Geek Software of the Week: Ventrilo!

So, you need to record a group of people (or, even a couple of people) for a podcast… or, you want to communicate over headsets while playing computer games on-line. Enter… Ventrilo! High quality voice communication over IP (the Internet.)

Ventrilo Web Site

“Ventrilo 2.3.0 is the next evolutionary step of Voice over IP (VoIP) group communications software. Ventrilo is also the industry standard by which all others measure themselves as they attempt to imitate its features. By offering surround sound positioning and special sound effects on a per user, per channel, per server or global configuration level the program provides each user the option to fully customize exactly how they wish to hear sounds from other users or events. Ventrilo is best known for it’s superior sound quality and minimal use of CPU resources so as not to interfere with day to day operations of the computer or during online game competitions. It is also preferred for the simple user interface that any first time computer user can very quickly learn because the most commonly used features are immediately visible and can be activated with a single click of the mouse.”

Very cool, indeed! I am also checking out “TeamSpeak” to see which is better:

TeamSpeak Web Site

It looks very cool as well… same concept… I’ll let you know which one I went with!

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