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Unity Video Player not synchronized for all players.

Reetika_dev
2022-03-11 04:37:15

Hello,

I am working on a multiplayer game , where as a host I need to play a video on the screen. It works fine for the current players in the room, but when any new player enters the room later then the frame is on 0 only, it is not synchronized with the host video player frame / image texture. I am triggering the function on "RpcTarget.AllBufferedViaServer" as I want new player to see this video when he enters the room.

How can I synchronize the video player on network for new players as well?

Comments

Tobias
2022-03-15 13:00:59

Using a buffered RPC should work. You have to wait until it's being called (which should be early but not instantly when you join a room). Are you saying this RPC is not getting called??

I would possibly use a Custom Room Property. In a key store the server timestamp when the playback started (in server time). Then, whoever joins hopefully has a somewhat correct server timestamp and can play the video at the timestamp that everyone uses.

Reetika_dev
2022-03-15 15:56:39

Thanks for responding.

This is how I am trying to play the video on photon. But for new player , how can I sync that buffer time, which you mentioned as timestamp. Do we have any existing example or any syntax for reference ?

[PunRPC]

public void streamVideo(string a)

{

PlayStreamingClip("video.mp4", videoPlayer, timer , false);

}

public void PlayStreamingClip(string videoFile,VideoPlayer videoPlayer, double startTimer, bool looping = true)

{

}

Tobias
2022-03-16 10:14:11

We don't have a sample explicitly for this, sorry.

The CountdownTimer.cs is likely the code that comes closest to this. Have a look at the comments (in code) to get a hang of it and adapt this to your case.

buymeacoffee
2022-06-24 12:41:58

Reetika_dev 2022-03-15T15:56:39+00:00

Thanks for responding.

This is how I am trying to play the video on photon. But for new player , how can I sync that buffer time, which you mentioned as timestamp. Do we have any existing example or any syntax for reference ?  

[PunRPC]

    public void streamVideo(string a)

    {      

            PlayStreamingClip("video.mp4", videoPlayer, timer , false);

    }

  public void PlayStreamingClip(string videoFile,VideoPlayer videoPlayer, double startTimer, bool looping = true)

    {

// Basic video player functionality define here

}

Did you solve this ? I am doing a similar thing for my project.

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