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Gizmo and LJ Voice Post [Nov. 28th, 2005|11:53 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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mahlon all went hard-core and peered up LiveJournal's voice post system with Gizmo, so now you can do voice posts to your journal from Gizmo without using an actual phone.

I'm loving Gizmo. I love how more open/extensible/hackable it is than Skype.

Yeah, go join Gizmo. Win/Mac/Linux. Enjoy:
http://www.gizmoproject.com/

Oh yeah, and add the Gizmo username ljvoicepost to your Phonebook, and then you can do voice posts from Gizmo.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-11-28 07:58 pm (UTC)
One caveat to all wanting to try this out - we're still waiting to hear back from Gizmo on what the limit is (if any) on simultaneous incoming calls to an account. So it should be noted that this is currently an experimental feature. :)
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[User Picture]From: visions
2005-11-29 12:47 am (UTC)
i believe the limit is currently 4 channels.. of course that can change in the future though.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-11-29 12:54 am (UTC)
I heard we just had 7 or more going.
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[User Picture]From: mahlon
2005-11-29 02:22 am (UTC)
Bah, I shouldn't post from misc home computers without checking if I'm logged in ;)

Anyway. Official word is no limit.

Talk it up.
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[User Picture]From: xevinx
2005-11-28 08:23 pm (UTC)
Very nice. Seems to work well. The poor quality of my post is mainly due to my microphone.
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[User Picture]From: krow
2005-11-28 11:58 pm (UTC)

SIP

Personally I think you just set up a bridge in via SIP and let people communicate via it/or at least make posts.

If you just did SIP routing your overall bandwidth costs would not be that significant compared to what you already have.

Plus, it would be cool stuff to hack on :)
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[User Picture]From: taral
2005-11-29 12:34 am (UTC)

Re: SIP

See, I agree with this. For all the "open" blah-blah from Gizmo, I haven't seen a *single* protocol spec. On the forums, someone asked about their encryption and they said they couldn't release that information. *Really* inspiring...
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-11-29 12:40 am (UTC)

Re: SIP

Yes, we should. I don't know how, though, and Mahlon is quitting. In his last two weeks now. Send me the config for Asterisk? :-)
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[User Picture]From: visions
2005-11-29 12:57 am (UTC)

Re: SIP

you could set up an IAX2 exchange and h323 gateway for the handoffs. really straightforward.

bandwidth considerations
setup information
what you would do on your side basically

h323 can be found in the same sort of locations.
are your configs somewhere public?
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[User Picture]From: krow
2005-11-30 01:46 am (UTC)

Re: SIP

Well, I would need to know what your setup was to tell you what you need to add :)

How did you map your extensions to user accounts? Using SER with asterisk in front of it?

Call me, or look me up the next time you see I am in SF.
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[User Picture]From: mahlon
2005-11-29 02:26 am (UTC)

Re: SIP

I've been whispering this in Brad's ear for awhile now. :) I'd like direct guest SIP and IAX access.

Before that happens, we need another asterisk machine, and some security auditing. It was pushed down the list with the datacenter move... maybe now some time can be dedicated to it. If nothing else, I'll leave a pile of asterisk configs in my wake. :)
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2005-11-29 06:25 am (UTC)

Re: SIP

The X-Lite/X-PRO SIP client seems to work with ljvoicepost@proxy01.sipphone.com.

It might also be possible to call it from Free World Dialup (which is interconnected with many other VoIP providers), if their Gizmo account also has a number associated with it. If it does, it can be reached at **747<number>.
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[User Picture]From: mahlon
2005-11-29 06:37 am (UTC)

Re: SIP

Yep - still, that's bridging across other VoIP networks that could be avoided with a direct SIP/IAX -> LJ service, for those of us that would use it, anyway.

(I think honestly, there would be very few users of it when the majority of people would use nice frontends like Gizmo... but not -forcing- gizmo when you can hook right into us would rock.)
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2005-11-29 06:49 am (UTC)

Re: SIP

Yeah, I've been asking for direct access ever since phonevoiceposting was announced. ;)

I have one of these hardphones, and it'd be cool if I could call LJ directly from it.

Do you happen to know if the ljvoicepost account has a number associated with it? Apparently you can dial ** and get it, but I don't know if that also applies to their Gizmo service.
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[User Picture]From: mahlon
2005-11-29 07:31 am (UTC)

Re: SIP

Hah! The BudgeTone! I ended up getting myself one too, but those are what we used at the Danga office for quite awhile!

Technically... you can login to gizmo using that phone, and then dial LJ from it. Also, people doubleclicking your name in the client would ring that phone. Kinda slick.

You can reach LJ via SIP at 17476267097@proxy01.sipphone.com.
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2005-11-29 01:46 pm (UTC)

Re: SIP

Sweet! **7476267097 works from Free World Dialup. I'd just set up the BudgeTone to connect to Gizmo, but I like my FWD account (free inbound PSTN number through IPKall!), and it only supports one account at a time.
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[User Picture]From: krow
2005-11-30 01:41 am (UTC)

Re: SIP

Personally I prefer the polycom phones. The budget tone phones have bad speaker phone quality in my opinion :)
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[User Picture]From: sonof2ravens
2006-10-02 10:59 pm (UTC)

How do I use gizmo client to login to LJ Talk?

Not figured that out.
So far Coccinella is my faverite LJ Talk client.
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