Lately a website called Chatroulette is creating a lot of buzz in the blogosphere, and unless you just emerged from under a rock you have probably heard and used it too. Those who are truly clueless, here is an extract from Wikipedia:
Chatroulette is a website which pairs random strangers for webcam-based conversations. Visitors to the website randomly begin an online stranger chat (video and text) with another visitor. At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.
When you go to Chatroulette you face a random stranger on webcam and he faces you through your webcam. A webcam is essential to chatting on Chatroulette. What if you don’t have a webcam or you don’t want to show yourself to random people on the Internet? Can you use Chatroulette without a webcam? Of course you can, thanks to virtual webcam software.
Using a virtual webcam software you can use a pre-recorded webcam video, or any video for the matter, and get into Chatroulette. This is how to do it.
What you need
- Manycam – this is a free software.
- A video, preferably a chat video. You can find one by searching on YouTube, but don’t use Jonas Brothers videos; those are too common on Chatroulette now. You can use a photo but that would also give you away, unless you just want to be a troll. We will come to that later.
Setting up Manycam
- After you have downloaded and installed Manycam, run the program.
- Click on the Sources tab and then click on Movies.
- Click “Open a new file” under “Recent files” and load the video you want to use. Manycam supports AVI, MPEG and WMV. If you have downloaded a video from YouTube in the FLV format, convert to any one of the supported formats using Oxelon Media Converter.
- Click on the Play button and turn on the Loop video feature.
- There is one more thing to do and that is remove the Manycam logo from the bottom of the video. To do this click on “Effects” tab, and then click on “Text over video”. Now uncheck the “Show Manycam logo” option.
- You are now set. Just go to Chatroulette and start chatting.
Use talking pictures on Chatroulette
To add more fun you can use a talking picture on Chatroulette. To make your pictures talk and create a video out of it you will require a screen casting software like CamStudio or Camtasia.
- Go to this page, and click on “Create my Actor”.
- Upload an image of the character you want to make it talk. It can be a person or an animal.
- Drag the numbered feature points for the eyes and mouth using the example image on the left for reference.
- Once you are done, click on Let’s Talk.
Since the website does not give you an option to save the talking picture into a video, we will have to use a screen casting software to do it. It’s pretty easy to use these. Simple mark the region on the screen around the image and record that region as a video. Here is my result.
Now load this video on Manycam and have fun on Chatroulette. See you there.
I AM PISSED OFF! anyone that uses these, especially the person that used the jonas brother one to me on chatroulette, your a fucking loser! get a life you pedifile, and look at someone your own age. no one wil belive it now, cause ive made sure of it. the next time this happens, the police said that they are closing the website. thats if I see something again, so just thought id warn you you old hags! screw you.
It has 3 letters and it likes sucking men, what would you be?
ROFLMAO the police cant close a website AND it has happened 10 billion times soi guess your FUCKED your dumb enough to belive those fags would talk to you anyway still…..ROFLMFAO
Wow, ur a douche loolll
it's happened again………………..
Yet chatroulette remains
I bet that anon isn't voting labour
Lmfao, Marti. Legend.
Good Stuff…love using a Hypnotoad gif
where can i download it
cant find a video of a guy 2 use
Go to youtube and search for video to use on chatroulette and you can find some good videos there.
Not sure how to save youtube videos? :/
man this messed my computer? do u need a webcan 4 this?
I think the angry anon needs to realize that he/she/it is the one who doesn't have a life.
Thank u so much by the way you can use images by doing the same process except instead of clicking on movie you click on still images
ummmm when i put in an AVI video is says the video file cant be open, going to delete from list. how do i fix this? please help
Hey I did all the steps but When I click to select the movie It keep saying it wont use it. And it was an avi/WMV
the guy from April 28, 2010 1:07 AM needs to cool his tits. so if ur reading this thing man, cool them, now.
how do you hide the logo on macs???
For some reason chatroulette doesn't show manycam as one of the options for a camera. It always just my webcam.
so i can pretend to be someone else on webcam? and people will think its me?
obvious troll is obious
>"I AM PISSED OFF! anyone that uses these, especially the person that used the jonas brother one to me on chatroulette, your a fucking loser! get a life you pedifile, and look at someone your own age. no one wil belive it now, cause ive made sure of it. the next time this happens, the police said that they are closing the website. thats if I see something again, so just thought id warn you you old hags! screw you."
>>*Video removed by the police.
think i am gona try this becose i dont got webcam, gona get soon tugh i hope, but needa do chatrulet again , it was sooo funny 🙂 😛
does the downloading thing give viruses o.O
can i pretend to be someone else
ChatRoulette has decided to block all fake webcams. However, the latest MagicCamera virtual webcam added a new feature to fight for the blocking. Magic camera will let you customize your fake webcam name to avoid blocking. But MagicCam is not free. It costs $19.95 after 30 days free trial. See:
Just wanted to say this… HI!!!!!
yes. magic camera works with chatroulette. and the free code is:piRZJmX!9L
Anyone having trouble with it just following the cursor around instead of it being locked on the video?
Someone did this thing on me with Bill Kaulitz! Fuck, I was so pissed. I'm not gay, but damn.. have you seen that guy? :/
why my webcam won't work,when i wanna talk
doesnt works.. still have my camera on chatroulette.. i did everything like i needed
YOU GUYS ALL PlAY RUNESCAPE !! USELESS PIECES OF CRAP!!!!!!!
Google.com > search > 'how do i get a life'.
Can u use this program on msn too ?
IT LOOKS FAKE NVM IM NOT USING THIS PIECE OF CRAP
doesn't work i did everything and it doesn't work
how do you get the sound from the video to play? Other people cant hear the video…
September 2010: PLEASE NOTE – IMPORTANT UPDATE!
It has come to our attention that the latest revision of ChatRoullette has made it so the Manycam program no longer works with their site. If you find that to be the case, then please check our list of other sites like ChatRoulette. This page has a list of other sites that function essentially the same as ChatRoulette, but still work with the ManyCam program. You can still follow the instructions below to setup ManyCam, as they will still work no matter what site you decide to use.
Nah!! It doesnt work Man
If I make a music video, will the music pass to the viewer also?
when you play the vid why want sound. its not necesarry. the person would catch you then.. just type to the person and give an excuse like your mums around .. or you pcs got prob..and you can pause the vid for a while and then when the person ask, you say network probs.. you can also get back some minute when the video is going to end.. do it very fast and smart.that the person wouldnt see it was a repeat.. yes you can..
not cool pedophiles use this to record people
My rock was so much better…
Manycam still works in chatroulette, i went there yesterday and i entered with manycam and i put some videos and photos and it let me do everything i wanted!
how i get the video on chatroulette?
yah i cant get it on chatroulettte
How do you save it and how do you get it to go on chatroulette?
How do I change the picture? Because when I tried it messed up my other one and i cant get either one to work
its not working i can't add videos
using this Prog kinda goes against the whole ethos of such a site and therefore the folks who use these kinda programs are using it to hide themselve's for a reason which I don’t have to elaborate on, if you have nothing to hide then you wouldn’t be using such a program if your uncomfortable showing your face to a Stranger then simply put a piece of tape across the dam webcam built into your PC! It’s not rocket science, we all have idiosyncrasies but seriously look at yourself hard in the mirror…..oooo actually prob better you don’t! lol …better suggestion is simply go out on a Friday/Sat night rather than stay in and try and use these kinda sites which are a playground (oooo prob not the best word choice!) for parasite’s!
what about the people who DONT have webcams smart-ass? yes exactly your argument is invalid
I like Virtual Webcam by http://www.virtualwebcamsoftware.com
and it plays more video formats and even fix the video which are not of proper size.