Mumble is an open source, cross platform, low-latency, high quality voice over IP (VoIP) client. Mumble uses a client/server architecture and is primarily used by gamers, but can be used for any VoIP purpose.
Many laptops have built-in USB microphones (almost always paired with USB web cameras). The kernel needs the SND_USB_AUDIO option enabled to support USB audio (input) devices.
Device Drivers --> Sound card support --> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture --> USB sound devices --> <*> USB Audio/MIDI driver
USE flags for media-sound/mumble Mumble is an open source, low-latency, high quality voice chat software
||Add support for media-libs/alsa-lib (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture)|
||Enable dbus support for anything that needs it (gpsd, gnomemeeting, etc)|
||Enable extra debug codepaths, like asserts and extra output. If you want to get meaningful backtraces see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Quality_Assurance/Backtraces|
||Enable support for the Logitech G15 LCD (and compatible devices).|
||Add support for the JACK Audio Connection Kit|
||Use dev-libs/libressl instead of dev-libs/openssl when applicable (see also the ssl useflag)|
||Enable Opus audio codec support|
||Add support for OSS (Open Sound System)|
||Enable precompiled header support for faster compilation at the expense of disk space and memory (>=sys-devel/gcc-3.4 only)|
||Add support for the crossplatform portaudio audio API|
||Add support for PulseAudio sound server|
||Enable alternative noise suppression option based on RNNoise.|
||Enable text-to-speech support in Mumble.|
||Support for DNS Service Discovery (DNS-SD)|
emerge --ask media-sound/mumble
Uninstall Mumble by issuing:
emerge --ask --depclean --verbose media-sound/mumble
- Murmur — the server component to Mumble built on the Qt framework.
- UMurmur — a minimalistic server for Mumble designed to run on embedded systems (DD-WRT or OpenWRT) or older PC hardware.
- Skype — a proprietary application owned by Microsoft for instant messaging, VoIP calls, and video conversations.