[Freeswitch-users] Open source softphone that can handle g729
steveu at coppice.org
Sun Mar 21 17:23:40 PDT 2010
On 03/22/2010 07:57 AM, Brian West wrote:
> On Mar 21, 2010, at 5:05 AM, Emil Ivov wrote:
>>> sip communicator is crap. Its trying to do way too much and does not
>>> a single thing very well at all.
>> Well, that's a bit vague. Maybe if you've had/have specific issues with
>> it, you could drop us a note so that we could fix them.
> Overall UI behavior is not well tested. Too many options, too many clicks to actually get to what you want to do. Video with H264 doesn't work so well from SIP-Communicator to SIP-Communicator as recent as last weeks build. I'm pretty sure my expectations are higher then most people's as I find bugs in everything I get my hands on. I usually give up at around two or three bugs. I understand you're open source as are we and thats hard work. I'm fairly critical of everything so you can ignore me most of the time.
>> In any case the project has improved a lot during the last years, and
>> even months so you might want to give it another try one of these days.
> See comment above, Not sure what was going on or what was wrong... it just didn't work as expected or like EyeBeam or X-lite does.
>>> If they have G729 its not legal to use.
>> Yes we do have it, and it was implemented as a part of our participation
>> in GSoC 2009. People can use it perfectly legally as long as they buy
>> the corresponding licenses (just as with any other client).
> You're facilitating infringement. Nobody can buy a license legally for a hand full of channels.
Sadly, that's true. For a while you could get one off licences for the
G.729 patent pool, though I'm not clear if the people outside the pool
ever offered one off licences for their patents - one isn't much use
without the other. These days, neither the patents in the pool, or the
patents outside, can be licenced for small numbers of channels.
I know these patent pools need to be very wary of things like RICO
charges in the US, but once a standard has become a gating point -
G.729, H.264, V.34, V.90 etc - we really are better off with
comprehensive patent pools, overseen by those who police corruption.
>> Currently use of the codec is disabled by default and whoever needs it
>> has to enable it in the code, after acquiring the necessary license.
> Like they really go get a license, where are they going to do this for one channel?
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