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Zoom Screenings of Fan Edits? Is this possible? Is there interest?

ClarkWayne

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Hello everyone!
I'm just spit-balling here, but would it be against the rules to start organizing Zoom screenings of Fan Edits, possibly with the editors? You know, similar to what Zack Snyder did with his JL director's cut. I'm floating this here to see if there is any interest and by chance an admin sees this and might have some insight as to the black and white lines for rules around this.
 

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I think live screenings have been done before, though not widely. I don't think it's against the rules, those attending should own the source obviously. I'd be interested in hearing how this works out, if the video plays smoothly and the audio is acceptable on the viewer's end, etc. Sounds cool.
 

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Same. I know that a few members have done this in the past. I'm not sure the video is smooth during the meeting though. I've tried plex and jellyfin to do a watch party, but my upload speeds aren't high enough apparently.
 

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I've found Discord a relatively stable way to stream to a private audience, which then also has the provision for audio and text chat. But it will probably always come down to upload speeds.
 

The Scribbling Man

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Frink did a preview of his ROTR work print over discord, but it took some time to fix the lag and still got laggy for some people (probably due to the number of people on the call).

I often watch films with friends online and we nearly always resort to each person having their own offline copy of the film and one of us saying "3, 2, 1, play". Assuming they can count, you are more or less synced (give or take a second) and its always worked well for me. Less flashy, but much more reliable than a stream.
 

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A google drive version might be able to provide a base file to stream and then a zoom or discord connection to share immediate responses/reactions?
That's a good idea. If lag exists it would likely show up in the zoom rather than the video stream since video buffered a few seconds ahead. Might have to use a "lower" quality file to keep the size down and optimize for streaming.
 
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