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Zoftilo Voice Chat

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I got an email asking me to post this, it looks interesting and could be useful - Zoftilo Voice Chat -  Our main goal with this project, is to create a voice chat client and server, that is easy to use, free for personal usage, and at a minimum capable of running on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.
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Mario of the project emailed it in:
QuoteHi,

We are Mario and Dennis and we are making Zoftilo Voice Chat.

Zoftilo is a multi platform VOIP client / server solution for Linux and other OS.  We are doing this on our spare time and because of this, trying to raise funds by crowd funding at indiegogo.com. We wonder if there is any chance you can help us spread the word to make it possible to make this voice chat for as many OS as possible?

Campaign Page

Any help is appreciated as it has been very hard to get any visitors to the campaign. Such activity requires a large social network, wich is something we don't have.

The money will raise by the campaign will cover our costs for hardware, development tools and keeping them up to date. This means: software, development licenses, computer hardware, and additional assets. If people are generous we will try to make Zoftilo client versions for Android and IOS. Anything extra goes into developing games for Linux and Mac OS X.


Warm Regards
Mario Lindback


Some of the many features will include:
  • Voice over IP communication with groups
  • Password protected server
  • Remote server administration
  • Server controls codec & sound quality
  • Push to Talk and Voice Activation
  • SpeeX codec at 8Khz, 16Khz, 32Khz
  • Dynamic limits for login attempts
  • Dynamic channel creation
  • Password protected channels
  • User comments
  • Mute sound and microphone
  • Noise Reduction with highpass filter
  • Dynamic Sound effects
  • Color Selections

Would you guys find this useful to use while gaming with your buddies? Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Orkultus 12 Mar, 2013
I still think Mangler is my fav Native Linux (Ventrilo) VOIP client.
Smilex 12 Mar, 2013
Both TeamSpeak and Mumble run on Linux, what is the benefit of getting another solution?
feds 12 Mar, 2013
moreover mumble is open source
Guest 12 Mar, 2013
More options are always welcome; but I've got to say, the UI looks less than pretty and immediately puts me off.

I also don't think I would be able to get my gaming "clan" to switch from Teamspeak 3 any time soon.
Hamish 12 Mar, 2013
Mumble works fine for me.
Anonymous 12 Mar, 2013
Alternatives is usually a good thing. And don't you all think Linux users deserves alternatives?

Zoftilo is not trying to be "better", just an alternative with minimalistic user interface and very easy to use.  At the end of the day, I believe it usually comes down to a matter of taste.

@edgley thats a screen shot of an unfinished product =) 

Anyway thanks alot for checking out the campaign.

[Campaign](http://igg.me/at/Zoftilo/x/2492701) Link to share
http://zoftilo.com
Hamish 12 Mar, 2013
Is it going to be free software? I honestly do not see the point in promoting an alternative piece of software to one that already works well for me and is free software anyway (which is definitely the best thing for a utility like this).
Anonymous 12 Mar, 2013
Quoting: HamishIs it going to be free software? I honestly do not see the point in promoting an alternative piece of software to one that already works well for me and is free software anyway (which is definitely the best thing for a utility like this).
Free yes
Zub 12 Mar, 2013
Quoting: OrkultusI still think Mangler is my fav Native Linux (Ventrilo) VOIP client.
Being it's own product, it's functionality is more similiar to ventrilo than the other voice chats available today.

Quoting: SmilexBoth TeamSpeak and Mumble run on Linux, what is the benefit of getting another solution?

Zoftilo will be an alternative. We are also gamers, and we want more alternatives that works on more platforms. We don't like many of the options available today.
Quoting: fedsmoreover mumble is open source

Zoftilo is not open source. But as you can read on the campaign page, it is still free. And not as in max 5 users, more like 20-30 users. That number is not decided, and something people following the campaign is supposed to give feedback on (by mail).

Screen shot is what it is, a picture of something in progress.

Quoting: HamishIs it going to be free software? I honestly do not see the point in promoting an alternative piece of software to one that already works well for me and is free software anyway (which is definitely the best thing for a utility like this).

I am sure many enjoys mumble and other voice chats. I am also sure some wants something different. I know I do. And what I truly believe we all want, is more alternatives for Linux in many areas.

I hope this answers your questions. Our mail is available on the campaign page.

Regards
Mario Lindback
Hamish 12 Mar, 2013
Just to point out, when I say free software, it is because I read Stallman's essays people. ;)
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