video chat technologyYour question ‘What are the Best Video Chat Technologies’ is about to get answered!

Video chat site is a complex system which combines user interface based on web technologies and client-side coding, video streaming and communication protocol, video encoding and decoding technologies, as well as server-side coding and database storage. During 18 years of video chat script development experience, we have tested a large scope of different technologies. As a result, we have chosen the most effective ones to use in our platform.

Video Streaming Technologies

The first important step when creating a video chat site is choosing the right video streaming technology. Earlier, we used Flash player for viewing live video in our platform. Howeber, this technology is outdated and Adobe will no longer support it in 2020. Certainly, we always follow the trends and keep our platform up-to-date. Therefore, we change streaming technologies every 4-5 years. 

Currently WebVideo platform uses a modern streaming technology – WebRTC. WebRTC streaming protocol makes it possible to deliver Full HD 1080p live video with a minimal latency – about 0,2 – 0,5 second. Moreover, WebRTC streaming technology provides a direct peer-to-peer communication, which is suitable for a private one-to-one video chat. 

Secondly, WebRTC requires a video codec for recording, compression, and distribution of live video. In our platform we use H.264 and VP8 video codecs. These coding algorithms provide a high quality video streaming at substantially low bandwidth usage.

Most importantly, our WebRTC streaming solution is compatible with mobile browsers on both iOS and Android systems. Of course, it is also supported on most desktop browsers. For instance, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, EDGE, Opera, etc. As a result, it is possible to broadcast live video and watch it on both desktop and mobile devices. 

Streaming Server

WebRTC streaming scales up well with the help of Streaming Server. The problem of peer-to-peer communication emerges when there are several customers watching live video on the same stream. In this case, streaming server is the solution as it divides the whole stream into connection from broadcaster to the server and from the streaming server to every customer. So, the load falls on the server and your website is able to serve thousands of simultaneous viewers on stream without crashing.

Webvideo platforms offers an all-in-one ready solution which includes Streaming Server cloud. Hence, buying our platform you will not have any additional expenses on servers or third-party programs. We provide our customers with a Streaming Server cloud for high load optimization. Above all, the cloud is distributed between data-centers located in the USA and Germany. Therefore, it is possible to optimize the work of Streaming Servers for your website according to the country. 

We install our video chat software into CentOS based dedicated linux servers and in order to handle a high load we use Nginx server for static content loading distribution.

Programming languages

The development of video chat platform typically involves server-side coding, client-side development and database. On the backend or server-side we use Java core and JSP for templates. It provides all the high-level features you need for a video chat site. 

On the frontend or client-side we use JavaScript, Ajax, and HTML/CSS for building a sophisticated interface. For database storage we use MySQL. MySQL is also used by many popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

All in all, WebVideo cam chat script is a complex system built with multiple web development technologies and programming languages. The whole platform is built by our company’s engineers who are highly skilled and experienced in this sphere. 

If you need to customize your website or application, or develop a new project using the above mentioned technologies, we are always ready to help you. Do not hesitate to contact us for details.