Syncplay allows people to enjoy a shared viewing experience even if they are thousands of miles apart, so friends can watch anime, movies, TV shows and other media together.
The Syncplay Client launches a media player on your computer, connects to a Syncplay server and joins a virtual room on that server. Pauses, unpauses and seeks made within that media player instance are relayed to fellow viewers via the server to allow for these actions to be replicated by the media players of everyone else in the same virtual room.
The server keeps track of where everyone is in the video so if someone joins they can be brought to the right place, and so if someone is too far ahead they can be brought back in sync.
Syncplay can also share information about what files people are playing to make it easier for viewers to confirm they are playing the same file (or be warned if they are playing different files).
Syncplay does not use video streaming or file sharing so each user must have their own copy of the media to be played (although if their media player supports it and connection was fast enough, the user could play a stream such as Youtube in their media player, play a file from a network share, or be downloading a file from a HTTP server and playing it at the same time).
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– Fixed server bug relating to managed rooms on public servers introduced in 1.6.0.
– Add custom error message if Twisted is not installed.