When AVChat 3 is opened in a pop up window you can use the [Leave Chat] button to close the pop up window: edit avc_settings.php or avc_settings.asp set $avconfig[‘disconnectButtonEnabled’]=1; set $avconfig[‘disconnectButtonLink’] = ‘javascript:window.close();‘; By default clicking [Leave Chat] takes you to a new web page instead of closing the window!

On the publisher side: Problem: low frame rate Solution(s): Increase the light in the room, natural light works best. Get a better web cam, good web cams capture a lot of frames with little light in the room. Lower the picture resolution requested by AVChat 3, some web cams just can’t capture 30fps at 400×300. Increase the movement in the shot, if there’s no movement Flash Player will not capture many frames/second because there’s no movement. Problem: video stream does not use entire allocated bandwidth Solution(s): Increase the light in the room, natural light works best. More light helps the web cam capture more details! Get a better web cam, good web cams capture a lot of detail with little[…]

The May Build of AVChat 3 (due next week) will have support for the Speex audio codec introduced in Flash Player 10. This will mean better audio quality,lower latency and less bandwidth usage than before! This is one of the reasons we’ve switched to Flash Player 10 for AVChat 3 starting with the April Build, other changes will include separate volume control for each web cam and proper behaviour when the users denies access to his web cam and mic. The old codec we’ve been using so far in AVChat 3, the NellyMoser Asao codec, was introduced in Flash Player 6 and was licensed by Adobe from NellyMoser Inc. . Because NellyMoser Inc. had the full rights to the audio[…]

Overview In order to show on your website who is logged in the video chat, AVChat 3 generates 2 external files in the folder where it is installed: users__definst_.txt -> a text file containing the number of unique users connected to the video chat users__definst_.xml -> an xml file containing the list of rooms and users in each room You will see these files ONLY AFTER THE FIRST USER (NOT ADMIN) LOGS IN THE VIDEO CHAT! Starting with build 2768 the external users list is generated even if someone joins the chat through the admin interface. You can use these 2 files to show on your website how many clients are logged in, the room structure or which clients are logged in! How[…]

This article no longer contains up to date information. A revised documentation can be found here. AVChat 3 supports emote icons and you can add your own emote icons if you want to! By default AVChat 3 uses the emote icons in the emoticonsstandardPack folder. The list of available emote icons in this pack is contained in emoticonsstandardPackemoticons.xml . You can edit this file to add and remove emote icons. To add an emote icon to the standard pack: Put the emote icon file (swf, jpg, png, gif) in the emoticonsstandardPack folder. Edit emoticonsstandardPackemoticons.xml and add a new e element before the final </emoticons> tag: <e text=”:newemoteicon:” url=”emoticons/standardPack/newemoteicon.swf”></e> Upload the new emote icon file and the changed emoteicons.xml file to your[…]

Ghost users are a known issue with all media servers. What is a ghost user? A ghost user is a user who’s disconnection from the media server has not been detected by the media server, thus the media server thinks he is still connected. In a chat you will know there are ghost users when you see 2-3 persons in the users list having the same user name or persons staying for unusual lenghts of time in the chat without activity. What causes ghost users? They happen when a user suddenly disconnects from the Internet while connected to a media server (for example by suddenly disconnecting your Ethernet cable or loosing WiFi signal) but in other occasions too like when[…]

Our new AVChat 3 Application for IP.Board 3 provides full integration with an IP.Board 3 Forum. IP.Board Video Chat Forum Members will be able to: Login into the new IP.Board chat with their username and gender One to one, one to many and many to many public and private video chat Create & join multiple public and private rooms Access user profiles directly from the chat Link their profile image into the chat Share files with other members in chat rooms Watch YouTube movies into the chat rooms Admins will be able to: Configure permissions for each user group Kick/ Ban users Assign admin rights to other user groups and configure admin permissions. Other features: The application can be installed as any[…]

Most of the effort for this build has gone into optimizing the code for handling lots of users (hundreds of users in one room) but there are also some new neat features and UI improovements and a few bug fixes. New features: When a person leaves the room or the chat his web cam closes for the users who were watching him. Moved auto scroll/disable join/leave messages/sound toggle buttons to the bottom of the text chat area: Added option in the chat interface to disable the picture/YouTube videos previews (see above). Improoved memory usage monitor with current + max values and fps display: Flash Player 10 is now required, more on that in a future post. Admins can now also[…]