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heiowge
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:48 pm    Post subject: voip woes Reply with quote

I'm trying to set up voip between myself (Ubuntu 10.04) and a friend (win Vista).

He uses skype, so I started with skype for linux. After fiddling I found I could have mic or speakers but never both.

So I tried Ekiga Softphone. No problem at my end, but he finds that he can't connect to me, I have to connect to him, and he gets a nasty echo on his mic.

So I tried Skype for Windows on XP through Virtualbox. It crashed every time. Taking it back to version 3 stopped crashing, but no sound.

Back to ekiga. We had problems with connecting. Sometime it would show my contacts but refuse to let me call them and vice versa. I managed to get to hear him and see him, but he couldn't see or hear me. I tried fiddling with the ports to open up VIOP, but we are still having issues.

Anyone get it all to work?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just pick up the d*mn phone! Evil or Very Mad Rolling Eyes

Mr. Green (sorry, couldn't resist Wink)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL. Laughing

Yeah, it would probably be easier to call, but we are planning on a 3 way conference session every sunday for a few hours. It could get expensive.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, how about installing Linux on that Win 7 box then Wink Or a live-CD at least Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL. Have suggested that in the past. He's one of these "used to windows" computer users.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried gtalk? Google has finally released their plugin for linux.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll give it a look...

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Google chat installed perfectly! Doesn't seem to do anything though... Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

heiowge wrote:
I'll give it a look...

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Google chat installed perfectly! Doesn't seem to do anything though... Confused
Yeah, I don't think it will because it's just a plugin. You'll need a client to use it. Unfortunately gTalk client isn't available for Linux yet, but you can use it through gMail Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VoIP is a best services to make call through internet. Its rates are very reasonable and it provides best routes to calls according to our need.
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