Tutorial: Syncing Services

You can use web entities in High Fidelity to watch videos and presentations simultaneously with other people.

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Prerequisites

Consider getting familiar with the following concepts before starting this tutorial:

In this tutorial, we will use the following external software solutions in this tutorial. Note that these are recommendations, and if you prefer, you can use other tools of your choice.

Watch Synced Videos

To watch synced videos in High Fidelity, you will need to:

  1. Set Up a Room in Sync Video
  2. Start Streaming Using a Web Entity

Set Up a Room in Sync Video

  1. Go to http://sync-video.com/ and click “Create new room”.
  2. You will be redirected to a page where you can add a link for a video (YouTube or Vimeo only).
  3. Copy the URL of the webpage. This is the link you will need to share with other users.
  4. Press ‘Play’.

Start Streaming Using a Web Entity

  1. In Interface, pull up your HUD or tablet and click Create.
  2. Add a web entity by clicking the ‘WEB’ icon.
  3. In the ‘Properties’ tab, enter the URL for the Sync Video (above) in the ‘Source’ field.
  4. Close the Create Tools app.
  5. On the web entity, click ‘Join’ to watch the video.

You will be watching the video simultaneously with the video being played in Sync Video.

Watch Synced Presentations

To watch synced presentations in High Fidelity, you will need to:

  1. Create a Presentation in Slides
  2. Start Streaming Using a Web Entity

Create a Presentation in Slides

  1. Go to https://slides.com/, sign up and create your presentation.
  2. Once you’re done creating your presentation, click ‘Present’.
  3. In the window that opens, copy the URL under the ‘Present Live’ section on the left.

Start Streaming Using a Web Entity

  1. In Interface, pull up your HUD or tablet and click Create.
  2. Add a web entity by clicking the ‘WEB’ icon.
  3. In the ‘Properties’ tab, enter the URL for the copied Slides Present Live link in the ‘Source’ field.
  4. Close the Create Tools app.
  5. On the web entity, watch the presentation live.

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