Friday, November 19, 2010

Week of 11/19, Mini-Patch and Vimeo

  • Improved vimeo and YouTube syncing speed
  • YouTube playback is now seamless meaning you can watch an entire playlist without disruption in full screen. Good for users who just use synchtube for solo movies, or over skype, etc.
  • Increased maximum size of playlist (but please don't make them too big)
  • Slight interface adjustment, got rid of the hidden buttons
  • Fixed a couple bugs in chat \o/
  • Fixed avatars, you can now upload them
  • Patched a few memory leaks in the server

Note on Vimeo

To watch vimeo videos, either use the "Change Video" link, or simply paste the URL in the chat window and it will automatically turn it into a thumbnail you can click on. Vimeo Search is not yet implemented.

Don't forget!
  • You can share your playlists! Head to the "My Playlists" section. Check out my Pop Music playlist (

  • You can emote in rooms using "/me"! Try it by typing "/me waves".
As always, please let me know if you experience disconnects and what you were doing. Just drop a comment here. Don't forget to support us if you enjoy the site by telling your friends!



Monday, November 15, 2010

Vimeo Integration is Here

Vimeo integration is now here! Please test it out and comment if you find any problems.

Vimeo support allows you to paste Vimeo links in chat, add videos, and add to playlist. That's right! Your playlist can have BOTH YouTube and Vimeo videos!

Search for Vimeo has not yet been integrated.

Known Issue: Vimeo videos tend to be long, and unlike YouTube videos you cannot skip around to parts of the video that are not buffered. That being said, if you enter a room where the viewers are deep into a Vimeo video, it may take a while for your connection to buffer before you can start watching with them.

What player support would you like to see next? Drop a comment.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Updates

New mini-patch released today. Adds the following features:
  • Auto-reconnect: Synchtube will now try to reconnect if you get disconnected
  • Emote: As requested by our friends from France, particularly wota :D, type "/me {something}" to emote!, for example "/me waves"
  • Minor bug fixes

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Share Playlists

You can now share synchtube playlists!

Login > My Playlists > share!

This feature was added as people were creating cool playlists, but had no way to share them without creating a room first.