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Skype has recently started charging $10/month for group video chat, which neither me nor my friends wish to pay. Are there any free, cross-platform (Windows and OS X) applications which can do video chat between 3 or more people at once? Either a desktop application or a web application would work. When making recommendations, it would be helpful to state whether it's a desktop or web app, what features it has, and whether it requires sign-up for the service. Thanks.

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Isn't $10/month only for OS X clients ? –  Sathya Dec 9 '10 at 19:43
    
@Sathya, according to Skype's website, free group video calling is only available as a 28 day trial. Also, some of the people I need to use it with have only OS X or only Windows, so we need a solution which is free on both platforms. –  nhinkle Dec 9 '10 at 21:30
    
Ah, I was unaware of that. Thanks @nhinkle –  Sathya Dec 11 '10 at 17:17
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ooVoo won't work; they charge a subscription for 3+ person video calls. Tokbox VideoChat looks potentially promising though - I will give that a try, and report back on how that works –  nhinkle Dec 11 '10 at 19:47
    
TokBox worked quite well, thanks for the tip. The quality isn't great, but it works, and it's nice not having to install any software locally (it runs in the browser as a flash app). –  nhinkle Dec 31 '10 at 6:34
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Google+ hangouts is the only free tool I've been able to use – it's a webapp though.

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