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Ekiga is a SIP and H VoIP, IP Telephony and Video Conferencing More documentation is available in the manual available through Ekiga’s Help menu. Ekiga SIP Setup and configuration guide for voip settings and pc to phone calling of Ekiga softphone and install to your PC following the instructions here. To install Ekiga for Linux Ubuntu go to the Ubuntu Software Center, type Ekiga and select Install. For Windows the program can be downloaded from the URL.

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The best approach is to put your preferred codecs at the top of the list, and to disable the codecs that you do not want to use for sending and receiving audio.

To allow this, you can simply login to your PC-To-Phone account using the Tools menu as described above, and buy a phone number in the country of your choice. If there is too much packets loss, the delay required to have received all packets could be so important that it will exceed the jitter buffer.

ekiga(1) – Linux man page

This setting will help Ekiga select the optimal codecs to suit your available bandwidth. If you want to create such an account and use it to call your friends and family using regular phones at interesting rates, go in the Edit menu, and select Configuration Assistant menu item.

It contains three checkboxes for the three cases described above. You can for example use sip: As such, it is not available anymore starting with Ekiga 4. It is only necessary to trigger ondespite the previous example.

Enter these credentials in the dialog, and you’ll be ready to call regular phones using Ekiga. A headset is recommended to better prevent echo; however, a webcam with an internal microphone, or a separate microphone will also give good results.


The most important change is fixing ALL known crashes and freezes, especially the long-standing freeze on quit on Windows. A headset or a microphone and speakers are connected to your computer. So you can enter sip: That means that progress on the project is slow, especially when you want to be ambitious. Answering a Call 7. Otherwise make sure that your camera is working by testing it with another program which uses camera, and check Troubleshooting page.

The maanual tab is Contactsthe second is Dialpad and the last one is Call History. You can also place a manuual phone call to users in the local address book, if the user information was originally entered using Novell Evolution.

To search for a user in the local address book, simply click to highlight it in the left hand pane, then enter the user’s name in the Search Filter field and click the Janual button. You may if you like adjust video quality settings favouring a good frame rate, or, a good picture quality. See test your camera section in this manual for more information. Then select “sip” or “h”, it should give you a list in the corresponding window to your right.

Ekiga ~ Free Your Speech

Ekiga can receive calls in two different ways. Select a video plugin and video input device from the list. Ekiga permits a fine control of the H.

It has received only few testing, it works on developers machines, and the only known major regression which should hopefully be fixed in the next unstable release compared to the last stable release is the following: Once you have noticed an incoming call, just click Accept to pick up the phone and start talking.


Note that you can only add contacts to local address books in Ekiga: Incoming calls can only be received and answered if Ekiga is already running. Ekiga allows you to send instant messages to your SIP contacts. Simply click on the drop-down status message list to select a preset status. This can be selected from the Ekiga preferences as follows:. The purpose of this test is to give you an audible sense of the latency between you and the machine that is running the echo test application.

Ekiga is able to connect to online address books, allowing you to search for contacts in a remote directory.


The chat window will appear and allow you to perform a text conversation with the selected remote user. Using the Address Book. Then the Skype address would be useful without a specific domain, in order to allow to chose among gateway ekigw.

You can use the Search Filter field to search for contact names and call addresses, and a limited number of results corresponding to your search are returned. Check the summary of your ekoga and apply them. General performance could also be an issue, especially when most efficient codecs were closed source. Enter Userand Password according to the data provided by your provider.

It is generally recommended that you test your setup after having completed the Configuration Assistant. The audio input device is where your microphone is connected to.

SMS-style messaging is also supported.