iSpQ VideoChat 4.0 for the Mac, described as the “next generation online community,” has been released by the folks at NanoCom. VideoChat, which works with Mac OS 8.1 and higher (including Mac OS X), lets you conference with another person using real-time video, voice, and text.
Using VideoChat, you can participate with up to four other people with real-time voice, video, and text. VideoChat’s Video Broadcast lets you host your own chat room. Ten people can communicate with text chat while listening and viewing one broadcaster.
The application also offers “Big Quick Messages,” instant messages with larger video snapshots (320×240), voice recordings, and text save between uses. And you can format your QM text and use overlays for pictures. Pal Lists offer a way to locate friends without having to search through the directory. And the iSpQ VideoChat community offers several rooms for people with interests. Navigating from room to room is and easy way to find new friends because each room has a directory that lists all of the people in the room, their location and a comment.
VideoChat supports several USB and FireWire digital cameras. A room rating system is designed to inform users as to the type of chat appropriate in each room. Also, each time the directory is accessed a personal password is required.
VideoChat 4.0 is being offered at an introductory, and limited time, price of US$29.95 ($10 off the regular price). You can download a copy now at
the VideoChat site.
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