[Freeswitch-users] mod_voicemail question

Michael Collins msc at freeswitch.org
Tue Dec 15 11:09:09 PST 2009

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 8:04 AM, Steve Steffler <stevesteffler at shaw.ca>wrote:

> Hi all,
> What is the difference between the mod_voicemail "vm_message_ext" parameter
> and the "file-extension" parameter?

vm_message_ext is a channel variable:

file-extension is a parameter of the voicemail module:

The former sets for a specific user, the latter for mod_voicemail in

> I want all my voicemail in .WAV format except for a couple of extensions
> which need to be in MP3.
> I'm getting strange results playing with these settings, for example, after
> logging into the voicemail, it will say "You have 1 new message.  First
> message at <date and time>", and then instead of the voicemail message there
> will be silence and a long pause.  Then it will repeat the message count and
> loop this behavior.  During the silence,  I seem to be able to press keys to
> trigger voicemail events, like for example I am allowed to delete the
> message (although it isn't playing the message to me, and I am instead
> hearing silence).
> Any ideas?

Is this perhaps a recording of silence, so that you might actually be
listening to a message?
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