How can I make a video chat website like ChatRoulette?

Jason August 30, 2011

I want to make a website for video chatting to use at school and they have blocked all the good ones that let you do it randomly.

  1. MR NERDY_43
    March 12, 2012 at 12:45 am

    how to make a website like chatroulrtte

  2. Jeffery Fabish
    August 31, 2011 at 7:43 am

    If a website is blocked internally (via a firewall, router, DNS or a third party application), use a proxy or a VPN, such as HideMyAss or Proxify, or navigate to the IP Address of the website manually which effectively bypasses DNS restrictions.

    Why would you re-invent the wheel by creating yet another webcam chat site? Isn't Chat Roulette good enough? It's a lot of work for a product that is already very well satisfied and unless your idea is revolutionary, you'll likely not gain a profit or publicity.

    There is no easy button to creating your own video chat site. If you want your own webcam chat site, you'll want to learn a few web programming languages, such as HTML, Javascript + XML (or Ajax), PHP and ActionScript (for Flash). You'll want to buy a domain and setup hosting. It's a lot of work, but you can use your knowledge to program other things as well if the web-based webcam chat doesn't work out.

    You can always use a publically available chat API. Red5Chat, Video Chat Builder are some popular open source API's, search for more at Hot Scripts.

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    Buy yourself a few books on these languages and read them. Mess around with simple web programming first, get familiar with web hosting and domain purchasing. You can always buy a template and place your application inside of it, but I suggest you simply create your own.