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Mumble VOIP

Post by Iain » Tue May 10, 2011 2:36 am

Have you guys considered using Mumble to record your shows? It is a group chat VOIP system, like Skype chat, but open-source. It is designed for online gaming, so it's very low latency, but voice quality is high.

The latest version includes baked in recording functionality - http://blog.mumble.info/for-the-record/. Records to WAV, AU, FLAC and OGG.

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Re: Mumble VOIP

Post by eddie » Tue May 10, 2011 6:34 am

Rumor has that MS may purchase Skype.

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Re: Mumble VOIP

Post by Iain » Tue May 10, 2011 7:43 am

Even more reason to use Mumble. :D

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Re: Mumble VOIP

Post by mikeh » Tue May 10, 2011 1:29 pm

We use mumble for a video gaming series I do with some people on YouTube. It works great for gaming and non gaming. Iain has already mentioned some great points about it.

One thing to add, when your recording a conference you can record everyone to a single audio file, or split each person into their own audio file.

You can also set a priority speaker, mute or deafen people, etc. Works great!

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Re: Mumble VOIP

Post by dann » Tue May 10, 2011 3:27 pm

Mumble is great that it is but it restricts us too much at this. Mumble requires everyone to use said technology and when you have people calling in via their phone or a guest from skype it becomes a problem.

Having the asterisk conference while not the greatest quality, affords us the most flexibility.

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Re: Mumble VOIP

Post by Iain » Tue May 10, 2011 4:26 pm

I'm not sure those advantages are worth the poor sound quality, but thanks for the reply Dan.

At least Asterisk lets you sing asynchronous Happy Birthday. Awesomely funny moment in TLLTS history. :mrgreen:

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