The Community Lite video chat plugin for WordPress handles the basic integration between WordPress and AVChat - a powerful video chat platform.
The plugin is now installed and activated but before the chat will show up on your website we still have to add the actual AVChat video chat software, connect it to a media server and place it in pages and blog posts. Let’s do it following the steps below!
You will need the AVChat software and a license key (trial or purchased). You can purchase AVChat from avchat.net/buy-now but you can also get a 15 days free trial. After the order is made or a trial requested, you will receive an email with a link to your private client area from where you can download the AVChat software.
Files to upload to your web siteto your new
/wp-content/plugins/avchat-3folder. Don’t worry, no folder or file will be overwritten!
AVChat uses a media server to send audio, video and text between users. AVChat supports the top three media servers: Red5 (free and open source, version 0.8 and 1.0RC1), Wowza (commercial, $55/month, free trial) and AMS from Adobe (commercial, $4500, free trial).
To install any media server you need a cloud/VPS server with root ssh access. At DigitalOcean.com, VPS servers start at $5/month, use this link to get a $10 credit (2 months free).
Installing Red5 1.0.5 on your own VPS:
/opt/red5. If it runs Windows, install using the
Files to upload to your media server (Red5)folder. You’ll need to upload the
avchat30folder inside it to
red5/webapps. Your final folder tree should look like this:
./start.shon Linux terminal/shell or run
start.baton Windows. You will find these files in the main
AVChat will use a connection string to know the media server it needs to connect to. Yours will be rtmp://my-media-server.com/avchat30/_definst_ where my-media-server.com is the server’s domain name or IP address.
Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.4
Last Updated: 5 days ago
Active Installs: 500+
3 of 3 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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