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    webcam chat

    I'm looking into the possibility of adding a new chat with webcam capabilities.

    I'd like it to be customisable and able to use with my data from mysql.

    I did a search on google and noticed a lot of sites charge a monthly/annually fee
    but I don’t think this is what I want. Obviously I like it to be cheap as possible but
    I don’t mind paying a one off price but
    I like to have total control so I’m not relying on a 3rd party site.

    I imagine it will have to involve a java or flash

    Any advice on how I can achieve this

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    Supreme Master coder! Philip M's Avatar
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    This is the JavaScript forum. Java and Javascript are entirely different programming languages, in spite of the confusingly similar names. Javascript is purely a client-side language and is not capable of doing what you want.

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    Senior Coder rnd me's Avatar
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    using mysql will most likely require server software like php, jsp, asp, etc.
    flash will be needed to use webcams.

    google wave is free, and can build javascript text-based chat services.
    if you don't want to rely on outside services, you'll need your own server setup.
    my site (updated 2014/10/20)
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