A Bit of History For a while now AVChat 3 has only been compatible with Red5 0.8 and Red5 1.0 RC1. The reasons are many but the most notable is the fact that we just couldn’t get the users and rooms list to work correctly on the newer versions of Red5. It wasn’t a major issue since AVChat worked very well with 0.8 and 0.8 could be installed along newer versions of Red5. But back in August 2014 the Red5 developers introduced WebSocket support in version 1.0.3. This version peaked our interest knowing that WebSockets are a very good platform for building chat applications and adopting it would be a natural step forward for our mobile version of AVChat. But there was a problem,[…]

This update is focused on making changes and solving issues based on the feedback about the last version 3.5.1, received from you, our clients. New Settings And Functionality Implemented new setting thumbnailImageShape which controls the shape of the avatars in all the areas (users list, status bar, textchat). By default it is round. Implemented new setting hideTextChat which controls whether or not the text chat area is shown. Along with this the older setting enableAudioVideoOnlyMode has been removed completely, but it’s functionality can still be obtained combining some settings together including the newly added hideTextChat. The idea behind this change was to eliminate any kind of possible conflicts that would’ve occurred if enableAudioVideoOnlyMode was activated and other settings like allowVideoStreaming was also set separately. To give you an idea on how AVChat[…]

As we were entering the second half of 2014 it was clear AVChat’s looks were up for renewal. Many clients had already referred to its looks as outdated and wanted a more modern look but we also felt a strong need to bring its design in line with today’s best practices. Thus for the latest build of AVChat we’ve made the biggest redesign since the initial release of AVChat 3.0. We’ve redesigned it with a simple philosophy in mind: everything needs to be clear, simple and consistent. We think we’ve achieved that: Hand in hand with changing the design came adopting the ability to have themes. I am proud to announce that AVChat now supports themes and, to show off the feature, it ships with[…]

Having to deal with a very busy summer, development for AVChat has been slower than usual, but we managed to allocate enough time in order to release a new build and as always we’ve integrated most of the new requests along with some compelling new features. Real-Time Text Chat Translation We have implemented a mechanism that permits AVChat to detect the language the browser is setup for. Based on this and using Google’s Translate API you can now translate on the fly messages from another language, from a user that has the browser setup in french for example, to your preferred language, assuming as well that your browser is setup in your particular language. A small translate link will appear on the[…]

Hello everyone, We’ve just released a new version, 1.5 (build 605), for Joomla! Integration Kit. This version integrates AVChat 3 with EasySocial, a powerful Joomla! Social Networking Extension, and we’ve added some cool new features. EasySocial Integration: EasySocial is a powerful Joomla! extension that allows you to transform your Joomla! in a Social Networking Website. The complete list of EasySocial features, you can find here. Same Username – Users will have the same username in the website and in the video chat. Double login is not needed. Same Profile Photo – The profile photos from EasySocial are automatically used for the users list and text chat inside the video chat Linked Profile Pages – View more info about the chat members by accessing their profile page[…]

Hello everyone, We’ve just released a new version, 2.1 (build 599) for AVChat Plugin Pro for WordPress 3.x. This version (2.1) is coming with new features & permissions and some small fixes. New Features & Improvements: WordPress 3.9 supported Improved the design of the AVChat 3 Settings & Permissions page, making it more user friendly Now the AVChat Plugin Pro supports WordPress multisite on subdomains Better integration with BuddyPress: now AVChat Plugin PRO detects if BuddyPress is active across the WordPress multisite Admin can easily change the Audio / Video Quality Profile, from WordPress backend Exposed the setting which allows the admin to set user’s webcam to open automatically when each he joins, together with the one which allows user to start viewing[…]

The latest build of AVChat is primarily focused on adding new security measures and improving the existent ones. In addition to this, a couple of other new features were added which we will cover in detail below. New and Updated Security We’ve implemented a new system on all media servers (AMS/FMS, Wowza, Red5) that only permits the connection of desktop clients which have been initialized with encrypted settings.  This way the media-server will automatically detect any malicious users that attempt to connect using forged avc_settings files. This new system is controlled by the new media-server side setting allowOnlyEncryptedSettings. This setting works paired with the option enableEncryptedSettings  that can be found client side in avc_settings.xml. It is recommended that if enabledEncryptedSettings is enabled to also turn[…]


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Hello everyone and Happy New Year. We here at NuSoft are proud to release the first build of AVChat for the year 2014. The Major Features Room Music Player Every room can now have it’s own music playlist with music tracks from SoundCloud and Youtube. Upon entering the respective room the music player will automatically start to play the songs. This feature is controlled by the new setting enableMusicForRooms found in avc_settings.xml. By default this is enabled. When creating a new room if the feature is enabled you will notice a new text area in the room creation window. In this text area you can add SoundCloud and YouTube track links as seen in the image above, this way a playlist list[…]

Hello everyone, We’ve just released a major update to AVChat 3 Module for Drupal 7 – build 3181. In this build  we’ve changed the way it works – from cookies to native Drupal code in integration.php, and we’ve added some cool new features and permissions. New Features & Improvements: Now your anonymous users / authenticated users can login in AVChat 3 with their Facebook or Twitter accounts. Facebook and Twitter share will now work properly with the Drupal Module. The AVChat 3 Mobile version will now be served when accessing the chat from a mobile device. AVChat 3 is now using SWFObject 2 for embedding the chat’s .swf. When AVChat is opened in a pop up window it now fills the entire window. No[…]

We have released an update for build 3078. This update fixes the following issues: Fixed issue with the mobile client not joining rooms on Red5. Fixed issue with the reported users shared object synchronizing every time upon a client connection, causing the Reports button to show as new reports have been added. This only happened on Red5. Fixed issue with a login text element not aligning properly if Facebook and Twitter login was disabled. Fixed issue with user items having a ‘bumpy’ appearance in the users list. Fixed issue with the ‘eye’ icon overlapping with the moderator icon in some cases. Fixed issue on the mobile client, that caused the vertical scroll in the text chat and rooms list to not[…]