[linux-audio-user]Skype and internet jamming

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Mar 4 14:47:14 EST 2005


On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 07:59:05PM +0100, Mario Lang wrote:
> Eric Dantan Rzewnicki <rzewnickie at rfa.org> writes:
> 
> > On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 06:34:22PM +0000, Steve Harris wrote:
> >> On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 05:28:25 +1100, Shayne O'Connor wrote:
> >> > actually, the quality of music broadcast through skype (setting the
> >> > "mix" channel of a sblive to be captured) seems to be just as good as if
> >> > you were hearing it locally ...
> >> Hmm.. cool :) I had no idea what codec they were using, but as it sounds
> >> so good for voice, I assumed it was voice optimised (like ogg speex).
> >> According to the website it uses up to 128 kbps if you have the bandwidth.
> >> 
> >> For those people who are shapening thier free-software knives :) you could
> >> also use gnome-meeting, which lets you pick appropriate codecs, and is
> >> free as in speech.
> >
> > Skype scares me in the same way that mp3 should have scared me before I
> > knew fraunhofer was not my friend.
> 
> And its inaccessible on Linux.  Another lock-out thing.

No its not, I use skype on linux. The open SIP stuff is probably better
though, and thier are free providers now, I'm just looking at
http://www.stanaphone.com/, which flogs hardware, but lets you use any
compliant SIP implementation IIUC. Not tried it, but a collegue uses it.

- Steve


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