invitation

Invite user to watch my webcam

webcam photo

In chatadmin -> roles, you must check : “Can invite other users to watch his cam

User will be then able to send invitations to other users to watch his webcam.

User will be sent an invitation with 3 choices:

  1. accept: it will open the webcam
  2. deny: it will close the invitation
  3. mute: you will mute that user: this user will not be able to send you requests any more

By default, guest users cannot invite users to watch cam. And of course your webcam must be opened to onvite other users to watch at it !

Receive text chat from roles

Enable to disable receiving text chat by role

You can now filter what role can receive text chat from what role.

This is suitable for scenarios such as conference or shows:

users can only receive text chat from performers but not from other users.

To enable this features, go to roles in your chatadmin panel and unselect/select roles you need:

 

 

Audio only

Audio chat

New feature for html5-chat: audio only.

You can now choose between audio and video (default) and audio only.

To enable audio only mode, go to your chatadmin panel -> config ->webcam and choose audio only in the selection list as shown below:

audioOnlyConfig

This allow to run the chat as audio only and chat will not have access to your webcam.

You can now disable webcam as well

Besides in audio+video mode, you can now disable your webcam and keep audio only.

Switch off the camera with the camera toggle switch button:

 

Chat roulette mode

Chat roulette mode

The new chatroulette mode allows to pick a random webcam from all available public webcams and watch it.

This mode is similar to the concept of roulette chats available of the web.

How to activate roulette chat button on your site ?

As usual, go to your admin panel, choose chat config, then choose webcam tab.

and check the roulettechat option.

Only public webcams (opened as opened by members) can be watched in chatroulettemode.

webrtcConference

New webrtc servers : new webrtc technology

webrtc

New webrtc mediasoup servers technos

We finally dropped 2 webrtc technologies:

Kurento: the CPU usage was too high

Janus: too many “black cams”

and we have chosen mediaSoup which represents an excellent compromise of reliability and compatibility.

This allows us to keep CPU light and be compatible with ALL available browsers:

Chrome, firefox, Safari, IOS and Android.

We do not support Edge because Edge is end game and will be replaced by Chromium in 2019

Notice that for IOS, only Safari 12.2 and above will allow users to stream and watch streams

 

Push to talk feature

(Updated) feature: Push to Talk

TalkieWe have rewritten the “Push to talk” feature of html5 chat.

The push to talk feature looks like the talkie-walkie system: there can be only one speaker at one time.

When speaker takes the hand, no other people can speak until the first speaker releases the hand. your chatadmin can determine which role can take the hand, how long he can keep the hand and what is the release time he needs to wait until he can speak again : these rules created to prevent abuses.

When a speaker takes the hand, he broadcast his video and audio to all users, in the similar way that the broadcast system.

We also put a checkbox for push to talk feature, so users can check this box to keep the hand (and avoid keep on pressing the mouse which can be finger tiring)

The push to talk buttons are situated on the left bottom part of the chat, near the input text chat.

pushtotalk

 

 

 

How to customize all your texts (or translations) ?

How to use your own texts (or translate it the way you want) ?

We just added a new “translation” feature into your /chatadmin panel.

You can now change ANY texts you want, the way you want: so it is easy to add new langage support or change the translations we provide.

(this feature is available only for registered users)

How to proceed ?

  • go to you chatadmin
  • Choose translation tab
  • Enter your OWN text instead of the one we have
  • In case you make some errors, you can still revert back to our translations and start again
    Make sure you don’t mess with specials chars such as “%” : %s is used to be replaced by dynamic content
  • translate
    translate

new feature: video and audio messages

Recording audio and video

We just added new audio recording feature.

The recording video feature was already present, but it was hard to find. We added snapshots messages directly into the main toolbar

So it is easy to access.

You have now choice to record either video messages (video + audio) either audio only. Recording audio and video is limited to 30 seconds.

 

new feature: send video snapshot messages

Video snapshots

New feature: you can now take short videos and upload them as pictures.

You need to enable in roles in your chatadmin the property called “canSnapshot”.

Once enabled, you will be able to upload snapshots. Click on snapshot icon.
Of course you need to enable webcam to access that feature.

Once opened, snapshot modal window allows you to record a quick sequence of video,
30 seconds max.When sequence is recorded, you can replay it, close it or upload it to publish it.

Once uploaded, you can play it back.

 

 

 

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