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.
Despite the expansion of the service, he still codes everything on his own.Ternovskiy sought help from his longtime friend Vlad Kostanyan, who helped him with his side projects.Visitors to the website begin an online chat (text, audio and video) with another visitor.At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.Users can also upload an image of themselves to add to their profile.
Within a year of the site's launch, Chatroulette received criticism particularly with respect to the offensive, obscene or pornographic material that some users of this site were exhibiting. Keith Ablow advised that "Parents should keep all their children off the site because it's much too dangerous for children. This is one of the worst faces of the Internet that I've seen.
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.
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.
However, the website now requires users to register for free before they can use the features of the website.