Chat with friends in game securely, with Mumble VoIP

Mumble is an an open-source voice-over-IP program for use mainly by gamers. It exploits a client–server architecture that lets users talk with each other. It features a simple interface, high sound quality and low latency. All communication is encrypted.

Users can temporarily connect channels to create larger virtual channels. This matches team-based first-person shooter (FPS) games. After the configuration is complete, you and your friends can connect to one of the many available servers and create or join a channel where you can chat without being interrupted.

A great feature of this tool is the ability to make the players’ voice come from the direction their character is actually placed. Like many other VoIP clients, Mumble servers can be both rented or hosted locally. Hosting a Mumble server locally requires downloading Murmur (included as an option in the Mumble installer) and launching it.

Configuring the server is achieved via editing the configuration file. The configuration file holds information for the server’s name, user authentication, audio quality restrictions, and port. Administrating the server from within requires a user to be given administrator rights, or can also be done by logging into the SuperUser account. Administrators within the server can add or edit rooms, manage users, and view the server’s information.

Download Mumble