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  • Zachery
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    Originally posted by Vile View Post
    I think it's just you...I've been using vent for quite some time and the sound quality is very good and certainly does not sound like static for me, but as mentioned above, quite a few factors come into play. The only times the quality is bad, is if the person on the other end a really cheap, poor quality mic, their settings are not correct, ie outbound, or the server is using a bad codec.
    Bad sound card will do it too. A friend of mines laptop sound card produced horrible static when she tried to talk. We got her a USB mic and the problem went away instantly.

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  • Vile
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    Originally posted by Floris View Post
    My experience is: that the quality really sucks.
    I use skype instead with my friends, and it's as if they're in the room, and .. with multiple ppl talking, i can actually understand what they're saying. Unlike vert. where it's just a blur of static for me.
    I think it's just you...I've been using vent for quite some time and the sound quality is very good and certainly does not sound like static for me, but as mentioned above, quite a few factors come into play. The only times the quality is bad, is if the person on the other end a really cheap, poor quality mic, their settings are not correct, ie outbound, or the server is using a bad codec.

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  • Chousho
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    Originally posted by Zachery View Post
    They make you pay more money for different codex's ? You might want to find a better vent server. I pay a flat fee for slots, and can use whichever codec/bitrate i want.
    I get good ping and haven't had any problems with downtime. I'm currently going through pure-voice.net, as a friend of a friend went through them (so out of familiarity).

    After looking back at what the additional $5 was for~
    ClearVoice Codec
    The ClearVoice codec upgrade will bring superior voice clarity to any Ventrilo server on our network, adding more depth and presence in sound quality to every user. Although ClearVoice may add exceptional sound quality to your Ventrilo server, it may cause latency issues to some users who play online games that require a steady connection for adequate game play.

    Cost: $5.00USD/month.
    But there's really no need, as the default is set to "Speex (32 KHz, 16 bit, 10 Qlty) 5520 bytes/sec".

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Originally posted by Zachery View Post
    They make you pay more money for different codex's ? You might want to find a better vent server. I pay a flat fee for slots, and can use whichever codec/bitrate i want.
    Same here.

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  • Zachery
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    Originally posted by Chousho View Post
    Ahh, that's actually what I had in mind since he mentioned his own vent server.

    Also, I agree on Speex. I paid an additional $5 or so monthly for a "high rate" GSM codec, but I did a little hearing comparison between the top Speex and the higher priced GSM and couldn't really notice where I'd be getting my money's worth. Besides, Speex works across platforms; that is, unless Macs are now able to use GSM for it, too.
    They make you pay more money for different codex's ? You might want to find a better vent server. I pay a flat fee for slots, and can use whichever codec/bitrate i want.

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  • Chousho
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    Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
    Only if the administrator has allowed that to be changed. I don't allow channel owners to change the codec on my server. Its all set to Speex.
    Ahh, that's actually what I had in mind since he mentioned his own vent server.

    Also, I agree on Speex. I paid an additional $5 or so monthly for a "high rate" GSM codec, but I did a little hearing comparison between the top Speex and the higher priced GSM and couldn't really notice where I'd be getting my money's worth. Besides, Speex works across platforms; that is, unless Macs are now able to use GSM for it, too.

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Originally posted by Chousho View Post
    If you right click a channel and go to its settings, you ought to be able to edit the codec used on a per-channel basis, as well.
    Only if the administrator has allowed that to be changed. I don't allow channel owners to change the codec on my server. Its all set to Speex.

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  • Chousho
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    Originally posted by xjuliox View Post
    On my ventrilo server i can set the voice codec to what ever i want.
    If you right click a channel and go to its settings, you ought to be able to edit the codec used on a per-channel basis, as well.

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  • xjuliox
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    On my ventrilo server i can set the voice codec to what ever i want.
    Attached Files

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  • Chousho
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    Originally posted by Floris View Post
    My experience is: that the quality really sucks.
    I use skype instead with my friends, and it's as if they're in the room, and .. with multiple ppl talking, i can actually understand what they're saying. Unlike vert. where it's just a blur of static for me.
    Hmm, that could be caused by a few factors. I run Vent on native Windows using both the Speex and GSM codecs (depending on what channel/server) and have crystal clear sound. So it might just be a Mac thing.


    SIGH, and I'm still waiting for their "Linux version" of Vent. It's been like, what? two years or so?

    Anyway, Skype is nice, that is until everything turns into tin can sounds or people lag out.

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  • MRGTB
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    MMmmmmm, thats funny.

    I've used TS mainly when we had a freelancer clan, and about 6 of us used to talk in the same room in-game. For us the quality was always spot-on.

    But I never hosted a server, we used to use the GameOn TS free servers.

    Maybe you had the quality settings to low. The GameOn TS servers used max settings for quality by default, Plus we all lived in the UK. No more than 400 miles away from each other. And most of us used the same ISP too
    Last edited by MRGTB; Thu 23 Oct '08, 3:12pm.

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  • Floris
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    Originally posted by MRGTB View Post
    Thats the idea really, but you can use it to talk to family members who might live abroad etc. As unlike MSN Messenger, the voice clarity is like being on the phone.
    My experience is: that the quality really sucks.
    I use skype instead with my friends, and it's as if they're in the room, and .. with multiple ppl talking, i can actually understand what they're saying. Unlike vert. where it's just a blur of static for me.

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  • MRGTB
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    Thats the idea really, but you can use it to talk to family members who might live abroad etc. As unlike MSN Messenger, the voice clarity is like being on the phone.

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  • Shazz™
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    So is this mostly for gaming?

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  • MRGTB
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    I've used both ventrilo and teamspeak when I used to play Freelancer and BattleField online, I like Teamspeak the best out of the two though.

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