Mumble is a next-generation voice chat technology geared towards gamers which is specifically designed for low-latency, high-quality voice communications. It’s open source and completely free.
It is under active, rapid development and is always growing and changing to meet gamers’ needs.
MMO-Mumble is a hosting platform designed to get you up and running on Mumble chat technology quickly, easily, and affordably. Whether it’s a 10-slot server for your Team Fortress 2 buddies, or a 100-slot server for your high-powered raiding guild, we can roll out the technology you need at a price that Ventrilo hosts can’t match.
Mumble Features (looking for a comparison chart?)
Super Low Latency. While protocols like Ventrilo have significant lag baked into them before network latency is even considered, Mumble’s communications happen in milliseconds. When you speak, your team hears you, right then…not in a second and a half.
Superior Voice Quality. Mumble uses the CELT audio codec for voice quality that sounds like you’re sitting right next to people, even when they’re on the other side of the country. It also offers fallback to the tried-and-true Speex codec for low-bandwidth players.
Automatic Normalization, Noise Filtering, & Echo Cancellation. Mumble automatically adjusts voice volume and filters out background noise for an optimal experience. The days of having your ears blasted out by that one guy (you know who he is) that just can’t find their mic volume are gone.
Tools for Gamers. Mumble comes equipped with goodies designed to make voice chat communications more effective.
Easy Administration. MMO-Mumble does all the hard work for you in setting up, deploying, configuring, and running your server. Once you’ve got your server set up, you can create, edit and delete channels, grant or revoke user permissions, etc. entirely from your client. You don’t ever have to dig through a confusing, slow web interface again.
Powerful Access Controls. Mumble lets you create user groups, and then give those groups of users different permissions and abilities, enabling you to tailor your server to your exact needs. Read about it on the Mumble wiki.
Chat and Comments. Send a link to a whole channel, or put an image in your comment. Mumble allows you to get as flexible as you want.
Powerful, Flexible Configuration. Never get frustrated at a voice chat client that doesn’t do what you want again. Mumble lets you tweak all the knobs and dials to your specific preferences.