Mumble is an open source chat tool developed by Red Hat which is based upon the VoIP online group communication. Although the application could also be used for chatting purpose, the main use of Mumble is for online gaming. Having no behind server, it is one of those software tool which is available to the users totally free of cost and not like other gaming VoIP applications who charge for their service. The open source feature of Mumble is the feature that separates it from normal gaming VoIPs, as it is functional on almost all the OS and also is very easy and light to use.
Being an open source VoIP is a very big advantage of this software application which really gives it an upper hand over other online gaming VoIP applications present on the internet. Also it is totally free for everybody and not like other applications that charge their users and force them to buy the software. The software is capable to offer a very low latency along with high voice quality as well as echo cancellation. The reason behind the excellent voice quality are some of the technical things that constantly keep on working inside the software which is not possessed by other softwares.
Mumble do not have a very good looking interface and the interface possess is very basic, but in order to counter that, the application offers a lot of features to the user like telling them in the game overlay that who all are the people in the game and who are they talking to. The user also has an option to alter the sound settings in order to fit the user’s bandwidth as well as other parameters.
Unlike other applications that make use of security keys for the authentication, Mumble makes use of codes for the authentication purpose as well as keys in the higher level. It also enforces an encryption on the entire user’s voice data.
Mumble may lack good looks and attractive colors which other online gaming clients have, but it is really very rich in terms of features as well as very simple to use. While the user may find some type of complexity in understanding the working of other softwares, with Mumble they do not have to face such problem. Also being totally free and open source software gives its usefulness and popularity a major boost which helps it to beat all other competitors in the market.
Overall if you love to play online games, Mumble is one of the best online gaming VoIP clients that could easily fulfill the user’s entire requirement with numerous features that it offers. It availability in various Smartphone OS also adds up to its popularity among the gamers.
About Thorvald Natvig
Mumble is an online gaming VoIP as well as chatting software from Red Hat that is used for online chatting as well as group communication purpose especially by the gamers.
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