Voice Post

Jul. 4th, 2006 05:08 pm
ibneko: (Default)

Okay, that was a test of the following:
- Voice Candy (http://www.potionfactory.com/voicecandy/), the rather nifty little thing that changes your voice.
- SoundFlower (http://www.cycling74.com/products/soundflower - site down, try http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14067 ?), an extension that adds the functionality to reroute audio from one place to another. As in, instead of sending audio to your headphones, you can output it to the SoundFlower stream. And from there, any Core Audio app can pick the SoundFlower stream as an input.
- Gizmo (http://www.gizmoproject.com/), the VoIP (Voice over IP) app that, I'd say, rivals Skype in spiffy free offerings. More on this later.
- Gizmo based LiveJournal Voice Posting.

SoundFlower required a reboot to get it working. Still, I'm not going to complain, 'cause it's awesome. No preference panes or anything, just the devices in the Sound Preference Pane.

Voice Candy's spiffy, but... I don't know if I want to pay up yet. It's not something I'd use everyday. More like a toy to play with and toss out once I get bored.

Gizmo... 2.0.158. I had issues getting it to log in on my network. Then, when our cable connection died and I switched over to my neighbor's network, poof, it worked. WTF. It kept hanging at "Starting Agent..." -.- I don't get it. (needless to say, it's not... userfriendly in that respect. You need to be able to configure your local network. Or not. I don't know.)

Oh, yeah, another thing about Gizmo? Free area 775 numbers. Mine be: 775-599-2741. Probably not going to use it that often, but hey, it's nice to know it's there. There's also free conference rooms.. o.O Although... I don't know if it's permanent.
ibneko: (Default)
Like Skype, Gizmo is another VoIP (Voice over IP (aka, internet) )
Calling from Gizmo to Gizmo is free, Gizmo to a real number starts at 1.8ยข, more expensive than Skype, I believe. Getting a landline number for Gizmo is $5 a month.

Gizmo also supports Access Numbers: these being a list of number that real-lined users can call, then dial another identification number to reach your Gizmo account. Hm, does Skype support this..? There is FREE VOICEMAIL~ props.

Here's a post comparing Gizmo to Skype. http://www.randomthink.net/archives/2005/07/08/skype-vs-gizmo-project/

And now, the main reason why I mentioned, and noted Gizmo? Voiceposting. Now via your computer, by calling ljvoicepost on Gizmo. Granted, you'd need to be able to phonepost in the first place, but hey, I may use it more often now. Maybe. Maybe not. Quickass audio recording~ XD

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