Mac Voice Over IP

Discussion in 'Games' started by Thidranki, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. Thidranki macrumors member

    Thidranki

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    With Ventrilo still "in development" of their mac client, I was wondering if there are any cross platform VOIPs that are meant for gaming?
     
  2. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Is there something specific that gaming VOIP's have that Skype doesn't offer?
     
  3. Stinkythe1 macrumors regular

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    Does skype have channels that you can idle in?
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Skype is limited to about 7 connections. TeamSpeak (the best gaming VOIP software IMHO which just happens to not be available for Mac) allows many more. I don't think there is even a limit. We've had 20+ people on it.
     
  5. Thidranki thread starter macrumors member

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    well, gaming specific voip arent' as hard on the computer, which allows games to run more smoothly
     
  6. ScottDodson macrumors 6502

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    This seems to be a topic that quite frequently pops up on the boards here. The two viable choices are typically skype and netfone. Here are some previous topics on the subject:

    here

    or

    here

    Gaming specific voips run on a server somewhere else typically. less badwidth restraint on your system, the load is taken at the server, mish mashed together, and sent to you in one small stream with eveyone on it...instead of say skype or netfone, where you are connected to each individual, accepting their streams of 5 or 10 k/second.
     
  7. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    I dunno, but I seriously hate the commecrials that pronounce VOIP as a word.
     

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