1) Make being listed on the channel list optional
To not get interrupted by horny guys, yes.
2) Be able to provide a direct link to a channel (already implemented)
It isn't. http://www.cam4btc.com/?CHANNEL=sdaf
did not ask me for my name assuming me to be a viewer taking me directly to the show. It just behaved like the link without "channel". And if I used it wrong: an undocumented feature isn't a feature in my eyes anyway. There should be a link in the host's screen at least.
If this is the case it would be pretty easy and relatively indisruptive for people using the site as it currently works (a single checkbox added to the start a broadcast menu).
Did I get what you were aiming at?
Also, could you elaborate on what you are planning on doing with it (I'm curious)? If you don't list yourself, only people you explicitly sent the link to will find the channel. If you already know who you're going to give a video presentation to why would you/they want to use this system? Did I really make it lightweight and easy enough to be able to compete with already existing solutions for this?
Well, which other solutions are there that are free to use and scale to at least 100 viewers easily? I'm thinking of Iran, so that's no credit card, no paypal and usually very low upstream. No hangouts and no Skype neither btw.
And ... usually people would freak out if there is porn less than 12 clicks away. You can safely assume this last point to be a problem in all Arab countries which is a huge market.
Links to alternative services are welcome in this particular case but generally my intention was to promote bitcoin as a wonderful thing for people in Iran.
Actually Iran announced to lock down outbound connections a long time ago and is blocking tons of stuff already so surely this would not grow big in Iran but it could be the spark to get bitcoin there.</dreaming>