Mumble Makes Talking Cool Again

There is a new voip app on the block, and it’s name is Mumble. It’s very similar in purpose to Ventrilo and TeamSpeak. The reason I like it:

  • available on OSX, Windows, and Linux
  • open source
  • low resource
  • low latency
  • easy server-side setup
  • very useful headset setup wizard
  • clean non-flashy interface
  • minimizes to system tray (I know this is a minor feature, but very handy)

You can download it here: npopson.com/software/Mumble-1.1.8.exe or sourceforge

After installing Mumble, connecting to a server is a breeze. Just click the “Server” tab, then “Connect”. There is a long list of public servers, or you can click “Custom Server” and connect to mine. =). Address is npopson.servegame.com, port is default (64738) and don’t forget to pick yourself a username.

mumble

The server should be on 24/7 since I set it up as a Windows Service. ┬áThis isn’t a tried and true program, so I can’t promise it will be perfect, but what I see looks very good.