This site's, linked sync video rooms seem kind of broken. I see an "unsecure connection" page sometimes, between http and https.
Would like to see a remedy for this.
Pop Out Chat Element suggestion
I use relatively old hardware so have less room on my screen for elements. If i could pop out the chat element I could arrange windows on top of each other such that I can see more of the video player while still being able to follow the chat, so I thought I'd suggest it in case it would be useful to others as well.
Add Next button suggestion
My suggestion is a button similar to the "Play Next" feature in iTunes, where there's a second button beside the + button that only the Owner of the room can use that adds the video directly to the next position in the playlist regardless of any other videos that are already queued. This way if you have a long playlist and want to play a video inbetween the current video and the next you can just add it this way instead of having to add it, scroll to the bottom of the playlist and start it manually, and then go back to where you were and start the next video manually.
I want to play back files hosted by google video and i think blogpost also. The files themselves are MP4, and the MIME type announces this, but when i try to play it on sync-video, it won't play back because the extension isn't .mp4 or .flv. It would be neat if the server could grab the file headers and determine from there the MIME type. I don't think it's more costly for the server to do it this way.
An example is https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1c-xcTxfallAHl93TZWuuaduUc5ADUMIutuoEGFH1Rem=m18
There's a chance that the URL redirects to another one, but I don't think it would be costly to server-side follow the redirect down a single level and check the MIME there.
Voice functionality suggestion
It would be cool for the OP to be able to talk to everyone in the room, kind of like a radio station.
You could talk for a short while in between songs and allow other people in the room to "call into the show" and mess around.
I wanted to look into a service to replace online radio and it be online visual radio, I googled and your site came up and I thought it was a great implementation. I have played around with it a lot now and there is one feature I think would be good...
When I am not around to attend the video, it cuts me off and makes someone else the person that is able to delete items in the playlist. Is there a way to get it to be owned by one person always? So that if I leave it at night before I go to bed for example, it doesnt let a random person come in and take over. This is a feature I would even pay for!
Great work guys really. It is a service that could be the future of live TV too!