[ubuntu-uk] Headsets & VOIP

Colin Murphy Colin at spudulike.me.uk
Mon Mar 2 19:51:29 GMT 2009

On Monday 02 March 2009 07:04:45 mac wrote:

> [...] I've also used usb Plantronics headsets (which have their own
> external sound cards - brilliant with laptops, 

I've not experimented with VOIP very much, but, when using a standard audio 
socket headset I've struggled to overcome a buzz that gets included with my 
outgoing audio, when I use a laptop.  It does seem to be a standard laptop 
problem anyway, people seem to, instantly, know I'm on a laptop because of 
the buzz.  Do USB headsets overcome this problem?

> Finally - pace RMS - if you're going to use Skype proprietary software,

Talk of propretry software, has anyone had any success in using the web based 
version of PalTalk - http://express.paltalk.com/

It boasts Linux compatibility, but seems to be a bugger to get working - just 
the right versions of Flash and Java seem to be needed.  I have sound in 
working on one 8.04 box, sound out worked, briefly, too.  On all other 
installations I've had no joy.

Colin at spudulike.me.uk
Gotta' go, things to be, people to do, stuff to, err, stuff.
Colin at Spudulike.me.uk
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