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6.1 Introduction to Synchronization
6.1 Introduction to Synchronization

Basics you need to know about synchronization

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You can easily synchronize your screens and build videowalls with OMMA. Before starting, we suggest you to read and learn the logic and terminology of OMMA sync below. 

First of all, there are sync groups that identifies which devices play playlist items synchronously. While creating your playlist, you select a sync group. The device that is playing this playlist becomes part of the sync group. 

Secondly, you need a device to act as the communicator hub between your devices. It is the maestro who unifies performers and set the tempo. We call this device as Orchestrator. You define an orchestrator device in a shop. Devices that are assigned sync playlists connects to this orchestrator. The orchestrator knows which devices are part of which sync group, and manages these devices accordingly. So the devices in the same sync group play their contents synchronously. 

Important Note: Devices must be connected to the same network and they must be allowed to connect through TCP/7447 Port in order to synchronize properly. For best experience, the devices you assign sync playlists should be the same brand and have the same operating system. Please note that the performance of this feature relies on the similarity of the hardware specifications. If there is a significant difference between screens, lower-end displays may experience a lag in synchronization.

Additionally, our system supports "sync-start," allowing videos to begin playing simultaneously. However, we do not interfere with the playback of screens until the next video starts.

To enhance synchronization performance, consider planning shorter video items or even dividing longer videos into smaller segments for extreme cases. This approach allows for a reset in playback with each new item, improving overall sync performance.



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