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New Build (3238) for AVChat 3 Application for IP. Board 3.x

Radu Patron,
Junior Product Manager

Published by Radu on | No Comments

AVChat 3, Integrations, IP.Board

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.

AVChat 3 Video Chat General Settings

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.
  • 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.
  • Now AVChat 3 can be opened in popup method, you can also define the width and height of popup window.
  • You can define width and height of chat swf.
  • The Register and Sign In tab from the AVChat login screen is now shown only for guests members.
  • The users list type is now set by default to “thumbnail”.
  • We don’t use cookies anymore to store AVChat 3 settings and permissions.
  • We’ve removed the option Free video time, now it’s deprecated
  • We’ve added 7 new member groups permissions, detailed below.

7 new member groups permissions:

  • You can force a user role to broadcast their cam before they can see other webcams.
  • You can assign a badge to each member group. This badge will show up in the users list.
  • You can allow members in a member group to be moderators for the rooms that they create.
  • You can allow members in a member group to invite other users to view their webcam.
  • You can allow users in a user group to invite other users to join the room they create.
  • You can specify which room(s) each member group can see
  • You can specify which room(s) each member group can not see

What’s changed:

  • No more cookies, AVChat 3 is using now the IP. Board native functions instead.

We’ve also updated the documentation to reflect the new improvements.

The new build number is 3238 and can be downloaded from your private client area.

Have a great day!

Major update to the AVChat Integration Kit for Joomla! 1.6-2.5 (June 1561)

Stefan Nour,
Integrations Specialist

Published by stefan on | 2 Comments

AVChat 3, Integrations, Joomla!

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 will be able to control what visitors are able to do in the video chat, give them a little glimpse of what they will gain by registering on your website.
  • Added new permissions to the AVChat component that can be controlled from the backend( like the ability to silence users or kick other admins).
  • Revised permissions naming and description for a better understanding of what they’re doing.
  • Improved documentation to be easier to understand and follow.
  • Renamed the folders from the archive for a better understanding.
  • AVChat permissions will work in the Joomla!’s backend as well.
  • Because the June build of AVChat will move the background controls to style.css, the background image option from the General Settings Tab has been removed.

We hope that these major improvements will be greatly welcomed and we want to hear your thoughts about this.

Update instructions : http://avchat.net/support/documentation/joomla#s14

You can get the new build (1561) from your private client area.

Rotating text messages in AVChat May build (1505)

Published by bursuc on | 1 Comment

AVChat 3, Builds

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 block. This feature was requested by many of our clients. Now, when you block an user and reload the chat,  the block will still be there.

Here’s the entire list of what’s new:

  • Rotating text messages can be inserted in the text chat every X seconds (period controlled by the new  rotatingMessageTime in avc_settings.xxx). The script responsible with feeding the text messages is set through rotatingMessageUrl (setting in avc_settings.xxx). A count parameter is sent through GET to the script telling the script the number of times the script has been called ( this way you can set different frequency of appearance for different messages ).
  • You can now can leave the last room you are in and get back to the Rooms panel.
  • We’ve finally added persistent blocking (refreshes don’t kill the blocking list anymore) .
  • You can now redirect all links posted in the chat to a local link verifying script that checks the link and allows the browser to take the user or not to that link. This is achieved through checkLinkUrl setting in avc_settings.xxx .
  • dragEnabled setting added to avc_settings.xxx to control whether or not the items of the interface can be moved around (webcams are always draggable) .
  • showOnlineTime setting in avc_settings.xxx to control whether to show or not to show the user the online time period in the upper menu .
  • You can control weather or not to transform the urls into links in the text area through interpretLinks setting in avc_settings.xxx .
  • Custom error messages are thrown if any of the xml’s (such as badwords.xml, etc.) loaded during the “Loading Settings…” phase fails to load .
  • You can now disable the echo cancellation filter applied to Speex audio streams in the chat (useEchoCancelation setting added to avc_settings.xxx) .

Here’s what’s fixed:

  • fixed the problem where admins couldn’t view the private cams after implementing the new mechanism for private cams
  • fixed the consistency problems (duplicates and so on) with the en.xml translation file
  • the silence screen now disappears automatically after X seconds
  • fixed some errors on Wowza
  • the eye icon misalignment  problem
  • fixed an error thrown when resizing the interface during the “Loading Setting…” screen
  • fixed the  position of the elements from the login screen when being resized vertically

How to get the new build:

The new build is available in your private client/trial areas.

How to upgrade an existing build:

You need to overwrite your existing AVChat files (both client side and server side) and clear your browser cache(this is very important because if you use a cached version on AVChat the application will not run corectly).

Forum thread:

There’s a forum thread regarding this build available here.

Next day update(build 1506):

Build 1506 is now available for download now and it fixes a few issues reported in the forum with build 1505:

  • The users list disappearing sometimes when closing a room (Wowza only)
  • The time shown in the text chat for each message was not correct when using US type time (like 5:32 pm)
  • When denying a private webcam access request the request wasn’t disappearing

Second day update (build 1510)

Due to some critical bugs reported in our forum we’ve came up with a new version that fixes the following:

  • the persistent block had no effect (introduced in 1506 build)
  • admin could view the private cams even though they were not allowed
  • inserting emoticons in the text chat area caused the text  formatting  to break


Updated AVChat3 Integration Kit for Joomla! 1.6-2.5

Stefan Nour,
Integrations Specialist

Published by stefan on | 2 Comments

AVChat 3, Builds, Joomla!

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 set it from the AVChat Admin Interface options page.
  • Now the integration detects the browser default language site’s current language and tries to use the appropriate language from the translation folder . In the translation folder you should put the desired language file in the following format (suppose the default browser language is German): de-DE.xml  . If it does not find the requested file, the language file will be defaulted to the language file found in avc_settings.php , under avchat["languagefile"].

Hope this update resolves some of your problems and we will continue to update the Integration Kit until there will be close to perfect.

Download will be available from your private client/trial management area .

Update instructions:  Just like a normal extension of Joomla! .

  1. Go to Joomla! administration area -> Extensions -> Extension Manager.
  2. Click on Browse from Upload Package File (Under Install tab).
  3. Locate the com_avchat3.zip archive from the joomla1.6.x_1.7.x_2.5.x_component folder
  4. Click Upload & Install
  5. Done

For further information or new installation , follow this link: http://avchat.net/support/documentation/joomla#123

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Silence Users now possible in new AVChat 3 build (1477 Easter build)

Published by bursuc on | 2 Comments

AVChat 3, Builds

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 whether an admin can silence other admins and another setting (adminCanSilenceFromRoom) for the state of the silence button. At this time this option silences an user by using his IP address so any user using the silenced IP will be affected.

  • Block Buzz Sounds button added in the toolbar under the text chat area
  • Erase All Screens button for admins in the toolbar under the text chat area. This will currently erase the screens of all rooms (weather or not the admin is logged in them) for all users. This feature helps the admin remove unwanted stuff (like spam links or images or videos) from the text chat.
  • showNumberOfCamsAndMics setting in avc_settings.xxx that controls whether the number of cams and mics are shown to admins in the users list
  • Error messages in the client area are now selectable so that they can be copied and pasted.

Here’s what’s fixed:

  • Misalignment of the text errors and login/register buttons when resizing the AVChat area
  • Fixed issue with some YouTube links that were not properly formatted
  • Fixed issue with link on avc_settings.xxx related error messages not working

That wraps it up for the Easter build. A new build will be released at the beginning of May in which we will implement more feature requests.

How to get the new build:

The new build is available in your private client/trial areas.

How to upgrade an existing build:

You need to overwrite your existing AVChat files (both client side and server side) and clear your browser cache.

Forum thread:

There’s a forum thread regarding this build available here: http://avchathq.com/forum/index.php?/topic/1561-new-avchat3-build-1477-easter-build-available/