Ventrillo hosting

Ranulf

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Any recommendations for a vent hosting service? Looking to setup a 25-50 person server.
 

darkewaffle

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My group of friends also use typefrag, I have no complaints. We've been with them for years now and there have been rare disconnects/lag seemingly specifically connected to vent but overall it's been very positive.
 

Lil Frier

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My old WoW guild was on typefrag as well, but I really don't see why you'd pick anything other than Raidcall, since it's free.
 

Revolution 11

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I'd argue that Mumble is the best option of all. Possibly the best in class codec support, very efficient and low overhead, and free/open-source to boot. But I have heard several clans complain about management options so they go for Teamspeak 3, also a good option.

The only reason anyone should go for Ventrillo is because they already have friends on that. And Skype is such a inefficient way to do team chat.
 

Maleficus

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Mumble > Vent > * > TS > Raidcall

That being said, all servers are relatively equal for vent hosting, it requires damn near nothing to host. just pick the cheapest one with the best routing for your group.
 

Ranulf

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Eh, most folks in my group are used to Vent, its just easier than swapping to something else. Thanks all for the links though. I hadn't heard of Raidcall and I'm not a huge fan of Teamspeak myself. Last update they put out a week or so ago had me chasing mic/speaker settings for 30 mins trying to figure what was screwed up.
 

Ranulf

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So just an update for those interested, having looked around and testing a few options, I'm thinking of going with Mumble via CommandChannel for hosting. Typefrag has a good reputation with decent prices and I've used their servers before but its 18 vs 40 cents per slot. Less if you use a coupon code.

Also came across www.publicvent.org for free vent server thats moderated to keep out spammers.

Thanks again to all for their input.
 

Clinkster

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So just an update for those interested, having looked around and testing a few options, I'm thinking of going with Mumble via CommandChannel for hosting. Typefrag has a good reputation with decent prices and I've used their servers before but its 18 vs 40 cents per slot. Less if you use a coupon code.

Also came across www.publicvent.org for free vent server thats moderated to keep out spammers.

Thanks again to all for their input.

I use Mumble hosting through CommandChannel, highly recommend both!
 

BlitzPuppet

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So just an update for those interested, having looked around and testing a few options, I'm thinking of going with Mumble via CommandChannel for hosting. Typefrag has a good reputation with decent prices and I've used their servers before but its 18 vs 40 cents per slot. Less if you use a coupon code.

Also came across www.publicvent.org for free vent server thats moderated to keep out spammers.

Thanks again to all for their input.

I've used typefrag since 2006, and I hadn't had a problem until recently.

We had the same servername/address since that time, then one day in January of 2014 it suddenly changed and I started getting texts asking why I shut down the vent server ( I was never on it). Come to find out they decided that they were no longer going to offer my port number that I had been using since I first got my server, and would not forward my service ANY which way which resulted in my server getting a new IP AND port. I was livid. I ended up cancelling the Ventrilo server since I didn't really use it anymore (and the fact that the address had changed...too much of a hassle) and told everyone to use the TeamSpeak I have hosted through them.

I'm actually still waiting for them to give me credit. I think I'll ask them again for an update...

Edit:

Still no real update 5 months since the issue was reported. I'll have word within the next 1 or 2 days on whether or not I'll be taking my business elsewhere.
 
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PrincessFrosty

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If you have a good internet connection you can host voice for at least 25 people easily, it takes practically no bandwidth or CPU for the server, I have some old dual core PC with like 2Gb of RAM stuck under my desk that runs 2 mine craft servers a 7D2D server, a web server and vent, all on a 120mbit down and 12Mbit up internet connection.
 

Ranulf

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Yeah, I've been debating going the teamspeak route and hosting my own server on an old machine. Heaven knows I have enough systems lying around that could do it but I don't entirely trust comcast not to make it a hassle. It might be a good backup option once I shift around some parts after upgrades.
 

nsafreak

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Yeah, I've been debating going the teamspeak route and hosting my own server on an old machine. Heaven knows I have enough systems lying around that could do it but I don't entirely trust comcast not to make it a hassle. It might be a good backup option once I shift around some parts after upgrades.

Well just for some firsthand perspective I host a TS3 server on my Comcast connection (along with a FTB minecraft server) and I've had 15 people on the connection with no problems at all. Be aware however that the free version of TS3 only allows a max of 30 connections to the server. There is a non profit version that allows a lot more connections but you have to have a static IP (along with other requirements) in order to obtain the license.