, using a bottle created in our custom tap.
  • Upgrade qt5reactor to version 0.5
  • [Windows] Upgrade py2exe to version 0.9.3.0
  • [Windows] Upgrade PySide2 to version 5.12.3
  • 1.6.4a: Fixed bug in 1.6.4 whereby prompts for further information in the configuration window sometimes resulted in the window closing rather than displaying the error (issue #240 was in initial release of 1.6.4, raised by TETYYS, resolved by Et0h)
  • 1.6.4a: [macOS] Fixed issue with information prompts resulting in incorrect configuration window height (763406b by albertosottile)
  • 1.6.4a: Fixed issue which prevented TLS from working when using Windows installer (#241 rasied by Tremolo4, resolved by albertosottile)

File hashes:

Note: This open source software has been marked as clean by Jotti (.exe, .zip, .dmg, .AppImage, .snap, legacy .dmg) and VirusTotal (.exe, .zip, .AppImage, .Snap .dmg, legacy .dmg). Syncplay might be flagged as suspicious by some anti-malware systems simply because it is niche software downloaded from the Internet but as we are open source anyone can audit our code if they wish to do so.