The Puffin browser for iPad seems to be running Flash applications pretty well. Here are some shots with it running AVChat: Login screen shows up and the flash background, I can also type a username that is remembered. Good job so far! Sending messages works as well. The rooms list: Quick conclusions: text chat works fine with slight delay you can not start your webcam or mic even tough it detects that you have a microphone you can join several rooms and switch between them notification sounds do play (new message, private cam request, buzz, etc.) you can view someone’s cam but it will show a frozen frame not a video (even tough the download graph shows you downloading a[…]

Today we’re releasing a new build (1615) of AVChat, our flagship video chat software, that includes only bug fixes: fixed issue with Red5 where users leaving the chat alltogether would still be present in the external XML rooms & users list under the <not_in_rooms> XML tag (actually fixed in 1618) fixed issue on Red5 where kicking a user named X would show the following message in the text chat “X has been kicked by X” instead of “X has been kicked by ADMINNAME” fixed issue on FMIS where when leaving more than one room at the same time (closing the browser tab/window with AVChat) would not remove the user from some of the rooms he was in fixes issue on[…]

Hello everybody ! Probably some of you are wondering if there’s a way to make Red5 start automatically after a server reboot. Yes there is. Here’s how to autostart Red5: log in as root in your server once logged in, type these commands: cd /etc/init.d/ touch red5 chmod 777 red5 you just created a configuration file for Red5 now, you have to edit this file. If you’re using a FTP client as Filezilla or TotalCommander, go to /etc/init.d/ folder and search for red5 fie edit it with a text editor paste inside the script below #!/bin/bash # chkconfig: 2345 85 85 # description: Red5 flash streaming server # processname: red5 PROG=red5 RED5_HOME=/opt/red5 DAEMON=$RED5_HOME/$ PIDFILE=/var/run/$ # Source function library . /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions [[…]

Hello all, Hope you had a great  May month. We have some new exciting features that we’ve developed for you for the June build.We’ve also tried,  with this build,  to release one the most stable builds so we’ve fixed allot of bugs and i want to take this opportunity to thank our clients that tested the beta version and gave us great feedback. The key feature in this build is the improved mechanism that creates private rooms (password protected) and allows users to join them. Let’s say that with the new mechanism you won’t have to worry that hackers can read your private conversations. Let’s see what else is  new in this build: Push to Talk: the “push to talk” […]

I am going to explain in this blog post how video quality functions in flash video chat apps. Understanding the steps the video quality goes trough in its travel from the broadcaster to the viewer is vital when trying to raise the general video quality experienced by your users. This tutorial applies to AVChat, AVConference, SimplChat but also in some extent to HDFVR and AVChat IM. So, here we go. The  journey of the video from the broadcaster to the viewer can be imagined as a funnel with 8 steps. At each step the video quality can suffer. To increase the video quality at the end (on the viewer’s side) you can take measures at every step. Step 1:  the[…]