Q: What is Miricam?
A: Miricam is a comprehensive video chat, social media, and payment solution for influencer, psychic, and other entertainment-style websites offering high-quality video streaming, image & video galleries, and payment processing. It empowers your Performers to generate revenue through live private chat, sales of image galleries, video clips, virtual gifts, and customer referrals all on your domain. Users and Performers can engage through the built-in social media platform with messaging, detailed profiles, instant notifications, and integration with popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
What is new in Version 6.7? (Feb 19 2024)
Miricam 6.7 includes the following updates:
- Improved first-connect speed (Now less than 1 second)
- Reduced latency (now less than 200 miliseconds (about 1/4 of a second) !
- Improved video rendering and stability for low-speed connections
- Performers now have visibility of users engaged in chat sessions, accompanied by their avatars and account balances.
- Notification alerts are provided upon user entry and exit from chat rooms.
- Integration of "Private Chat" and "Group Chat" functionalities into a unified "VIP Chat" feature.
- Users have the flexibility to exit and re-enter VIP chat sessions at their convenience.
- Performers are granted indefinite access to VIP chat sessions.
- Real-time updates of earnings are now visible to Performers during both private and free chat sessions.
- Improved usability of the Mbase selector tool.
- Enhanced clarity and readability of Performer invoices.
- Automatic updates of Performer status (Offline, in Free Chat, or in VIP chat) without requiring page refresh.
- Additionally, adjustments have been made to enhance operational efficiency:
- Transaction Timing Optimization: Debiting of customer balances and crediting of Performer earnings now commences only upon establishment of the video stream, eliminating premature transactions.
- Audio enabled by default.
- Entire image of Performer in Performer list now clickable to enter chat.
The following previously reported bugs have been fixed:
- A bug casuing some performer account balances to be displayed with extra decimal places. [FIXED]
- Notifications for customer exits fail to trigger upon browser closure in older versions of Safari. [FIXED]
- Display anomalies during performer log-offs in Microsoft Edge. [FIXED]
- User account balances are not consistently displayed during private chat sessions in Safari. [FIXED]
- Users may inadvertently remain in private chat rooms after Safari browser closure. [FIXED]
- Performer who registered after Jan 1 2024 earnings reports exhibit incorrect date sequencing. [FIXED]
Q: I already have a website. Can I expand my website with Miricam?
A: Yes. Miricam can be seamlessly integrated into your current website as an add-on, using a sub-domain of your existing domain. Implementing Miricam in this way can offer several advantages, such as providing a clear separation between your website and Miricam's functionality, as well as the ability to maintain different user experiences and login credentials. Additionally, utilizing a sub-domain can facilitate easier tracking and analysis of Miricam's usage and performance.
Q: How do my customers pay for my services?
A: Your customers pay for your services by any Mastercard or Visa credit card or debit card. Payment processing is included with your site. We also offer support for 3rd party payment processors, or merchant gates using your own merchant account. (Enterprise edition only)
Q: What are the technical requirements for users and Performers?
Users and Performers can use a variety of devices to use your website. For the best possible experience, we suggest modern Windows PC's or Apple Mac's, with the latest operating systems (Windows, Sonoma or Linux), modern browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Google Chrome etc, modern mobile devices such as the Apple iPhone 12's or newer, and a fast Internet connection.
Q: What are the technical requirements for hosting?
Dual-Server hosting for Miricam is included with our Premium Support Plan, along with free bandwidth, software updates and security. If you are interested in hosting Miricam yourself, here are the minimum requirements:
A: Miricam requires two distinct types of servers to function optimally: a standard LAMP server for web hosting and application management, and a dedicated streaming server r. Below are the basic requirements for each server type:
Standard Linux / Apache / MySQL / PHP Server Requirements:
- Operating System: Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, or Debian recommended)
- Web Server: Apache or Nginx
- Database: MySQL 8.0 or higher
- PHP: Version 8.2 or higher with extensions such as pdo_mysql, curl, mbstring, zip, gd, and xml.
- Memory: At least 8GB of RAM, though 12GB or more is recommended for better performance.
- Storage: Minimum of 500GB SSD storage to accommodate web files, scripts, and database. Consider larger storage for growing data needs.
- Network: A reliable internet connection with at least 1000 Mbps bandwidth for optimal performance and user experience.
Dedicated Streaming Server Requirements (Ant Media Server):
- Operating System: Linux (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS recommended)
- CPU: Quad-core (Intel i7, i9, Xeon or similar AMD processor) for small to medium-sized audiences; 8-cores or more for larger audiences and 4K streaming.
- Memory: At least 8GB of RAM; 16GB or more is recommended for high-definition streams and large numbers of concurrent viewers.
- Storage: At least 100GB SSD for installation and temporary files storage. Consider additional storage for recording streams or hosting on-demand content.
- Network: A dedicated 1 Gbps connection is recommended for live streaming. Bandwidth needs may increase based on the stream quality and the number of concurrent viewers.
- Ensure both servers are secured with firewalls, regular updates, and security best practices to protect against unauthorized access and vulnerabilities.
- Consider using a Content Delivery Network (CDN) in conjunction with the streaming server for optimal delivery speeds and scalability to a global audience.
- Regularly back up your data to prevent loss in case of hardware failure or other issues.
These requirements are a starting point and may need to be adjusted based on specific needs, the scale of your operation, and the expected number of users. Monitoring server performance and making necessary upgrades is crucial as your user base grows and demands evolve.
Do you offer custom programming services?
Yes. We offer custom programming for new projects. Contact us and tell us what you need.