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Old 04-14-2008, 05:26 PM   #1
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sip client for voice chat

i tried to find voice chat client for yahoo but could found any which
actually works i want to ask can i use sip client to do this.have some one
thought of this?
Old 04-14-2008, 06:05 PM   #2
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Hey, did a quick google search there and came up with this blog

Doesn't sound too encouraging.
Old 04-14-2008, 11:47 PM   #3
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I dont know if it helps you or not, but skype works very well on linux with the native client
Old 04-15-2008, 08:51 AM   #4
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Skype may work on Linux (audio settings can sometimes be a problem), but the main problems with Skype are:

1) Proprietary protocol
2) Other standard SIP based VoIP providers have cheaper call rates than Skype in some countries.

Going SIP is better mainly because there is a wider choice of providers.

Not sure about the video side of things though.
Old 04-15-2008, 01:36 PM   #5
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ekiga softphone is a SIP and H323 progtam this is in most distro's repos
definatly in ubuntu's


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