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The Preferences contain all settings not directly related to video output. There are two ways to open this window:

  • With the shortcut ⌘ + ,.
  • Click on 'Preferences' in the Videosync menu.


Preferences General Preferences General

Status Item

  • Show: Shows the Videosync status item in the macOS Menu Bar.
  • Show FPS: Shows the frame rate in the Videosync status item.


  • Check Automatically: At startup, Videosync will connect to the Showsync server to check for new versions.

  • Check Now: Checks for a new version immediately.

  • Send Usage Data: Send us anonymous usage data so we can improve Videosync. This gives us general info about how often Videosync is launched, with which system specs and macOS versions.


Preferences IO Preferences IO
  • Master Syphon Out: Enables the 'Videosync Master' Syphon server which sends out the content visible in the Videosync window via Syphon.
  • Return Track Syphon Out: Similar to Master Syphon Out, but will allow the use of Return Tracks as separate Syphon outputs. Use Live's Send knobs to send video to the desired Return tracks.
  • Connect to remote Ableton Live: Enables connecting Videosync to an Ableton Live Set running on a different PC.
  • IP address: Sets the IP address of the PC running Ableton Live.
  • File Search Path: Tells Videosync where to look for the copies of movie files contained in the remote Ableton Live Set.

For more info about connecting to a remote Ableton Live Set, see Networked playback.


If you have a license installed, this tab shows its information.

Preferences License Preferences License
  • Deactivate on this Machine: Disables the license on this PC so that you can use it on another one. Note that two machines can simultaneously be active with one license.

If no license is installed, you can do so on this tab.

Preferences License Deactivated Preferences License Deactivated
  • Buy License: Redirects to the website to buy a license.
  • Enter License Key: Allows entering a license key that is sent to you via email after buying Videosync.