[Opinion Needed] Ventrilo vs TeamSpeak

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  1. Gix

    Gix Innovate, Don't Imitate Founder

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    Hello everyone

    We need your opinion in what we should choose based on your experience, knowledge or rumours between Ventrilo or TeamSpeak.

    Both are chat platforms where users can connect and communicate through microphone.

    This is the so called " DGN Chat - Connecting People " Project whill gives you the chance to communite ingame with partyes , guildwars, battlesoccer, raids, etc. ( Will be available for whole network )
     
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  2. Blackjack

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    both are good but , TeamSpeak is better .
     
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    i agree TeamSpeak is better
     
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    I would choose Teamspeak 2 any day, mainly because I have used it in the past, and I have a clear understanding how it works. And it has an extensive permissions feature, which I can limit of what my Admin's can and cant do. It si allso linux compatible.
    Ventrilo was equal to Teamspeak1, but TeamSpeak2 si better then ventrilo.
    It is faster, usses less computer resources.
     
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  5. Gix

    Gix Innovate, Don't Imitate Founder

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    that s the answer i wanted existenz

    so if you are making the suggestion guys please do motivate your answer

    PS: I m accusomed with TS2 aswell and up to now used ventrilo only once but i want to hear players opinion aswell
     
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  6. lolu

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    well i vote for TeamSpek 2 because first it doesnt make lagg ingame the main reason .. ive use it when playing dota ....
     
  7. SirRFI

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    I would vote for TeamSpeak2. I've never used Ventrilo and I think it's less famous. Anyway, TS is easy to control for clients also for admins.
     
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  8. Gix

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    lolu ... lol?

    So TS2 ... Ventrilo2 ? ... A bit confused here


    LE: I rather prefer an answer to what you were trying to say than a "thanks"
     
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  9. StoneCold

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    PHP:
    As I havent used any of those programs I did a Search on the Internet and the result there is Teamspeak 2.

    Ofc many said that Ventrilo has better sound quality. I will do a deepest search over the net and i will try to find some more info.
     
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    tested Ventrilo long time ago and the sound quality was good, i was able to understand scotish english ^^, i do not have any info about TeamSpeak
     
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    Here is some review taken from web

    Ventrilo:
    Pro's:
    Great sound quality
    Easy to create channels & setup users
    Integrated chat room, users can post comments / urls with easy access
    Admin side is realy simple to work with
    Users can post global & private messages

    Cons:
    $$$$$$
    If you want to run your own "Private" Ventrilo server, it has a max. cap of only 8 connections. (Only 8 people can be connected at a time), If you want more, you have to "rent" a server from a hosting company, OR work for a large company that is willing to buy a min. of 1000 slots. (According to Vents web site, you have have to submit proof that your company exists).

    TeamsSpeak 2:
    Pros:
    Very little bandwidth / memory / processor usage
    Web Based Server Admin config tool
    Very easy to add new members and assign admin rights
    Simple to create channels and sub-channels
    Users can post global & private messages

    Cons:
    Voice quality is a LITTLE less than Ventrilo.
    Doesn't have Channel / User Phonetic's --
    --(doesn't say the users name when they login unlike Ventrilo)
    Doesn't have the integrated chat room like Ventrio
    Doesn't have cross channel transmitting

    Server Side Pro's / Cons:
    Ventrilo pros:
    Easy to install
    Easy to configure
    Able to be added as a Service

    Cons:
    Capped out at 8 connections max.

    TeamsSpeak:
    Pros:
    Has a very useful Admin Web interface (in-case your server gets hacked)
    Very little system usage

    Cons:
    Does not come with a "Service" installer. You have to manually run the server program each time. *Or, you can do what I did, and do a google search on how to "Create a service in windows", in which case, it takes about 3 minutes to setup TeamSpeak to work as a service. Not really sure why they didnt include a service installer...but whatever.

    Processor / Memory / Bandwidth Usage:
    I just want to put this out there, I don't care what you read or where you read it at. The programs themselves use very little system processing power. It depends on what settings you have the programs set at, the computer your running them on, and the internet thats available. The higher the voice quality, the more power its going to take for the computer to process everyone talking.

    If you are wanting to run a server from your house using a cable modem or dsl connection, your going to run in to lag *sounds choppy when people talk*. The more people you have connected to your server, the more internet bandwidth your going to use. If its just you and a friend talking it wont be so bad, if its you and a friend talking well your playing an on-line game, you may start to hear your friend breaking up a little bit. The more people in your server, and the more stuff your internet is doing, the more choppy its going to get. Doesn't matter which program you use, there both going to do the same thing.

    If you want to try and run a server, heres a word of advice.
    1) Get a dedicated computer with nothing installed on it but either TeamSpeak or Ventrilo.

    2) Make sure the computer meets the min. requirments to run that program.
    (If thers going to be lots of people, don't use the min. requirements, up it to the recemendend at least)

    3). MAKE SURE YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION HAS A HIGH UPLOAD SPEED (NOT DOWNLOAD.) 1.5mb through a cable modem means roughly 400kbs in real life. This is NOT going to work with when you get over 3 people connected and you start playing games online....
     
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    i dissagree, it dosn't drop out at 8 conections, i've tested it myself,...
    a good reason for teamspeak is that is't interfase is very simple to use secialy for those who havent played games over voice chat, anyone that used mIRC in his life in't going to have trouble with teamspeak.
    and as i said, teamspeak 2 is more stable than it's previous version, in fact Teamspeak 2 is at a version higher than 2.04,....it is continuosly improving.
     
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    i've used Ventrillo when playing hard core diablo before. One of my best gaming experiences in my life. It was simple, effective, and had good quality. I have no experience with TeamSpeak so my vote goes for Ventrillo!
     
  14. mDc

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    This question is a little bit hard, because , I think that Ventrilo fans are equal with the TeamSpeak2 fans (equal in number). Soo, what i'm trying to say is whatever opinion about TeamSpeak or Ventrilo you heard....don't mind it. Test both programs and decide it yourself which is Better.
     
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    i beleve that is the best thing to do,....
     
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    Note:
    Sound Quality depens on Codecs used in the channel/server @TS2.
    This means there are much different and similar sound qualites. Some of them are better than others.

    I don't know how it is on Ventrilo, so I cannot compare.
     
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    sound quality depends on the internet conection aswell...