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Google Taking On Skype: Video Chat In Chrome

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    This sounds like a good idea! (The ability to video chat directly in chrome without the need for a plug-in). The article mentions that this functionality will eventually make it's way to Google TV: Google Taking On Skype: Video Chat in Chrome
     
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    FWIW, my Android Skype was updated today with videochat support for about 5 or 6 handsets, mine included. Gtalk already did this...

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    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Here's a new article that talks about Google's plans for the new group video chat feature in Google +. It's called Google "Hangouts". In the future it will be based on WebM (and not the h264 codec) as it currently is - as such ultimately it will be a completely browser based video chat that will work with the Chrome browser (and others). No-plug-in will be required. The article also mentions that this functionality will make it's way to Google TV. The technology behind Google+ Hangouts — Online Video News
     
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    I am familiar with the hangout concept. I am getting notices from friends that are "hanging out " on Google + already. ;)

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    Can GoogleTV do multi-person chat yet?
     

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