FlashChat Module Pack

This set of add-ons to FlashChat include: an MP3 player, a web radio player, a banner ad rotator, a text ads/announcements module, an admin module, and an early release of the audio/video module and whiteboard module.

Enhance FlashChat with this powerful set of add-ons (requires FlashChat 4.3.3 or higher)

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Requirements

Adobe Flash Player, PHP

Features

100% of the Flash 2004 Professional source code is included with every module (.fla file). All MP3 files are stored on the server file system. All module configuration is done using XML files, which can be easily edited using a good text editor, like Textpad (www.textpad.com).

Easy setup of any module by editing FlashChat's /inc/config.php file. Setup the module as a floating window in FlashChat ('anchor' = -1), or embed the module within any of several locations on the FlashChat interface.

Add as many web radio stations as you want, and allow your users to listen to streaming radio broadcasts while they chat. Please note that this feature requires Mozilla Firefox, with the latest version of the Flash player. New radio stations can be added easily using the external XML configuration file.

Several general configuration options are available to all modules. For example, the Web Radio and MP3 Player config.xml files permit you to specify the default sorting method, the module width and height (if the 'stretch' option is set to false in /inc/config.php), and various interface colors.

Like the Web Radio module, the MP3 module includes an XML configuration file, whereby you can set the MP3 file paths, and the title/artist/genre/duration data for the song.

The FlashChat Module Pack includes a powerful Banner Module, with XML settings for the banner path, banner fading (a transition effect to go from one banner to the next), and the ability to specify which rooms or languages the banner should be visible to. For example, you can present a different set of banners to your French visitors than to your English visitors, and so on. You can show one set of banners for each room that a user enters, and even design your banners to fit the particular FlashChat skin which the user has loaded.

Banners can be set to auto-rotate at a specific time duration (seconds), by editing the XML configuration file.

Advanced administration module "monitors" the chat for you, so you never have to worry about manually banning users who cuss in your chat. A simple anti-spam feature is also included with this module. If a user posts the same URL multiple times, then they can be warned to stop using an alert popup.

The bad words list draws from FlashChat's badwords.php file, but you can add additional words, specific only to the module. Wildcards (*) can be used to check for variations on bad words.

The Text Ads Module (also called the "Announcements" module) allows you to display messages to your chatters. Like other modules, this comes with a configuration XML file, so that you can specify the interface colors, and the default module width and height.

Easily add messages to the Text Ads Module, and specify which rooms and/or languages the messages should be displayed to. For example, you can display a different set of messages to French users than to English users, or only show a particular message when a user is logged-in to a certain room or set of rooms. CDATA tags can be used to embed simple HTML with your message text.

Engage in Audio/Video chats using the Audio Video module (requires Flash Communication Server). Please note that the AV module is considered "alpha" software, since it's very new and hasn't been rigorously tested yet.

Whiteboard module allows you to share drawings with other users. If you have Flash Media Server or Flash Communication Server, then you can engage in real-time shared drawing spaces!

User-Contributed Add-Ons

  Audio Video Self-View

Contributed by Kathy and Eric Karz for FlashChat Module Pack version 1.2.1

Included is the tools (files and instructions) to enable you to use the self view on the audio video module.

  Whiteboard Module for FlashChat 4.5.3

Contributed by Darren Gates for FlashChat Module Pack version 1.2.2

A whiteboard module to share drawing with other users. If you have Flash Media Server or Flash Communication Server, you can share your drawing space in real-time with another user!