Hardware accelerated playback of h.264 content in Flash Player 10.1 beta actually works! Usually when watching any HD video on the Vimeo HD Channel my CPU would  spike to about 40-50% usage. But now, after installing Flash Player 10.1 beta on my laptop, the playback process is handled by my GPU thus leaving the CPU to attend to other tasks. CPU usage with Flash Player 10.1 beta has dropped to about 10-20% (from 40-50%)! For now hardware accelerated playback is only available on the Windows version of Flash Player 10.1 beta and only for h.264 video content, but it’s a great step in the right direction.

About bandwidth usage The bandwidth usage/month depends on many factors and can never be guessed without several days of actual running the video chat software on your website: number of people online watching cams and how much time they spend watching number of people online broadcasting cams and how much time they spend broadcasting how many cams a user can see at once audio/video quality (128,256,512kbits/s etc…) For example a user broadcasting its webcam for 30 minutes at 256kbits/s will use  57Mbytes of bandwdith (256kbits/s * 60 seconds * 30 minutes=57Mbytes). Another user viewing the first one for 30 minutes will use the same amount: 57Mbytes. Total: 114Mbytes for a 30 minute 1 to 1 video chat session. Reducing bandwidth usage AVChat[…]

Error 1: If, when trying to connect using AVChat 3, you are getting this error message: Connection failed, media server might be down or firewall might be blocking the connection! like this: You need to check: your rtmp connection string inserted in avc_settings.xxx the media server might not be running (you can check if Red5 is running by going to http://yourred5server.com:5080/) the media server might have not started properly (thus is not running, you can check the logs in Red5/log for any ERROR messages during startup) there is a firewall on the media server blocking TCP traffic over port 1935 (and 5080) the user trying to connect is behind a firewall that blocks the connection (either a personal one installed on[…]

We are pleased  to announce that we have finished work on 2 new integration kits for AVChat 3: AVChat 3 Product  for vBulletin: automatic username and avatar picture detection administrators can edit access to video chat features and limitations for each usergroup administrators can enable/disable features from the AVChat 3 Admin Area for moderators and super moderators (kick, ban, etc…) fully allow/disallow access to the video chat for any usergroup profile links integration installs as any other vBulletin product/plugin You can find more info about the AVChat 3 Product for vBulletin here. Currently only vBulletin 3.8 is supported but we are working on making it compatible with 4.0 . If you’re using older versions like 3.6 let us know. AVChat 3 Module for[…]