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Author Topic: Twinkle  (Read 2260 times)

sledgehammer

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Twinkle
« on: July 24, 2011, 10:18:22 am »

I have been playing around with sip phones recently and have settled on Twinkle, using diamondcard.us to call land lines and cell phones.  Hata_ph's version of twinkle (in the VL7 repositories) works great.  Excepting conference calling, it does everything skype did (I think .... I am still learning it) plus some.  And, I understand, there is a way to add one other caller, which gives it a quasi-conference call ability.  And one can always get on diamondcard.us and use its conference facility. 

I cannot say the same thing about linphone or ekiga.  I first tried twinkle, but it wouldn't work (I had to buy a new router before twinkle would work right).  So I spent quite a bit of time with linphone and ekiga but never got either to work very well.
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Re: Twinkle
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011, 05:51:20 pm »

Thanks for testing twinkle for VL7. Hope you enjoy it. :)

BTW, did ekiga work for you?
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Re: Twinkle
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 09:55:08 am »

Ekiga worked, sort of, but never reached the voice quality of twinkle.  I probably have the wrong codecs or some such, but I tried ekiga quite a while before giving up as it's address feature is, as I see it, superior to twinkle's.  Twinkle though works so well that I suspect I won't be trying ekiga again.  I even figured out how to make a 3 way conference call on it.

john
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Re: Twinkle
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 05:07:18 pm »

Glad that it work for you...pls help to report what you think about the twinkle and ekiga in their own thread  8)

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=14670.0
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=14404.0
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Re: Twinkle
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2011, 10:02:47 pm »

Just tried Twinkle - it installed, and after a bit of head scratching I even got decent sound quality. ;)
Seems like a nice little program, except for the lack of video.
Also the last release dates back to 2009, which worries me.

I build and installed linphone from git(was getting the linux/videodev.h error with linphone 3.4.3 release), but couldn't get anywhere with sound - all I get is noice when I call an echo service.
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Re: Twinkle
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 12:39:10 am »

budulay,

I suspect your linphone problem has to do with the settings, especially the codec settings.  However, diamondcard tells me it is a bit buggy, so who knows.  I think ekiga has video so tried that a lot, but the sound quality was not good, probably because I didn't get the codecs right.  I don't know why, but twinkle worked great out of the box....the sound is better than a telephone. Far better.  I don't really miss the video, but if any of these (linphone, twinkle or ekiga) are going to compete effectively with skype, they will need easier setup and video.

John
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