[LAU] Multimedia Network Synchronization

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Sat Aug 21 10:27:03 UTC 2010

On 08/20/2010 07:25 AM, Christoph Kuhr wrote:
> Hi there,
> Im looking for a way to synchronize puredata, vlc and ardour over ethernet.
> Using ltc, mtc or smpte?
> Which software?
> Any ideas?
> Ck

Hi Christoph,

What are you trying to accomplish?
Do you need sample accurate sync, or does a synchronous start suffice?

To sync-start, the pragmatic simple way is to just send an OSC message
to all applications involved. ..or you can have a look at hdsync/ivysync
on dyne.org.

For accurate sync: Netjack (comes with JACK) allows to sync multiple
machines (via ethernet) using JACK-transport.

AFAIK VLC can only be started/stopped via remote-ctrl but does not
provide for external sync. You could use xjadeo.sf.net for that.

There's also a pd-external (externals/tb/jack_transport) that allows to
sync pd and ardour:


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