I made a thing to watch GB videos simultaneously (List Updated Jul 30)

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#1  Edited By Jetlag

I made this web page that embeds multiple GB videos and syncs them up.

I added some keyboard controls, check here.

Thanks to everyone helping put links together!

Minecraft:

2020-05-01 (Vinny, Abby, Jeff + Jan, Ben, & Brad)

2020-05-08 (Jan, Abby, Jeff, Vinny + Ben & Brad)

2020-05-15 (Jan, Abby, Vinny + Brad, Jeff, & Ben)

2020-05-22 (Jan, Abby, Vinny, Jeff + Ben & Brad)

Split screen
Split screen

2020-05-29 (Jan, Abby, Jeff, Vinny + Brad & Ben)

2020-06-05 (Jan, Abby, Jeff, Vinny + Ben & Brad)

2020-06-12 (Jan, Abby, Jeff, Vinny + Ben, Brad, & the GB Community)
First half with Jan and Jeff

2020-06-19 (Jan, Jeff, Vinny, Abby, Ben + Brad) (No archive for Ben?)

2020-06-26 (Jeff, Vinny, Abby + Ben & Brad)

2020-07-10 (Vinny, Jeff, Abby, Jan + Ben & Brad)

2020-07-17

2020-07-24

Astroneer:

2020-04-22 (Brad, Vinny)
Re-sync needed at 40:33

2020-04-29 (Brad, Vinny)

2020-05-04 (Brad, Vinny)

Picture-in-picture
Picture-in-picture

2020-05-11 (Brad, Vinny)

2020-05-20 (Brad, Vinny)

2020-05-27 (Brad, Vinny)
Re-sync needed at 42:00

2020-06-03 (Vinny, Brad)

2020-06-10 (Vinny, Brad)

2020-06-24 (Brad, Vinny)

2020-07-01 (Vinny, Brad)

2020-07-08 (Brad, Vinny)

2020-07-15

2020-07-22

Grounded:

2020-07-30

Sea Beasts:

Wow. It works great on my phone. Here's a really bad picture.
Wow. It works great on my phone. Here's a really bad picture.

2020-04-24 (Vinny, Abby + Brad & Alex)

2020-06-17 (Abby, Vinny)

Re-sync after 54:30

We Be Truckin'!:

2020-04-21 (Alex, Vinny)

GTFO:

2020-04-01 (Brad, Vinny + Ben & Alex)

2020-04-15 (Brad, Vinny + Alex & Ben)

State of Decay 2:

2020-03-25 (Brad, Vinny)

Murder Island:

2017-09-25 (Dan, Jeff + Abby & Brad)

2017-08-28 (Vinny, Jeff + Abby & Brad)

I Love Mondays/Mailbags:

2011-11-17 (Jeff, Ryan + Patrick & Will)

2012-04-30 (Brad, Ryan + Drew, Jeff, & Patrick)

2013-04-15 (Ryan, Brad + Jeff & Patrick)

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Been waiting for this post! Thanks for making this.

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Seems like a thing they should implement on the site if they plan to do a lot of these multi perspective streams!

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Damn the engineers should implement this. Amazing work

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This is awesome. Well done!

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Really enjoying this!
About the only thing I can ask for is a 'Show Controls' keybind or something. Or to switch between 2x2 video and Picture-in-Picture. Why I am bringing this up: If you go Picture-in-Picture, F11 for full screen and then hide the controls, there doesn't seem to be any obvious way to bring the controls back up. I literally just checked if clicking in the bottom left corner worked (It did!) but that was a logic leap of 'It was in that corner, maybe if I click?'.

Thanks again, this is a notch up to enjoying the multi-stream viewing experience!

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#7 Humanity  Online

@jetlag: I'm curious is the way videos auto-sync using the sync button done by comparing the audio waveforms of each video and matching the video position?

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@humanity: no, it just checks to see how far they drifted from the preprogrammed delay and does a seek if they're too far off. For the most part I just played both videos and set the delay by ear.

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@spiketail: yeah there's a 1 pixel wide "menu" on the left side for now. The bottom half brings the buttons back. The top half is split into toggling PIP mode and shuffling the videos around. Keyboard shortcuts might happen eventually.

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Nice work they should make this built into the site.

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thanks for these im convinced this is the best way to watch streams i miss on fridays.

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Thank you so much. This is fantastic.

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This is so good! Thank you for doing this.

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Just want to jump in and show some appreciation for this! Thanks!

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#15  Edited By sbarre

Greatly appreciate the effort in this. :-)

I do want to report that the layout doesn't work in Firefox. At least not on the Astroneer video (Vinny Premium + Brad YouTube) I tested.

The left-side video clips over about half of the right-side video.

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@sbarre: If you click the black area below the videos it should hide the controls and show the full videos side by side. At least its working for me.

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Wow, this is great! [throws my synced re-encoded video of Minecraft part 1 in the garbage]

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#18  Edited By The_T

Ok, I'm not sure if I'm doing it wrong, but it doesn't seem to be working on We Be Truckin?

EDIT: Oh ok, it's just because of the much longer intro on Alex's side. I was kind of aware of it on Minecraft but you should see if there's any way to wait to auto "play" on videos that shouldn't be active yet, like play and then immediately pause them until the time where they start. That would be super useful.

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TY Jetlag. This is a great way to watch the streams

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@jetlag This is a great feature and I'll totally be stealing it for a tvOS app I'm working on.

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Just wanted to show my appreciation here like everyone else. This made the Minecraft streams really fun to watch.

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You're a wizard

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Thank you @jetlag, really great work!

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#24  Edited By Jetlag

@the_t said:

Ok, I'm not sure if I'm doing it wrong, but it doesn't seem to be working on We Be Truckin?

EDIT: Oh ok, it's just because of the much longer intro on Alex's side. I was kind of aware of it on Minecraft but you should see if there's any way to wait to auto "play" on videos that shouldn't be active yet, like play and then immediately pause them until the time where they start. That would be super useful.

I fixed this but I went the easy route and just skipped to the earliest possible sync point. I like your idea though.

@sbarre said:

Greatly appreciate the effort in this. :-)

I do want to report that the layout doesn't work in Firefox. At least not on the Astroneer video (Vinny Premium + Brad YouTube) I tested.

The left-side video clips over about half of the right-side video.

The way it worked was the video was pushed over until you hid the menu. But I changed it now so the menu sits on top. On the page now I try to explain that there are invisible controls on the left side of the screen to switch the videos around and unhide the menu. I hope it makes some sense.

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I don't get a lot of time to watch GB content so I might never make use of this myself, but I just wanted to say props for making something really cool.

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You can watch the livestreams like this. Syncing doesn't work but you can just pause the ones that are ahead a little at a time.

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@jetlag said:

You can watch the livestreams like this. Syncing doesn't work but you can just pause the ones that are ahead a little at a time.

This is great, thanks! How do you figure out the video codes for each stream to put in the URL?

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@comprox said:
@jetlag said:

You can watch the livestreams like this. Syncing doesn't work but you can just pause the ones that are ahead a little at a time.

This is great, thanks! How do you figure out the video codes for each stream to put in the URL?

There are a few ways to get the video ID. The easiest is probably to click the share button in the GB player and get it from the embed link. You can also get them from the API.

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After you click Hide Controls, how do you bring them back?

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@the_t: On Chrome you just move your mouse to the very left of the screen and click and they should show up as colored bands.

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Ah, I wasn't going far enough left... thank you!

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This is amazing. Seriously, thank you so much for this

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This is incredible and really well done! The only downside is that it's gonna make me miss premium that much more. Which is probably a sign they should advertise this on the main page!

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This is really great! Thank you so much!

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Thanks for such a cool tool!

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@jetlag: Thank you this makes these better for me :)

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Hey, thank you! Literally watching a manually-synced video right now.

🥰

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Thank you so much! This is easily the most enjoyable way to watch these streams.

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This is genius. Thank you!

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Fantastic work, dude.

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Amazing!!

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Thank you so much duder!

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Had a similar idea, now I don't have to do it, thanks!

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This is amazing, thank you!

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Thank you! I've been trying to do this on my own with multiple windows and it's been super tedious.

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Thank you so much, this is just what I was looking for!

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I have a laptop with a 3:2 monitor. Fullscreen cuts off the top right video. I'm guessing 16:9 is assumed.

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I really must be missing something because this isn't working with premium videos at all for me. I'm logged into GB and I have premium. Not sure what's up.

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