These patches allow realtime video streaming from one computer (A) to another (B). They use the Syphon Server-Client System and MaxMsp/Jitters and are therefore meant to be used either for vjing with two computers or for recording the stream on machine B without the need of a capture card. I am getting a absolutely stable stream of 960*540 pixel with 25-30fps. 720p worked “ok” as well. Properly set up – with consistent dimensions everywhere -, there shouldn’t be any degradation of quality at all. You need:

  • 2 machines running osx
  • maxmsp/jitter 6
  • Syphon for Jitter
  • applications that support syphon outputs / inputs (tested with vdmx) (for testing without any vj apps, you can of course use the syphon client and server apps)
  • a cross network cable

This is pretty experimental for now and i’d be happy to see community enhancements! there is a brief step by step comment in the patches.

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Syphon itself and a considerable portion of the patches comes from Tom Butterworth & Anton Marini download here:


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Date posted: September 21, 2013 | Author:

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