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Re: [SLUG] Best Linux soft-phone?
- To: Simon Wong <linux@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Best Linux soft-phone?
- From: Alan L Tyree <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 16:05:53 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: Sage Tutorial Systems Pty Ltd
On Fri, 25 Aug 2006 09:34:47 +1000
Simon Wong <linux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-08-24 at 07:48 +1000, Alan L Tyree wrote:
> > Ekiga is the king of them all. It allows registration with multiple
> > servers and I have found it very reliable. I use it with an iMic usb
> > sound card. Ekiga is also particularly good at maintaining STUN
> > connections with no drama.
> I have used it recently and call quality was adequate. Maybe I needed
> to spend more time tweaking.
A lot depends on the codec you use. I have had very mixed results with
speex, generally very good results with iLBC.
> > Should mention Xten: it's not free (as in speech) software, but it
> > also allows multiple registrations and seems to work well. Ugly
> > interface on Linux though.
> I use this regularly now as the call quality is significantly *better*
> than a std Telstra phone line as it has the G711U codec. More
> bandwidth, I think maybe up to 80Kb (bits, I can never remember if
> it's a big or little b!).
Another good free (beer) but not free (speech) is Sjphone:
http://www.sjlabs.com/ I used this phone connected to a local Asterisk
and found it a great combination.
> A very good STUN server is Counterpath's (the company behind xten)
> You will need to play around with SIP port forwarding for best
> Simon Wong <linux@xxxxxxxxx>
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