Really enjoying Syrinscape so far. I run an online game and my players would like to remain as anonymous as possible (particularly because we’ve got a core group but have recently added a couple new players.) We tried out the Syrinscape Online Player the other day, but it accidentally spooked a couple of my players. When some of them created accounts, they’d given full names and that information popped up when they connected to the online player rather than just providing a user name.
I had them switch their accounts to show their character names rather than real names, but it felt like the damage was done and I could tell there was some discomfort with using the online player at that point. I ended up switching back to using Roll20’s audio for the rest of the session.
It’s on me that I hadn’t properly prepped my players ahead of time, but I wouldn’t be comfortable forcing them to choose between using the Online Player or miss out on all audio. That said, I still think Syrinscape is extremely cool and could add a ton to our sessions.
Are there any alternative methods I could use to play the audio for my players without losing a bunch of sound quality? Currently, we just use Discord and Roll20, and I’d like to avoid asking my players to download additional programs, if possible (recognizing that it will probably take some more work on my end.) From poking around the forums, it looks like Roll20 happens to be the only major VTT that doesn’t support Syrinscape at the moment (bummer), and I’ve already attempted to play audio straight into discord but found that it was just losing too much quality with the limited bitrate.
Can someone point me toward a 2nd best solution for providing Syrinscape sounds online, given that it doesn’t seem like Syrinscape Online is going to work for our group (at least at this time)?