Tag Archives: voip

Nextcloud Talk is an Open Source Alternative to Google Hangouts

nextcloud talk video chatNextcloud Talk is an open source alternative to Google Hangouts. The feature adds audio, video and messaging features to the personal cloud server software.

This post, Nextcloud Talk is an Open Source Alternative to Google Hangouts, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Ubuntu 17.10 Might Automatically Mute Music When Taking VoIP Calls

ubuntu 17.10 developmentUbuntu may re-enable a nifty feature in PulseAudio that pauses or mutes music and video when an incoming VoIP call is received. This feature, which is provided by a PulseAudio plugin called Cork, has been disabled in PulseAudio on Ubuntu until now because it doesn’t play nice with the Qt Skype client. But with the Qt […]

This post, Ubuntu 17.10 Might Automatically Mute Music When Taking VoIP Calls, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Ring is a Privacy-Focused, Open-Source Skype Alternative

ring linux client on ubuntu desktopIf you’re sick of Skype for Linux’s lack of progress, or rankled by the imminent retirement of the older (but superior) Qt Skype client, there’s a GNU alternative in town called Ring. GNU Ring is a cross-platform, privacy-minded communication app that is fast gaining a following in FOSS and security-conscious circles. Like an open-source alternative to Skype […]

This post, Ring is a Privacy-Focused, Open-Source Skype Alternative, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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pjsua: Looks good, sounds … well …

This will be short: I have a screenshot for pjsua, but I think that might be all I can offer on it.

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pjsua is a command-line SIP client — in other words, a software phone.

Personally I put things like this in the same mental box with Skype or Ekiga or linphone. I’m ashamed to say that Skype is the only one of those three I have used beyond a cursory startup, and I quit it not long after the Microsoft takeover. Not that my decision was related, but. …

Anyway, pjsua appears to have plenty of options to run your online phone needs. I have to say “appears” because I don’t have a SIP number that I know of, except perhaps via my GMail account, and I thought that was only available to U.S. residents. Or at least that’s what it told me last time I checked.

I can’t say if this is better than linphone, but suspect pjsua is a little more technical than linphone. Of course, to be honest, I’ve used both linphone and pjsua about the same amount of time, so what do I know … ? 😕

Regardless, I’m betting either one is better than Skype.

So my unfortunate brief encounter with pjsua boils down to, “Looks good, probably sounds good too.” 😐

Tagged: internet, ip, telephone, telephony, voice, voip

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