The VideoChat portlet is an upgrade from the basic Chat portlet that allows Liferay members to have video conference with each other.
Those video calls are completely secure and in-house as it uses the new WebRTC P2P (peer-to-peer) technology which avoid the use of any servers once the call is stablished and data is beeing transfered.
- Multiple simultaneously chats
- Video conference
- View and find online contacts
- Call event sounds
- Status customization
- TURN/STUN configuration
- First you need to download the war from Liferay's Marketplace.
- Then deploy the war by installing it from the control panel or copying it to deploy folder inside liferay-portal files.
- The portlet should be visible once logged at the bottom of any page.
- Configure custom STUN/TURN servers. This servers are used only by the signaling (connection phase) and default configuration uses Google (stun.l.google.com:19302) and Mozilla (220.127.116.11) public STUN servers.
Should create a file named "portlet-ext.properties" under tomcat/webapps/videochat-portlet/WEB-INF/classes/ folder or edit the already existing file named "portlet.properties".
Configuration is possible with the next properties:
- Browser WebRTC Compatibility: Chrome and Firefox latest versions.
- Incompatible with Liferay's original chat portlet: if it is installed then it should be removed by deleting it from control panel or by deleting it's webapps folder inside tomcat files.
- It may be necessary to restart the tomcat server if you can't see the portlet.
- Camera will turn off automatically after closing a call.
- Enabled camera turning off configuration in portlet.properties (inside /web-inf/classes) where you can change the default webrtc.cam.keepalive=false to true and keep the camera permissions between calls.
- UI & User-friendly improvements.
- Bug fix in some database table names (case sensitiveness issue).
Feedback / Report Bugs
We will be glad to know if you have any comments, suggestions, or think it would be good to be able to run on other Liferay versions.
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