Ventrilo versus TeamSpeak

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Lifer
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[*]What are the benefits over TS?
[*]Is the client free?
[*]How much is it to host? (say 100 clients at a time?)

I'm asking because I cannot use TS with WoW. (It crashes WoW, which is probably WoW's fault.)
 

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Lifer
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Originally posted by: RossMAN
What's your budget?

No real budget right now, just want to get a ballpark figure. $20 / month? $50 / month? $100 / month?

Originally posted by: Krk3561
Originally posted by: audi
vent > ts

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Why? Specifics, like better codec? better software? does it have features that TS doesn't have?
 

mobobuff

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I've found that Ventrilo has higher sound quality for lower bandwidth usage.

To put it in other words, to match the average sound quality of Ventrilo, TeamSpeak would have to be using a low-compression codec that would use more network traffic than Ventrilo would be.

Also, Ventrilo has a better interface for keybinds and account setups.

One thing I have noticed, though, on machines with integrated sound devices, heavy processor/video rendering will activate the microphone in Ventrilo due to internal 'noise'. TeamSpeak seems to handle that part a bit better.

I'd go with Ventrilo.
 

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Lifer
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good points mobobuff, however I need to convince a guild of 100 players to switch to Ventrilo. ;) doesn't look like there's much advantage over TS. (except the fact that I will be able to use it in conjunction with WoW :()