java based chat system with video

Posted on 2004-10-25
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
I want to build a java text chat application with a live video feed, something like MSN messenger, would you please advise as to what technology i need in order to build that application? i am very experienced, i would appreciate it if you would take the time to explain in details what need to be done. Thx
Question by:chris_black23
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    Off the top of my head I'd recommend:

     -- for usb camera communication

     -- P2P layer for Java

     -- If you need a central point of access for your comms

    There is a Java Jabber Server:
     -- Jabber is a well defined IM protocol...
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    You will find a complete code in JAVA of how to manage a chat room from the 17th chapter of the book "Java How To Program - Deitel & Deitel"(Fourth edition). From the following link you can download all the example code of the book..

    Book info :

    Download examples from:

    For the video part, you can use Morena 6.1 which gives the API for the real time video processing from any Twain compatible Image Acquisition device. To download Morena 6.1, use the following link.

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