Available since: 0.2

The server comes with a web-app to monitor basic status information about the running server. It is located in the server-status directory of the downloaded server package.

This documentation asumes that your server is installed in the /opt/ts3video directory. Windows can use the same instructions in a slightly modified way.

Configure the status web-app

The web-app uses a WebSocket connection to retrieve real-time information from the VideoServer. Basic options can be changed in the web-app’s config.json file. Here is a list of the available options and what they include:

server.statussocket.address

The host address to which the web-app’s WebSocket will connect. Set to null to let the application use the host from the address bar in your browser (recommended).

server.statussocket.port

The port to which the web-app’s WebSocket will connect.

server.statussocket.path

The web-app’s WebSocket will use this path in it’s HTTP request. It can be used to proxy-forward the WebSocket with your web-server (e.g.: Apache’s ProxyPass, ProxyPassReverse).

ui.updateinterval

The polling interval which is used to update visible information.

Setup the quick and dirty way

Copy or link the server-status folder into the public reachable web-server’s www folder.

cp -rf /opt/ts3video/server-status /var/www/videoserver-status

Before the web-app can fetch any data from the VideoServer you need to update the VideoServer’s configuration file /opt/ts3data/default.ini and set the following values (restart required):

[default]
wsstatus-address=any
wsstatus-port=13375

The VideoServer will now accept WebSocket connections from anywhere. In case that you only want to access the web-app from localhost, you can keep the VideoServer’s default configuration values (wsstatus-address=127.0.0.1).

Finally you need to restart the VideoServer

/etc/init.d/ts3video stop
/etc/init.d/ts3video start

and open the web-app in your browser, e.g.: http://localhost/videoserver-status

Some firewalls and proxy servers may block connections to port 13375, they usually only allow port 80 and 443.

Setup Apache2 VirtualHost and password protection

Requirements: Apache >=2.4.5 with mod_proxy and mod_proxy_wstunnel enabled.

I encountered a few problems using ProxyPass with WebSockets. It either took very long to establish the WebSocket connection or didn't work at all. You might fall back to the Quick & Dirty way with localhost acccess only, if you encounter any problems.

First you need to create a new VirtualHost configuration.

cd /etc/apache2/sites-available
vi videoserver-status

Your configuration should look like this:

<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName videoserver-status.yourhost.com
  DocumentRoot /opt/ts3video/server-status

  # Password protection (optional)
  <Location />
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Video Server Status"
    AuthUserFile /opt/users.passwd
    require valid-user
  </Location>

  # Forward incoming WebSocket connections to the running VideoServer on port 13375.
  # Note: ProxyPass for WebSockets is available since Apache 2.4.5
  #       You need to have the Apache modules proxy_http and proxy_wstunnel enabled.
  <Location /ws>
    ProxyPass ws://127.0.0.1:13375
    ProxyPassReverse ws://127.0.0.1:13375
  </Location>

</VirtualHost>

Users can be managed with Apache’s htpasswd tool.

Now you need to update the web-app’s configuration file to match your VirtualHost:
/opt/ts3video/server-status/config.json

{
  "server.statussocket.address": null,
  "server.statussocket.port": 80,
  "server.statussocket.path": "/ws",
  "ui.updateinterval": 5000
}

After a restart of the Apache web-server you can access the web-app: http://videoserver-status.yourhost.com