Ventrilo 3.0 is a Voice over IP (VoIP) communicator software wich allows you to communicate with multiple people or create a user-to-user conversation. It uses a chat similar to IRC (Internet Relay Chat) . You can configure the channel you are using with many options, send TTS (Text-to-speech) messages with separated phonetic spelling. You can adjust sound effects including surround and playback or record voice streams. The program can be administrated remotely.
To begin to use the Ventrilo client program you need to create an user account to log in to any Ventrilo server with the Setup User window clicking in the "New" button ("Clone" button is similar to the "New" button but this copies the settings as specified by the user in the "Select" pull down). "Phonetic" is for the Text-To-Speech engine that allows you to generate an event on the server. This input is optional, if you leave it blank the program uses your login name for the TTS events.
After this you need to connect to a Ventrilo server. The information of the server you need to know is: hostname or IP address, port number and password if this is needed. If you don't have a server you can rent it from any of the licensed hosting companies on the hosting page: http://www.ventrilo.com/hosting.php, the prices vary depending the number of users and the time you will connect.
If the information of the server has been entered click the "Connect" button in the main window.
Client program: Microsoft Windows 9x / NT / 2000 / XP, Macintosh PowerPC OSX 10.3 or higher.
Server program: Microsoft Windows 9x / NT / 2000 / XP, Linux i386, FreeBSD i386, NetBSD i386, Solaris Sparc 64bit, , Solaris i386, Mac OSX PowerPC 32bit.
- It doesn't contain adware. It can be administrated remotely and it is available in many platforms
- You need to know a server or pay for the connection to some server