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What is Mumble ?

Maybe you don't know what is Mumble or don't know if you should get it, well your mind shall be alright after reading this article.

Mumble :

What's that ?

Mumble is a voice chat application for groups. It can be used for any kind of activity such as business meetings or even a simple chat between friends but it is mostly used for gaming. This program is just like Ventrilo or TeamSpeak but with a bit of futuristic but simple design making everything clear and understandable. However, you cannot make webcam chat like the well known software Skype. But what do those softwares have in common ? They are all free to use but if you want to create a private server (TeamSpeak,Ventrilo & Mumble) you'll need to pay. Some servers are offered when a user buys a game pack, where he gets a server in-game (like Counter-Strike:Source) and a mumble server.

Can a PC and a Mac interact with Mumble ?

Of course, Mumble runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X. You just need a microphone.

Can I use Mumble to connect a TeamSpeak or Ventrilo server ?

No. Mumble only supports its own protocol, you'll need to install those software in order to use them.

What's so good about Mumble ?

The well known software Mumble has very low latency combined with a good sound quality; it uses Constrained Energy Lapped Transform (for more information, please visit http://www.celt-codec.org/) and Speex codecs (http://www.speex.org/). I do not only has the voice compression technology, but also the voice preprocessing to remove noise and improve clarity. In-game, users can see all their friends' names on the top right corner of the screen, when someone speaks, his name will be high-lighted so other players can determine who just talked.

Here, take a look at Mumble's simple interface :

                             

The current version of Mumble is 1.2.2 (is updated once a while, please check for new versions on www.mumble.com

( Windows users, download at : http://sourceforge.net/projects/mumble/files%2FMumble%2F1.2.2%2FMumble-1.2.2.exe/download )

( OSX users, download at : http://sourceforge.net/projects/mumble/files%2FMumble%2F1.2.2%2FMumble-1.2.2.dmg/download )

(Linux users, download at : http://sourceforge.net/projects/mumble/files%2FMumble%2F1.2.2%2Fmurmur-static_x86-1.2.2.tar.lzma/download )

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