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Re: Re (2): SIP services and softphones: what do you guys use?

On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 18:29,  <peasthope@shaw.ca> wrote:
> *       From: Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@gmail.com>
> *       Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 00:02:50 +0200
>> Is there an better softphone?
> You can try Twinkle.  The contact list and configuration are
> text file based; design is generally spartan; no video.
>> Is there a better sip address service than ekiga.net?
> I use it with Twinkle.  According to documentation, the SIP
> service is used for signaling; not for the audio stream.
> Ie. the SIP service has no effect on sound quality.
> You should be able to open a peer-peer connection directly
> without going through a SIP service.  On average, sound
> quality should be the same that way as when the SIP service
> is used.
>> Is there a better softphone for Windows than Ekiga?
> This might help.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_VoIP_software
> Also
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuit_switching
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Packet_switching

Thanks, Peter. I do need video, but the wiki links will likely be of
help. Have a great week.

Dotan Cohen


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