On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 12:09, Istvan Gabor wrote:
I have a conventinal external serial line data/vioce/fax modem.
Is it possible to make phone calls through the computer using this
modem? I mean I would plug a headset into the computer's sound card
and making the conversation through the headset. What program can
do this? I have openSUSE 11.2.
Ouch... a conventional modem? Your data rate even for low quality
codecs will be right on the limit, or over, for a 56k modem. Most
VoIP seems to be 55 to 100kbps depending on codec (up in the ISDN
modem ranges basically).
Skype has been known to work in the past on 56k modems as long as
you're not doing anything else over the connection, not trying to
send/receive video, and you accept that the audio quality will be
quite poor. I don't know if it will work with the current version
though... you could always give it a try.
You would probably be able to chat using something like TeamSpeak
which uses roughly 15kpbs up and 25 kbps down. The problem is you'd
have to use an externally hosted TS Server and know others on TS... on
that server... on that channel. You could not call conventional
phones this way.
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