FarPlay 1.2.1 out today, featuring combined video recording and cleaner audio from users with limited upload performance

We’re excited to release FarPlay 1.2.1 today, which provides two new important features—combined video recording for Standard and Standard+ subscribers and cleaner audio from users with limited upload capacity. Upgrade here. Upgrading is always free.

Combined video recordings for Standard and Standard+ subscribers

This release provides combined video recording for Standard and Standard+ subscribers. Combined video displays individual video feeds from multiple participants in a single view. Available export resolutions for combined video include resolutions ideal for social media—be sure to mention us @farplayapp when you post your recordings! Standard+ subscribers also get a separate video recording for each participant in a recorded video chat, maximizing flexibility for video editing.

To get started, go to the Tools section and click Start Recording. Choose record multitrack video (for Standard+ subscribers) or record mix video (for Standard subscribers). Learn more about video recording using our step-by-step instructions.

Video recording is just one of the benefits of our upgrade from legacy video to our current video engine, which we introduced with FarPlay 1.0.7. Support for legacy video is ending soon—another good reason to upgrade (for free!).

Audio sent by users with poor upload performance is cleaner

Version 1.2.1 makes it possible to enjoy clean audio under some network conditions that produced particularly crackly audio when using previous versions. This should reduce some of the crackling that is noticeable in audio received from users with limited upload capacity. This improvement is accomplished by automatically adjusting the size of the audio packets that each participant transmits. We remain committed to supporting a wider range of network conditions.

For details, visit our updated tutorial on latency.

Getting in touch

You can still sign up for the first of our monthly tech support sessions, which takes place Sunday, September 17 2pm–3:30pm New York time (8pm–9:30pm Central Europe time). If you’d like to be featured and share how you use FarPlay — whether it be for lessons, rehearsals, jam sessions, or conversations — we’d love to talk to you. You can let us know by simply answering this email. If there’s any question we can help you with, please email us at support@farplay.io — we’re happy to help!

We hope you enjoy FarPlay 1.2.1!

 —David Liao (FarPlay’s director of communications)

2 thoughts on “FarPlay 1.2.1 out today, featuring combined video recording and cleaner audio from users with limited upload performance”

  1. Did tech call this weekend, very helpful, had first playing session yesterday and had really annoying echo of my voice on desktop new mac with headphones – sound in and out set to headphones – playing guitar with amp, any ideas? No echo problem on tech call. Thanks sm

    1. Hi Sharon,

      It was so fun to have you at the tech session this weekend! Thank you for your question.

      Did the other side make sure to use headphones (not speakers)? If the other side used speakers and a mic, you would hear an annoying echo. Our requirements are available at https://farplay.io/requirements/.

      Try dragging your local monitor slider (in the section labeled “You (your name)”) all the way to the left (“muted”). Dragging this slider all the way to the left mutes the audio of your voice and guitar that FarPlay on your computer plays back to you.

      We don’t always respond as promptly to comments on this blog as we do at support@farplay.io, so please email support questions to us there — thanks!

      Thank you,
      David Liao

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