The Kwagga.com TeamTalk Voice chat server

The Kwagga.com TeamTalk Voice chat server

Kwagga.com now has a new voice chat ficility.

For a good few years, I have elected to use Ventrilo as my prefered voice chat client. However, Ventrilo just doesn’t do it for me anymore.

My provider started to advertise on my web site by inserting unwanted code into their scripts, something I didn’t exactly aprove of. Ventrilo also started to lag behind in the quality and accessibility arena. No development was forthcoming and TeamTalk seem to be improving all the time.

I have therefore switched over to TeamTalk.

Important note to existing TeamTalk Users!

Please ensure that you are running the latest client, Version 4.3, released in March 2012. This will ensure compatibility with the Kwagga.com TeamTalk server.

Please see the download section for the relevant download links.

What is TeamTalk?

TeamTalk is a freeware Voice over Internet Protocol conferencing system which enables a group of people to collaborate and share information. Every member of a group can communicate with other members in real time using both audio and video. All that is needed is a microphone and a web camera.

You do not have to have a web camera to participate. Most blind people do not have one and can use the application without missing out on anything.

The TeamTalk install file includes both client and server application.

A special client application is included with accessibility features for visually impaired people..

When installing TeamTalk 4 ensure to choose the client called “TeamTalk 4 Classic Client for Accessibility” during install.

Most users of TeamTalk use a headset or microphone and use the program to talk to each other, similar to a telephone or video conference call.

Features:

  1. •Real time audio and video conversations
  2. •Public and private instant text messaging
  3. •File sharing among group members
  4. •High quality audio codecs with both mono and stereo
  5. •Push-to-talk and voice activation
  6. •Record conversations to disk
  7. •Standalone server for both LAN and Internet environments
  8. •Private rooms/channels for every group
  9. •User authentication with accounts
  10. •Accessibility for visually impaired

Obtaining the TeamTalk application:

Note to Visually Impaired persons:

When installing TeamTalk 4 ensure to choose the client called: “TeamTalk 4 Classic Client for Accessibility”, during install.

Do not just click or press enter on the next button. The regular client is not accessible at all.

TeamTalk 4 Classic is working well with the following screen-readers:

Details for the Kwagga.com TeamTalk server:

If you have already installed TeamTalk onto your system, just click on the link below to connect to the Kwagga.com TeamTalk server.

Click here to connect to the Kwagga.com TeamTalk Server.

Alternatively, you may enter the settings into the teamtalk client manually. The settings are:

  • Server name: tt.kwagga.com
  • Host TCP Port: 10333
  • Host UDBP Port: 10333

Accounts, Usernames and Passwords:

Currently anyone is welcome to log on to the Kwagga TeamTalk server.

No registration is required; however, if this privalidge is abused, I will not hesitate to restrict the usage of the server by implementing a user registration feature.

All are welcome on my server; however, I reserve the right to kick or ban you if you don’t follow the basic rules that are displayed when you log on to the server.

Administrators and private channels

If you would like to become an administrator, please email support at kwagga.com.

If you would like a password protected channel for your clan or other use, please email support at kwagga.com.

Problems and troubleshooting

If you are experiencing issues with the TeamTalk application, be sure to read the frequently asked section on the TeamTalk web site.

If you have a problem with the Kwagga TeamTalk server, please send an email message to support at kwagga.com.

Page last updated on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 14:40 Central African Time.

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