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I've been using Skype to talk with my family overseas. They have windows, and i used to have it. Communication between computer-computer was EXCELLENT. But the Skype client for linux, ...
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- 12-28-2009 #1
I've been using Skype to talk with my family overseas. They have windows, and i used to have it.
Communication between computer-computer was EXCELLENT.
But the Skype client for linux, i'm using fedora now while they are still on windows, SUCKS big time.
Communication, even between computers, is very bad.
So, i was wondering, what is CURRENTLY, the best option for Windows, Linux and OS X VOIP communication?
- 12-29-2009 #2
- 12-29-2009 #3
Thanks. I actually saw many options, but i was mostly wondering which are the best, quality wise, first, and simplicity second, as my family is very computer iliterate :S
Anyway, my main requirement is AUDIO QUALITY, then EASE OF USE. Open source would be very nice to have. So far, i have found:
ekiga: ekiga org ~ Free your speech.[/url] (where is the windows beta)
qutecom: qutecom org (i don't see rpm packages)
sip communicator: sip-communicator org (looks very good)
sjphone: sjlabs com
gizmo5: (registrations on hold)
empathy: Empathy (voice quality with msn messenger?)
freeswitch: freeswitch org
I'm mostly interested, for the sake of simplicity, on some SKYPE like application, where you register an account, and then log and add friends.
I don't want to install a server and a client.
- 12-29-2009 #4
I regularly speak to my daughter in Canada on Skype - she has MS XP and I have openSuse. We have no problems (unless I've been messing with the sound for recording or the like).
What exactly is your problem?Pete
- 12-29-2009 #5
My problem is delayed, buy 5/10 secs voice, break ins.
Windows to Windows, communication was 9 over 10, now it is 3 over 10.
- 12-30-2009 #6
Are you saying that there can be a delay of up to 10 secs before the other party picks up what you've said?
Has anything else changed - your broadband connection, for example?Pete
- 12-30-2009 #7
Yes, 10 secs before they heard what i said.
No, nothing changed.
- 12-30-2009 #8Pete
- 01-11-2010 #9
I can confirm that peteh is spot on, I'm a user of fedora 12 using skype and have no lag issues. Do check this out: Skype audio delay (lag) - Skype Community
I hope this is of help.
Last edited by jnike; 01-12-2010 at 01:11 PM.Sometimes all you have to do is just wait...
- 01-11-2010 #10