Syncplay 1.4.0 (RC2)

Posted by Etoh on July 03, 2016

The new Shared Playlist feature means anyone can add a file to a joint queue, and when you get to the end of one file it will automatically load the next one and rewind.

Fixes in RC2:

  • ! Fixed bug where playlist where a client might erroneously change playlist selection when updating playlist if it had previously been updated by a different user in a way that moved the position of the currently playing file in the playlist.
  • ! Fixed bug where VLC would not play a newly loaded file
  • ! Fixed bug where Syncplay/VLC would sometimes crash if you tried to run with an old version of VLC (reported via Twitter by @coreyp0wner)
  • ! Updated syncplay.lua to make it clear that for VLC sometimes the file needs to be placed in the lib64 folder rather than the lib folder (addressing #103 by abhsag24)

NOTE: For the shared playlist feature to work, the server must be running the latest version of Syncplay.

Download links:

Windows installer:
Windows portable:
Linux Tarball:
Source code repository:

Support for Mac is experimental as none of the core Syncplay developers have a Mac. If you know any good OS X Python developers then please ask them to help us improve our support for OS X.


  • + Add shared playlists feature
  • * By default auto-play only triggers if everyone is playing the same file
  • * Search for media in user-specified media directories rather than directory of currently playing file (e.g. for double click to switch file)
  • ! Fix issue with Media Player Classic (not home cinema) being misidentified as mplayer2
  • ! Fix issues with MPC-HC and mpv being sent commands/queries while loading a file (could cause MPC-HC to crash or Syncpplay to freeze)
  • ! Fix bug loading relative config files in folders with UTF-8 characters
  • ! Show menu bar in OS X (#86 by nilsding, addressing an issue from #81)
  • ! Fix bug when loading Unicode files in *NIX (#85 by abhsag24, fixing #84 by minus7)
  • ! Prevent freezing when probing player paths on network drives (#78 by tari)
  • ! Set the correct player executable path when an .app was selected on OS X (#92 by nilsding, fixing #91 by thigan)

Contact us

As usual, if you are having problems or want to give feedback then please e-mail us ( or chat with us on IRC (#syncplay on Github users can also create an issue, or you could tweet us @syncplay or like us on Facebook.

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