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vongrutz 05-09-2006 06:00 PM

need help with pc users
I have new ventrilo beta and my clan is using PCs for the server and using the gsm6.10 for thier vent server. I know macs only use Speex... How can I find a way to talk on the PC server? does the server need to change to a speex so macs and pcs can talk on same server? :confused: or am I an outcast... Is it an easy fix for my pc friends?

Im lost... I tried anyhelp would be nice, thank you.

mjgraf 05-09-2006 08:22 PM

yes the server needs to be set to speex
and all windows clients must be running the latest windows client beta

Calibos 05-10-2006 07:59 AM

Yeah, but it's hard as heck to talk those thick-headed PC folk into making the switch to Speex.

One guy told me "I tried it once and we had a lot of sound issues. It was terrible! So I switched it back."

I asked him which version of the client he used. It was 2.3.0 naturally. I told him about using the 2.3.2.beta.3 client to resolve the speex issues. He gave me a half-hearted and skeptical "I'll check into it." But he just never seems to get around to it... And he never will.

One thing that makes people resist using the beta is the 'warning' that precedes it on the download page: "Do not use this client unless you have a specific need to do so," or something like that. Makes it sound like potential trouble.

How bout taking that off and saying something like "Use this client if you want to talk to your mac buddies" ??? Sure would make things easier on us.

Zolneirz 07-30-2006 09:31 PM

Of course
It does, infact, sound terrible.

mjgraf 07-30-2006 09:45 PM

the Speex format setting plays a large role in the quality of the Speex sound. I would only go with a Quality of 8 or higher.

as far as the beta, it states "The following downloads are BETA versions of software and should only be used if you have a specific reason." you would have a specific reason to use it, connecting to a Speex server. The developer recommends it for Speex use.

PopeZaphod 08-02-2006 07:08 PM


Originally Posted by Zolneirz
It does, infact, sound terrible.

Then you're doing something wrong, or not ALL of your Windows users are using the latest beta client.

I've used Speex on three different Vent servers and it sounds better than GSM.

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