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VoIP: The communication revolution [1st post]

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  • ExoVarkExoVark Registered User
    edited August 2004
    anyone know if you can use a PS2 USB mic with the PC?

    Someone answer this question.. otherwise, I got no mic :(

    You guys can't just plug it in and find out?

  • DentonDenton Registered User
    edited August 2004
    joehonkie wrote:
    anyone know if you can use a PS2 USB mic with the PC?

    Someone answer this question.. otherwise, I got no mic :(

    I think you can. Try it.

    Oughta be able to -- if it works on your PC as a mic, then it should work. I think...

  • AlwaysAngryGuyAlwaysAngryGuy Registered User
    edited August 2004
    ExoVark wrote:
    anyone know if you can use a PS2 USB mic with the PC?

    Someone answer this question.. otherwise, I got no mic :(

    You guys can't just plug it in and find out?

    Well.. Yeah, but I don't want to go digging through the boxes in my garage to find it only to discover that it doesn't work :|

  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    AIM lets you talk.

    As does iChat.

    And some other program that has versions for Mac, Linux, and Windows, but I forget its name.

    This is only for Windows and Linux. :(

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    A world where voice communications are no longer controlled by the large evil communication companies.

    Don't be stupid. So it's the AOL Time Warner Turner conglomerate that's letting you use your little internet phone instead of AT&T? Or do you get DLS from the same company you buy phone service from? Come on, cut the bullshit.

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  • The DeliveratorThe Deliverator Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    I'll give this a go, could be interesting.

    id = themarshall16 Damn my name being taken.

    *edit* well, this sucks. to be able to receive calls, i need to be able to accept connectins on whatever port. Bleh, no Skype for me.

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  • Cruzn15Cruzn15 Registered User, ClubPA
    edited August 2004
    No OS X support? GAY. Even Ventrillo has an OS X version.

  • eobeteobet Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    Skype is apparently nice because it doesn't need a server, but I do not know what kind of resources it hogs.

    Ventrilo is the software me and my friends use (2.1.4 is free for unlimited use, and newer versions are restricted to 8 ppl at a time), and it is extremely efficient when it comes to games. Very small memory footprint, consumes nearly no cpu and near nothing in bandwidth!

    I mainly use it for games, so stuff like that matters to me.

    Oh, and because of that, I also don't use a USB headset (I use the standard one I got with the ut2k4 SE DVD edition). A USB headset hogs resources like mad, since it doesn't use your soundcard for all things, but rather emulates shit with some sort of driver.

    EDIT: You can't restrict incoming Skype calls to certain ports? Baha, noway then.

    EDIT 2: Skype claims encryption on both ends and also better sound quality than normal phones. I guess that rules it out for using it with games, then, since that is bound to hog more cpu/bandwidth than Ventrilo.

    EDIT 3: Err, how many ppl at the same time can Skype handle? I haven't found any numbers, but mebbe I'm blind...

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Ok, i'm SniperGuy210. This is interesting to say the least.

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  • ExoVarkExoVark Registered User
    edited August 2004
    eobet wrote:
    EDIT 2: Skype claims encryption on both ends and also better sound quality than normal phones. I guess that rules it out for using it with games, then, since that is bound to hog more cpu/bandwidth than Ventrilo.

    According to Snuffle, a two-way conference uses up about 3kb/sec, both ways. I'm not sure how much adding a few people would affect that.

  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    I'm HadjiQuest

    No extra numbers or anything.

  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    I'm HadjiQuest

    No extra numbers or anything.

    I suck at conversation.

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    SniperGuy wrote:
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    I'm HadjiQuest

    No extra numbers or anything.

    I suck at conversation.

    I blame me.

  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    SniperGuy wrote:
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    I'm HadjiQuest

    No extra numbers or anything.

    I suck at conversation.

    I blame me.

    At least it works well.

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    SniperGuy wrote:
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    SniperGuy wrote:
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    I'm HadjiQuest

    No extra numbers or anything.

    I suck at conversation.

    I blame me.

    At least it works well.

    How well did my voice come through?

    Err.....my microphone was on mute.

  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    SniperGuy wrote:
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    SniperGuy wrote:
    HadjiQuest wrote:
    I'm HadjiQuest

    No extra numbers or anything.

    I suck at conversation.

    I blame me.

    At least it works well.

    How well did my voice come through?

    Err.....my microphone was on mute.

    I heard you quite well, you had music on at first too.

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  • Mr_SnuffleMr_Snuffle Registered User
    edited August 2004
    1) Skype is different to Ventrilo. Skype is designed to be like a telephone system, Ventrilo is designed to be like a voice IRC client.

    2) The bandwidth is uses is about 3.7k/sec both up and down for a 2 way convo

    3) There is a Mac OSX version is the works that should be out shortly

    4) You specify what port you want to use to listen for connections

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  • eobeteobet Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    Cool. Maybe I'll try it if people in the city I'm moving to use it, but right now, me and my friends use Ventrilo in most games we play online.

    Heard the proposition that RIAA and MPAA should join forces and form "Music And Film Industry Association"?
  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    edited August 2004
    ALL RIGHT!? WHICH ONE OF YOU M*****F***ERS TOOK TALITH ALREADY!?

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Talith wrote:
    ALL RIGHT!? WHICH ONE OF YOU M*****F***ERS TOOK TALITH ALREADY!?

    See, now you can call Talith and harass him about taking your name. While you're at it, call SniperGuy up as well. Fucker made me add numbers.

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  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    edited August 2004
    *sigh* I guess you guys can call me Talith_SP

    :?

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  • Zombies Tossed My Salad!Zombies Tossed My Salad! Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    I'm XeroXero. Call me!

  • Mr_SnuffleMr_Snuffle Registered User
    edited August 2004
    raiiijinn...

    post so people can call and abuse you!

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    So tempted to start acting like a telemarketer.



    "Hello sir, would you be interested in upgrading to Skype pro? For only 19.95 you can call REAL phone numbers!"

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  • incognitoincognito Registered User
    edited August 2004
    SniperGuy wrote:
    So tempted to start acting like a telemarketer.



    "Hello sir, would you be interested in upgrading to Skype pro? For only 19.95 you can call REAL phone numbers!"


    Actually, I think you can already - but for a fee.
    I THINK.

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Ok, who the fuck is teelarr and why do you like to stress fuck fuck fuck?

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  • incognitoincognito Registered User
    edited August 2004
    Think about that now Sniperguy.
    TEE

    L

    ARR

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Oooh. We're having fun discussions about suntan with butter.

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  • Zombies Tossed My Salad!Zombies Tossed My Salad! Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    People from SE++ Are talking to me!

  • TheLoneRangerTheLoneRanger Registered User
    edited August 2004
    oh hi

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  • Google Image SearchGoogle Image Search Registered User
    edited August 2004
    I am owangutang.

    edit: shit, I forgot my mic port is broken. Guess I should get on buying a soundcard, eh? :oops:

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  • RohaqRohaq Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    Alright, I'm regged, username is bottled (rohaq was too short :()

    Spoiler:
  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    I'm sick right now, so you'll get no talkie out of me.

  • The SiegeThe Siege Registered User, ClubPA
    edited August 2004
    yeah, I'm siegeylovesyou, just like on AIM.

    Need someone to test calling with..

  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited August 2004
    most of the codecs used in VoIP use alot of bandwidth. well depending on which one you use. i am pretty sure skype uses the G.729 codec, which uses less bandwidth in the actual conversation but distorts quality a little. but other then that, that is my only complaint about VoIP. the quality is amazing, very cost effective if you are making frequent calls to the same place, and in my opinion alot more fun to use but i am a technology whore.:P

  • RikatixRikatix Registered User
    edited August 2004
    handle: Rikatix

    i downloaded it, but from what I understand, it isn't any different than, say, Ventrilo or Teamspeak.

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  • Twisted SynapseTwisted Synapse Registered User
    edited August 2004
    From the looks of it, this is awesome. I'll see about buying a headset sometime in the near future, at which point I will sign up for this.

  • TheLoneRangerTheLoneRanger Registered User
    edited August 2004
    We've been useing this to call french and asian girls.

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  • Mr_SnuffleMr_Snuffle Registered User
    edited August 2004
    From the looks of it, this is awesome. I'll see about buying a headset sometime in the near future, at which point I will sign up for this.

    Indeed, I'll pick one up off ebay soon enough

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  • Red Machine DRed Machine D __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2004
    My headset should be coming any day now. Can't wait.

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