The latest version of HDFVR brings with it an assortment of improvements and updates. Without any further ado, let’s delve into them. Improvements HDFVR handles a lot better (device selection screen wise) the scenario where local shared objects (cookies) are not allowed The init screen -> privacy screen -> device selection screen -> record screen flow is now fully reliable UI does will no longer include microphone elements when audio recording is disabled Removed SWFObject  in light of the changes regarding Flash content in Safari 10 and Chrome 56 JavaScript API changes New getPlaybackTime() JS Control API function. If called before recording, during recording and immediately after recording (before playback) it will return 0 onRecorderInit() is a new function that’s called[…]

HDFVR 2.1.1 is now available for download, here’s what’s new: Keyboard accessibility Previous versions of HDFVR did not allow tabbing through its controls or the Flash Player Settings window. Now it is possible to navigate the elements using the [Tab] key and selecting the element with [Space] or [Enter] key. Video and Audio Improvements You can now record video up to FULL HD resolution (1920×1080) thanks to some changes we made to the H.264 video encoder settings. On the audio side we’ve eliminated the microphone loopback that occurred when using the Speex audio codec. Other Changes New texts for some error messages and actions Fixed issue with microphone activity level not registering after recording the first video Fixed issue with JS Control API’s getStreamTime […]

This update brings the following needed fixes: Fixed issue with FFmpeg conversion (FLV to MP4)  not working as it should because of the way server-side threads were spawned. Fixed issue with interface not getting built if certain hardware setup was detected (2 mics with no preselected mic and no camera). Additionally a small new feature was added: Implemented the new setting hideDeviceSettingsButtons in avc_settings. If this setting is enabled HDFVR won’t display the camera and microphone settings buttons when the showMenu setting is set to FALSE. This is especially helpful if you are integrating HDFVR on a platform that will use the same hardware specifications and no changing of the devices will be needed.

Here at NuSoft we realized that the design of  HDFVR was not up to par. So we worked hard in order to bring its design in line with today’s best practices and we are happy with what we have achieved: We also focused on streamlining the user experience when following the steps needed to grant access to the camera and microphone, selecting the camera and microphone you want to use and also integrating some visual elements in the interface that tell you if you have good sound and good quality video. New Prerecording Screen The first thing you will notice in HDFVR 2.0 is that it will no longer automatically display the full recorder. Instead a pre-recording screen will be shown in which you can[…]

We’ve released a patch build that addresses several issues and adds a couple of useful features What’s new Implemented a new setting called autoSaveVideo in avc_settings.xxx. It hides the save button and automatically executes the save_video_to_db.xxx script on the web server Added 3gp and 3gp2 video format support for the mobile version of HDFVR. Fixed issues Fixed issue with video positioning when video was flipped  Fixed possible exploit in jpeg_encoder_download.php fixed possible security exploit in uploadFromMobile.php Fixed issue that caused HDFVR to consider an empty response from save_video_to_db file as a success response. How to download You can download the HDFVR 1.3.1 archive from your private client area.

Today we’re proud to release version 1.3 of our powerful HDFVR video recorder. With this update we wanted to bring more versatility to HDFVR so we’ve added some really awesome features along this line. Easy to integrate FFmpeg conversion One of the biggest additions is the ability to link HDFVR’s recording process with the free and open source FFmpeg video conversion tool. This is possible with both Red5 and Wowza (with AMS it was not possible technically). This FFmpeg link is very valuable because it allows you to easily convert the recorded flv videos to mp4 videos (H.264 video +AAC sound) which can be easily distributed to: mobile devices, HTML5 capable browsers, Flash Player Without this FFmpeg link setup: Red5 and Wowza produce FLV videos with NellyMoser or[…]

Lo and behold, high quality HD video recording over slow connections is finally possible with Red5. But 1st… some history. Video recording with Red5 has been plagued for a long time by various issues. All this time developers and their clients had to resort to rather expensive Adobe Media Server and Wowza licenses to add quality video recording to their website. Here’s a recent excerpt from a discussion on the Red5 mailing list about it’s recording capabilities: From: Angry Red5 User & Developer Subject: Does anybody succeed in recording valid FLV videos in ANY version of Red5? Date: Feb 13 2014 I am fighting with Red5 recording from about 2-3 yers. And the sad truth is, that it propably NEVER worked. Dont achieve simple[…]

We have released HDFVR 1.2.2 update. Newly Added Functionality The latest version (build 636) of HDFVR addresses a specific issue of Internet Explorer 10 and 11. Both versions present the same issue: SWF objects are still kept in memory even after they are removed from the web-page or the browser tab is closed. This IE bug caused HDFVR to keep the web-cam active.   To prevent this, we’ve implemented a mechanism inside HDFVR that shuts down the connection to the media server and then HDFVR removes itself from memory when a browser tab is closed. This API is by default called automatically via Javascript, but it can also be called manually. The newly implemented API callback function is disconnectAndRemove. Other changes include a new[…]

We have released HDFVR 1.2.1 update. This release (build 630) adds full compatibility with the latest Wowza Streaming Engine Manager as it is now possible to fully monitor the HDFVR app in the new GUI. This is made possible by an updated version of the Application.xml file. The build also includes a small bugfix for Internet Explorer 10, that resolves an issue with modal windows (loading settings, uploading…, etc.) being partially shown in the top left corner. You can download the latest build from your private client area.

HDFVR 1.2 (build 627) adds the possibility to record video directly from your mobile device. This is made possible by using HTML Media Capture. Recording Video on Mobile Devices Directly from the Browser Now whenever you access HDFVR directly from your mobile device you will be presented with the option of recording video. The actual recording is done using the device’s native recording app which is invoked by the HTML Media Capture API when the [Choose File] button is pressed. After the video has been recorded, it can be saved by using the default [Upload] button. All the videos recorded on mobile devices will be stored by default on the web-server. Recorded videos can be played back, also directly from the browser. Regarding the format of the videos, Android devices will save the videos in[…]