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twynne
2007-08-05, 03:14
I'm in the process of implementing VOIP and wondered it if might be possible to use my existing SlimServer as a 'Music on Hold' server. Has anyone done this?

Thanks,

Tom

JJZolx
2007-08-05, 03:58
I'm in the process of implementing VOIP and wondered it if might be possible to use my existing SlimServer as a 'Music on Hold' server. Has anyone done this?

You'd need a client to do playback through a soundcard, so you could use SoftSqueeze or SqueezeSlave connected to SlimServer and play a playlist or random mode or whatever you plan.

I can't see any advantage, though, over just using music playback software such as Winamp directly accessing the audio files and playing a playlist.

dean
2007-08-05, 08:15
I remember seeing this Wiki page for using SlimServer with Asterisk to do music on hold:

http://www.voip-info.org/tiki-index.php?page=Using%20Slimserver%20for%20Music%20 on%20Hold

jaysung
2007-08-05, 09:19
Yep, I think asterisk would be the way to go here! Can play mp3 and if you tinker arround a bit flac as well. It's using mpg321 or 123 and might be fairly easy to teach to play with flac or alac.
If you've got a linux box would be easy to set up. Preferably Debian and then just aptitude. Well after a bit of reading I'd presume. The advantage is that you can easyly integrate with ISDN or analog hardware. Keyword "Zaptel".