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I am trying to make available on my website a voice chat for a small group of people that allows some other means to interact such as text messaging, photo sharing, file sharing, simple drawing and silly games. In other words, something similar to older MSN Messenger, but on the web. Any ideas on what to use?

To clarify, I am looking for suggestions on languages and libraries to use. I want to be able to fully customize it as much as possible because I might want to add other (somewhat interesting) functions later. Low-level programming is fine if required, but platform dependency isn't that much preferred.

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Are you looking for a library or are you wanting a ready-made plugin of some sort? –  mmyers Jun 20 '11 at 18:57
    
It sounds like you want an online meeting (apart from the silly games bit). Webex.com and gotomeeting.com are the ones that I get invited to use. However they wouldn't be on your site. How important is it that it's on your site? –  paulmorriss Jun 21 '11 at 14:25
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I know it is possible to have Google Talk embedded in a personal/professional website, which is the closest thing to what you're describing without having to reinvent the wheel.

Check it out here.

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You could use some flash based media server clients. Have a look at red5. it even has webcam support.

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