On Wednesday, July 25, 2012 09:17:10, Philipp Kern wrote: > On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 09:40:52AM +0200, Nicos Gollan wrote: > > If "the trick with speex" works and is actually deemed necessary, then > > we're talking about a package providing the absolute minimum of > > interoperability without any ambition to providing quality. And yes, for > > it to work, it would need to switch all clients within hearing range to > > using speex with all the penalties in quality and latency that brings. > > No, it will provide OPUS and the official client will as well, at which > point Windows users just need to upgrade. In principle that's possible -- assuming the Windows developer snapshot is updated (which right now doesn't support Opus), that's what users would have to upgrade to in order to not have their communications degrade when a Debian user joins their server. I'd be a lot more comfortable with this idea if Opus was about to make it to the *stable* version of Mumble -- it doesn't seem right to me to force the stable version of the software into planned obsolescence. And of course if we count Linux users in this [who have admittedly been shown to be a tiny fraction of the population], then we have a different problem, because it's going to take time for Opus support to make its way into the various distribution releases and it's not as easy to say "just upgrade" for that case. Just food for thought. -- Chris -- Chris Knadle Chris.Knadle@coredump.us GPG Key: 4096R/0x1E759A726A9FDD74
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