Syncplay 1.5.2 Beta #1 – Enhanced mpv chat support

Posted by Etoh on December 31, 2017

Happy New Year! Enhanced chat support for mpv is ready for testing.

You can e-mail us feedback via or use the dedicated feedback issue at


  • You chat straight from mpv. By default you press enter, write your message, then press enter again. There is also an optional mode so you can start typing straight away.
  • You can how see multiple chat messages at once in a ‘chat room’ style or a ‘scrolling text’ style.
  • New ‘Chat’ tab in the Syncplay configuration dialogue. To get to this check ‘Show more settings’ in the normal dialogue.
  • (Experimental) Enter the commands from the command line interface mode straight into Syncplay by prefixing your message with “/”, e.g. “/u” to undo last seek and “/t” to toggle whether you are in ready mode.

Download links:

Known limitations:

  • Only supports input of US-ASCII characters via mpv. Other characters can be pasted in or entered via the main Syncplay UI. If you can figure out how to get around this then feel free to make a Pull Request!
  • You need to be using mpv >= v0.28.0 for the On-Screen Controller to be hidden during chat (e.g. to avoid it overlapping with the text input when it is positioned at the bottom)
  • Not all responses to /commands are relayed to mpv and only appear in the Syncplay notification window. If you want to fix this then feel free to make a Pull Request!

Hashes for (confirm with Microsoft’s File Checksum Integrity Verifier)
MD5: 176a90d378c4067113993762ad8e6c2a
SHA-1: 297b2897a2620cb2b7818982244edf23323be31a
SHA256: fbf6ab5485cec6f6fc2a3e524e537e1faccd9a8024820bf582eac0060730c62b

Hashes for Syncplay_1.5.2_Beta1.dmg (confirmable using QuickHash GUI)
MD5: f09ae1b9926f49dac5dcffc2a69cea43
SHA-1: 9eedb5e4001c3b6a806e9093dd01c6e137e42cd6
SHA256: 3d18abbd68c66f38af4e22d3bf7ca5588e48f7c5fb35a38d018499faf9e83a46

Note: This open source software has been marked as clean by Jotti (.dmg, .zip) and VirusTotal (.dmg, .zip). Syncplay might be flagged as suspicious by some anti-malware systems simply because it is unsigned software downloaded from the Internet that is not widely used. If you’re concerned by this then just run the Syncplay source code directly as it is open source softwar

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 use the dedicated feedback issue at

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