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I really hate the tinychat interface. I'm looking for a product that provides an:

  • XMPP/IRC gateway (to text chat obviously)
  • No external registration required (as in Google/Aim/Yahoo account creation)
  • Video chatting for those who want it?

Anyone know of a service?

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why is there a close vote? – Evan Carroll Mar 8 '11 at 3:27
TinyChat doesn't even support the basics like /me and with the video integration an IRC gateway seems unlikely. – Randolf Richardson Mar 8 '11 at 5:29
I don't need an IRC gateway to video chat.. I don't care about that feature.. – Evan Carroll Mar 8 '11 at 8:44
meebo won't do it? – cbz Mar 8 '11 at 11:19
meebo has chat rooms? I thought it was just an IM interface? – Evan Carroll Mar 9 '11 at 18:32 satisfies #2 and #3 of your requirements. Text chat with optional video chat up to 9 people. No external registration is required.

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Looks good. If it didn't register every keypress twice, it would almost be usable! – Eroen Sep 24 '12 at 23:23

Try ChatterPlace. It has all the features of TinyChat and Paltalk and more. Everything is free and you can totally customize your created chat room, background, layout etc. Another good thing is that you can allow guest access or make your room private. You also get admin powers and can add your friends as moderators. Video chat is another free feature along with text chat as standard. Here is the site I hope this helps?

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