ventrilo app


Last Updated:

  1. nono

    nono Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    hello honorable devs,
    i have been looking for an app that would allow me to connect to ventrilo (gaming VoIP) servers to converse with my team/raid/whatever. not sure how hard this is, i read on some other forum a lot of reverse engineering of the ventrilo client would have to be done? i have no idea, code confuses me.

    in any case, from what i can gather, this would be of moderate to high interest to gamers especially those approaching hardcore/profesional level of gaming and i know that i, for one, would be willing to support such an apps development with cold hard cash and definitely fork out a couple bucks to dl the app to my phone.

    so thats my pitch. hope it interests one or all of you :D
    thanks
    ~nono
     

    Advertisement
  2. danielw

    danielw Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm not sure if this project would be possible with the current hardware, but for anyone interested in picking up this project here is a good place to start: Mangler | A Ventrilo Compatible Client for Linux

    Mangler is an open source VoIP client for Linux that can connect to Ventrilo 3.x servers.
     
  3. clearscreen

    clearscreen Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm one of the developers working on the Mangler project.

    It may interest you to know that work is underway to port Mangler to the android platform. The library that drives Mangler (libventrilo3) already successfully runs on the Android device as a shared lib compiled with the Android NDK.

    I am currently in the process of trying to write up a decent GUI for it, and in the near future will start looking into audio encoding possibilities (speex/gsm). I am a C coder by nature, so any help to speed up the development process is always appreciated.

    You can find us either on our homepage (Mangler | A Ventrilo Compatible Client for Linux)
    Or on IRC:
    irc.freenode.net
    #mangler

    Good day :)
     
  4. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    1,393
    Likes Received:
    95
    Late comer to the party, but subscribed. I can't wait to see where this goes. :D
     
  5. clearscreen

    clearscreen Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1
    I got libspeex and libgsm to compile as static libraries yesterday... So that isn't an issue anymore :) I'll have to do some research on how android's audiotrack works with multiple audio streams.. we may have to do internal mixing in the libventrilo library (which wouldn't be a bad thing because that would be required if we want to migrate to ALSA).
     
  6. mkhopper

    mkhopper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    9
    Mangler running on the Hero would be outstanding.

    I already use it quite often on my linux desktop and can't wait for vox support to be implemented.

    (Running in Maemo would also rock, but that's a message for another forum. :D)
     
  7. Lucky8Levi

    Lucky8Levi New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    This would really be a sweet app for me. I hope someone can develop it. Will give donations :)
     
  8. jfortier777

    jfortier777 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    I WILL DONATE TO THIS CAUSE!

    Anything I can do to help this process I offer myself for.

    ...but seriously I would pay $10 for this app without even blinking.
     
  9. UnsureSherlock

    UnsureSherlock Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    3
    Any updates on the application yet clearscreen? I would love to know if there's been any progress yet
     
  10. clearscreen

    clearscreen Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1
    Not much since the last update, been planning on some more work coming month. Libventrilo still needs a bunch of changes done, also depending on the capabilities of AudioTrack, not sure if Android's audio system mixes multiple audiotrack streams...

    We're an open source collaboration project so any assistance from some Java/Android gurus is always appreciated. I code mainly in C so my Java pretty much sucks :)

    Progress can be tracked from our Trac page for the Android branch. You will need the NDK to build libventrilo. And don't be afraid to drop by on IRC (Freenode, #mangler).
     
  11. UnsureSherlock

    UnsureSherlock Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thanks much for the update Clearscreen
     
  12. lifeafter2am

    lifeafter2am Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just making sure the topic stays alive. This is also an app I would donate to if need be.
     
  13. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    7,978
    Likes Received:
    3,603
    Sweet
     
  14. nono

    nono Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    checking back, still no word on this app that i can find...
     
  15. MetalPaladin

    MetalPaladin Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    I asked around in the IRC channel and they said they're still working on it.

    So, we wait.
     
  16. mcgrunt42

    mcgrunt42 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    i would definately donate to the cause also, someone let me know how i can help.
     
  17. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Messages:
    8,852
    Likes Received:
    2,367
    ohhh ::drools::
     
  18. johnd8

    johnd8 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    App purchaser and or donations to the cause here.
     
  19. CoreyOli

    CoreyOli Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    4
    Absolutely.. I'd be all over this!!

    -Corey
     
  20. milkfilk

    milkfilk New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was able to compile libgsm in a few different ways. I have a .a file from XCode generated as well as regular old bin/ lib/ files from the Makefile. I don't necessarily want to do a make install. How do I tell ./configure to look at the built gsm directory? I've tried every ./configure option I can think of, even truss'ing and trying to trace system calls for where the heck it thinks -lgsm is coming from.

    I tried --enable-gsm=PATH, --with-gsm=PATH where PATH is the src that's had make run in it. But ./configure doesn't let me point to my own copy of libgsm? Can I make install it, ./configure and then remove it? I'm actually just trying to get the Config.h built.

    Sorry for the noob compiling question but I want to play with this lib.
     
  21. clearscreen

    clearscreen Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1
    AFAIK you can't link libraries built with gcc into a shared lib with the bionic C compiler (which is what the android NDK is using). You really don't have to either, because I managed to compile both libspeex and libgsm with the android-ndk.

    Latest revision in the mangler repositories, android branch (r602) now builds with libventrilo3 trunk. If you have succesfully set up the android-ndk, you can compile the library with something similar to:
    Make sure to specify a correct path to libventrilo3 (you'll want latest trunk) and make sure your working directory is that of the NDK.

    This project is definitely not dead, but I am merely a C programmer with hardly any Java/AndroidSDK experience. I would welcome anyone to hop along and get this thing done. (Mangler Forums | Mangler on Android)
     
  22. nono

    nono Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Clearscreen,
    You are my biggest hero for taking on this app. Any new info since last post?
     
  23. Rakeesh

    Rakeesh Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
  24. ErikOnFire

    ErikOnFire Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Unfortunatley I'm no help when it comes to finishing up the project, but I just wanted to say I 100% support you guys and would gladly donate and buy this app once finished :)
     
  25. XxHeatherxX

    XxHeatherxX New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Any updates yet??
     

Share This Page

Loading...