Flash's peer-to-peer network capabilities (via RTMFP) allow almost all video and audio streams to travel directly between user computers, without using server bandwidth.However, certain combinations of routers will not allow UDP traffic to flow between them, and then it is necessary to fall back to RTMP.However, the website now requires users to register for free before they can use the features of the website.
A complicated legal environment surrounds Chatroulette with respect to the sexual activities that occur frequently on the site.
These activities may be illegal, but it is uncertain who is liable for such content due to the level of anonymity of the users.
According to certain reports and a firsthand test, the majority of the site's users are male and overwhelmingly young, and people in their 30s are usually mocked on the site for being too "old".
Some users dress in costumes to entertain the viewer the site pairs them with, while others play music or host dance parties.
Connecting to Chatroulette Behaving with Proper Chatroulette-iquette Community Q&A Since launching in 2009, Chatroulette has become an internet phenomenon.
The site randomly connects two users from anywhere in the world for a video chat session.I think it's cool that such a concept can be useful for so many people.Although some people are using the site in not very nice ways -- I am really against it." Early users of the site would frequently encounter users who were naked or masturbating in front of the camera.It's disconnecting human relationships rather than connecting them." Emie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, told CBS' The Early Show that the site was the "last place parents want their kids to be.This is a huge red flag; this is extreme social networking.One informal study published in March 2010 shows that nearly half of all Chatroulette "spins" connected a user with someone in the USA, while the next most likely country was France with 15%.