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So guys, my friends and I have had a teamspeak server that I am looking to soon stop using due to a sort of falling out with the person who pays for it.

Aside from that, the quality is really sketchy.. voices going robotic and all.. and random lost calls in seriously important moments..

I've been wondering what free alternatives exist preferably that don't require a monthly fee, but offer a similar structure..

I like the whole aspect of having different chat rooms for different games and people being able to just "drop in" without having to manually be added to a conversation.. I just don't like having to pay for it.. or having to host it locally due to a bandwidth cap we have.

Any suggestions on free alternatives?
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post #2 of 11
Ventrillo

Skype

mumble


Note vent is not free, Skype is free but has a limit on how many people can join the convo. From what I know mumble isn't free but is cheaper than vent.

http://www.mumblevoice.com/

http://www.ventrilo.com/purchase.php
Edited by Detahmaio - 1/12/12 at 5:57pm
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I find that Skype is easy to use but the quality is not the best. My girlfriend and I actually use facetime on our iphones instead if its just us, because the audio quality is so much better. When we play games together we use it just for audio and ignore the video part, its that much better.

I don't have much experience with Ventrillo or other things, but I've never had a good experience with Skype.
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post #4 of 11
Skype and Mumble are what I'd recommend. Skype's great for talking with a few people (max I'd ever recommend is 4-5). Mumble is great when you're talking to a large group of people.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Detahmaio View Post

Ventrillo
Skype
mumble
Note vent is not free, Skype is free but has a limit on how many people can join the convo. From what I know mumble isn't free but is cheaper than vent.
http://www.mumblevoice.com/
http://www.ventrilo.com/purchase.php

Both Vent and Mumble are free....server hosting isn't free, but if you want to host your own server, Teamspeak, Ventrilo, and Mumble are all free.
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post #6 of 11
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I will probably try out mumble. I've heard a lot of great things about it.. Server hosting is the major issue I suppose.. don't want to host anything locally... But reluctant to pay for it.. may consider paying anyway...
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
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Both Vent and Mumble are free....server hosting isn't free, but if you want to host your own server, Teamspeak, Ventrilo, and Mumble are all free.

Ventrillo is NOT free. They will give you a 8 user license but if you want any more than that you have buy from a hosting providor. You can't host a big vent by yourself.

Teamspeak also requires a license which is free and you can host up to 32 people. If you want to go higher you have to apply for a non-profit license.

Mumble is free period
    
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I use skype mostly, oddly enough Mumble has terrible echo problems for me.

but then again I've not used skype for more than 8 people.
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Vent is great, if you host your own you can only have eight users in the server at once.

I've also heard a lot of great things from Mumble goers.
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