Hello, We’ve released a new build (3238) for AVChat 3 Video Chat Application for IP. Board 3.x. In this build we’ve changed the way it works: from cookies to native IP. Board code in integration.php, we’ve added a general settings page and some new cool features and permissions. New General Settings Page! Now, in your Admin CP area, AVChat 3 has a general settings page from where you can setup the most important options: RTMP Connectionstring, Allow Facebook/Twitter Connection, Facebook App ID, Twitter Customer Key, Open Method, Disconnect Link, Register Page Link, Login Page Link, etc. New Features & Improvements: Now your members can login in AVChat 3 with their Facebook or Twitter accounts. Facebook and Twitter share is now available in IP. Board AVChat 3 Application.[…]

Hello, The new build is more than just a simple update, it’s a reflection of how should we make our customers really satisfied with our product and of our vision of clear and easy to use software. So in this release we updated the installation instructions and the documentation page, we updated the archive’s contents to make it easier to understand and we even made a video explaining what’s new. As I was saying, for the first time, Naicu did a video to show what’s new in this update. Here it is: And here’s the full list of improvements made to this integration kit: We introduced the possibility to control the visitors permissions from the Joomla! backend. And thus you[…]

Hello all, as promised the May build is here and it has some great new features some of which the client requested and some that we thought would come in handy for you. We have also fixed in this version some reported bugs and some unreported ones. There are a few new key features in this build such as the possibility of  leaving  the last room when a user has joined only one room).This is an important feature because, in the past, when an admin would try to kick an user(from a room, not from the entire chat) that joined only a room it had no effect because the user couldn’t leave that room. Another  important feature is the persistent[…]

Hello and hope you had a great Easter. But we didn’t rest to much these days and updated the AVChat3 Integration Kit for Joomla! 1.6-2.5 (build 1486). We brought minor updates and bug fixes to the integration kit, and here there are: We’ve updated the AVChat Admin Interface page to tell you when the admin.swf file is missing or the installation of the integration kit was not performed properly. Changed the minimum Flash Player version necessary to run our software from 10.0 to 10.3 because of new AVChat requirement introduced in build 1461. Improved “room dropping” from “Who’s chatting module” in order to perform the “drop” action correctly. Resolved issue with popup dimensions not being taken into account when you[…]

Hello all, This is the first build with the new dedicated team for AVChat (more on that in a future blog post) and we’ve tried to implement some of the requests that you’ve asked for but also fix some of the bugs reported and unreported. The main new feature in this build is the Silence feature which allows admins to block users from doing anything in a chat room for 30 seconds (period can be changed). Here’s how it looks when you’re silenced: So, here’s everything that’s new: Silence option for admins that offers to an admin the option to silence an user for an amount of time controlled from avc_settings.xxx (silenceDuration). There is also a setting (adminCanSilenceOtherAdmins) to control[…]

There are two ways to open the AVChat Video Chat Component in a pop up in Joomla!: Using Joomla!’s default method: Log in the administrator area of Joomla!. In the Menus area edit the link to AVChat 3. Set the On Click, Open in option to  New Window without Browser Navigation (screenshot below) Click Save. That’s it! Clicking the link in the menu will now open the video chat in a pop up. Using this method however you will not have control over the pop up dimensions A way that allows you to control the size of the pop up: For this you’ll need to login to your website with an FTP client (FileZilla is our favourite) and go to[…]

We used to solve all AVChat issues by email, and it was wrong because all the info we’ve shared by email is now locked in those private email discussions, and believe me there’s a lot of useful info in those emails! That’s why we’ve now launched a proper, public, forum : http://avchat.net/forum/,  to make all that „problem solving info” available to everyone! The entire AVChat team will be answering questions in there so expect proper deep technical documented answers. There are special areas for all our products including AVChat, the HD  video recorder and the audio recorder. The private and personal support by email is still available to our customers, the forum is just an addition!

New features: Better audio quality (Speex codec now used by default). Users become idle (by default after 1 minute of no activity in the chat, this value can be changed from avc_settings.xxx): You can now control the volume for each audio/video stream in particular and mute or go fullscreen with one click: You can now change the color of the text chat area background (edit style.css, white by default). If the user denies access to his webcam/mic the [Start My Webcam] button will show up again. You can now drag windows by clicking anywhere in them (not just on the title). Better ghost users detection (the users list attempts not to show the ghost users, fix for the IE issue[…]

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[…]