New features:

  • works properly on Android phones with Flash Player 10.1
  • new setting: users can create only public or only private rooms (allowedRooms setting in avc_settings.xxx)
  • new setting: can users switch their stream to private/public (usersCanSwitchBetweenPrivateAndPublic setting in avc_settings.xxx)
  • new setting: turn off te video chat for maintenance (downForMaintenance setting in avc_settings.xxx)
  • new setting: kick users after being idle for some time (kickAfterIdleTime setting in avc_settings.xxx)
  • new setting: position the who is typing box at the top or bottom of the text chat  (whosTypingPosition setting in avc_settings.xxx)
  • you can now control the background color of the users list frum style.css
  • new [Reset] button in the admin’s Rooms pannel that resets the users number
  • option to hide the top status bar completely (hideStatusBar in avc_settings.xxx)
  • initial RTL support (rightToLeft setting in avc_settings.xxx, feature still in beta)
  • toggle video button on other people’s webcams (turning video off on a stream will save a lot of bandwidth, you will still hear the audio)
  • profileURL in avc_settings.xx is now independent for each user (this will mean that guests will not have  a functional [View Profile] link in the video chat)
  • you can now change the female/male/couple icons used troughout the video chat (maleImageUrl, femaleImageUrl and coupleImageUrl settings in avc_settings.xxx)
  • an eye icon is now shown in the userslist besides everyone who is watching you
  • slight improovement in emoticons positioning + emoteicons are now resized if they are higher than 14px
  • the siteId variable for each user is now also available in the external rooms list
  • Social Engine 4 integration kit
  • updates to the phpFox2 integration kit (settings and pop-up options available directly from the admin area)

Security improovements:

  • token authentication for Red5, FMIS and Wowza (php only, turned off by default, article on how to turn it on will be available soon)
  • admins can now delete multiple rooms at once
  • admins can now ban ip ranges
  • added js code tho html files to prevent inclusion of the video chat in iframes
  • improoved ip distribution and access to ip info mechanism
  • improoved private mesages distribution mechanism
  • added optional ip check to scripts on the web server called only by the media server
  • more secure upload proces

Fixed bugs:

  • keyboard input did not matter when tracking your idle status
  • one could not enter a room full with hidden admins

How to get the new AVChat 3 build:

  • download the software again from your client area

How to update your installation:

  • in the usual way: overwrite ALL the old files (including the en.xml language file and the media server files) and restart the media server!
  • if the above fails make a clean clean  install!