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Old November 1st 19, 12:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default Anyone know of a program for VOIP without the middle man

I mean without Magic Jack, or Google Voice etc..

Way back in the day of dial up modems and Windoze 3, my wife and I
were using a program that allowed us to talk to each other using the
PC microphone jacks on windows computers. (I forget what it was
called) but the only stipulation was that she needed my IP address and
I hers, to put into the program and then we could talk.
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Old November 3rd 19, 07:49 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default Anyone know of a program for VOIP without the middle man

On Fri, 01 Nov 2019 07:33:31 -0400, default wrote:
I mean without Magic Jack, or Google Voice etc..

Way back in the day of dial up modems and Windoze 3, my wife and I
were using a program that allowed us to talk to each other using the
PC microphone jacks on windows computers. (I forget what it was
called) but the only stipulation was that she needed my IP address and
I hers, to put into the program and then we could talk.


Don't know if they work on Windows XP, but Reddit users seem to like these
two.

Mumble
https://wiki.mumble.info/wiki/Main_Page

Teamspeak
https://www.teamspeak.com/en/

Ventrilo
http://www.ventrilo.com/

Other older ones which I've found after Googling...

ChitChat
https://github.com/syedraihan/chitchat
Seems available as a nuget package only.

Lan-Messenger
https://github.com/fffaraz/Lan-Messenger
Download link is available as an archive: (long URL warning)
https://web.archive.org/web/20160804040032/http://frz.ir/dl/projects/Lan-Messenger/LanMessenger-VOIP.7z

VB Voice Chat
https://sourceforge.net/projects/vbvoicechat/

Mizu VoIP Softphone (the free edition one)
https://www.mizu-voip.com/Software/S...softphone.aspx

F-Talk P2P Encrypted Secure Voip
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ftalksecurevoip/

Peer-to-Peer VoIP and IM
http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~salman/peer/
Download link is available as an archive: (long URL warning)
https://web.archive.org/web/20180715014420/http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~salman/peer/0_21.html

You may find others by googling using below search query: (with quotes)
"windows" "lan" "voice" "chat"

Keep in mind that direct communications without middle-man requires that
both computers be connectable. i.e. have public IP, and incoming connection
for the communication software's network port is not blocked by firewall.
So, you may need to manually configure the firewall if the software doesn't
automatically do that.
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Old November 3rd 19, 09:04 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default Anyone know of a program for VOIP without the middle man

On Sun, 3 Nov 2019 13:49:49 +0700, JJ wrote:

On Fri, 01 Nov 2019 07:33:31 -0400, default wrote:
I mean without Magic Jack, or Google Voice etc..

Way back in the day of dial up modems and Windoze 3, my wife and I
were using a program that allowed us to talk to each other using the
PC microphone jacks on windows computers. (I forget what it was
called) but the only stipulation was that she needed my IP address and
I hers, to put into the program and then we could talk.


Don't know if they work on Windows XP, but Reddit users seem to like these
two.

Mumble
https://wiki.mumble.info/wiki/Main_Page

Teamspeak
https://www.teamspeak.com/en/

Ventrilo
http://www.ventrilo.com/

Other older ones which I've found after Googling...

ChitChat
https://github.com/syedraihan/chitchat
Seems available as a nuget package only.

Lan-Messenger
https://github.com/fffaraz/Lan-Messenger
Download link is available as an archive: (long URL warning)
https://web.archive.org/web/20160804040032/http://frz.ir/dl/projects/Lan-Messenger/LanMessenger-VOIP.7z

VB Voice Chat
https://sourceforge.net/projects/vbvoicechat/

Mizu VoIP Softphone (the free edition one)
https://www.mizu-voip.com/Software/S...softphone.aspx

F-Talk P2P Encrypted Secure Voip
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ftalksecurevoip/

Peer-to-Peer VoIP and IM
http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~salman/peer/
Download link is available as an archive: (long URL warning)
https://web.archive.org/web/20180715014420/http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~salman/peer/0_21.html

You may find others by googling using below search query: (with quotes)
"windows" "lan" "voice" "chat"

Keep in mind that direct communications without middle-man requires that
both computers be connectable. i.e. have public IP, and incoming connection
for the communication software's network port is not blocked by firewall.
So, you may need to manually configure the firewall if the software doesn't
automatically do that.


Thanks for the extensive reply and suggestions. Several of these look
promising. My mistake appears to be in using VOIP in the search terms
- enter into a land of advertising...
 




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