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 net-voip/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|
||On 64bit systems, if you want to be able to compile 32bit and 64bit binaries|
||Add Native Language Support (using gettextGNU locale utilities)|
||Enable pipewire support for audio output.|
||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.|
||Enable dependencies and/or preparations necessary to run tests (usually controlled by FEATURES=test but can be toggled independently)|
||Support for DNS Service Discovery (DNS-SD)|
emerge --ask net-voip/mumble
Uninstall Mumble by issuing:
emerge --ask --depclean --verbose net-voip/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.